THIS WEEK LAST YEAR

South Western Times - - LETTERS TO THE EDITOR -

A HIGH-pow­ered group has formed in a bid to de­velop an un­prece­dented tourism drive to take tourists from Bali and South-East Asia and bring them to the South West. Lo­cal gov­ern­ments have joined forces with Re­gional Devel­op­ment Australia South West, South West Devel­op­ment Com­mis­sion, Australia’s South West and the Bun­bury-Welling­ton Eco­nomic Al­liance to in­crease tourism in­come in the Bun­bury-Geographe re­gion, with $50,000 al­ready been put into the group.

BUN­BURY Mayor Gary Bren­nan dis­missed ru­mours of a tilt for State Par­lia­ment at the next elec­tion – and ruled out ever run­ning for State or Fed­eral pol­i­tics – af­ter South West MLC Adele Fa­rina said she was told by se­nior Lib­er­als that Mr Bren­nan could be the next can­di­date for Bun­bury if sit­ting mem­ber John Cas­trilli re­tired.

THE sun will for­ever set on KingLeth­bridge Park on Satur­day when the Har­vey Trot­ting Club hosts the fi­nal meet­ing of its 76-year his­tory. It fol­lows three years of legal ac­tion be­tween the club and landown­ers Jim and Mim Panetta. Sec­re­tary Sam Wil­liams said there would be eight me­mo­rial races named in hon­our of past ser­vants of the club, mem­bers and pa­trons.

THE­biggest gath­er­ing of Cly­des­dales and work­ing horses in WA, the Cly­des­dale and Heavy Horse Work­ing Show will be in Dar­danup next month – an op­por­tu­nity to see how horses were used in agri­cul­ture in the past. About 30 horses are ex­pected to com­pete in agility and speed com­pe­ti­tions.

BOTH sides of the hotly-dis­puted de­bate to change traf­fic flow on Love­grove Av­enue for the safety of stu­dents have been aired at a Bun­bury City Coun­cil brief­ing ses­sion. The coun­cil spent 40 min­utes hear­ing from Bun­bury Pri­mary School Board chair­woman Kanella Hope, prin­ci­pal Shane Do­herty and Friends of Love­grove mem­ber Jo Clark.

BUN­BURY Pri­mary School chil­dren won’t have to leave school for out-of-hours care if a pro­posal for a ser­vice at the school – put by par­ents hav­ing dif­fi­culty fit­ting outof-school care op­tions around their jobs – is ap­proved. The ser­vice is ex­pected to start by term three.

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