FROM THE ARCHIVES - MAKING NEWS 10 YEARS AGO
Community consultation to gauge public opinion on the Munda Biddi Trail was held in the Shire of Manjimup last week.
The Department of Environment and Conservation held the meetings in Manjimup, Pemberton and Northcliffe to get an overview of the planning, economic benefits and opportunities of the proposed bike track through the area and to seek community input regarding the trail’s alignment.
The viability of the Pemberton Visitor Centre has improved by leaps and bounds after the centre lifted itself out of substantial debt during the past financial year.
The town’s non-for-profit tourism promoter, which sees 115,000 people through its doors annually, ran at a $37,000 loss in 2006-2007 and has since made a big turnaround to be $689 in the black.
With daylight saving returning to Western Australia for the final part of a three-year trial, the debate continues over whether it would be beneficial as a permanent fixture.
Daylight saving began on Sunday with everyone Statewide winding their clocks forward by an hour.
The Manjimup Marlin Swimming Club fielded a strong squad of eight swimmers at the South West Open carnival hosted by the Bunbury Swimming Club on October 19.
It was the first major competition attended by the club in the 2008-2009 summer season and the squad competed against both country and metropolitan clubs.
October 29, 2008