Bunbury Regional Prison upgrade adds 160 beds

Work has started on multi-million dollar upgrades to Bunbury Regional Prison in a bid to address the over-crowded prison “crisis” across the State. The $23.7 million upgrade will see a new 160-bed, double-storey unit at the prison along with upgrades to educational facilities and reception, kitchen and dining areas. The …

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New chairman at head of South West charity table

David Dorsett-Lynn has been appointed to steer the Driving the South West Chefs’ Long Table Charity Lunch towards and even brighter future as the new chairman of the iconic event. Mr Dorsett-Lynn is the deputy chairman of Wattle Hill Lodge and was formerly the deputy chairman of Georgiana Molloy Anglican …

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Flavour rules | The West Australian

It was the offer of a job teaching at Morawa Agricultural College that led Queensland agricultural scientist Mark Weston to settle with his wife and family on a small property near the Bookara rail siding, 20km north of Dongara. Looking around for a way to make their land work, the …

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Banks and consumer stocks keep ASX in black

The Australian sharemarket remained in a world of its own as the falling Aussie dollar again helped it defy global weakness by supporting demand for dollar-hedge stocks. The US S&P 500 index fell 0.8 per cent last night and European markets were all red, but after opening 0.2 per cent …

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The South Pacific resort that’s the excellent…

The luxurious Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Spa & Golf Resort was the backdrop to last night’s controversial Bachelor finale.  The finale of The Bachelor Australia season six — in which Nick Cummins chose neither finalist as the winner — may not have been a particularly good advertisement for finding love on …

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Council snubs call to reduce tourism zone

Capel Shire Council has refused to recommend the Dalyellup Beach Local Structure Plan Amendment to the WA Planning Commission as the applicant plans to reduce the proposed tourist precinct from 14ha to 1.8ha. The plan amendment provided the basis for future residential subdivision of the remaining portion of land in …

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