Holiday home refusal likely to be reversed

Wednesday, September 03, 2014
AN overturned application for a home holiday rental property on Gilbert Avenue is likely to get the green light from the State Administrative Tribunal.
 The Denmark Shire Council knocked back the application 6-3 in a motion put forward by Councillor David Morrell.  Read More ...

Residents face holiday homes on all sides

Wednesday, September 03, 2014
“IT’S a David and Goliath struggle,” Marius Russcher says of the prospect of being hemmed in on all sides by home holiday rental properties in his Gilbert Avenue home.
 He and wife Lois built their home nine years ago after falling in love with Denmark as an ideal place to retire from their Darlington business.  Read More ...

Milestone for marine park

Wednesday, September 03, 2014
WALPOLE community members and visitors will mark the fifth anniversary of the establishment of the Walpole and Nornalup Inlets Marine Park on Friday, September 26.
Department of Parks and Wildlife’s marine park coordinator Shaun Ossinger invites interested people to barbecue and information evening at 5.45pm at the Walpole Country Club on the day to hear about how the park is progressing.  Read More ...

College student in national final

Wednesday, September 03, 2014
WA COLLEGE Agriculture Denmark student Roxanne Mostert has been nominated for Agricultural Student of the Year category in the Australian Farmer of the Year awards.
 College captain and year 12 student Roxanne of Redmond has worked hard in academic and agricultural pursuits since starting at the college last year.  Read More ...

Review may bring relief

Wednesday, September 03, 2014
A REVIEW of the Shire of Denmark town planning policy for home holiday rental properties will target the possible exemption of Weedon Hill as a preferred area.
 The decision to conduct the review comes with an instruction for Shire staff to carry out a noise audit in the area over the summer holiday period.  Read More ...

Church elder jailed for child sex offences

Wednesday, September 03, 2014
DENMARK man Geoffrey Howarth, 88, was jailed for three years last month for sexually abusing three young girls over a decade when they were as young as four years old.
 A respected church elder at the time, Howarth befriended the girls’ families through the church.
 He was a relief school bus driver and committed the crimes while the children were alone in his care.  Read More ...

Food van operators get limited shire approval

Wednesday, September 03, 2014
TWO Denmark women have been refused permission to operate a food vendor van at four major tourist sites other than at Lights Beach and the Kwoorabup Community Park.
  Leanne Basey-Fisher and Gillian Cockman asked the Denmark Shire Council to set up their ‘Drift Van’ at one or more of four locations: the old basketball courts at Berridge Park, and the car parks at Ocean Beach, Prawn Rock Channel and William Bay.  Read More ...

Cheque brings Riverside project to final piece in funding jigsaw

Wednesday, September 03, 2014
THE final piece of the $2.2 million Denmark Riverside Club project will be contributed from the Community Sport and Recreation Facilities Fund.
 So said club president Alan Robertson when Warren Blackwood MLA Terry Redman presented $390,659 from Lotterywest at a ceremony on Friday, August 29.    Read More ...

Shire president appointed tp WA Planning Commission

Wednesday, September 03, 2014
SHIRE president Ross Thornton has been appointed to the WA Planning Commission as regional representative for two years.
 A former town planner, Councillor Thornton worked for the-then Department of Planning in the 1980s, preparing the Shire of Denmark’s inaugural town planning scheme (known as No. 2).  Read More ...

Country Club on drongo watch

Wednesday, September 03, 2014
A GREENKEEPER’S caravan can be occupied up to five nights a week at the Denmark Country Club as a deterrent to ‘would-be drongos’.
 Speaking at the August 19 Shire meeting club president Phil Middleton said the greenkeeper’s caravan had been installed for security reasons on the Shire-controlled property before the inaugural Denmark Classic golf tournament earlier this year.  Read More ...

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