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Gingin Groundwater Areas Allocation Plan

Climate-resilient allocation limits and expanded trading rules are two features of a State Government water plan to support future growth and development in five shires north of Perth. The Gingin Groundwater Areas Allocation Plan spans five shires and includes the towns of Bindoon, Chittering, Gingin, Guilderton, Lancelin, Seabird, Dandaragan and Moora. “This is a very […]

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Bindoon added to State’s STED sewerage program

Bindoon is among 10 locations announced as part of a $50 million suite of infill sewerage and Septic Tank Effluent Disposal (STED) schemes by Water Minister Mia Davies recently. Member for Moore Shane Love MLA confirmed the funding would be allocated in the 2015-16 State Budget. Bindoon’s STED system will take in 120 residential lots […]

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It’s so stupid—it’s hard to take it seriously.

I suspect many readers have not spent a lot of time on the SLIP government website.  The complex database works on overlays which provide valuable information such as water, transport etc. There is one overlay which is hard to take seriously given its somewhat unscientific blanket coverage of all wetland areas. I am referring to […]

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Heifer Quality on the Rise in Gingin

The annual Gingin Heifer Competition was held last week on 16 April 2015. Competition was intense with 12 local breeders bringing a high standard of quality to the day. The commercial section was won by local breeder, Steve Neville, with a score of 90 points out of a possible 100 for a pen of four […]

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2015 Anzac ceremony at Victoria Plains

Victoria Plains commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landings in spectacular style, with a mid morning service which included the 10th Light Horse, a Catafalque Party and a fly pass (both provided by the RAAF), followed by lunch and a special display of local school children’s artwork and ANZAC writings at the Calingiri Hall. […]

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2015 Gingin Anzac

A record crowd attended a wonderful chilly, dawn service at Gingin. Congratulations to the long list of all involved. The new remembrance wall provided a handsome backdrop. Kerryn Harris shared with the audience letters discovered by her mother Pippa Harris, written by one of her relatives. Frederic Edmund Trotter, known as Ed, was an articulate […]

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ANZAC Day 2015 at the Bullsbrook & District’s RSL Sub-Branch

      ANZAC Day 2015 at the Bullsbrook & District’s RSL Sub-Branch will certainly be remembered as an incredible event for the community. The crowd was estimated at around 1500, double that of the past few years with attendees gathered along the road, well beyond either side of the hall. In anticipation of such […]

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Red flowering Gums blossoms at Enderslea Farm performance

The engaging performance of ‘Red Flowering Gums’ which took place at the historical Enderslea Farm on May 2nd and 3rd offered unique historical insights into life in Western Australia nearly 100 years ago. Written by Jenny Davis and produced by Diane Pope (the current owner of Enderslea Farm) the narrative explores the struggles and achievenments […]

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Gingin Wall of Remembrance unveiled by Hon Christian Porter

A beautiful autumn morning provided the perfect conditions for the unveiling of the Gingin Wall of Remembrance. Constructed to coincide with the ANZAC 100th Anniversary commemorations, the stone monument honouring those Shire of Gingin residents who gave their lives in both World Wars was officially unveiled by Hon Christian Porter MP, Federal Member for Pearce. […]

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Gingin’s Jim Gordon VC Trail Reopened

            The Shire of Gingin is pleased to announce that repair works to the Jim Gordon VC Trail have been completed and the boardwalk has reopened for public use. Approximately 130m2 of the historic timber boardwalk was destroyed by fire last year and has been reinstated using a combination of […]

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Gingin Iluka Aquatic centre upgrade

  More than $350k for sport and recreation facilities in Moore Member for Moore Shane Love MLA welcomed today’s announcement by Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies that three sporting clubs in the electorate would receive a combined $352,107 for facility upgrades. The projects are among 22 in regional WA and 38 across the State […]

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Connecting with nature

Connecting people with nature is Wendy Gellard’s passion, and her desire to share her love of the natural environment has led her through an in-depth journey of discovery in the Chittering area. Her booklet “Every walk has a story” ” is a history and story collection that has sprung from the paths beginning at her […]

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Blues festival coming to Bogart

The town of Bolgart in the Victoria Plains Shire is set to come alive during the second weekend this coming October with the inaugural West Oz Blues Fest with early bird tickets on sale now. The town will be abuzz with the atmosphere created by the exciting performances by WA, Australian and International artist line […]

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Angus Bull sold for $10,500 at Gingin Sale

The 27th annual Gingin sale on the 5th March was a day of celebration and optimism. A record number of people attended the show and as Midlands Cattle Breeders’ Association president Tony Sudlow said it was a good time to be in cattle. Average price records were higher than previous years, with a top price […]

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Paddock to plate – Courtney keeps it local

Courtney Fewster is the manager of Gingin Premium Meats, the new local butcher in Gingin. You might see her dad Wayne in the background but the real driving force behind this new venture is Courtney. She is assisted by the talented butchers Dick and Phil, who do the boning work behind the scenes. David (Fitzy) […]

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Dirt, and lots of it

If you ask popular parenting educator Maggie Dent the secret to raising strong, happy, successful children – her answer is surprisingly simple and accessible; dirt, and lots of it. A former teacher and now leading consultant and speaker on the topic of building resiliance in children, Maggie recently inspired many locals at her talks held […]

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Bindoon Bushrangers victorious

The mighty Bindoon Bushrangers proved victorious against the Gingin Reds at the South Midlands Cricket Association Grand Final held on Sunday 22 March 2015 at Dandaragan. Bindoon won the toss and elected to bat – Bindoon’s two openers Bulpitt and Shales headed out to the crease to start the proceedings, on a very slow spongy […]

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Beef innovation day – inspiring a better future

The informative Gingin Beef Innovation Day was packed with cattle showing, high quality speakers and finished with a sundowner of prime beef steak burgers courtesy of Harvey Beef – a winning combination! The event attracted the ‘who’s who’ of beef with 150 producers and industry representatives registered to be a part of this significant day. […]

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Tessa selected to compete in the USA

Tessa Forbes from Bullsbrook is going to use a passport for the very first time. She is off to America later this year to compete in the International Mounted Games Australian Pony Club Team. This event is being held from 12 to 26 July at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Virginia. Each year only […]

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School Board for Bindoon Primary School

As a newly minted Independent Public School, an inaugural School Board was been established at Bindoon Primary School. It is heartening to see the high level of accomplishment of each member of the School Board. The School Board has nine members who represent parents, community and staff. Eight parents nominated to be on the School […]

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