Lions Park at Nambucca Headland has lion statue stolen

Lions Club member Barry Pade, volunteer Luke McGregor-Allen, Major Project Chairman Don Parveez standing where stolen lion once was.


ACCORDING to Don Parvezz, Major Project Chairman from the Nambucca Heads Lions, the club has been working to beautify the Lions Park for two years.

When speaking to News Of The Area Don said, “We wouldn’t have been able to do the project without Nambucca Valley Council and Nambucca Heads RSL Club support.”

In April 2021 Nambucca Valley Council placed two rocks in the Lions Park.

Upon these two rocks the Nambucca Heads Lions Club affixed two concrete lions.

They sourced the lions from Pelicans Landing Garden centre, who according to Don, “Are great supporters of the Lions Club.”

The two lions were still there on Saturday 22 May, but were gone by the morning of Sunday 23 May.

“One of the members rang me Sunday to say they’d been taken,” Don said.

According to Don, finishing the park has been, “The biggest project this year.”

“The Lions Club has done it for the community and for tourism.

“We’ve had two weddings there already,” Don said.

In relation to the missing lions, Don had this to say.

“When they steal from us, they aren’t just pinching from the Lions Club.

“They are pinching off the community.”

The lion will be replaced, along with another two lions that bases have already been laid for, closer to the whale watching platform.

They will be affixed securely to prevent further losses by local Luke McGregor-Allen, who has volunteered his time and expertise.

Club Secretary Bill Shepherd said the materials that the Lions Club use are, “Always local if possible, we try and stay local for materials whenever we can.”

Bill also had this to say about the projects the Club carries out, “We focus on what the community needs or wants, and that’s what we do.”




The remaining lion.

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