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Hundreds of land owners face huge rate increases

Michael Sinclair-Jones
HUNDREDS of Toodyay land owners will  pay up to 50 per cent more in rates this year, and dozens more face rate rises of up to 75 per cent under a new Toodyay Shire Council rating system approved last month.


Shire forced to tighten belt as road funds cut

Michael Sinclair-Jones

TOODYAY will lose tens of thousands of dollars in roadworks money this year under a $10 million cut in State road funding. 


Advertising in the Herald costs less

AFTER deciding reluctantly last month to increase our advertising charges because of higher production costs, we are now delighted to discover that we can knock 10 per cent off those prices thanks to a recent inquiry to the Australian Tax Office.


Local farmer fined $50,000 for mass cruelty to sheep was repeat offender

A TOODYAY farmer fined $50,000 last month for mass cruelty to sheep was a repeat offender, the RSPCA has revealed.


$100-a-day drug habits feed local crime

LAST month saw an increase in burglaries and thefts in Toodyay, and two domestic assaults.

One person was charged and police inquiries are continuing into the other matters.


Rubber stamping no longer par for course

Geoff Appleby

A SMALL minority of readers has complained about negativity in this column so I am happy to report that last month’s Toodyay Shire Council meeting – for the most part – showed promising signs of improvement. 


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