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Community & Business

29 November, 2023

Lions open two more units for pensioners

TWO new units for aged pensioners have been opened on Brown Street, Malanda by the local Lions Club.


Malanda Lions and community members came together on Friday at the opening of the two new units.
Malanda Lions and community members came together on Friday at the opening of the two new units.

On Friday afternoon, the Lions unveiled their two latest units for aged pensioners, marking the official opening ceremony conducted by Member for Hill Shane Knuth. 

The new units bring the total count to five at the Brown Street location and contribute to a grand total of 18 units spread across the town of Malanda.

The new units also come with solar power and air conditioning along with undercover parking.

Malanda Lions president Cade Blakesley highlighted the increasing demand for such units, driven by escalating commercial rents. 

Gail Couchman has just moved into one of the newly completed units, and said she was happy with the modernness of her new home, particularly after living in a shed on a property. 

“I love the way they are separate from each other, although I still have contact with my neighbours if I need them,” she said. 

With space for an additional two units, Cade and the Malanda Lions are dedicated to meeting the housing needs of its residents and are actively exploring new suitable locations for future expansion.

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