Shire outlines pool plans

Toodyay Shire CEO Stan Scott (left) explains Toodyay’s new $11.8m sport and recreation precinct.

TOODYAY’S new public swimming pool may not be ready until 2020, Shire CEO Stan Scott told a public meeting last month.

Shire Deputy President Therese Chitty said in July she hoped the long-awaited new pool would be open by Christmas next year.

“It will be done as fast as possible but I wouldn’t bet my house on it,” Mr Scott said.

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Boral truck action threatens tourism plans

TOODYAY is on a collision course between more quarry trucks and weekend tourism.

Toodyay shire councillors recently abandoned a long-standing policy to allow six-day operations at local quarries after two new members argued successfully that allowing Boral Resources (WA) Ltd to operate up to 120 more trucks on Toodyay Road on Saturdays would harm tourism.

However, Boral has applied to the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to overturn the shire’s new Saturday truck ban.

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Schoolgirl disappearance exposes shire video farce

THE DISAPPEARANCE of a schoolgirl in Duidgee Park has exposed serious flaws in the town’s video security camera system, which is owned and maintained by the Shire of Toodyay and monitored by local police.

The young teenager was reported missing after school last month, and local police inquiries traced her to Duidgee Park.

The area, which includes public toilets and a children’s playground, is monitored by a shire video security camera that mostly points in the wrong direction – including at roofs and trees – and often sticks in the same position for long periods.

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