In the Papers this Week August 26th 2013

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Pharmacies in Margaret River may be forced to slash jobs or cut back on community services because of the Federal Government’s plans to alter funding under its Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme. The Pharmacy Guild of Australia believes there are as many as 500 jobs at risk in WA alone. The Guild described the announcement as shocking and said it had been let down just weeks after the election.

Students To Get ‘Spider Dome’

The students of Margaret River Primary School will soon be able to play on a ‘spider dome’ thanks to a $20,000 funding by the state government. As part of a $6mn investment in playground equipment over four years, the government will offer funding to 56 primary schools in Western Australia. The MRPS will soon install the 6m x 6m piece of equipment nicknamed the “spider dome” by the staff.

Team Inches Closer To Title

Margaret River delivered a decisive 16-0 defeat to the Bunbury Dynamos over the weekend, taking them a step closer to winning the league title for South West Soccer Association. Margaret River played impressively and had six different scorers during the game. The team will now play at home in the league decider this weekend. For updates, please check out the page

Shire Snubs Rumours

Augusta Margaret River Shire Council has issued an information leaflet concerning the democratic, financial, legislative procedures of the local government in order to clarify rumours that have been recently circulating on social media. The leaflet predominantly aims to educate both ratepayers and residents about the different sources of income available to the shire and classify major expenses for the fiscal year. AMRS President Ray Colyer said that the leaflet also explained democratic and consultative procedures of the local government to provide people with information on how to contribute to the council’s future programs.

Parking Project Relaunched

A project that encourages proper usage of accessible parking bays has been relaunched to make sure that people take notice. The 2013 ACROD Project., which was previously called the Blue Bay Project, involves placing polite reminder cards on the windscreens of cars parked in Australian Council for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled parking bays without an official permit. To find out more, please email or call 9780 5255.

New Events Added To Gourmet Escape

Foodies can look forward to a range of new events that have been added to the Margaret River Gourmet Escape taking place on Nov 22-24. These include a Friday Sundown Soiree to be hosted by Fraser Gallop Estate on Nov 22, a dinner at Xanadu Winery and a Masters, Michelin and Magnums dinner at Burch Family Wines. There will also be a more casual Gourmet Beach BBQ on Nov 24. For details, please visit

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I am married and live on a farm near Margaret River with my wife, daughter and son. I set up The Margaret River Guide to assist people coming to Margaret River Western Australia to easily find what they are looking for. I also wanted to allow people to find activities they did not know about and to be able to openly comment on/ review businesses.

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