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.

North Coast Times - - FRONT PAGE - Lucy Jarvis

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.

Send news tips to week­ender@com­mu­ni­tynews.co m.au and keep up to date at com­mu­ni­tynews.com.au.

Pic­ture: Martin Ken­nealey www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d486238

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.

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