The Decision Tree is a program designed to rapidly assess the suitability of farms for plantation forestry as well as provide information and assistance to those seeking to plant trees.
With nine of the 24 new confirmed COVID cases on Wednesday linked to the growing Greater Bunbury cluster, it is becoming clear the South West’s luck at dodging COVID has come to an end.
A week-long police campaign to target road safety saw success for Busselton police, as they reduced the number of distracted drivers on South West roads.
Most than 100 junior tennis stars from across the State competed to improve their Australian tennis rank in the Busselton Tennis Club’s Toyota Junior Tournament.
A leading South West doctor has warned WA’s borders need to be eased by next month to give the region’s hospitals a fighting chance of coping with COVID outbreaks.
A pair of South West young guns have been recognised for eye-catching seasons at Peel Thunder with selection in the State’s under-18 squad.
As the Bunbury Fringe festival begins to slowly wrap up, this final weekend’s line-up is nothing short of sensational with the return of South West musical legend Abbe May.
Here are eight of the best performers for the Bunbury and Districts Cricket Association’s representative season so far.
One of Australia’s most popular indie bands, featuring a Margaret River star on bass guitar, has rocketed to a second consecutive top three finish in Triple J’s Hottest 100.
An inspirational mental health advocate, a choir leader and a rising hockey star were among those recognised for their community work during Australia Day celebrations.
Bunbury captain Blair Malatesta says he is “immensely proud” of his side’s drought-breaking country week domination and has revealed the depth of planning behind its historic dual premierships.
A Bunbury man who shot an unlicensed rifle and was involved in a high-speed police pursuit was told to “grow up” before receiving immediate imprisonment for his behaviour.
Wheelchair users will have the opportunity to explore some of the South West’s best off-track attractions as Bunbury becomes the newest recipient of funding for an all-terrain wheelchair attachment.
A host of new exposure sites have been listed around the South West, including two more in the heart of Bunbury and three in Australind as the city’s COVID cluster grows.
A festival celebrating the agricultural heritage of the Shire of Harvey has been cancelled due to the “uncertain” impacts of the latest COVID-19 variant Omicron.
Bunbury has recorded nine new COVID cases stemming from a cluster at a lithium plant in Kemerton, while a popular pub has been added to a growing list of South West exposure sites.
Serious crashes spark police plea for drivers to take more care
A hemp-based construction products manufacturer in Bridgetown was one of the lucky recipients in the latest batch of Regional Economic Development grants on Friday.
AMWU WA state secretary Steve McCartney has lashed the handling of a COVID-19 outbreak at a South West lithium hydroxide plant, saying hundreds of potentially infected workers were ‘completely in the dark’.
Breakout AFLW rookie Dana East has revealed the dramatic moment she shared with Fremantle Dockers captain Hayley Miller just seconds before booting her maiden goal at senior level.
Bunbury’s leaders have thrown their support behind Premier Mark McGowan’s decision to delay the State’s borders reopening, saying it would have been a tough decision to make.
Hopes of one of Bunbury’s greatest footballers returning to the South West to play in 2022 have been quashed with the news Lewis Jetta will play in the Perth Football League this year.
Samantha Rogers and Jackson Barrett
Construction is set to begin on a $38 million performing arts precinct in Busselton as soon as next month.
The next step in the multimillion dollar project to re-shape Bunbury’s waterfront is set to begin as public contractors are invited to bid for the project.
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