Bus stop bench seats

Over recent weeks our community across the Upper Clutha have enjoyed a new service – a community shuttle bus service serving Lake Hawea, Hawea Flat, Albertown and Wanaka.

The shuttle bus service is a great initiative led by Community Network Wanaka / Link Upper Clutha.

The service is currently a trial – a trial to see what the demand is should a permanent service be undertaken.

A couple of our MenShed team observed that folk waiting for the bus were standing around.

We thought we could do something about that.

In response the MenShed team have designed and built wooden benches we have placed at some of the bus stops.

Gerald with the chair he designed and built

The benches were built from pallets collected from local firms which would have otherwise gone to waste.

Its a simple practical and useful use of up cycled materials which will make life just a little more comfortable for the users of the Community Shuttle Bus trial.