FROM THE ARCHIVES
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