Lions 75th Year Anniversary commemorative plaque (2.5m x 2.5m), made by Glen Duncan of Urban Environs and donated by Railcare, has been erected at the Gawler Railway Station precinct officially unveiled.
The rejuvenation of the whole precinct is a collaboration between dedicated Gawler Lions Club volunteers and Railcare.
Rail Care is a community program that brightens and enhances stations and rail corridors for neighbours and travellers. Rail Care coordinates a range of beautification, art and greening activities, working closely with volunteers and other partners such as local councils and neighbours. The Rail Care program supports many volunteer groups caring for station precincts, including both new and well-established groups. The Rail Care program creates a sense of place and encourages pride in the neighbourhood.
The team worked to rejuvenate the Gawler Railway Station after Covid-19 and station closures.
At the official plaque unveiling Sunday 31 July, Mayor of Town of Gawler, Karen Redman provided the welcome to country and congratulated the team.
Jon Whelan, Chief Executive, Department for Infrastructure and Transport, along with Railcare Coordinator (SAPTA) Scott Bailey both then spoke congratulating the teams effort.
Jon said, “in recognition of the 75th Anniversary coming up, this is a great way to acknowledge Lions -> with over 400 plants put in. Looking after the railway station for over 20 years, along with the markets, it’s an incredible achievement. Lions giving back to the community, this is a great example of what they do. It’s great to be part of that. It’s also a great example of how we can do Railcare across our networks and we look forward to working with other clubs.”