FROM THE ARCHIVES
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