Vote on new pool plan

Thursday, July 23, 2015
THE Denmark community will have its say about whether it wants the Shire to build a $1.2 million learn-to-swim and hydrotherapy pool.
 A public information forum will be held on Tuesday, August 11 at 7pm in the Shire reception room, plus there will be an online survey of residents and ratepayers about the proposal.  Read More ...

Pair bring Coffee Pot plans to fruition

Thursday, July 23, 2015

A REPLICA sculpture of a former Millars’ timber hauler steam engine is the work of two determined men, one of whom found a family link to the train.
 Steelworker and welder Rob Plant and shire gardener Andrew Brinsden have worked on the sculpture ‘on and off’ for two years after Andrew approach Rob with the idea.  Read More ...

Grim memory orchard inspiration

Thursday, July 23, 2015
ROD Macdougall recalls seeing a woman dying of starvation and clutching a dead baby while serving with the RAAF in the British and Commonwealth Occupation Force in Japan.
 Rod, 89, was then only 19-years-old and working as an RAAF interpreter immediately the bombing of Hiroshima but the memory of the starving woman and dead baby have survived throughout his life and inspired him to grow food.  Read More ...

Waterways health top priority

Thursday, July 23, 2015
THE Shire of Denmark should make the management of waterways and water quality its main priority according to property owners and electors responding to the council’s latest community needs and customer satisfaction survey.
 A draft report on the results of the survey show that waterways, water supply, energy efficiency and the development of other infrastructure are considered the most important issues facing the council.  Read More ...

Electors group re-formed

Thursday, July 23, 2015
AN interim residents’ and ratepayers’ committee met on Tuesday to consider a draft constitution in the run-up to holding an inaugural annual general meeting.
 A major aim of establishing a residents’ and ratepayers’ association is the view that the Shire of Denmark fails to engage effectively with the community.
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Fame just a breath away for town

Thursday, July 23, 2015
THE hunt has begun for young surfers to grace local waves when shooting of a movie adaptation of Tim Winton’s novel Breath starts in Denmark later this year.
 The film is expected to create more than 250 local jobs and generate $4.3 million for the WA economy.  Read More ...

Genevieve in Miss Country Girl final

Thursday, July 23, 2015
DENMARK High School year 11 student Genevieve Derschow, 16, will attend the finals for Miss Country Girl Australia on the Gold Coast, Queensland next year.
 Miss Country Girl Australia is an organisation started in rural New South Wales to provide opportunities for country youngsters to learn about the fashion and modelling industry, both behind the scenes and on the catwalk.  Read More ...

Owner found but mystery remains

Thursday, July 23, 2015
VOLUNTEER museum curator Carol Blackett has traced the owner of a World War I match case but is yet to solve the mystery of how it came to be in Denmark.
 Carol, who curates artefacts and photographs for the Denmark Museum, found the 1915 engraved silver case among some uncatalogued artefacts.  Read More ...

Truffle triumph for local grower

Thursday, July 23, 2015
ALAN and Karen Bradshaw harvested a 175gm truffle recently, a breakthrough for their 2400 oak-tree project which began in 2010 on their Denmark property.
 The ultimate yields from their trees, half of which are French and the rest English oaks, are unknown but they may not reach their full yield potential until 20 years old.  Read More ...

Tracks closed

Thursday, July 23, 2015
UNAUTHORISED four-wheel drive tracks at Back Beach have been closed and the carpark reinforced as part of works to prevent big problems in future.
 The works by the Shire of Denmark in its coastal reserves aim to improve the appearance and function of popular beach areas.  Read More ...

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