Institute repairs

THE Wasleys and surrounding community has been invited to have its say on the future of the town institute, and how it should be repaired.

The rear lean-to of the main street building, previously used as a dressing-room and general storage area, was destroyed in the 2015 Pinery fire.

Last week, Light Regional Council launched an online survey asking residents how often they use the facility, and what they think the hall needs.

Suggestions for the rear space include replacing it as a storage area, or creating a sheltered barbecue space.

It also asks about additional needs for the hall, such as extra chairs and tables, or a separate storage shed.

The Wasleys institute, including its upgraded supper room, is currently used for community events and get-togethers, such as library sessions, Creative Chatter, Mums and Bubs, dance lessons and as a venue for Wasleys Community Group meetings.

The survey can be accessed from council’s website or at ‘’.

Responses are due by 3pm, Friday, February 24.

Ellouise Crawford


Ellouise Crawford joined The Bunyip in April, 2010, while completing a Bachelor of Journalism at the University of South Australia. Ellouise wrote The Bunyip’s Playford Times before joining the editorial team full-time in late-2011. She now covers the Light Regional Council region and enjoys writing about Gawler’s strong heritage, as well as its many passionate and inspirational residents. Ellouise grew up in Gawler and now lives in Wasleys with her family.