FROM THE ARCHIVES
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