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HIGH mos­quito num­bers are putting South West res­i­dents at greater risk of Ross River virus as au­thor­i­ties warn peo­ple to take pre­cau­tions as the weather warms. Depart­ment of Health se­nior sci­en­tific of­fi­cer Andrew Jar­dine pre­dicts late September rain and higher tides will favour breed­ing and mos­quito num­bers will rise compared with last year.

THE legacy of Si­mon Bur­nell was hon­oured when wine made from the last shi­raz grapes he har­vested was awarded Wine of the Show at the Geographe Wine Show last week. It was a bit­ter­sweet mo­ment for the team at Wil­low Bridge Es­tate when the 2015 Gravel Pit Shi­raz was given the top hon­our. Owner Jeff De­war said it was emo­tional. “This fruit was one of the last parcels of fruit that Si­mon brought in and pro­cessed in the win­ery be­fore he drowned surf­ing on March 22, 2015,” Mr De­war said.

THE trans­for­ma­tion of Bun­bury’s wa­ter­front is a step closer to re­al­ity with an am­bi­tious artist’s im­pres­sion of the Dol­phin Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre un­veiled yes­ter­day. The $12.3 mil­lion re­de­vel­op­ment of the tourist at­trac­tion is due to start early next year as part of the Trans­form­ing Bun­bury’s Wa­ter­front Project. Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Min­is­ter Terry Red­man said the re­de­vel­op­ment was “des­tined to be­come a new lo­cal land­mark”.

REN­O­VA­TIONS at one of Bun­bury’s most his­toric pubs has un­cov­ered some unique items. Since tak­ing over the iconic Rose Ho­tel last year, new own­ers Dave Al­lan and Law­son Dou­glas have been breath­ing new life into the 150-year-old pub. While knock­ing down a pre­vi­ous cool room and cab­i­netry, an orig­i­nal brick arch­way was un­cov­ered. The arch­way’s bricks are be­ing re­stored and the 4m struc­ture is now be­ing in­cor­po­rated into the de­sign of the new front bar.

September 29, 2016

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