If 54,000 new customers had moved to an area, surely it’s just good business sense to keep your shopfront there?
Regional Australia has lost a quarter of its banks in the past four years, a trend that is no shock to South West towns at the coal face of a regional banking exodus being labelled “unconscionable”.
The South West’s first Olympic medallist since 2004 is hoping to be a part of the Kookaburras side which will attempt to maintain Australia’s flawless record at next year’s Commonwealth Games.
Margaret River and Gracetown have dominated the major awards in this year’s Surfing WA night of nights.
A local wine label headed by one of the region’s most respected vignerons is about to drop a pile of cash on the Movember charity, thanks to a partnership with Coles Liquor.
Shire of Augusta-Margaret River Cr Brian Daniel has had vindication of sorts, with councillors shrugging off a report outlining a lack of options to fast-track second access to Rapids Landing.
Margaret River Region Open Studios has confirmed its 2022 dates.
The popular cinema run at Cape Mentelle will return this year despite the challenge of WA’s closed borders amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The hot topic of where dogs can and cannot be exercised along the region’s beaches will go before councillors on Wednesday night, with many residents hoping councillors will ditch the proposal.
The latest young hopefuls were put through their paces as part of a State Government-sponsored training program at Margaret River TAFE this week.
The Shire of Augusta Margaret River’s two most recently elected councillors have lost a bid to defer costly redevelopment plans for the Shire’s website.
While the east coast can expect a wet summer, the Bureau of Meteorology has warned the chance of increased rainfall in the South West will not reduce a severe bushfire risk.
The department has admitted multiple schools in the region had to cancel their in-term swimming programs as a result of the shortage, but would not be drawn on how many schools were affected.
Bunbury resident Bronwen English has been confirmed as Labor’s choice to contest the seat, which has been held by Brunswick-born Nola Marino for 14 years.
The biggest unclaimed amount in the South West is for a Donnybrook resident who can claim a whopping $46,000.
The operators of the popular Margaret River Night Market have confirmed their summer venture is not going ahead.
Connor Blakely has received his Fremantle Dockers lifeline — the club fulfilling its commitment to redraft the midfielder in Friday’s AFL Rookie Draft.
Hospitality operators have their fingers crossed for a new campaign aimed at recruiting teenage workers to face the hordes this summer.
Entitlement or a genuine environmental issue? The December 8 meeting of council is set to be a doozy.
They dodged the worst of the disruption to their final school year and went out with a bang as WA’s class of 2021 celebrated leavers throughout the Capes.
Nature Conservation Margaret River has bitten the bullet and called for a new general manager position.
A South West courthouse descended into chaos last week when a Margaret River anti-masker was fined for abusing police officers and members of the public during the State’s COVID-19 lockdowns.
“We have not been given the extra funds or extra staff to push this so we must pull from our already extremely stretched resources.”
Single-storey homes are already taking three months longer to build and two-storey homes nearly six months longer.
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