YOU’VE heard of Band on the Run. How about Santa on the Run? That was the theme on Christmas Eve when 50 young people and adults had great fun dressing up and running along the foreshore from the Portland Yacht … Continue reading
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THE volunteer committee of management of theHeywood Sports Park has had to pay more than $2000 to gain a permit to have a bore drilled to supply water at the recreational site. Last Thursday, Portland Water Supply Engineers successfully drilled for water at the sports park, meaning that the numerous groups that use the park — including the motocross club, pony club and archery club — will in future have a permanent supply of water. Secretary/treasurer of the committee of … Continue reading →
THERE is a growing air of confidence that Sea View House will remain a supported residential service when Portland District Health relinquishes control of the facility late next month. Earlier this month, the community-based Friends of Sea View House group … Continue reading →
ALLESTREE residents say they’re living across the road from a death-trap after rocks were added to the Fergusons Road sea-wall. Sections of the wall were topped up at the direction of the Glenelg Shire Council three weeks ago, resulting in … Continue reading →
VICROADS has rejected calls for a 50km/h speed limit to be introduced on thePrinces Hwy within the Heywood business district. The existing 60km/h speed limit will be retained. The rejection of the application was met with disappointment on Friday by … Continue reading →
YOU’VE heard of Band on the Run. How about Santa on the Run? That was the theme on Christmas Eve when 50 young people and adults had great fun dressing up and running along the foreshore from the Portland Yacht … Continue reading →
UNCERTAIN weather had accommodation operators worried this year, with accommodation filling up later than in previous years. However, despite the difference in booking times, operators reported consistent or higher numbers of visitors than last year. Portland Tourist Association president and … Continue reading →
GLENELG Shire Council will write to local Members of Parliament urging them to introduce a mandate for local manufacturing contributions in wind farm contracts. The motion was moved in urgent business at last week’s council meeting by Cr Robert Halliday … Continue reading →
SURGERY and staff hours will be reduced at Portland District Health until July following a $257,000 budget cut by the Federal Government. PDH announced last week public hip and knee joint replacement surgery will be unavailable from March 1 until … Continue reading →
Be sure to check out the Christmas Eve edition of the Portland Observer for a look at some of the best festive decorations in town, including this car in Admella Court.
THE Glenelg Shire Council is requesting the South West Institute of TAFE re-instate management at Portland and Hamilton campuses before term one next year. Councillor Anita Rank moved a motion in urgent business at last week’s meeting that council write … Continue reading →
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