THIS WEEK LAST YEAR
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.