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Shire rates 'unlawful'

Michael Sinclair-Jones

HUNDREDS of Toodyay rural property owners face uncertainty over their rates bills after State regulators said this year’s shire charges are unlawful,

The shock revelation has thrown the shire’s $6.1 million rates budget into disarray and “created angst” over whether some rural landowners may now have to pay more and others less.

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Further stay of execution for ANZAC Memorial Park trees

A DECISION on Toodyay’s controversial temporary heavy-haulage bypass has been postponed until at least next February.

A plan to cut down two big Anzac Memorial Park trees that prompted a stand-off between

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Carnaby Trees axed in map muddle

Michael Sinclair-Jones

THE SHIRE of Toodyay has denied responsibility for allowing several big trees with potential nesting hollows for endangered Carnaby’s cockatoos to be destroyed on Bejoording Road near Wongamine Nature Reserve.

Official maps show the axed trees were in Toodyay. Toodyay Naturalists’ Club President Brian Foley emailed Deputy Shire President Therese Chitty last month saying the salmon gums were in Toodyay and should be saved.

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Police Beat

POLICE ARE warning residents that it is illegal to set ‘man traps’ to deter unwanted activities after two home-made devices were found last month near Morangup.

The ‘man traps’ – timber planks with sharp nails protruding outwards – were found near Boral Quarry in an area used by trail bike riders.

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Dow ducks, weaves and sidesteps queries

Bat in the Belfry, Geoff Appleby

THE PUBLIC GALLERY at last month’s Toodyay Shire Council meeting  was again packed with ratepayers, and the first hour was wholly occupied by public question time.

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Local crops shaping up for bumper harvest

Toodyay Agricultural Alliance, Frank Panizza

GOOD EARLY rains this year enabled an early start to the winter seeding program in Toodyay and surrounding districts.

Many farmers in the shire took advantage of good soil moisture levels and began seeding – mainly with canola – in early April.

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Coming Events

Emergency WA - Smoke and other Alerts
Emergency Alert advice is available HERE
Emergency Information HERE
 
Toodyay Youth Beach Party
Thurdsay, December 8, 5.30pm-7pm. Toodyay CRC
 
Symphony in the City
Saturday, December 10, 7.30pm. Live simulcast from Perth at Toodyay CRC. 9574 5357 
 
Morangup Library
Tuesdays, December 13 and 20 then January 3 from 2pm-4.30pm
 
Courtyard Garden Markets
Saturday, December 17 - Toodyay CRC Courtyard fom 9am
 
Toodyay Farmers Market
Sunday, December 18, Stirling Park, from 9am
 
Carols in the Park
Sunday December 18, 
 
Shire of Toodyay Annual General Meeting
Monday, December 19 at 7pm, Council Chambers, Fiennes Street
 
Public Meeting 
December 20, Victoria Hotel, from 7pm.
Shane Love, MLA and Minister for Sport & Recreation.
 
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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