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Wheatbelt harvest going gangbusters

AN EXCEPTIONALLY good lambing season followed by bumper crops with high yields are keeping farmers busy day and night all over the Central Wheatbelt,including in Toodyay and surrounding districts.

Heavy farm equipment is being used 24/7 when there are no harvest bans due to fire risk on hot windy days, and motorists have been urged to take care on country roads as heavy trucks cart grain to Wheatbelt railheads for coastal export.


Shire backflip to sink vet

Michael Sinclair-Jones

TOODYAY MAY LOSE its local animal hospital after the shire council decided last month to reconsider an agreement to lease Mrs O’Reilly’s Cottage to Heartlands veterinary clinic and instead advertise an intention to sell the building to an art gallery. 

The next nearest treatment centre for sick or injured animals is in Northam, which means local pets with snake bites needing urgent veterinary care may not survive.


Five new overtaking lanes planned for Toodyay Road

TOODYAY ROAD will be widened and five new overtaking lanes built between Toodyay and Dryandra Road as part of a major traffic safety upgrade planned by Main Roads WA.

Overtaking lanes are planned at Sandplain Road and Salt Valley Road, Jingaling Brook Road and Lovers Lane, and at Fernie Road.


Your chance to ask the pollies - where's our swimming pool?

LOCAL RESIDENTS will have a chance to raise their concerns about the lack of a public swimming pool in Toodyay with WA Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies at a forum to be held at the Victoria Hotel at 7pm on Tuesday December 20.


New progress association formed

Ieva Tomsons

A NEW TOODYAY Progress Association is being formed to help contribute solutions to ongoing local community issues.

A steering committee chaired by former Pilbara State MP and media columnist Larry Graham is seeking community input to help promote civic affairs in Toodyay. 


It's time to escape the cone of silence

LAST MONTH’S ‘ordinary meeting of council’ was just that – ordinary.

Neighbours were relieved when the Wannamal Field and Game Association was denied approval to move its ‘clay shooting’ club to Telegraph Road, Wattening (or Bejoording, depending on whose maps you use).


New 2J2Air radio to take the community pulse

2J2Air Live Radio - Alan Axon

IN EARLY to mid 2017 Toodyay will wake up to its own live radio station.

Twelve months ago a group of locals formed an incorporated body and worked consistently to meet the requirements of gaining a broadcasting licence.

On November 4, The Australian Communications and Media Authority granted a licence to our station which will be known as 2J2Air Live Radio with the catch call “The Heartbeat of the Community”.


Snake bite? Just $10 could save your life

St John Ambulance, Carolynne Haigh

SNAKES ARE on the move now warm weather has arrived.

We had two snake bite call-outs last month.

It is vital to get immediate treatment and that the first people on the scene have the knowledge and equipment to treat the patient.


Hundreds stopped - and more to come

HUNDREDS of motorists were stopped when local police commandeered the Shire of Toodyay’s new incomplete tourist information bay in Stirling Terrace last month and turned it into a breath-test and vehicle-check station.


Coming Events

Emergency WA - Smoke and other Alerts
Emergency Alert advice is available HERE
Emergency Information HERE
Toodyay Inclusive Community Programme
Monday - Friday, January 16-20. Maddie 9574 9395
Australia Day Barbecue
Thursday, January 26, 2017, Duidgee Park, 7.30am-9am
Toodyay Agricultural Society AGM
Monday, February 13, 2017 Showgrounds 7.30pm



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