Victory at last for local RSL veterans

TOODYAY RSL members are celebrating victory after being granted their own land on which to build their first permanent headquarters in town after a 103-year wait.

The Toodyay Shire Council voted 8-0 last month to “gift” its former parks and gardens depot site in Clinton Street to the RSL.

It follows more than a century of local government wrangling and red tape, including 65 years of cramped temporary accommodation in the front foyer of the Toodyay Memorial Hall in Stirling Terrace.

Ownership of four parcels of land (pictured above) will be transferred to RSL WA and provide security of tenure to enable local veterans to raise funds to build new premises.

The site includes a large metal shed which local RSL members aim to sell.