300 per cent rates rise shock

WHAT business would be able to increase their prices by 300 per cent overnight and pass the full increase onto their customers?
I was shocked to open my new council rates notice this month and find that our Extracts Industrial Park warehouse rates have increased from about $1500 to $5300.


Crs should talk to us more

NEXT month’s Toodyay Shire Council elections are once again coming around.
Perhaps we should consider them carefully as they are important to what happens in our town of Toodyay.


Late rates rip-off

IN THE information supplied by our shire in this month’s rate notices is advice that under local government law, overdue rates will be charged interest at 11 per cent per annum calculated on a daily overdue balance.


Too many Towers of Babel

WE ALREADY have a 70m Optus mobile phone tower and a 40m NBN tower within cooee of each other in Julimar.
Now a 60m Telstra tower is proposed in the same vicinity.


Raise consent age to 21

BACK in the last century – in the 1970s – one of the first Bills passed by former Labor Prime Minister Gough Whitlam’s Government was lowering of the age of consent from 21 years to 18.
A good ploy to get more votes – fair enough.


Citizenship disgust

I WAS recently on a long holiday visiting family in the UK but tried to keep abreast of what was happening back home.
I must say also that I missed our wonderful country more than I expected, especially my home place near Toodyay.


Coming Events

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Emergency WA - Smoke and other Alerts
Emergency Alert advice is available HERE
Emergency Information HERE
Now open Saturdays from 9am to noon. 9574 5055.
Toodyay Miniature Railway
1st and 3rd Sundays. 9574 4462. 
Thursday, September 7 - Nominations open for Council Elections
Local Governement Elections
Thursday, September 14 - Nominations close for Council Elections
SATURDAY, September 23, from 11am. 
Deferred to November. Registrations 6558 1833
Saturday-Monday, September 23-25 10am-5pm daily, Coiorinja Winery
Applications for $5000 Youth Grant close on September 25
Friday, September 29 at 6pm, 111 Stirling Terrace
Free Cancer Screening
Toodyay Lions Club - Saturday, September 30. Kathleen 0417 198 252
Toodyay Agricultural Show
Saturday, October 7, Showgrounds
Crazy commedy - Memorial Hall October 20, 21, 27 & 28



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