Wudinna to launch Polda Pods on National Tree Day

COMMUNITY EVENT: A community barbecue will be held at Apex Park after the community walk showcasing the new Polda Pods.
COMMUNITY EVENT: A community barbecue will be held at Apex Park after the community walk showcasing the new Polda Pods.

Wudinna District Council will promote greening the local area and healthy lifestyles with its National Tree Day event on July 28.

The day will begin with tree planting at the corner of Edmonds Road and Naylor Terrace before the community are invited for a walk up the Polda Rock Shared Pathway to see the newly installed 'Polda Pods'.

The pods, made possible through an SA Healthy Towns Challenge grant are seats to provide rest spots for people walking along the Polda Rock shared walking trail.

Wudinna and Districts Business and Tourism Association designed the pods in conjunction with the Wudinna and Districts Telecentre and Craig Jericho.

The council's economic and community development officer Craig Midgley said Wudinna based business Jericho Engineers built the pods as the council wanted to support local business with this project.

PODS: One of the new Polda Pods, built by Jericho Engineers which people will see along the Polda Rock Shared Pathway.

PODS: One of the new Polda Pods, built by Jericho Engineers which people will see along the Polda Rock Shared Pathway.

He said the council saw the day as an opportunity to show the new pods to the community as well as get the community involved in National Tree Day.

The community walk will begin at 11am from Bartley/Standley roads and will be followed by a community barbecue at Apex Park from 12 noon.

The council has promoted the use of the shared pathways and the development of healthy walking programs to encourage awareness and participation in walks.