Supermarket worries not addressed

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
METCASH’S application to develop a $11 million supermarket complex on the corner of Hardy Street and South Coast Highway was given the go-ahead with conditions on April 10.
 But not before Great Southern Joint Development Application Panel member Dawn Pedro said she was disappointed that in the amended application Metcash had not ‘come to the party’ more.  Read More ...

Weather interrupts solo adventure

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
JENNI Harrison awaits a ‘weather window’ to complete her solo paddle in a kayak from Denmark to Walpole.
 After two days on the water her attempt was ‘trashed’ when she capsized in rough conditions on Sunday afternoon on a reef outside Peaceful Bay.  Read More ...

Public input invited as Riverside concept grows

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
PUBLIC input is being called for stage two of the Denmark Riverside Club project to develop a concept enabling safe access to the river for clubs and other users.
  Consultants Green Skills will undertake a foreshore environmental assessment in preparation for architects Pixeltrix to draft the stage-two concept to follow the proposed $2.1 million development of a multi-club riverside facility.  Read More ...

Planning scheme open for comment

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
DENMARK’S new draft local planning scheme is open for public comment.
 Shire president Ross Thornton urges everyone to have input and be informed about the planning scheme, as it sets out how land in the shire can be used, thus affecting everyone in some way.
 The WA Planning Commission has endorsed the draft local planning scheme no. 4 and the initial work in preparing the document has been completed.  Read More ...

Big dry sees total fire ban over Easter

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
THERE will be a total fire ban over Easter and permits to burn over autumn will be strictly limited due to the exceptionally dry conditions.
  There is no significant rainfall forecast in the next week so no permits will be issued from Friday, April 18 until Monday, April 21 inclusive.  Read More ...

Sophie captures pain of war

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
DENMARK student Sophie Stone depicted a World War I wheelchair-bound soldier with only one arm inside a bubble to capture his feeling of entrapment.
 “He feels he cannot tell of the experiences and the visions he encountered during the war… he feels no one will listen,” year 10 Denmark High School student Sophie said.  Read More ...

Town shows support for Recognise

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
SHIRE president Ross Thornton supported fixing the historical exclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from Australia’s Constitution at the Recognise rally recently.
  Denmark people met the Recognise team which has so far walked, cycled, driven and paddled more than 15,800km through Melbourne, Adelaide, Alice Springs, Darwin, Broome and Perth, passing through Denmark to Esperance before heading east again.  Read More ...

Visitors urged to observe park rules

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
VISITORS to Mt Lindesay National Park are warned that motorbikes cannot be ridden on walk trails.
 Recently a Parks and Wildlife ranger attempted to stop two people riding quad bikes on the walk trail at the eastern end of Mt Lindesay National Park.
 The riders were photographed as they accelerated past the ranger.    Read More ...

Bike plan open for comment

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
A DRAFT bike plan is open for public comment until May 2.
The plan, developed by Greens Skills team Nicole Hodgson and Louise Duxbury, focuses on how Denmark can be developed as a cycling-friendly destination for residents and visitors.
 Louise and Nicole are keen to ensure that anyone who has an opinion or an idea on planning for bikes in Denmark can have their say.  Read More ...

Cancer study to look at needs of men

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
DENMARK-based medical researcher Ruth McConigley is heading a study about how rural men fare in surviving cancer and what their needs are.
 The Curtin University study will examine if rural men who have survived cancer have any unmet care needs and how they are coping after their treatment.  Read More ...

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