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ST JOHNS WELCOMES NEW REGIONAL CHAIRPERSON

Woodridge resident Colin Gofton was last week elected as the new chairman of St John Ambulance and Coastal District, which includes the Lancelin sub centre and Ledge Point and Woodridge sub branches. Colin has an extensive military/emergency service background covering some 35+ years. He has served in the Royal Navy and worked for the UK Metropolitan Police for 28 years serving some 20 + years as a senior Detective involved… Read More

CUNLIFFE STREET REDEVELOPMENT PLAN

This graphic provides you with an idea of what the new redevelopment plan for the Lancelin foreshore will look like once complete. The car park along Cunliffe Street at the south end of the bay has long been underutilised so the shire has proposed a long-overdue upgrade in the form of ✅ An upgrade to the existing car parking adjacent to Grace Darling Park and along Cunliffe St ✅ A… Read More

ROAD BLOCK LIKELY TO REMAIN

Last night the state government announced they’d be lifting some of the restrictions put in place earlier this week after a quarantine hotel worker contracted coronavirus. One measure that will remain is the “Only essential travel including work is permitted in and out of the Perth and Peel regions to other parts of WA.” As such it’s expected this Indian Ocean Drive road block will remain in play resulting in… Read More

INDIAN OCEAN DRIVE BLOCKED

 As part of the state’s 5-day lockdown, there is a roadblock on IOD just south of Military Road where it was last April. Today there were police checking cars with a handful of traffic management crew at the entrance and exit of the block. Whether SES and army are called in like last year is unknown at this stage. NOTE: For those not locked down there are live crays available… Read More

LANCELIN PROPERTY PRICES BOOMING

Over the past few months property prices in Lancelin and the surrounding area, has experienced a mini-boom with prices up 10-15% on last year. Rob Walker from Perth Property Partners confirmed he was seeing “a lot more enquiries, with properties priced in the low $400k range most in demand.” A property on Casserley Way went under offer recently and since then the agent has had numerous enquiries from people wanting… Read More

LANCELIN IS OPEN, IT WAS NEVER CLOSED!

At a DFES briefing this morning, Greg Mair, the Deputy Incident Controller for the bushfires east of Lancelin, confirmed that Lancelin was never closed to travellers over the last week or so. Four days ago on this page, DFES commented on more than one post that Lancelin WAS closed to incoming travellers but people could depart Lancelin. Naturally this created confusion as there was never any checking of vehicles entering… Read More

SHIRE PLANS 600 METRE MINING TRACK THROUGH DUNES

Shire of Gingin staff are proposing to bulldoze 6,400 square meters of coastal vegetation and extend Beacon Road through to the Lead Lights for the sole use of large sand mining trucks. This picture shows about 300m of the planned 600m track (white rectangle).   Right now, the Shire wants your feedback so please copy and paste these email addresses: mail@gingin.wa.gov.au emo@gingin.wa.gov.au crcourt@gingin.wa.gov.au crfewster@gingin.wa.gov.au crlobb@gingin.wa.gov.au crpeczka@gingin.wa.gov.au ceo@gingin.wa.gov.au crrule@gingin.wa.gov.au crjohnson@gingin.wa.gov.au crmorton@gingin.wa.gov.au… Read More