Raw sewage enters inlet again

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
RAW sewage spilled into a feeder creek of Wilson Inlet last week after a breakdown at the Water Corporation’s Zimmermann Street pumping station.
 The Water Corporation estimates about 20,000 litres of ‘waste water’ spilled into the creek for about 15 hours from late on Monday, June 15 until noon on Tuesday, July 16.  Read More ...

Six seats open for election contest

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
SIX out of nine sitting councillors’ terms expire in October.
 They are shire president Ross Thornton and Councillor Ian Osborne in town ward, Crs Jan Lewis and Belinda Rowland in Scotsdale/Shadforth ward and Crs Kelli Gillies and Roger Seeney in Kent/Nornalup ward.  Read More ...

Chamber ponders next shire move

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

THE Denmark Chamber of Commerce committee was due to meet on Tuesday evening to consider motions passed at an earlier meeting of members.
 Concerns about possible irregularities in the calling of the first meeting prompted the second meeting as the original motions need to be ratified before they can be acted upon Read More ...

222 plants and 4.3kg in cannabis seizure

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
A DENMARK man has been charged over 222 cannabis seedlings, 88 seeds and 4.3kg of dried cannabis material which police found in his Heather Road home.  Read More ...

Farewell for a legend

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Patrick McCarthy’s uncle, Phil Cogan, is a certified legend.  Patrick had asked himself ‘what makes a good man’ and delivered his 15 findings at Phil’s funeral on Saturday. Read More ...

Shorebirds study calls for new protocol

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
A REPORT on shorebirds on WA’s south coast recommends a ‘more appropriate management protocol’ for the opening of the Wilson Inlet sand bar.
 This would be an annual opening to provide an optimal shorebird habitat, particularly for migratory shorebirds which spend six months over summer in the area.  Read More ...

Peter earns place in history

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Peter Frank Whittaker 1930-2015


Denmark-born Peter Whittaker was the son of Frank and
Stezla Whittaker, who settled in the town in the 1910s.  Read More ...

Draft holiday plan released

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
A DRAFT planning policy scraps preferred locations and urban density rules with a bigger minimum block size for holiday homes accommodating 7-12 occupants.
 Although Weedon Hill would no longer be listed as a preferred location for holiday homes, a standard holiday home occupied by no more than six people would be considered suitable in all residential areas.  Read More ...

Old rovers rally to raise fund for charities

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
CAR enthusiast Brian Wilson and Perth mate David Clarke-Murphy will drive David’s 1984 Rover DSI in this year’s Variety Club Bash in the Karijini National Park and surrounding pastoral areas in August.
  To help Brian quest in the fundraiser for the Variety Club children’s charities the Denmark Machinery Restoration group will hold a sausage sizzle outside Supa IGA on July 4.  Read More ...

Engineer sacked

Wednesday, June 10, 2015
SHIRE infrastructure services director Rob Whooley was sacked from his job last Friday for ‘substantial and serious’ breaches over an extended period of his employment contract.
 In a statement from shire chief executive Dale Stewart released on Monday the sacking followed an internal disciplinary review process for breaches described as rendering a continuation of the employment relationship untenable.  Read More ...

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