‘Reasonable suspicion’ shire broke law

By Michael Sinclair-Jones

THE STATE Government has ordered a formal inquiry into the internal workings of the Shire of Toodyay based on “reasonable suspicion the council has breached” WA local government laws and regulations.

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Motocross champ hits shire road block

By Roger Simms

A 2.4km MOTOCROSS training track built without approval on farmland in Wattening is now in limbo and may have to be closed down or removed following a decision by the Toodyay Shire Council.

The dirt track, with banks, turns and jump points, covers an area 450m by 250m on an 818-acre property in Bull Road near the border of the Toodyay and Victoria Plains shires, about 4km south of Bolgart.

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Days of golden harvest

This striking shot taken by Frank Panizza at sunset along the Irish Town Road captures the essence of early summer in Toodyay – round-the-clock harvesting.

Big headers are out across the shire harvesting part of what is expected to be a record state grain crop.

Friendly way urged in dementia plan

TOODYAY is on the way to becoming a dementia-friendly town.

The shire council at its last meeting approved a project with that aim, in partnership with Alzheimer’s WA.

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Shire pursues $60 fine

By Peter Ruthven

TOODYAY Shire Council legal costs are again under scrutiny following a question by local ratepayer Allan Henshaw at last month’s ordinary council meeting.

The shire recently engaged lawyers to pursue a $60 parking infringement through to a Northam Magistrates Court hearing on November 26.

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Have your say on local bus

By Peter Ruthven

THE TOODYAY Shire Council has adopted a recommendation from the Community Public Transport Committee to conduct a survey to determine community interest in the purchase and use of a new 12-seater community bus.

The current 18-seater bus (pictured right) was purchased second hand several years ago and is now awaiting sale.

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Bolgart news

Bike riders raise Telethon cash

FIVE generations of the Syred family with an enlarged photograph of their ancestor Private Charles Syred (from left) Callen, Samuel, Charles, Phillip and Peter.

By Serena Syred and Nolene Kaszanski

THEY’VE done it again.

Dominic Mete, Tony and Zac Clarke and Steve Blaxendale from Queensland departed Bolgart bound for Telethon on October 20.

A large crowd gathered for breakfast to farewell the cyclists on their journey.

They arrived at Telethon the next afternoon and presented organisers with a substantial cheque.

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