South Western Times - - Letters To The Editor -

A CAM­PAIGN against drugs has led to a 21 per cent drop in crime in the Aus­tralind area, ac­cord­ing to po­lice.

The lat­est statis­tics show that in the past 12 months in­ci­dents of stolen mo­tor ve­hi­cles were down by 66 per cent, while the sub­urb of Aus­tralind had ex­pe­ri­enced just three bur­glar­ies com­pared to 21 at the same time last year.

Aus­tralind po­lice Sen. Sgt Mark Smith said the sta­tion cov­ered 35,000 res­i­dents in­clud­ing Ea­ton, Mill­bridge, Roe­lands and Brunswick and the re­sults were pleas­ing.

“We’re in a cli­mate of im­prov­ing and mak­ing a dif­fer­ence – that’s what we are here to do,” he said.

THE countdown is on for this year’s Telethon with Bun­bury Cen­tre­point set to be the home of the big­gest fundrais­ing event in the South West. Cen­tre­point mar­ket­ing ex­ec­u­tive Diana Ash­worth said they were ex­cited to be host­ing the event.

THE drive to Perth along For­rest High­way will soon look a bit dif­fer­ent with work to get un­der way on twin road­houses near the Pin­jarra turn-off. De­vel­op­ment of the road­houses had been pre­vi­ously de­layed but the site came un­der new own­er­ship in July and con­struc­tion is tipped to get un­der way ei­ther late next month or early Novem­ber.

A GROUP per­for­mance for par­ents was the cul­mi­na­tion of a musical work­shop fea­tur­ing more than 200 South West stu­dents on Mon­day.

The Begin­ning Band Work­shop was hosted by Bun­bury Se­nior High School and or­gan­ised through the Ed­u­ca­tion Depart­ment’s in­stru­men­tal music school ser­vices pro­gram. It in­cluded 226 young mu­si­cians from 10 dif­fer­ent schools.

A ROOFTOP bar be­ing built in Bun­bury re­mains on track to open early next year, ac­cord­ing to one of the own­ers. Con­struc­tion is tak­ing place on the site of a for­mer carpark at Ca­sua­r­ina Drive op­po­site the Mantra Ho­tel with a two-storey cor­ner bar over­look­ing Leschenault In­let in­tended as a fo­cal point of the com­plex. Co-owner Adam Comito also in­tends to cre­ate a smaller bar within the com­plex and aims to put a fo­cus on re­new­able en­ergy.

A SEA­SON of hard work will end in glory for one team when the Col­lie Ea­gles and South Bun­bury bat­tle for the 2016 South West Foot­ball League premier­ship. Nei­ther club has won a premier­ship in the past decade, with the Tigers last grand fi­nal vic­tory in 2002, while the Col­lie Ea­gles last won a flag in 2005.

Septem­ber 22, 2016

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