Media Release: New booklet celebrates past, present and future for Tunstall Square

12 Sep 2016
Liveable Places and Spaces

Manningham Council, the Rotary Club of Warrandyte Donvale and Tunstall Square traders have together produced a Tunstall Square booklet to celebrate the shopping centre’s past, present and future.

The booklet includes an introduction to all of the traders at Tunstall Square in Doncaster East, including the mix of cafes and restaurants, fresh produce and grocers, health and beauty, utilities and services and gifts and retail providers within the centre.

The Rotary Club of Warrandyte Donvale provided information on the centre’s past, including a circus visit to Tunstall Square in the 1960s and the 1992 project to install a series of etched brick pavers with community members’ names.

These pavers were removed as part of an upgrade to the Tunstall Square Rotary Walk in 2015 and have been replaced with inscribed stainless steel tree guards, which feature the name of many participating community members. A new interpretive sign has recently been installed to complement the upgraded Rotary Walk.

The booklet also provides a brief overview of the Tunstall Square Structure Plan 2015 and highlights the potential future of Tunstall Square and surrounds.

The design concept for the booklet was developed by Deakin University students as part of their course work.

Tunstall Square centre co-ordinator Irene Goonan said it is very valuable to have the past, present and future plans recorded in this booklet.

“Thanks to Manningham Council, for assisting in producing this 'Family Album' of Tunstall Square. It is a wonderful record of the importance of all sections of the community working together – this ensures a vibrant, happy and caring City,” she said.

Rotary Club of Warrandyte Donvale Charter Member and Past President, Robert McKenzie, said the booklet gives the public a great insight into who the people are, that own and run the local shops.

“The booklet highlights what the Rotary Club has contributed to the community for the past 36 years, and will continue to do in the future and we at Rotary would like to acknowledge the great support given to the club by all the traders,” he said.

Copies of the Tunstall Square booklet are available from the Rotary caravan at the Tunstall Square Market, held on the last Sunday of each month from 8.00 am to 1.00 pm, and from the Manningham Civic Centre, 699 Doncaster Road, Doncaster.


Photo of people standing at the Tunstal Square Rotary Walk with the new booklet