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NO MORE VEHICULAR ACCESS TO EDWARDS ISLAND POINT

The Shire is proposing the closure of the Edward Island Point 4×4 Vehicle Access Track in Lancelin and is calling for written submissions as to why they shouldn’t close it. This was the only way to access the point by car but recent storms have washed away the track as you can see and the shire is likely to close access altogether unless the public convinces them otherwise. This will… Read More

SHIRE BACKS DOWN OVER CLUB CLOSURES

More than 35 people from around the shire showed up at the monthly council meeting in Gingin on Tuesday August 18th to voice their anger about the Shire’s proposal to close both the Lancelin Golf and Bowls Clubs. The proposal came out of nowhere on Friday and was due to be voted through without incident, however, the enormous public backlash resulted in the shire meeting with representatives from both clubs… Read More

GOLF AND BOWLS COULD WELL BE AXED IN LANCELIN

The Shire of Gingin has lobbed a hand grenade into the local community by introducing a proposal to close both the Lancelin Golf Club and Bowls Club. The Shire wants Lancelin residents and visitors to use similar facilities in Ledge Point and have listed the matter for a vote at this Tuesday’s shire meeting. It has serious implications for the town if the councillors vote to close these two clubs…. Read More

VJ DAY 75TH ANNIVERSARY MEMORIAL

On August 15, 1945, Emperor Hirohito publicly announced Japan’s acceptance of the Allies’ terms and his country’s surrender. Today at 11am in Lancelin, this group of veterans observed two minutes’ silence in remembrance of that day. Pictured from left to right in the headline pic are Jay Mills, Reg Bender, Norm Pearce, Norm Skoglund, Reg Merryweather, Graham “Jungle” Williams, Tony Rees and Mike Cardy…. Read More

JETTY SALES OF LANCELIN LOBSTER ON TRACK

Some months ago the Western Rock Lobster Council (WRLC – the industry body) asked the state government for permission for WA fishers to sell lobsters/crayfish from their boats at the jetty. This was due to the public showing demanding for that facility and sales to China being disrupted by Covid-19. The Fisheries minister agreed to the request and legislation is due to be passed soon which will permit jetty sales… Read More

CARROTS APLENTY ON IOD

If you were heading north on Indian Ocean Drive around 10.30am this morning you would have found a plethora of carrots strewn all over the northbound lane just north of the Lancelin turn off. It’s unsure who  lost some of their load but anyone who owned a horse would have done well to get out there and grab their share of the uncrushed ones…. Read More

A WARM GLOW

While those of us who live in WA would probably have seen sunsets like this sort often, visitors from Asia in particular view it as a rare treat.  The Turquoise Coast draws more and more international visitors who are keen to experience something completely different to what they enjoy in their homeland. LANCELIN, READY AND WAITING FOR YOU! Visitors’ Guide is here – https://www.lancelin.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2020/lancelin_brochure_2020.pdf… Read More