New President says ANZAC trees to stay on shire hit list

A COUNCIL decision to axe two tall trees at Toodyay’s ANZAC Memorial Park will stay on the books, says new Toodyay Shire President Brian Rayner.

President Rayner, who was abused by protesters at the site two years ago, told this month’s annual electors’ meeting that the council’s 2016 decision to cut down the two lemon-scented gums would not be rescinded.


August 2016 Flashback – the RSL’s Bruce Guthrie with two Anzac trees facing the axe.

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Our newest citizens chant ‘Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi-oi-oi’

TOODYAY’S annual Australia Day picnic in Duidgee Park on January 26 provided a large crowd with joyful morning of free food and entertainment to help celebrate what it means to be an Australian.

A highlight of the morning’s events organised by the Shire of Toodyay was citizenship pledges by six new Australians who immediately after chanted “Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, oi-oi-oi”.

Pictured: Toodyay Shire President Brian Rayner (centre) after awarding certificates to our newest Australian citizens (from left) Howard Diver, George McCombie, Karen Booth, Ronja Bergmann, Ruth Hamlyn and John Liddle.

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$23m bungle forces council backflip

Pool and Showgrounds safe after Herald story exposes ‘errors’ and ‘inaccurate’ costings in flawed sports plan
Michael Sinclair-Jones

BUNGLED costings have forced the Toodyay Shire Council into an embarrassing backflip over a planned new $23 million sports and recreation precinct, including a long-awaited public swimming pool.

A pool will still be built near the high school but plans for a new football and cricket oval, stadium seating, multi-purpose function centre, second set of changerooms and major earthworks have been scrapped.

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