A new wall erected in Tatura gives residents the chance to write down their life goals.ALEXANDRA BOLKAS April 30, 2014 4:44am
Meeting Orlando Bloom and seeing Melbourne win an AFL grand final are among goals Tatura’s residents hope to achieve before they die.
The thoughts are inscribed on a wall in Stuart Mock Place that Transition Tatura has sponsored and Tatura’s Men’s Shed has built.
Transition Tatura committee member Marisa O’Halloran said she hoped the wall would foster community engagement.
She said the committee chose to ask people what they would like to achieve before they died to encourage community members to reveal their inner hopes.
‘‘I like the idea of taking a step back and reflecting on what’s important in life — it’s not something people get to do too often,’’ Ms O’Halloran said.
‘‘Before I die I’d like to have a farm that’s economically and environmentally sustainable.’’
She said the committee was considering other questions to pose to the community, including, ‘What is most important to me?’ and ‘If only .
Fellow committee member Terry Court said the wall was officially launched on Thursday last week and had already attracted thought-provoking and amusing responses.
‘‘On the opening weekend I wrote I wanted to get a coffee,’’ he said jokingly.
But he said there had also been touching responses, including one from a person who wrote they would simply like to have their father home.
‘‘I hope the wall will be used for people to think beyond themselves,’’ he said.
Mr Court said the committee had a council permit for the wall until mid-June.
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