IF my time as editor of the
Reporter taught me one thing, it is that the Midland community is a proud one and not afraid to stand up for itself.
We covered a range of issues across 2010 and 2011, with one common thread – the locals were fiercely protective of their backyard.
Some of these stories are still being covered today, with noise from Perth Airport flight paths, a proposed Midland university and rogue Facebook pages among the more memorable pieces.
One story that sticks in the mind is the appearance of the Facebook page ‘Midland Trash Yarns’.
It was essentially a defamatory gossip page populated by local students and prompted an emphatic response from local authorities at the time, as reported by Kaitlyn Offer.
Thankfully the page no longer exists but the speed with which right-minded locals jumped to defend their community was heartening.
And while the Midland university saga continues today, I look forward to the day in the not-too-distant future when the area will The front pages covering 'Midland Trash Yarns' Facebook page and calls for a university for Midland. Curtin University expects to finish building its Midland campus by late next year. have its own campus.
The people of Midland have every right to be proud of their area – it is one that is steeped in history and beauty and one that has a very bright future.