Showtime! Bindoon Show 18th Oct

Entry to the show is by a gold coin donation. Gates open at 10am. The information tent will be located at the beginning of the oval opposite the Bindoon & District Agricultural Society Office – drop in and pick up a programme for the day. This year’s show once again offers something for everybody – […]

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NorthLink WA Update

Many readers will be aware that project development is underway for NorthLink WA – a new 37km link from the intersection of the Reid and Tonkin Highways to Muchea, with associated grade separations of the Tonkin Highway at Benara Road, Morley Drive and Collier Road. This project is of major significance to our local communities, […]

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New chef at Stringybark brings success

Mary and Bruce Cussen of Stringybark have a lot to celebrate. The restaurant and winery has just won the trophy for best Dry Red Table wine at the 2014 Swan Valley Wine competition. The winning wine was their 2012 Cabernet Shiraz produced by Ryan Sudano (winemaker). Ryan is a highly celebrated winemaker having won the […]

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Bindoon Bangers voted best in region

The new owners of Bindoon Fresh Meats, Craig and Rita Herbert have been basking in awards since taking over the shop a few months ago. Their newly improved ‘Bindoon Banger’ was selected as a winner of the Gourmet/open section of the Regional Sausage King Competition which is run by the Australian Meat Industry Association. What […]

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Bindoon Primary School achieves IPS status

Bindoon Primary School will be amongst a record intake of 178 schools that will operate under the flexible Independent Public Schools model from next year. Announcing the schools last week, Education Minister Peter Collier said the new intake would mean around 70 per cent of all WA public school students would be learning in Independent […]

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Bindoon School 60th Anniversary Celebrations

Bindoon Primary School’s 60th Anniversary celebrations were held on Friday 8 August with an open school, assembly and afternoon tea celebrating the proud history of this small school. A number of former students, including some of the school’s first pupils from 1954, and staff attended and seemed delighted to examine the school’s memorabilia, including a […]

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Home-grown heroes

Local friends and fans of Badgingarra rider Sam Jones watched with awe as the 40-year-old was first across the line in the Mongol Derby in August. Known as the longest and toughest horse race in the world, the 1000km Mongol derby recreates Genghis Khan’s legendary empire-busting postal system, with riders changing horse every 40km, and […]

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Muchea land for lease

The Minister for Agriculture and Food, Hon Ken Baston MLC met with the Western Australian Meat Industry Authority Board last week to discuss, among other things, the Muchea Livestock Centre Precinct. WAMIA Chairman, David Lock said, “The Prospectus includes important aspects of the Precinct including Zoning, Permitted Uses under the Shire of Chittering Planning Scheme […]

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Northlink WA engages the community

The $1.12b Northlink WA project has progressed to a new milestone having recently completed a communications roadshow. NorthLink WA has also created several reference groups to ensure that as far as possible, the final design reflects and addresses community and stakeholder priorities. These groups will include environmental, drainage, freight and road haulage and community representation. […]

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The northern corridor – preparing for growth

The Northlink WA highway project is providing the catalyst to change our northern corridor. Within the Northern Valleys Bullsbrook is likely to see the biggest initial impacts of this significant $1.12b infrastructure project. At the recent Chittering Chamber of Commerce AGM, Matthew McNeilly, Managing Director of Sirona Capital which owns Northern Gateway Industrial Park (NGIP) […]

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Bindoon historical vehicle day

Sunday 14th September (during the Wildflower Festival) 9am-4pm. On the Bindoon town oval Great Northern Hwy The Bindoon & District Historical Museum are conducting their annual Vintage Vehicle Day at the Bindoon oval on Sunday 14th September 2014 commencing at 9:00am through to 3:00pm. Entry is free however a gold coin donation will assist in […]

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2014 Quit Targa West wrap

The return to Chittering for the Maryville Downs stage proved a popular move with drivers, spectators and the local residents. On Saturday afternoon the smell of onions and sausages enveloped the region as visitors and locals alike set up BBQs all round the stage. Ute and small truck owners also became very popular with a […]

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Rates rumble

On Monday 11th August, around 200 Chittering residents came together at the Muchea Town Hall to express their frustrations with the recent rate rise. Specifically they were concerned about the additional charge for waste collection that many will now incur. Many residents were also seeking to better understand the pending change of rating model from […]

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Safer passageway for high loads on Great Northern Highway

Western Power has begun a $328,000 project to improve the safety of the electricity network and access for vehicles carrying high loads when travelling on Great Northern Highway. Western Power’s Head of Field Operations Brad Lacey said the project, which was being completed on behalf of Main Roads WA, involved the removal of powerlines that […]

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Burnt boardwalk scheduled for repair

The Shire of Gingin has awarded the tender to construct and repair a large section of boardwalk on the Jim Gordon VC Trail in the centre of Gingin which was destroyed by fire in January 2014. The preferred contractor will construct 138 metres of the timber boardwalk that requires replacing and/or repairing. The replacement and […]

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21st Chittering Wildflower Festival

Thursday 11th – Sunday 14th September 2014 The four day Chittering Wildflower Festival is on this month – just in time to celebrate the arrival of spring and the beautiful wildflowers of our region. Coordinated by the Chittering Visitor Centre the festival offers a great programme of events to for everyone to enjoy including an […]

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Bindoon Show coming

This year’s Bindoon show is coming up fast, and will take place on Saturday 18 October 2014, with admission by gold coin donation. If you haven’t got your schedule yet, pick one up from one several locations around Bindoon town or go to the website www.bindoonshow.com, and start preparing your entries! There will be an […]

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A budding opportunity

Emile Kranse had just returned home to Muchea after two years managing flower warehouses in China when he noticed Australia’s largest waxflower farm, Muchea Gold was on the market. Seeing an opportunity ripe for picking he approached his long-term employer, the Lynch Group suggesting they add the wildflower plantation farm to their portfolio. The company, […]

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Producing Prime Beef – from paddock to plate

The Dewar family has been farming cattle in the Gingin District since the early 1850s. Arthur Dewar, principal of Barleyfield Beef, represents the fourth generation of Dewar cattle producers in the area. Together Arthur and his partner Diane Haggerty, manage Barleyfield Beef. Arthur is no doubt the cattle expert having an exceptional high level of […]

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Taste of Chittering – Sunday 24th August

‘Taste’ is the Shire of Chittering’s annual showcase of ‘all things Chittering’ – in one place on one day. This year’s event is ‘with a citrus twist’ to celebrate our rich orange growing history and will be held on Sunday 24 August at the Lower Chittering Hall. Once again, entry is FREE with a gold […]

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