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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

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