PARK LIFE: Councillor Sheila Ireland and Luise Manning, who has been honoured by having a park named after her and her husband in Springfield Lakes.
PARK LIFE: Councillor Sheila Ireland and Luise Manning, who has been honoured by having a park named after her and her husband in Springfield Lakes. Contributed

Proud resident leaves her mark

SPRINGFIELD Lakes mum Luise Manning and her husband David have been honoured for their dedication to their local community by having a park named after them.

Mr and Mrs Manning, who have lived in the area since 2006, have always strived to make their suburb the best place to live.

Together, they helped set up the nearby tennis club, which is a popular activity for the community to take part in.

Mrs Manning also has her own achievements, which further contributed to this honour.

She has written a book about child safety and also a play about domestic violence, which was performed recently.

The play aimed to help victims discover their voice and talk about their experiences.

Mrs Manning said she was humbled by the park-naming.

"I was very surprised, but also very humbled," she said.

"It is a wonderful honour and I am pleased I can share this with my husband."

Councillor Sheila Ireland said she liked to name the parks in her area after unsung heroes.

"David and Luise were very deserving of this," she said.

"They have done a lot for this local area, so I was pleased to honour them in this way."

Cr Ireland said by naming the park, it also gave an exact location for emergency services, should they ever be called to the area.



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