Times are changing
For the final edition of Tuesday’s North Coast Times, we celebrate past editions and look forward to telling more of your stories in Thursday’s North Coast Weekender and online at communitynews.com.au.
A TWO Rocks couple have been delivering the North
Coast Times since the paper started as an offshoot of the long-running Wanneroo Times.
For the final print edition of the North Coast
Times, we spoke to walker Walter Logue, who picked up a paper round with his wife Suzanne in 2002 soon after moving to the area.
“We had just come here from the States,” Walter said.
“It was more to do something until we got into the community; it kept us busy.”
The couple have been delivering the Times and
North Coast Weekender in Yanchep or Two Rocks ever since.
Their 14-year-old granddaughter has taken up Thursday deliveries of the
Weekender, which will continue to cover north coast suburbs. Suzanne, who was on holiday in Africa when the Times spoke to Walter, has appeared in several articles in the newspaper as well.
“I have picture of her with the Le Buse statues; the most recent one was at Charnwood Park,” Walter said.
He said relocating the statues when Club Capricorn Resort was demolished in 2016 stood out among stories covered by the newspaper.
Other memorable issues covered included the opening of the Marmion Avenue extension to Yanchep.
THE North Coast Times has covered a wealth of local stories in the past decade-and-a-half.
Community Newspaper Group started the newspaper in 2002 as a split from the Wanneroo Times, which has been covering the region since 1974, and launched the standalone publication in 2003.
It followed the opening of Ocean Keys Shopping Centre in 2001, which doubled its retail floorspace with the completion of stage two in 2005 and expanded again in 2014 when a $105 million redevelopment finished.
Over the past 15 years, several other shopping centres have opened, including Yanchep Central, Butler Central and Gateway precinct in Alkimos.
The expanding northern coastal growth corridor has delivered a wide range of stories each week, including coverage of Wanneroo Council meetings and Metro North-West Development Assessment Panel decisions.
The Times has followed progress of major infrastructure projects, such as extensions of Marmion Avenue, the Mitchell Freeway and the northern rail line.
It has covered the opening of several schools, including most recently Yanchep Secondary College, and development in dozens of estates.
The growth is expected to continue, particularly in the future Yanchep and Alkimos city centres.
Over the next few years, the North Coast Weekender will cover major infrastructure projects in north coast suburbs, including the Metronet rail extension to Yanchep and the widening of Marmion Avenue.
There will also be further redevelopment of Two Rocks Marina and Yanchep Lagoon, and the development of numerous estates in the northern coastal growth corridor.
Community News will continue to bring attention to local issues and cam-
paign as the voice of the community.
We’ll also highlight the good news stories, about volunteers making a difference in their neighbourhoods, schools enriching children’s learning experiences and the work of charities.
Education will continue to be a focus, particularly the construction of schools such as the Butler north high school, which is scheduled to open in 2020.
Community News will work with event organisers to keep residents informed of what’s on nearby, including annual events such as the City of Wanneroo’s Retro-Rewind in Yanchep National Park, festivals, fundraisers and community events.
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Walter Logue has helped spread the news for more than 15 years. Insets: Past articles featuring Suzanne Logue and the Marmion Avenue extension to Yanchep.
How we covered the news over the years.