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BIG BLUE CHAIR

If you’re heading to Lancelin, keep a look out for this giant chair at the junction of Walker Avenue and Gingin Road.It was built by locals and stands more than 2 metres high and seats, well….. probably a dozen or so if push comes to shove.  Anyway, these three overseas visitors certainly enjoyed their time in the big chair which is an ideal prop for a selfie. When you post yours… Read More

2019 COLOUR BLAST WAS ANOTHER BIG HIT

The 2019 LDCA Colour Blast was held on Saturday, March 2nd. This frown-free event drew families from around the state and thankfully the weather complied. Under sunny skies, a field of more than 700 people took to the beach for the 4th running of the popular community event. Young and old walked/ran to the north point and back, passing through various stations where they were covered in colour powder and… Read More

CRAYFISHERMEN HAVE A WIN

The WA state government’s ill-conceived plan to nationalise the crayfishing/lobster industry has finally been canned.  The original idea to gift themselves 17% of the annual quota through the issuing of licences that could be fished or auctioned off to other parties, was dreamt up by the Fisheries Minister, Dave Kelly. When announced in December 2018, the fishermen and craypot investors were rightly furious.  They banded together to oppose this audacious cash-grab and… Read More

2019 OCEAN CLASSIC

The Ocean Classic started 34 years ago as a simple windsurfing race from Ledge Point to Lancelin.  Today the event draws some of the best windsurfers and kitesurfers from around the world.  This year’s event was held under sunny skies with more than 300 participants taking to the water. The jet skiers were also out in force in the bay as part of the weekend’s program. And on the Thursday,… Read More

A RIGHT MESS

Several thousand dollars were provided by a government funded organisation to plant hundreds of small trees on the dunes along Lancelin bay last year. The trees were duly planted and stakes and green plastic were erected to protect them. More than a year on, this is what is left; the sticks and the green plastic. No trees though. They’ve died. They’ve been dead for a goodly long time but no… Read More

TAKE CARE ON INDIAN OCEAN DRIVE

The main road from Perth to Lancelin is the Indian Ocean Drive.  The road is mainly 2 lanes, with a number of 1.5km-long overtaking lanes along the way. In 2017 and 2018, the road proved deadly with a number of head-on collisions both north and south of Lancelin.  After a number of crashes south of the town in 2017, the government reduced the speed limit from 110km/h to 100km/h on… Read More

LOBSTER INDUSTRY REELING

On Friday December 7th, 2018  the state government delivered a broadside to the commercial lobster/crayfish industry, the primary industry in Lancelin. Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly announced that the annual catch will go from 6,300 tonnes to 8,000 tonnes in 2020. BUT, existing licence holders will only be allowed to catch an extra 315 tonnes of that increased quota, the remainder (1,385 tonnes or about 17%) will be owned by the… Read More