A Margaret River man has been fined after cutting up a tree for firewood from a local national park ahead of winter last year.
Direct flights from Melbourne to the South West have been pushed back yet again, marking the ninth delay for the long-awaited route.
The South West can expect another sweltering weekend as WA experiences one of the hottest summer periods in history.
Augusta-Margaret River’s premiership defence has been given an extra boost of experience after announcing the return of another of its exports.
West Australians can be assured their favourite Margaret River pub is going above and beyond in the fight against COVID amid recent exposure announcements.
The Margaret River community and local business scene is being encouraged to embrace local culture, with applications now open for HEART grants in the 2022-2023 financial year.
The new captain of Augusta’s Volunteer Fire and Rescue brigade is urging residents to join the group as fires continue to ravage the South West.
Augusta’s new Kangaroo Garden has been brought to life by one of the region’s finest emerging Aboriginal artists.
It’s one of the biggest commercial projects the South West has seen in a decade - including 61 holiday homes, a 65-room hotel, 36 camping spots and a retail centre on pristine beachside land.
The private development would see a $118 million five-star hotel erected at the townsite, containing 121 rooms, as well as a pool, spa, gym, function centre, restaurant and bar.
Illegal camping fines took a surge last week when almost 50 visitors were caught out in Wooditjup National Park, adding to an already high-risk bushfire-prone season.
Hugo Smith and Wesley Dalbock each achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Ranking of 99.55 and 99.50 respectively, a result catalysed by healthy competition between the pair.
The search for Perth father Jordan Marshall continues with gusto more than a month after he disappeared, with both police and family urging the South West community to support search efforts.
The South West is set for its coolest weekend in weeks, with the mercury likely to drop well below 30C in most parts of the region.
One of Augusta-Margaret River’s greatest footballing exports will make a return to the club as it mounts its defence of last year’s premiership.
The school had a median ATAR of 84.15, placing it at number 38 in the State, with Bunbury Catholic College close behind at 42nd.
Kade Dittmar’s fight to win a spot on the West Coast Eagles’ list might become even harder, after the club announced more players had been invited to train with the squad.
A South West rocker in one of the country’s biggest indie bands and a group who played their first-ever gig at a Bunbury pharmacy are set to feature when Australia votes its favourite songs of the year.
The Augusta-Margaret River star who led his side to a first South West Football League premiership in a decade last year will return to the club for a third season.
Water users in Dunsborough are being urged to use caution after a shark advice warning was issued at the Dunsborough Boat Ramp.
Summer holidaymakers are being encouraged to continue to visit the Capes, assuring visitors Margaret River is safe despite the recent string of bushfires.
Between 7am and 8am licensed abalone fishers will head out to try capture the rare delicacy by venturing out into open waters between Moore River and Busselton Jetty.
Athletes were itching to get back on the field, in the ring and on the court as their favourite games returned in 2021 following a year of sporting uncertainty, cancellations and postponements.
After a run of extremely hot weekends, Bunbury and the South West are set for some relief from the sweltering conditions which ruled the festive period.
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