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Regional Grant Scheme open until December 11

Community groups and not for profit organisations are being encouraged to apply for funds under the Regional Grants Scheme and Community Chest Fund which opened in November. Member for Moore Shane Love MLA said the Wheatbelt Development Commission would have available $1.1 million under the Wheatbelt Regional Grants Scheme and a further $370,000 through the […]

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NBN Coming to Bindoon

NBN coming to Bindoon – 11th November

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GNH Upgrade Stage 2

Mark in your diary – stage 2 upgrade Great Northern Highway

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Brook hunt club cleans up at Kulin

Members of the Bindoon-based Brook hunt club dominated the podium at the Kulin bush races held over the weekend of October 4 and 5. The country race meet has become a highlight for hunt club members who relish the opportunity to try their horses on the track in the amateur competition. 2014 marked the 20 […]

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A WA first in chaff packaging

Jamie Turner and his wife Dale have set up a new feed business just north of Bindoon. Called Australian Premium Feeds, this is no small venture in any shape or form. To start with the shed is 22m x 54mtre long and took over 6 months to build – a huge recycling project. You might […]

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Muchea poised to go live, online

Australia Video Auctions Service (AVA) is poised to start a three month test period allowing buyers and sellers to access Muchea sheep and cattle sale yards online if they cannot attend in person. AVA principle and manager Geoff Twine developed the unique live and pre-recorded stock-in-pens photo and video network for internet over 18 months […]

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Sausage King Sizzle

Craig and Rita Herbert, the new owners of Bindoon Fresh Meats, have become the talk of the town after winning the Open/Gourmet section in the WA Sausage King competition with their patriotically coined ‘Bindoon Banger’. Originally cooked-up by apprentice Rhys Gaskell, the Bindoon Fresh Meats team fine-tuned the recipe of the oversized banger, a sizzling […]

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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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Queensland petroleum industry with Gingin group

The Chairman of Queensland’s Gasfields Commission, John Cotter was in Gingin on September 15 and met with members of the Gingin Water Group and Member for Moore Shane Love MLA to discuss issues surrounding land access and negotiations with petroleum companies. Established last year by the Queensland government, the Gasfields Commission is an independent statutory […]

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Health and aged care on the table

Member for Moore, Shane Love MLA recently hosted a visit by Senator Fiona Nash, Federal Assistant Health Minister to the Electorate of Moore, giving local government representatives from Toodyay, Chittering and Gingin the opportunity to share their concerns about health and aged care. Cr Barni Noron raised her concerns about the current method of providing […]

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An ideal mob

When Morawa farmer Ian Tubby ‘retired’ to Gingin in 2010, he invested his leisure time in the pursuit of developing an ideal cleanskin sheep. Along the way he also discovered a method of cooking lamb which is bound to tantalize local palates. A trip overseas with wife Betty back in the nineties convinced Ian that […]

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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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