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LANCELIN’S DUNES EXPLAINED

If you look at this diagram you will see that most of Lancelin’s dunes are the subject of mining tenements (green outline). Even the off-road area which is administered by the Shire is included. BUT, it is unlikely that the off-road area would ever be mined as it would take all stake holders, shire, residents etc. to agree to it and there is no appetite for that. So what is… Read More

BEN SIGNS COME TO OUR REGION

Over the next couple of months you’ll find 66 of these signs along our coast. What are they? They are BEN (Beach Emergency Number) signs, and here’s how they work. Let’s say you’re on the beach in Lancelin or Guilderton, and someone needs urgent help. Assuming you’ve noted the nearest BEN sign number, you’d simply quote that to the emergency services and they will know where you are. At present,… Read More

WATCH OUT FOR SNAKES

This weekend’s  (Oct 24/25) hot weather has seen a jump in dugite and brown snake sightings around Lancelin. This one measured about 50cm and was looking for a way into this house yesterday morning but it eventually gave up and slithered back into the bush. Dugites and brown snakes are deadly so if you see one, and you should on the lookout for them at this time of year, they… Read More

A STRIKING SIGHT

Local Lancelinite Lara Scaddan looked a treat riding her 8 year old gelding, Slim, along the beach just north of the jetty on Saturday Oct 24th. A rich blue sky, turquoise water, white sand and a colourful parachute dress combined to provide a perfect photo opportunity. If you’re doing something spectacular in town and think it would make a great photo post on the Lancelin Facebook/Insta pages and website, feel… Read More

LANCELIN BEACHFRONT ENHANCEMENT

The Shire of Gingin is working on a new design for the Cunliffe Street beachfront as part of its commitment to a healthy local tourism industry. The north end of town has the splendid Harold Park (below)and the new lookout At present, there is a rarely used, unattractive and very large car park that overlooks the beach. It’s envisaged that some of this wasted space will be grassed, with perhaps… Read More

SHIRE RETHINKS EDDIES ISLAND VEHICLE BAN

The Shire of Gingin were looking to close vehicular access to the Edwards Island Point for good at today’s (20/10/2020) monthly shire meeting. However, following a passionate presentation from LDCA member and local Lancelin resident, Tim Dawson and on the back of overwhelming public support for keeping the point open to cars, councillors today amended that motion. In short, the beach will remain open to traffic from September to April… Read More

CASH FOR YOUR CANS

Like a lot of people, Deborah Campbell (left) and Liz Jorrisen have embraced the new container deposit scheme returning their empties to the collection depot near the hardware store. They take all of their glass and plastic bottles, cans and 600ml flavoured milk cartons (not plain milk) to the return depot and receive 10c/item back in cash (amounts of $85 will be EFTed).   It’s open Sundays and Tuesdays and… Read More

JOYFUL JETTY JUMPER

This canine loves a swim, but enjoys the dive even more. It was leaping from the jetty into the ocean earlier today prior to the sea breeze arriving…. Read More