Waterford Plaza is a proud, active member of the local community.
As such, we are involved in a number of local initiatives and would love you to get involved to!
BACK-TO-SCHOOL DONATION DRIVE
As part of our commitment to the local community, we are once again asking for your kind donations of any second-hand school uniforms (Curtin and Kensington Primary Schools) and/or school essentials which we can package up and hand out to those local families in need at this time of year.
Donations can be dropped off at the Centre Management Office (located on the Walana Drive side of the centre) any time during office hours, 9am to 5pm.
COMMUNITY AWARD NOMINATION!
We are very happy and super proud to announce that Waterford Plaza Centre Manager, Vivienne Steur (pictured below left), has recently been nominated in the Australia Day WA 2018 Community Citizen of the Year Awards, for her contribution to the City of South Perth community.
The winners in each category will be announced at the City of South Perth's Australia Day Morning Ceremony on Friday 26 January.
A big thank you goes out to the HOME Karawara community group and our wonderful locals for all your support over the past couple of years and we'll keep you updated on the outcome of the awards ceremony.
WATERFORD PLAZA TWILIGHT MARKETS
- Summer Series 2018 -
Friday 19th January - 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Friday 23rd February - 5.30pm to 8.30pm
Come and join us for the next in our series of Twilight Market events, held on the Waterford Plaza High Street.
We will have FREE kids entertainment, live music, prize giveaways, market stalls and over 28 food outlets to choose from! Something for everyone.
Hope to see you there!
NEW COMMUNITY INITIATIVE
At various times in our lives, we just need someone to talk to.
If this is the case for you right now, or you know someone who could benefit from a friendly ear, then make sure to check out our new#community initiative below, in collaboration with Lifestream Christian Church Karawara.
Upcoming Waterford Plaza Twilight Markets
Friday, 15 December 2017 (5.30pm to 9pm)
After the success of our recent Waterford Plaza Twilight Festiva, we have decided to hold a series of Friday night Twilight Markets (5.30pm to 9pm) in Dec, Jan and Feb on the centre's High Street.
The next event date will be Friday 15 December 2017.
As such we are chasing interest from local creative stall holders (no food vendors) who would be interested in taking part. No charge to participate, however you will need to have $10m public liability and all your own equipment. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain an expression of interest form.
Waterford Plaza Twilight Festival
Saturday 25 November, 4pm to 8pm
We had great fun on Saturday night as part of our first ever Twilight Festival on the Waterford Plaza High Street. There was heaps of entertainment, family fun, food and lots of creative market stalls with something for everyone! Big thanks for everyone for coming down and making the event a great success. A perfect way to launch the Christmas festive period.
WATERFORD PLAZA TWILIGHT FESTIVAL
Only 1 more sleep until our Waterford Plaza Twilight Festival. We have a heap of free entertainment and lots to do for the whole family, all starting from 4pm tomorrow (Saturday 25 November).
Check out our official events page below for all the info and we hope to see you tomorrow! #WPTwilightFest17
KARAWARA HOME & WATERFORD PLAZA ARE NEEDING YOUR HELP!
We are asking for food donations over the festive season to contribute to our food assistance packages. A great variety of food is provided by supermarket retailers however we would appreciate community contributions as well. If you are wanting to help better the #WaterfordPlazaCommunity then we would greatly appreciate any non-perishable food items.
You can drop off your donations to the Centre Managements office over the next few weeks in time for Christmas!
We appreciate even the smallest of donations.
Thank you to all that have helped and continue to help us build Waterford Plaza community spirit!
Big thanks to the Southern Gazette for featuring the Waterford Plaza Food Store and the centre's recent win in the Community category at the 2017 WA Property Awards, in this week's edition. It's great to get the word out there!
WATERFORD PLAZA TWILIGHT FESTIVAL
Sat 25 November, 4pm to 8pm
FOOD . FAMILY . FUN
Creative Market Stalls
Free Kids Entertainment
MORE DETAILS TO COME SOON!
URGENT FOOD DONATIONS NEED!
We are in urgent need of donations of non-perishable items for the #WaterfordPlaza Food Store (our charity initiative, providing food for those in need in our local area).
If you could spare even a tin of baked beans, it would be much appreciated as every little bit counts. Donations can be dropped off in our collection bins located outside both Coles or IGA.
Thanking you in advance xx
Waterford Plaza Management & Community Partners
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The Local Community Wins Out!
So excited to say Waterford Plaza took out the '2017 Retail Marketing Campaign of the Year' Award at last night's WA Property Awards, in addition to our earlier 'Excellence in Marketing - Community' category win for centres under 20,000sq.m.
A big thank you to all our management team, local community partners and customers, it's been an honour to work alongside you this past year on some wonderful initiatives!
To find out more about the overall 'Waterford Meets the Community' campaign (which includes our Food Store, Work Experience Programs and School Assistance), check out our recent radio interview with 6PR (link below).
We were so happy to see the HOME Karawara initiative that Waterford Plaza is proud to be part of featured in the latest City of South Perth 'Peninsula' Magazine. If you would like more information on the various community activities currently running, make sure to contact the City of South Perth's Community Development Project Officer on 9474 0777.
We Need Your Help!
We are in URGENT need of food donations for our Waterford Plaza Food Store community initiative. If you have any unused items in your pantry we would very much appreciate you donating them to those in need in our local community, via our Food Store collection bins, located outside both IGA and Coles.
You can also drop any food items into the centre management office. Thanking you in advance!
LIFESTREAM CHURCH - COMMUNITY DINNER
Once again Waterford Plaza was very honoured to be part of the regular community dinner held by our community partner Lifestream Church South Perth, in conjunction with the City of South Perth, Richmond Wellbeing and Southcare.
The centre donated food platters that were used during the event, which is aimed at providing assistance for those at risk in the local community and to provide a support system and links to groups that can help.
Hello, Baby Bryan Jnr!
Little baby Bryan Jnr paid us a visit today at the Centre Management Office in his new pram, donated as part of our recent donation drive 😀👌
He looks so comfortable! Big thanks to everyone for getting behind the drive and donating so many wonderful items. They have all gone to local families currently doing it tough and very much appreciated.
NEW COMMUNITY GARDENING INITIATIVE
Today we were working in conjunction with Southcare Inc Men's Group and Moorditj Keila Marman's Group on a new community gardening initiative.Waterford Plaza has donated money towards both groups for the purchasing of gardening equipment, which will allow their members to conduct gardenings works around the local community.
As an extension of our work with the Waterford Plaza Food Store and association with the Karawara Steering Committee, we are currently chasing donations of blankets for the upcoming colder months. Donations can be dropped off at our Centre Management Office, located on the Walana Avenue side of the centre.
Warm thanks - Centre Management
URGENT CALL OUT!
As part of our work with the Waterford Plaza Food Store, providing local food assistance to those families most at risk, we are in urgent need of tinned soup donations for the upcoming colder months.
We would be more than happy to accept even one tin and would invite you to place a donation in one of our Food Store collections bins, located either outside Coles and Supa IGA or pop them into the Centre Management Office.
Warm thanks - Centre Management
THANK YOU EVERYONE!!
A big thanks to everyone who took note of our recent call out online and donated their old baby clothes, toys and prams 😀👍 We were inundated with donations from local residents and the centre management office was full to the brim! All the items will now be distributed to families in the Karawara committee currently suffering financial hardship.
FEED YOUR NEIGHBOUR
As part of the Waterford Plaza Food Store initiative we are now accepting food donations from the public, which will directly go to those local families currently doing it tough, in the form of food assistance bags.
You will find our green donation bins located in both the Coles and Supa IGA Supermarkets. Any non-perishable food donation, big or small, will be gratefully accepted.
So far we have been able to put together a great collection of food donated from both our Waterford Plaza retailers and customers (see below), but as items go quickly we are always needing to re-stock - so would love your help!
THE WATERFORD PLAZA FOOD STORE
HOW IT WORKS
The Waterford Plaza Food Store collects food and groceries from local retailers, including product that is close to the best before / expiry date, has incorrect labelling or damaged packaging, as well as excess stock and deleted lines that can't be sold through normal retail channels.
Due to the variety of product we collect, we are unable to cater specifically for any special dietary requirements such as coeliac or diabetic. it will be a case of receiving only what is available at the time.
We are then able to pass on these products to those in need in our local community (postcode area 6152 only at this stage). Those who qualify need to be locals in need of food for their family and in receipt of a Government Health Care Card.e
We aim to assist with the short term incidents of hunger and prevent theft in the local area with the assistance of the local community and retailers. It is not intended to be an ongoing single source of supply for individuals, rather assistance for temporary hard times.
To apply online, please complete the below application form and press submit.
Waterford Plaza Work Experience Program
As part of our continued support of those in our local community, we have partnered with our on-site contractors ICONIC to provide work experience opportunities for those youth at risk.
To apply for a position you will need to fill out an application form and attend a small interview. Print out a copy of the application form HERE or grab a hard copy from the Waterford Plaza Centre Management Office.
For more information, please contact the Centre Manager, Vivienne Steur, on (08) 9450 6095.
Community Initiatives - Updates
back-to-school uniform/backpack donations (Friday, 3 march 2017)
A big thank you to the wonderful staff at Kensington Primary School for their lovely card we received in the office on Friday 3 March. It was a pleasure working with you and helping to provide back-to-school essentials for your school kids in need.
back-to-school free bbq event (Tuesday, 31 January 2017)
We had a great turnout today for the Back-to-School BBQ free community event held at #WaterfordPlaza as part of the Karawara Steering Committee's endeavour to connect with those local families at risk and currently doing it tough, especially in the lead up to children heading back to school.
The event was sponsored by Richmond Wellbeing, City of South Perth, Southcare Inc, Maar Mooditj Training, Mooditj Keila and Waterford Plaza, all of who had representatives available to talk with families and provide help where needed.
It was also the first opportunity for the centre to hand out our back-to-school backpacks filled with necessary items and our food assistance bags, which were gratefully received (see image below). :
WATERFORD PLAZA FOOD STORE (TUESDAY, 24 JANUARY 2017)
We have been overwhelmed with the show of support for our Waterford Plaza Food Store by the local community and our retailers, with a big shout out going to Coles, Supa IGA and Natural Choice for their generous donations. So far we have been able to gather enough items to put together 17 food assistance bags and 20 back-to-school bags (see image below). 😀(s
Applications have started to come through for assistance and we are so happy to be in a position to offer help to those local families doing it tough.
Donations of food and household items are still welcome and can be placed in our collection boxes located in both the IGA or Coles mall.
WATERFORD PLAZA work experience program (wednesday, 15 february 2017)
We are very excited to announce our very first local work experience person, Bryan, started today on-site at Waterford Plaza working with our on-site contractors ICONIC (pictured left is Bill). They both worked together today on providing Bryan with valuable skills in gardening and cleaning.
Got a local community event coming up?
If you have any local community events or initiatives you would like to spread the word about, feel free to let us know about it by sending details through via the form below.