South Western Times - - Letters To The Editor -

BY 2026 one in three peo­ple liv­ing in Bun­bury will be aged 55 or older, ac­cord­ing to an in-depth re­port which aims to fo­cus on the re­gion’s age­ing pop­u­la­tion. A de­mo­graphic au­dit of Greater Bun­bury pro­vided a com­mu­nity pro­file of the city as part of the draft Age-Friendly Com­mu­ni­ties Strat­egy. The strat­egy will help Bun­bury face the challenges of an age­ing pop­u­la­tion, ac­cord­ing to act­ing Mayor Bren­dan Kelly.

BUN­BURY mo­torists were hit with a 10 cents a litre price rise for un­leaded fuel last week, while Perth’s un­leaded fuel prices plum­meted to an 11-year low. Sta­tions in Perth last week were sell­ing non-dis­counted ULP at just over 90 cents a litre. Ac­cord­ing to FuelWatch, the cheap­est non-dis­counted ULP in Bun­bury last week was 118.9 cents a litre at BP and Caltex in Pic­ton.

MANEA Se­nior Col­lege stu­dent Bethan Rainey will head to Can­berra on an all-ex­penses paid Power Trip next month. The 17-year-old wrote an es­say on gen­der equal­ity, win­ning her a spot in the Na­tional Lead­er­ship Coun­try to Can­berra com­pe­ti­tion with 12 high school girls from across the coun­try.

AN “in­cred­i­ble” col­lec­tion of me­men­tos buried in a time cap­sule in 1966 were un­cov­ered at New­ton Moore Se­nior High School’s 50th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion on Fri­day. De­spite be­ing buried for 50 years, the con­tents of the cap­sule were in sur­pris­ingly good con­di­tion, ac­cord­ing to school sup­port of­fi­cer and re­searcher Michelle Lath­well.

THE Col­lie com­mu­nity is one step closer to hav­ing a fully re­fur­bished health ser­vice, af­ter the first of three stages to the $7.8 mil­lion Col­lie Health Ser­vice was com­pleted. The Lib­eral Na­tional Govern­ment’s in­vest­ment to up­grade the cen­tre was made pos­si­ble by Roy­al­ties for Re­gions fund­ing.

BUN­BURY en­ter­tain­ers are be­ing en­cour­aged to reg­is­ter for a new event in De­cem­ber. The City of Bun­bury in part­ner­ship with What’s on Events SW will host the Vic­to­ria Street Ar­ti­san Fayre, with the area brought to life by ar­ti­san stall­hold­ers, en­ter­tain­ers and busi­ness ven­dors.

Oc­to­ber 27, 2016

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