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The Nannup cycling trails a step closer

Plans to make Nannup a world-class cycling mecca has moved closer after the state government announced it would contribute funds to launch a trails project. The WA Government has partnered with the Shire of Nannup to establish the South-West town as a trails hub for cyclists and committed $15,000 from the Forests Product Commission and $133,000 from Lotterywest. The funding will go towards the development of a cycling masterplan, and the preparation of documents to sanction cycling trails in the Shire of Nannup. The trails hub is set to increase tourism and stimulate the local economy as well as engage communities and strengthen the relationship between active forest users and forest management practices. The FPC is committed to supporting tourism opportunities in regional areas connected to WA's vibrant forestry industry to support jobs and regional economies. Shire of Nannup president Tony Dean said the project would enable Nannup to work towards its goal of becoming the South-W..

Plans to make Nannup a world-class cycling mecca has moved closer after the state government announced it would contribute funds to launch a trails project. The WA Government has partnered with the Shire of Nannup to establish the South-West town as a trails hub for cyclists and committed $15,000 from the Forests Product Commission and $133,000 from Lotterywest. The funding will go towards the development of a cycling masterplan, and the preparation of documents to sanction cycling trails in the Shire of Nannup. The trails hub is set to increase tourism and stimulate the local economy as well as engage communities and strengthen the relationship between active forest users and forest management practices. The FPC is committed to supporting tourism opportunities in regional areas connected to WA's vibrant forestry industry to support jobs and regional economies. Shire of Nannup president Tony Dean said the project would enable Nannup to work towards its goal of becoming the South-West's cycling central and a dedicated trail town. Mr Dean said Nannup was well positioned with the river, great scenery, hills and connectivity to neighbouring towns to promote cycling as an economic driver and social stimulator for the town and region." It is expected the masterplan will take six months to complete and a further 12 months to construct the trails once funding was secured. "The trails will be located at Tank Seven and Tank Eight to the east of the Nannup town site," Mr Dean said. "There will be approximately 30 kilometres of networked trail that will be a combination of endure, cross country and downhill." Mr Dean said the potential of cycling as an economic stimulator was immense, due to its proximity to Margaret River, and once the Busselton Margaret River Airport was open for commuters it would open up new markets for adventure tourism. "In the past year Nannup has seen a trails transport company open business, three cafes change hands that cater to cyclists and a bike hire and maintenance shop commence trading." Forestry minister Dave Kelly said the Government was extremely proud to be part of this project that will help drive tourism in Nannup supporting the local economy and jobs. "Forestry, alongside tourism and other industries, contribute to the economic diversity of regional communities and ensure they remain strong," he said. Parliamentary secretary to the minister for forestry Chris Tallentire MLA said as an avid cyclist himself, he was excited to see the development of a cycling masterplan and could not wait to explore more of this beautiful region. "Cycling and spending time in natural areas, like WA's forests and plantations, is a great way to connect with others and improve health."

Plans to make Nannup a world-class cycling mecca has moved closer after the state government announced it would contribute funds to launch a trails project.

The WA Government has partnered with the Shire of Nannup to establish the South-West town as a trails hub for cyclists and committed $15,000 from the Forests Product Commission and $133,000 from Lotterywest.

The funding will go towards the development of a cycling masterplan, and the preparation of documents to sanction cycling trails in the Shire of Nannup.

The trails hub is set to increase tourism and stimulate the local economy as well as engage communities and strengthen the relationship between active forest users and forest management practices.

The FPC is committed to supporting tourism opportunities in regional areas connected to WA's vibrant forestry industry to support jobs and regional economies.

Shire of Nannup president Tony Dean said the project would enable Nannup to work towards its goal of becoming the South-West's cycling central and a dedicated trail town.

Mr Dean said Nannup was well positioned with the river, great scenery, hills and connectivity to neighbouring towns to promote cycling as an economic driver and social stimulator for the town and region."

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Western NSW ‘neglected’ by budget says Barwon MP

The NSW Government has delivered a Sydney-centric budget that fails to deliver for rural and regional areas, says Shooters, Fishers and Farmers member for Barwon Roy Butler. “The Berejiklian Government has celebrated its operating surplus and its record investment in infrastructure across the state and that's all good – if you forget that western NSW is also part of the state,” he said on Tuesday. He said the Barwon electorate is 44 per cent of the state, but hasn't had a significant school or hospital upgrade funded in this budget. READ ALSO: “All I am seeing in this budget is a continuation of record neglect of western NSW,” Mr Butler said. “The budget delivers new metro trains, museums and stadiums for the Sydney, and less than the bare necessities for the communities of the Barwon electorate. “The NSW Government announced that this budget was a budget for the bush, and congratulated themselves for their record investment in drought funding. Mr Butler said it's time t..

The NSW Government has delivered a Sydney-centric budget that fails to deliver for rural and regional areas, says Shooters, Fishers and Farmers member for Barwon Roy Butler. "The Berejiklian Government has celebrated its operating surplus and its record investment in infrastructure across the state and that's all good – if you forget that western NSW is also part of the state," he said on Tuesday. He said the Barwon electorate is 44 per cent of the state, but hasn't had a significant school or hospital upgrade funded in this budget. READ ALSO: "All I am seeing in this budget is a continuation of record neglect of western NSW," Mr Butler said. "The budget delivers new metro trains, museums and stadiums for the Sydney, and less than the bare necessities for the communities of the Barwon electorate. "The NSW Government announced that this budget was a budget for the bush, and congratulated themselves for their record investment in drought funding. Mr Butler said it's time to support our farming businesses and communities while they are at their lowest ebb, but said short-term cash loans are not the way. "I'm disappointed that the government is congratulating its self on the announcement of more short-term cash loans," he said. "Short-term cash loans create more debt. More debt is not the solution for farmers or our communities. Story continues after video: "Loans of any kind are a receivable for government. The future repayment of these loans will just delay the recovery from the drought further. "The current drought is impacting on businesses that aren't part of the agriculture supply chain. It's affecting schools, hospitals, and community services. It's impacting regional communities with such severity that without proper government assistance many will struggle to recover. "If the NSW Government needs help with long-term solutions, all they have to do is pick up the phone and call me. "Individuals and groups from across the Barwon electorate and the state have approached me with ideas that have the potential to improve the outlook for regional communities. Solutions that cover community business capacity, education, infrastructure, mental health, and rural finance. "It's time we listen to what they have to say and work together across political divides to ensure our rural and regional communities are supported. "It's time we work together to deliver solutions. We need to for the future of rural and regional NSW."

The NSW Government has delivered a Sydney-centric budget that fails to deliver for rural and regional areas, says Shooters, Fishers and Farmers member for Barwon Roy Butler.

"The Berejiklian Government has celebrated its operating surplus and its record investment in infrastructure across the state and that's all good – if you forget that western NSW is also part of the state," he said on Tuesday.

He said the Barwon electorate is 44 per cent of the state, but hasn't had a significant school or hospital upgrade funded in this budget.

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"All I am seeing in this budget is a continuation of record neglect of western NSW," Mr Butler said.

"The budget delivers new metro trains, museums and stadiums for the Sydney, and less than the bare necessities for the communities of the Barwon electorate.

"The NSW Government announced that this budget was a budget for the bush, and congratulated themselves for their record investment in drought funding.

Mr Butler said it's time to support our farming businesses and communities while they are at their lowest ebb, but said short-term cash loans are not the way.

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Wash your hands, avoid gastro: Western LHD advise good hygiene

The Western NSW Local Health District (LHD) are encouraging people to wash their hands and stay at home if they have gastro symptoms, after a number of cases at the Warren Hospital over the weekend. It was reported that there was restricted access to the hospital over the weekend to stop the spread of the highly-contagious gastroenteritis infection to the wider community. The Western NSW LHD are advising people to practice good hygiene to help prevent the virus from spreading. READ ALSO: “People are urged to practice good hand hygiene by washing hands thoroughly using soap and running water for at least 10 seconds and drying with a clean towel, particularly after using the toilet, after assisting someone with diarrhoea and/or vomiting and before preparing food,” a Western NSW LHD spokesperson said. “Alternatively use alcohol hand gel if your hands are not visibly soiled and soap and water are not available.” They said it was also important to wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly befor..

The Western NSW Local Health District (LHD) are encouraging people to wash their hands and stay at home if they have gastro symptoms, after a number of cases at the Warren Hospital over the weekend. It was reported that there was restricted access to the hospital over the weekend to stop the spread of the highly-contagious gastroenteritis infection to the wider community. The Western NSW LHD are advising people to practice good hygiene to help prevent the virus from spreading. READ ALSO: "People are urged to practice good hand hygiene by washing hands thoroughly using soap and running water for at least 10 seconds and drying with a clean towel, particularly after using the toilet, after assisting someone with diarrhoea and/or vomiting and before preparing food," a Western NSW LHD spokesperson said. "Alternatively use alcohol hand gel if your hands are not visibly soiled and soap and water are not available." They said it was also important to wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating. "It is particularly important for people who have had gastroenteritis to be careful about practicing good hand hygiene as described above even when symptoms have subsided because some people remain infectious even after they have recovered," the spokesperson said. If you or someone you care for is sick: Anyone with vomiting or diarrhoea should rest at home and not attend work, school or child-care or visit a residential care facility until vomiting and diarrhoea have stopped for 48 hours. During this time they should not prepare food for others, or care for patients, children or the elderly.

The Western NSW Local Health District (LHD) are encouraging people to wash their hands and stay at home if they have gastro symptoms, after a number of cases at the Warren Hospital over the weekend.

It was reported that there was restricted access to the hospital over the weekend to stop the spread of the highly-contagious gastroenteritis infection to the wider community.

The Western NSW LHD are advising people to practice good hygiene to help prevent the virus from spreading.

READ ALSO:

"People are urged to practice good hand hygiene by washing hands thoroughly using soap and running water for at least 10 seconds and drying with a clean towel, particularly after using the toilet, after assisting someone with diarrhoea and/or vomiting and before preparing food," a Western NSW LHD spokesperson said.

"Alternatively use alcohol hand gel if your hands are not visibly soiled and soap and water are not available."

They said it was also important to wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly before eating.

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Juniors impress in weekend of hockey clashes

The young players of the Margaret River Hockey team took to the turf over the weekend in matches against Georgiana Molloy Anglican School and Capel. The Margaret River Year 3-5's team headed to Busselton to face off against GMAS on Saturday. It was the first time the majority of the team had played on the turf and they had a strong game with great defence and strong passing to finish with a 0-0 draw. The young children showed some beautiful teamwork. Jack Leggate and Hemi Creagh both had some great saves in goals. Angus Male, Ricci Monteleone and Marley McDonnell all had impressive games setting up some great passages of play. There was a rainy start to the year 6-8 Margaret River vs Capel game, also played on Saturday. It was a closely played game with plenty of pressure applied by both teams. A few gutsy attacks from Xander MacDonald nearly resulted in a goal. It wasn't until the end of the first half that the first goal was scored by Oscar Male. The sun came out in the sec..

The young players of the Margaret River Hockey team took to the turf over the weekend in matches against Georgiana Molloy Anglican School and Capel. The Margaret River Year 3-5's team headed to Busselton to face off against GMAS on Saturday. It was the first time the majority of the team had played on the turf and they had a strong game with great defence and strong passing to finish with a 0-0 draw. The young children showed some beautiful teamwork. Jack Leggate and Hemi Creagh both had some great saves in goals. Angus Male, Ricci Monteleone and Marley McDonnell all had impressive games setting up some great passages of play. There was a rainy start to the year 6-8 Margaret River vs Capel game, also played on Saturday. It was a closely played game with plenty of pressure applied by both teams. A few gutsy attacks from Xander MacDonald nearly resulted in a goal. It wasn't until the end of the first half that the first goal was scored by Oscar Male. The sun came out in the second half and Capel managed to find their way through the Margaret River defence. Stand out efforts on the field came from Sol Piper and Aden Bailey. A goal from Capel's Hiroki Rule equalised the score 1-1. The Margaret River 6-8 boys has players aged from 11 years up they really show us what it is to be good sports on and off the turf. Keep up to date with the club at www.facebook.com/margaretriverhockeyclub

Juniors impress in weekend of hockey clashes

  • Equal draw: There was a rainy start to the year 6-8 Margaret River vs Capel game on Saturday. Photos: Nicole Hoffman

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    Photos: Nicole Hoffman

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    Photos: Nicole Hoffman

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