To provide a forum for Harvest Lakes residents to express opinions and give voice to concerns and issues in their community. Through this process we strive to create a safer, friendlier community and the best place to live in Cockburn.
Our actions are guided by our core values
We welcome and respect all our residents and are committed to maintaining the values of tolerance, friendship and mutual support.
By providing informed input and guidance we can create an environment where informed choice is respected.
We endeavour to make Harvest Lakes a safe place to live by maintaining vigilance and support of each other
Harvest Lakes was the first “Green Smart” suburb in WA. We work tirelessly to maintain and improve our unique environment and ask all to help us in the task.
We are a “United Nations” of people from all corners of the world and our vision is to live here in harmony.
The Harvest Lakes Estate in Atwell has always been special, being WA’s first and largest Green Smart Estate. The Residents Association was initiated during the early stages of development with the help of Creating Communities. It was incorporated in December 2004, a move that made it possible to obtain grants from the City of Cockburn and to accept donations from local businesses.
The Harvest Lakes Residents Association Inc. was set up primarily as a focal point for residents of the Estate and to celebrate and promote the uniqueness of Harvest Lakes. However, over time it has evolved into a group that organises community events for the whole immediate region. Our annual calendar now includes social events such as a Christmas Concert by the Lake. Events are held on the Harmony Primary School oval adjacent to the Harvest Lakes Community & Environmental Centre. They usually include food for purchase, activities for the children and one or more raffles, in addition to the main focus of the occasion. They have become very popular, and people and families from all over Atwell as well as Aubin Grove, Hammond Park and Success turn up to enjoy the fun.
Our Environmental sub-committee has also become active custodians of Harmony Lake through the 'Lake in Harmony' project. With assistance from the City of Cockburn, numerous weeding and planting sessions, performed by our small band of volunteers, has restored Harmony Lake to full health. The intent of the project was to ensure the lake was sustainable for future generations, both residents and wildlife. However, the project has seen volunteers from various age groups and backgrounds forging community bonds and has created a sense of ownership of our lake. HLRA were recipients of a Premier's Australia Day Active Citizenship Award for the 'Lake in Harmony' project.
The membership structure of the Assoc. is democratic, and our small membership sees every member involved and active in promoting the community in our region. We work closely with members of the Atwell Community Association and are seeking closer ties with other organisations in Atwell and surrounding suburbs.
We are always looking for new members to help us make our community better place. Membership is 10 a year or $25 for three years. This money goes towards preserving our Lake and our community events.
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