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National and local conservation groups have called for stronger measures to protect Pilbara wildlife after a 39-year-old Pilbara man was fined for illegally possessing almost 100 native reptiles and amphibians. Wildlife officers found Adrian Scott Elsum of South Hedland in illegal possession of 11 highly poisonous desert death adders, 52 Stimson’s pythons, seven woma pythons and 20 northern green tree frogs during a search of his residence in 2010. Last week, he was found guilty of seven charges under the Wildlife Conservation Act and fined $4,500 and ordered to pay more than $3,700 in court costs. The Department of Environment and Conservation estimated that the seized animals had a market value of approximately $50,000. Darren Glover, the national manager for species, terrestrial and Indigenous partnerships at WWFAustralia welcomed the seizure but said the fines were not high enough to deter trafficking or unlawful possession of native animals. “The market value of those animals is around about $50,000, yet he got fined $4,500,” Mr Glover said. “[For anyone planning to traffic such animals] that could be pretty much be written off as a cost of doing business really. Mr Glover said “these sorts of offences are reasonably common” in Western Australia and the State’s Wildlife Conservation Act, drafted in the 1950s, needed updating to prevent them. Under the WA Act, the maximum penalty for possessing protected fauna is $4000, and up to $10,000 for specially protected fauna. But maximum penalties for

taking native fauna, especially endangered species, in NSW, Queensland, South Australia and the Northern Territory included fines in the hundreds-of-thousands of dollars and also the potential for custodial sentences, according to Mr Glover. Colin Roe, a reptile specialist with the Pilbara Wildlife Carers Association, said native animals were having a hard enough time surviving attacks from feral cats, foxes and dogs without “people also pinching them from the wild”. “I deal with the Pilbara Wildlife Carers and sometimes you get injured reptiles and you bust your gut trying to save one animal,” Mr Roe said. “In fact, just this morning, I released a Blue Tongue back into the wild that had been injured. “Then somebody comes along and just takes 100 animals. Mr Roe was also concerned by the conditions in which traffickers and illegal collectors kept their animals. Most of the animals seized by the DEC from South Hedland man Mr Elsum were unable to be returned to the wild because it was feared that they could introduce disease to wild populations. Despite such concerns, however, DEC wildlife officer Matt Swan said the fines had sent a strong message. “The penalty handed down to Mr Elsum this week serves as a warning to anyone who might be tempted to take protected fauna unlawfully or who have reptiles in their possession illegally,” he said. Anyone who has information about the illegal removal of reptiles or notices any suspicious activity suggesting that reptiles are being kept illegally should call DEC’s Wildlife Watch hotline on 1800 449 453.

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Police and community remember those lost in the line of duty By Tamara Binamat Karratha Police Station held its annual Police Remembrance Day ceremony last week, bringing police officers and the community together to honour those lost on the job. Numerous

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Tom Price residents keep fighting for Flying Doctor airstrip By Ben Leahy Tom Price residents are continuing to fight for their own Royal Flying Doctor Service airstrip as the number of medical evacuations from the town increases. Steve Moule, the president of St John’s Ambulance in Tom Price, will present a petition at the Shire of Ashburton’s next meeting on October 17 urging councillors to reconsider their support for the airstrip. Councillors had voted in August to reject a proposal that they fund the RFDS airstrip’s operating costs, likely to be between $10,000 and $20,000 per year. This was despite the fact that Mr Moule, who is a volunteer for St John’s, had already secured land and funding for the $4 million project from Rio Tinto, Fortescue Metals Group and the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program. “We’ve basically got the money to build it – that would mean the runway is sealed, the airport is fenced and the lighting is done,” Mr Moule said. “But we can’t build something if no one is going to be responsible for its upkeep.” Mr Moule has been pushing for an airstrip to be built in Tom Price for the past three years because

Currently, four out of five airports in the Shire of Ashburton are privately run by mining companies, but Mr Moule said it was normal practice in other shires for a council to meet an airport’s operating costs. The Shires of Roebourne and East Pilbara own and operate all airports in their districts, according to Mr Moule.

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RFDS save lives,” Mr Moule said.

With government across the Pilbara focusing on increased investment spending, Mr Moule said essential services should be first priority for funding.

“Instead, we’ve got a nice veranda that cost us $10 million, yet you still get wet when it rains,” Mr Moule said, referring to the covered walkway built as part of the Tom Price Revitalisation Project in the town’s centre.

“At the end of the day, the hospital, the ambulance and the

“If you are a heart attack victim or a pregnant woman or in need of surgery for your appendix, until you get on that surgeon’s table, you are in a critical condition.” According to Mr Moule, the number of RFDS evacuations has quadrupled from around 48 to approximately 170 per year in the six years he has volunteered for St John’s in Tom Price. Each evacuation is not only critical for the patients but time consuming for the volunteers who support them. A typical emergency response and evacuation to Paraburdoo can be anywhere between a three-to-10-hour round trip and require the services of two volunteers and a nurse – and even a doctor in certain cases. Mr Moule, who received the Premier’s Active Citizenship Award in January for his service to the community, participates

“We are the only town in the northern half of Western Australia that doesn’t have an airstrip – every other WA town that needs an airstrip has got one.

Grahame Marshall, CEO, RFDS Western Operations

But opposition to the Tom Price RFDS airstrip among Shire of Ashburton councillors appears to be determined by regional differences.

“In 2011/12 we carried 8,606 sick and injured patients from around the State, received 35,386 calls for medical advice and assistance, and conducted 2,435 clinics at rural and remote sites.”

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Source: Royal Flying Doctor Service Western Operations Annual Report 2011-12.

patients currently needing RFDS emergency airlifts to Perth must first be driven 80 kilometres to Rio Tinto’s Paraburdoo airport. “It is all about time for emergency patients, and I know of patients dying or those that lived being adversely affected because of the time it took [to evacuate them from Tom Price],” Mr Moule said.

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Exmouth Shire Council supports daily FIFO initiative The Exmouth Shire Council formally expressed support at its September meeting for Rio Tinto daily fly-in, fly-out initiatives to accommodate some of their workforce in Exmouth. Rio Tinto will now be able to use existing tourist accommodation in Exmouth to accommodate a portion of its construction workforce, who will fly daily to the company’s East Pilbara mine sites. Shire President Turk Shales said Rio Tinto is conscious of the Exmouth way of life and the importance of the tourism industry to the local economy. “A Memorandum of Understanding will be developed between the Shire Council and Rio Tinto to put measures in place to ensure that the daily FIFO initiative is successful for our community,” Mr Shales said. The Exmouth Chamber of Commerce and Industry President Jon Warren advocated the benefits for the wider business community. “It is anticipated around 40 workers could be accommodated in Exmouth with a gradual expansion

of numbers so the impact throughout town can be managed sustainably,” he said. “Workers will be distributed across several accommodation options, supporting higher and more consistent occupancy rates throughout the year, which in turn will assist in potential new accommodation developments to commence in our town.”

“This as an opportunity for Exmouth to boost its own tourism destiny.”

hoped this could be the first step in attracting resource sector workers and families to permanently reside in Exmouth and help provide a sustainable population base. The Shire of Exmouth has also partnered with the Exmouth Visitor Centre and Exmouth Chamber of Commerce and Industry to put forward a proposal to Rio Tinto in which the Visitor Centre can market local holiday packages to East Pilbara workers. The Exmouth Visitor Centre President Jim Williams said the aircraft

Other Exmouth businesses will also benefit from increased patronage, like bus charters, catering businesses and tour operators. Council members also

transporting Rio Tinto’s construction workforce from Exmouth to the East Pilbara mine sites must return to Exmouth during the day due to limited space. “We see this as an exciting opportunity to utilise the empty seats of the aircraft to bring East Pilbara based residents and workers on their days and weeks off to Exmouth for holidays,” Mr Williams said. “This as an opportunity for Exmouth to boost its own tourism destiny,” Mr Shales said.

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New lab to help reduce carbon emissions from oil and gas The University of Western Australia will lead research to reduce carbon emissions when a new world-class CO2 research facility is built on its campus in 2013.  UWA’s CO2 research facility will work closely with the Federal Government funded $48 million National Geosequestration Laboratory (NGL) opened at the Australian Resources Research Centre (ARRC) in Perth.  UWA’s facility and the NGL will develop innovative solutions to minimise risk in the long-term geological storage of carbon dioxide, which is a by-product of oil and gas extraction. UWA Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Johnson said the University’s CO2 laboratory and the NGL would be draw-cards for attracting global research talent and help Australia to build capability and create a talent pool in carbon capture storage.  “Universities play an important role in carbon storage research and development and, together with other institutions, industry and government, we can help to provide certainty, objective data and analysis, and

the rigour needed to find the right technology for this process,” he said. The Minister for Science and Research, Senator the Hon Chris Evans, said the NGL would be one of the most significant international centres for research, training and technology development for the global resources sector. “By strengthening partnerships between industry, government and the global research community we will secure genuine sustainability and lasting prosperity,” Senator Evans said. The Commonwealth Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education fund the NGL through the federal Education Investment Fund.   The research forms a key component of Australia’s drive to achieve a reduced carbon resources and energy economy and is vital for Australia’s massive oil and gas industry, which has more than $200 billion invested in current projects. The International Energy Agency predicts that one-fifth of the world’s carbon dioxide reductions necessary by 2050 will have to come from carbon

capture storage (CCS). UWA’s Energy and Minerals Institute Director and WA:ERA Board member Tim Shanahan said the NGL helped to position Australia as a world leader in developing deployable CCS solutions. “Research outcomes at UWA will be used to reduce and capture carbon emissions in the most efficient and safe way,” Mr Shanahan said. “UWA’s state of the art CO2 facility will be led by worldclass scientists to produce cutting-edge research into new techniques in geophysical monitoring and further our understanding of the complex properties of CO2 through advanced process engineering. “The teaching labs will ensure our students graduate with the highest skills and most relevant, accredited training.”  The NGL will be a collaborative project between the CSIRO, UWA and Curtin University.   It complements and builds on the successes of the Western Australian Energy Research Alliance and aims to develop and deploy critical research and development to help enable commercial-scale carbon storage in Australia.

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Foreign sparrows a threat to the Pilbara Environment officials are reminding the public to report sightings of unusual birds following the discovery of two tree sparrows at the Onslow foreshore. Department of Agriculture and Food biosecurity officer Michael Elliott said a tourist spotted the birds nesting in a palm tree and reported them to the Department of Environment and Conversation. Mr Elliott said the tree sparrows had most likely flown in from a ship, highlighting how the Pilbara’s shipping activity increased the risk of incursions by exotic birds. “It is important for those working and living at or near ports to help protect our native wildlife and agricultural

industries from exotic pests by quickly reporting any unusual birds,” Mr Elliott said. Tree sparrows are a declared pest in Western Australia and have the potential to damage grain and horticulture crops and spread disease. They are about 15 centimetres long and look similar to finches but are slightly plumper. They are brown or dark grey in colour, with a streaked back and a wedge-shaped beak. Any sightings of sparrows or other unusual birds in the area should be reported to the department’s Pest and Disease Information Service on freecall 1800 084 881. For more information, visit the department’s website www.agric. wa.gov.au.

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Karratha retailer George Levissianos endorsed as the Liberal Candidate for Pilbara The WA Liberal Party has endorsed George Levissianos as the Liberal candidate for the State Electorate of Pilbara at the 2013 State Election. George and his wife Irene live in Karratha and have proudly called the Pilbara home for more than 15 years. “I love the unique Pilbara lifestyle and enjoy being involved in local community organisations including the Nickol Bay Sport Fishing Club, King Bay Game Fishing Club, Karratha Golf Club, Hampton Harbour Boat and  Sailing Club, Karratha Chamber of Commerce, Port Hedland Chamber of Commerce and Nickol Bay Sporting Shooters Club,” Levissianos said. As a local, George said he understands the Pilbara and its people.

“I’m passionate about the sustainable future of our home towns and see first-hand the daily battles faced by the locals who are committed to providing a service or raising a family in the Pilbara,” he said. The Liberal Party goes into this election with 23 seats compared to the Labor Party with 27. To retain Liberal-led Government, the Liberals  need to win seats like the Pilbara’s. “I am proud to be a part of the Barnett Liberal team whose strong commitment to regional WA is unprecedented in our

State’s history,” Levissianos said. “Royalties for Regions is here to stay. “My leader, Colin Barnett has made that very clear, I have it in writing. Premier Colin Barnett praised Levissianos as a candidate. “I’m proud to have George Levissianos as our Liberal candidate for Pilbara,” said the Premier. “His strong connections to the community mean he is the ideal person to represent his region. “George wants to be  a part of the Liberal team which has invested in regional Western Australia.”

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Look out Melbourne, it is the Karratha Stalker After 38 years on this planet, Karratha resident Kylie Sander – now forever more to be known as the Karratha Stalker – finally got her hands on tickets to this year’s AFL Grand Final in Melbourne. Kylie has been dreaming of going to this event for oh so many years and now that she got the opportunity, she wasn’t about to let it go to waste. Upon arrival at Melbourne airport, Kylie came across a shy ex-Channel 7 Newsreader by the name of Jeff Newman, and this brush with fame left her star-struck and triggered a new obsession: she would hunt out as many celebrities as she could while in Melbourne. Next was Steve from the Channel 7 series My Kitchen Rules, then as we were walking the streets after dinner she heard a voice in the car park: Damien Bodie aka Jonathan from TV Show Winners and Losers. After this, she really started to get a taste for “star-hunting”: as she called it.

We had another name for it – stalking. GF Day came and she was given her pass to the Corporate Marque of the MCG pre-game function. The first bounce might have been still sometime away, but for Kylie it was game on. First she met Basil Zemplas, Danny Frawley and Mark Pickering from Fox Footy and the crew from ABC show, The Chaser. Then she found the Channel 7 tent: look out, Reece Mastin, Mark Scaife and ex-cricketers Brendan Julian and Greg Blewett. The AFL’s current stars didn’t miss out with quirky photos of West Coast’s big Nic Nat, The Pav, Leigh Montangna, Simon Black, Tex Walker and even Brownlow Medallist Jobe Watson. Ex footy players fared no better (maybe they were also slowing down in their old age) as she rounded up Nathan Brown,

She didn’t let up once we reached the ground either.

Well, so excited that she almost pulled his arm from its socket as she latched on according to a number of witnesses present at the time.

She spent her time wandering through the crowd eyes looking for the next prize.

Then came Cam Ling, Brad Ottens , Stevie J and coach Chris Scott.

At the bar, she came across the great Molly Meldrum.

Dreams fulfilled she continued snapping away with the usual poses of massive grin and thumbs up, capturing Paul Kelly, Stephen Curry, Johnny Ruffo, Mick Malloy and nearly the whole cast from Channel 7’s Winners & Losers (who were actually really friendly and chatty).

Gary Lyon, Brett Kirk, Mark Ricciuto, Troy Selwood and Michael O’Loughlin.

In the stadium aisles she found Koshi, Mark Beretta and Fitzy the ex-footballer and Big Brother contestant. Finally, though, it was game time. What a fantastic game of footy, which will go down as one of the greatest AFL Grand Finals of all time. But not even such a thrilling match could slow the Karratha Stalker down. Now she was on the hunt for her beloved Cats players. How excited was she when she saw one Billy Brownless strolling across the dance floor.

And. as your mystery correspondent reporting on the adventures of the Karratha Stalker, can I just sign-off by saying that it was an unbelievable day. It was the best fun we have had in ages and congratulations to our Karratha Stalker for getting in and having a good old laugh with some A,B, C and maybe even F Grade celebrities.

• With Mark Berreta from Channel 7

• With Michael O’Loughlin, retired Sydney Swans football player

• With retired Australian cricketers

• With Footy Show co-host Garry Lyon

• With singer Johnny Ruffo

• With retired AFL player, Dermott Brereton

• With Reece Mastin, 2011 X-Factor Winner

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• With Nic Naitanui from West Coast Eagles

• With David Koch from Channel 7

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Karratha KFC raises money for World Hunger Relief By Ben Leahy Karratha’s KFC restaurant might not strike you as the first place to look for support for malnourished children and families around the world. But this month, the restaurant raised $14,000 for World Hunger Relief – the most by any of the 800 KFC and Pizza Hut stores across Australia that participated in the drive. All World Hunger Relief funds will now go to the World Food Program, which provides food assistance around the world. Karratha KFC manager, Sally Sawyer, was delighted her store raised the most in the country.

“The team at Karratha had a lot of energy and passion for changing people’s lives and raising money for World Hunger Relief,” she said. Ms Sawyer said her team in Karratha collected coin donations from customers and held car washes and social events for employees, featuring prizes and games. KFC managing director Tony Lowings said 30,000 KFC and Pizza Hut employees participated in World Hunger Relief each year. “We have raised more than $3.7 million since 2007,” Mr Lowings said.

The World Hunger Relief program has provided more than 460 million meals to those in need of food assistance and has raised more than US$115 million for hunger-fighting organisations. This year’s funds will support World Food Programme’s food assistance, which each year reaches an average of more than 90 million people in over 70 countries. For more information visit www.fromhungertohope.com, www.World Food Programme. org, or the KFC Australia World Hunger Relief Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/ WorldHungerReliefAustralia.

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St Luke’s College students receive Salvos award St Luke’s College received a Community Award for the 2012 Salvos’ School Challenge this week, after raising funds for the Red Shield Appeal.

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Salvation Army Schools Coordinator Lana De Palma said it is great to see regional schools getting involved in the Red Shield Appeal “This money is a great effort and will be used to support 1.5 million Australians,” she said. Salvation Army Representative Rebecca Yarnold visited St Luke’s to present the award in recognition of the

students’ efforts. St Luke’s was one of 44 schools across Western Australia that together raised $37,000 in the Salvos’ School Challenge. The six WA schools that raised the

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Unmanned drones to protect the Pilbara “The Global Hawk is a $230 million aircraft and the way to think of it is as a flyable satellite.” • An RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned surveillance aircraft. Photo courtesy of the US Airforce website

By Ben Leahy A Canberra-based analyst has said security strategy in Western Australia’s North West would not be radically different under a Coalition government. This comes despite Federal Opposition Leader Tony Abbott recently thrusting national security back into the headlines by promising he would put greater focus on protecting the Pilbara’s offshore oil and gas reserves. Mr Abbot said an elected Coalition Government would immediately purchase state-of-the-art Global Hawk unmanned aircraft for surveillance in the region and publish a new Defence White Paper focused on Australia’s resource-rich areas. But Andrew Davies, a senior analyst with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, said the Labor Government was already planning to purchase unmanned aerial vehicles. “One of the things no one noticed is that when the Government put out the latest version of the Defence Capability Plan this year, a whole bunch of things had been moved further out into the future except for one,” Mr Davies said. “And the one [purchase] that had been

moved forward was the Global Hawk. The Opposition managed to “pinch the headlines [on this issue], which is a neat trick, but there is not a lot of difference between the positions [of the two parties],” Mr Davies said. Mr Davies said the wealth in Australia’s North West made security an important issue but that sometimes the level of threat could be exaggerated. “The remoteness is both a curse and a blessing,” he said. “It means it is difficult for anyone else to get out there and arrive with the numbers to actually do anything. “But it also makes it hard to keep an eye on the whole area and also respond if anything happens.” Mr Davies said State-armed adversaries were likely to pose the most serious threat to the North West because they would have the resources to target the remote region. Terrorism, on the other hand, tended to target high visibility areas, like big cities, while asylum seekers posed more of a border security problem, Mr Davies said. To protect against current threats,

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Mr Davies recommended that more Australian Defence Force personnel and a mix of patrol boats and surveillance aircraft, such as the Global Hawk, be posted in areas, like Karratha and Broome. But he said the Global Hawk should be used in tandem with a range of other unmanned aircraft. “The Global Hawk is a $230 million aircraft and the way to think of it is as a flyable satellite,” Mr Davies said. “It sits up at high altitude, covers a huge area and stays up for over a day at a time. “So it is like a surveillance satellite, you could use to watch the Indian Ocean and beyond. “But there are smaller surveillances drones – maritime patrol versions of the Reaper and the Predator, the sort that have been doing drone strikes in Pakistan and Afghanistan – that are less than a tenth of the cost the Global Hawk. “They still have endurance well over 12 hours and they can fly lower [to better observe targets]. “And most of the oil and gas fields would come within range of the smaller drones.”

If your joy for completing mandatory taxation obligations is anything like mine, you have a two metre high pile of paperwork stacked up in some dark, fearful corner of the house. Light reading it ain’t. At this time of year, I therefore propose a new system for obliging the national financial powers. It will appeal to both the left brained, right brained and brain drained among us.

Here’s a foolproof recipe for those of you who do, like me, from paperwork recoil and flee the filing challenged, look and see! I’ll show you how to do your tax, a method to halt you in your tracks. Be sure to gather all your facts and then by Einstein, you’ll relax.

Now that you have your place to work it’s simply time to go berserk because, no doubt, like me, a jerk, you’ve left things way too late, ALERT! – Make all your papers colour coded sort it all, even if eroded, nibbled by mice or crushed or folded, pile by pile, your bills unloaded.

Once you’ve piled things bit by bit and are not feeling such a git, organised? Now, this is it you’re ready - it’s time to commit. There’s one last thing ‘fore you begin to clear up all your filing sin. You’ll need an empty Milo tin to hold the yang and stir the yin.

First you choose the room that’s best and block out thoughts of all the rest and in it will sins be confessed of unpaid bills and paper mess. I pick forsooth the dining room: expansive for the tasks that loom, its windows etched against this gloom as I prepare to face my doom.

All my yellow ones are banking, unpaid fees, I need a spanking. Red is death threats, due dates clanking, green, obscene receipts, I’m tanking. Blue might be for phone bills, bless, depending on your line, I guess, landline, mobile, I confess I blew the budget, such a mess.

Oh yes, I’m talking large paint brush and tin of glue, may it long gush, to stroke your papers, cool and lush. But what is this? You blush, then hush. Indeed, my plan (shared brilliantly) is to wallpaper your room with glee. Papers recycle! Set them free, ‘cause doing your tax is an art you see.

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Frontier Services celebrates 100-years since John Flynn By Ben Leahy

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Frontier Services staff from the Pilbara travelled to Geelong last month to join community workers from across Australia in celebrating the Centenary of the organisation’s founding by John Flynn. One hundred years ago, the Presbyterian Church appointed the task of founding a new organisation called the Australian Inland Mission to Reverend John Flynn, the man on Australia’s $20 note. Through the Australian Inland Mission, later renamed Frontier Services, Reverend Flynn sought to bring care and support to people living in remote areas.

Services workers] came together from all over Australia to talk about the organisation and its future, to take workshops and to meet and learn what each other does,” Thomson-Harry said. Among the guest speakers during the week of celebrations was Frontier Services Patron Tim Fischer AC and the Minister for Regional Australia Simon Crean. Frontier Services also has a long connection with the Pilbara. One year after Reverend Flynn founded the AIM in 1912, the organisation was already setting up a base in the East Pilbara after a Mr Stevens set out from Port Hedland. The AIM also built the first hospital in Port Hedland in 1915.

Reverend Flynn also pioneered many notable projects, including the Aerial Medical Service, which would later become the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Today, Frontier Services continues the work of its successor, the AIM, by providing essential support and services to 15,000 families.

Frontier Services Regional Manager for Western Australia Trish ThomsonHarry said the Centenary celebrations were a chance to celebrate the organisation’s history.

It is the major provider of aged care, health, family and community services, and pastoral support to people living in Australia’s most remote and isolated places.

“More than 200 of us [Frontier

Thomson-Harry said these qualities

of providing care in challenging conditions inspired workers to join Frontier Services. “For a lot of us the inspiration is being out in places where other people don’t want to go and working with people that no one else often wants to work with. “I think that suits a lot of people to be with an organisation that doesn’t just talk but actually acts.” Thomson-Harry and Frontier Services workers from the Pilbara and Kimberly embraced this spirit by deciding to drive all the way to Geelong. The drive not only took them through remote communities but also helped to promote the organisation. It also showed how Frontier Services work gets in people’s blood with people stopping Thomson-Harry along the way to Geelong to say they had been associated with the organisation in the past. But the one person who outdid the rest, was the old man at the Centenary event in Geelong, who first attended Frontier Service’s fiftieth anniversary celebrations fifty years ago.

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King of Australia’s snakes Mulga Snake Pseudechis australis A large (total length: 2 metres in Pilbara), moderately robust snake with broad head. Colouration is variable, ranging from pale brown and olive to reddish-brown (rarely black), often with a reticulated pattern caused by a pale anterior portion of each dorsal scale. Belly is cream to yellow, often with reddish-brown base. This species is also known as the King Brown Snake. One of the most common large venomous snakes in the Pilbara, and widespread throughout Australia. Often mistaken for a

Gwardar or Western Brown Snake It differs by having only subcaudals posteriorly divided (v. all divided) and a more robust build with a broader head (v. a more slender build with narrow head). Occurs throughout the Pilbara, including Barrow Island, in a variety of habitats, including spinifex sandplains, along watercourses, woodlands, rocky areas and frequently seen around abandoned homesteads. They are commonly trapped down wells and old mine shafts. Will shelter under anything that provides sufficient cover, such as large

Wildlife watch: Purple Swamphen The Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio), also known as a Purple Coot, is a large bird in the Rallidae (rails) family. This chicken-sized bird, with its huge feet, bright plumage, red bill and frontal shield is easily-recognisable. Australasian and Indonesian birds have black backs and heads. The species is highly dispersive. Purple Swamphens are considered to be the ancestors of several island species, including the extinct Lord Howe Swamphen and two species of Takah in New Zealand. The species make loud, quick, bleating and hooting calls, which are not very bird-like in tone. It is particularly noisy during the breeding season. Despite being clumsy in flight, it can fly long distances and is a good swimmer for a bird without webbed feet. The Purple Swamphen prefers wet areas with high rainfall, swamps, lake edges and damp pastures. They often live in pairs and larger communities and clamber through the reeds, eating the tender shoots and vegetable-like matter. Purple Swamphens are generally seasonal breeders, but the season varies across their large range, correlating with peak rainfall in many places,

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or summer in more temperate climes. They breed in warm reed beds. The male has an elaborate courtship display, holding waterweeds in his bill and bowing to the female with loud chuckles. In the western parts of the range, the pattern of social behaviour tends to be monogamy, but cooperative breeding groups are more common in the eastern parts of the range. These groups may consist of multiple females and males sharing a nest, or a male and female pair with helpers drawn from previous clutches. Pairs nest in a large pad of interwoven reed flags on a mass of floating debris or among matted reeds slightly above water level in swamps, clumps of rushes, paddocks or long unkempt grass. Multiple females may lie in the one nest and share the incubation duties. Each bird can lay three to six speckled eggs, blotched and spotted with reddish brown. A communal nest may contain up to 12 eggs. The incubation period is 23– 27 days and performed by both sexes as well as any helpers that might be present. The precocious chicks are feathered with downy black feathers and able to leave the nest soon after hatching, but will often remain in it for a few days. Parents and group members feed young chicks for 10–14 days, after which they begin to feed themselves. Purple Swamphens have been known to eat eggs, ducklings, small fish and invertebrates such as snails. They have even been known to attack large eels. They will often use one foot to bring food to their mouth rather than eat it on the ground. Where they are not persecuted, they can become tame and be readily seen in towns and cities.

Last week, the Pilbara Echo brought you a range of snake awareness tips. Now here is a guide from the Field Guide to Snakes of the Pilbara by Brian Bush and Brad Maryan to one of the Pilbara’s most dangerous snakes, the Mulga Snake, also known as the King Brown.

nights in the inland Pilbara when most other snakes are inactive. It has a tendency to hang on and chew when biting and is literally Australia’s most venomous snake, delivering more venom at a single bite than any other. The Mulga Snake will bite when trodden on, threatened or handled. Its defensive posture includes dorsally flattening the forebody, presenting the broadest aspect to the aggressor. Generally considered to be placid compared to the highly nervous brown snakes. DANGEROUSLY VENOMOUS.

Extract from Field Guide to Snakes of the Pilbara by Brian Bush and Brad Maryan. Courtesy Western Australian Museum. Available at the Karratha Visitor Centre (9144 4600) and Collins Booksellers in Centro Shopping Centre (9183 8367).

Quick Snake safety • Keep your yards clean and clear of rubbish • Be careful if you have an aviary or fishpond as snakes will hunt the mice and frogs that congregate near these features • Wear long trousers and enclosed footwear when bushwalking • Call your local registered snake catcher to take away any snakes in your yard

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rocks, spinifex clumps and discarded rubbish; inside crevices, hollow logs and termite mounds; and down earth cracks and abandoned animal burrows. This successful snake will move both day and night depending on temperature and is often seen crossing roads and tracks. It feeds on virtually anything it can overpower, including other snakes of all species. After cyclones, which stimulate much frog activity, many snakes, including this species, are seen gorging themselves at night. It also appears to be extremely cold tolerant, even moving on very cool

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Chance to have your say on national licensing Industries in WA affected by national occupational licensing will have a chance to have their say during a series of information and feedback sessions to be held in Karratha and major regional areas. By Alan Hynd Chamber of Commerce

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Representatives from the Department of Commerce will be available to hear the views of tradespeople and members of the property industry on the planned National Occupational Licensing System (NOLS). Plumbers, electricians, gas fitters, real estate agents / sales representatives and property managers are encouraged

Gary Newcombe, said the Department

the Federal Government’s consultation

is interested in feedback from people

process on this issue.”

working in these industries and how

Attending

they think the proposed changes will

representatives

impact on them.

Protection, the Building Commission

“This program of information and

the

sessions from

will

be

Consumer

and Energy Safety.

feedback sessions is in addition to

Those wanting to attend can register

the one off briefing being given by

online at www.commerce.wa.gov.au/

the

consulations - or this that’s not possible,

Federal

Government,”

Mr

Newcombe said. “The

you can email consultations@commerce.

sessions

will

give

an

wa.gov.au or phone 1300 30 40 54.

opportunity for those people affected

For those who can’t attend, the

While the changes don’t directly

to express their views, ask questions and

presentations and a video from the

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valuable to also attend the sessions.

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and property.

NAIDOC WEEK 2013

INVITATION FOR PARTNERSHIP The Shire of Roebourne invites applications from local Aboriginal Corporations to become their official partner for NAIDOC 2013. The core objectives of NAIDOC 2013 are to:  Respectfully acknowledge NAIDOC Week 2013 across five towns– Roebourne, Karratha, Dampier, Point Samson and Wickham.

“The

sessions

are

designed

New Inquiry into Exploration A new Federal Government Inquiry will

“The

Productivity

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commence the inquiry this month and will

mineral and resource exploration companies.

release a draft report for consultation and

examine

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regulatory

barriers

The Assistant Treasurer, David Bradbury MP

 Recognise the contributions of Indigenous Australians in various fields.

and the Minister for Resources and Energy,

 Celebrate the history and culture of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Inquiry into Non-Financial Barriers to Mineral

Martin Ferguson AM MP announced the

conduct public hearings before the final report is delivered in twelve months,” Minister Bradbury said. The inquiry was recommended by the Policy Transition Group, a group established

 Provide opportunity for the Shire of Roebourne community to participate in a range of activities to support our local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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exploration for mineral and energy resources

reforms, and the corresponding impact on

in Australia.

minerals and petroleum exploration.

Karratha

Dampier

Wickham

Roebourne

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“The inquiry will examine exploration

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approvals systems and processes, within and

across state, territory and Commonwealth

across jurisdictions, to assess their effectiveness

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Arts road show tours Pilbara schools Touring university staff will treat more Pilbara schools to a celebration of arts as part of a touring road show this month. University of Western Australia’s Aspire to the Arts road show will visit Tom Price Senior High School and Newman Senior High School to present a series of artfocused activities to show how exciting and interesting the arts can be. The road show aims to raise awareness of tertiary study options after high school and encourage students with academic potential to aspire to university study, regardless of their circumstances. The program visited Hedland SHS, Karratha SHS and St Luke’s College in September. Staff from the UWA’s Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Centre for the History of Emotions and Berndt Museum will introduce students to Asian Studies as well as a study of the way emotions are portrayed

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in art, film making and in the curating of museum exhibitions. In addition to student activities, UWA staff will also present professional development workshops for teachers on topics such as Australian literature and the history of emotions. The University is also keen to connect with the wider community and will hold evening events to inform parents and other interested people about the arts. The events will showcase short films by UWA students and school students, who participated in Aspire UWA camps in Perth, to give people an idea of what an arts degree encompasses. Aspire UWA is a partner program between the University and schools in the Pilbara, Kimberley, Mid-West and Gascoyne regions and outer metropolitan Perth.

The State Government late last month committed $6.85 million in funding over four years for shark mitigation education and research. The announcement comes after there were five fatal shark attacks in Western Australia in the past 10 months, leading the Government to announce a controversial policy to kill any shark that potentially poses a threat to swimmers. Leading shark researchers at The University of Western Australia welcomed the Government’s commitment to provide greater funding, and said it could extend their research into sensory deterrents that might prevent shark attacks. Associate Professor Nathan

“If we can predict how sharks will see certain objects ..we [could] even begin to manipulate their behaviour” Hart and WA Premier’s Fellow and Winthrop Professor Shaun Collin, who leads the Neuroecology Group at UWA, are world leaders in shark sensory biology. “If we can predict how sharks will see certain objects in the water, we can begin to predict how they will react under certain circumstances

and we can even begin to manipulate their behaviour,” Associate Professor Hart said. The two researchers are currently developing shark attack deterrent wetsuits in a project co-funded by local WA company Dunbar Harper and the WA Government. UWA’s Oceans Institute held a shark mitigation research meeting in Scarborough earlier this month with the government, business and wider. The purpose of the meeting was to hear major concerns arising from the recent spate of fatal shark attacks along the WA coastline and identify areas of research that can be addressed with existing and new areas of expertise at UWA.

Karratha Airport Drop-off lane closure 8 – 24 October To enable essential works associated with the Hydraulic upgrade at the Karratha Airport to take place within the foot path to the front of the terminal it will be necessary to temporarily close the pick-up and drop-off lane from Friday 12 October. A traffic diversion will be implemented during the closure to minimise the disruption to motorists and passengers.

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Works will commence on Monday, 8 October and will consist STAFF PARKING of installing a new water main and fire hydrant line within the footpath to the front of the terminal. The diversion will come into effect from Friday 12 October to Tuesday 24 October: • Motorists will be directed to bays 2 and 3 located on the right-hand side of the coaster bus lane • Taxis and delivery vans will be directed to bay 1 located on the right-hand side of the coaster bus lane • Coaster buses will be directed to dedicated bus bays located on the left-hand side of the coaster bus lane Traffic attendants will be available during Airport operating times BUS toPARKING direct traffic. Motorists are encouraged to use the short term car park where possible to avoid congestion in the bus lane. Parking is free for the first 30 minutes in the short term car park. Works are programmed to be completed by Wednesday, 24 October whereby the operation of the lanes will return to normal. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience incurred during these works and ask for your cooperation and understanding in this matter.

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Going pink for breast cancer research By Ben Leahy The National Breast Cancer Foundation is urging Pilbara and North West residents to go pink again this year for cancer research and host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast. North West residents have raised more than $140,000 for the foundation in the past five years. Carole Renouf, CEO of the National Breast Cancer Foundation, said each Pink Ribbon Breakfast is helping bring an end to deaths caused by the disease.

“Over the past 18 years since the Foundation was established, research has transformed the experience of women with breast cancer,” Ms Renouf said. “We now have access to earlier detection and more effective and targeted treatments. “The next more deaths.”

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Tanya Argent, the business services officer at Karratha’s Horizon Power office said Pink Ribbon was a great cause but that it was rivalry with the company’s Port Hedland office that initially led them to host

their own breakfast last year. “The Port Hedland office absolutely love Pink Ribbon – one of the ladies up there has got a pink car and all of their computers are pink,” Tanya said. “So we thought we’d give them a run for their money, we challenged them and ended up beating them [by raising more money]. “It sounds silly doesn’t it, but it was all for a good cause and was a lot of fun.” Yet the rivalry may also get a little more serious than Tanya lets on.

She said the Port Hedland office hadn’t yet handed over the prize for victory to Horizon’s Karratha team. “They’ve got a trophy and they won’t give it to me,” Tanya joked. Tanya said the key to the success of the Karratha office was making their Pink Ribbon Breakfast as fun as possible. A feature was their bakeoff competition, with the 10year old daughter of one of the employees drawing pink pigs on her cupcakes to take out the prize for the best-

• Last year’s Pink Ribbon day at Horizon Power

Tamara Binamat Tom Price school chaplain Raelene Hick’s efforts to coordinate the school breakfast club at Tom Price Senior High School have earned her Foodbank WA’s 2012 School Breakfast Program (SBP) Volunteer of the Year Award. The school breakfast club was introduced at Tom Price SHS four years ago as many students, some as far as Paraburdoo, were finding it hard to have a good breakfast – and still be on time for school at 7.45am. Raelene, who has been a chaplain at Tom Price for almost six years, says she is thrilled with the award, which aims to acknowledge

Raelene says the SBP supports her pastoral care role as a YouthCARE school chaplain. “Spending time with the students in the mornings has opened up many opportunities to share stories, develop closer relationships and have fun together, whilst giving them a good start to the morning,” she said. Presently 395 public schools across WA make use of the SBP. The respective school principals endorsed nominations for the volunteer awards. Student Services Coordinator Bianca McRae said Raelene is an excellent chaplain who works very hard to ensure students are

well looked after. “Even though Raelene only works part time at the school she ensures the program is run every school day,” she said. “Raelene often gets to school very early to provide hot breakfast for students.“

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Horizon’s community and customer relations manager, Roman Raudonikis, produced the tastiest cake on the day. Tanya said she has some new ideas for this year’s Pink Ribbon Breakfast and that, crucially, she hasn’t taken her eyes off the grand prize. “It is all good, just so long as we beat Hedland again,” she said. For more information or to register to host a Pink Ribbon Breakfast, visit www. pinkribbonbreakfast.org.au.

• Tasting the bake-off entries

Local chaplain receives 2012 Foodbank Volunteer Award volunteers across the State for their efforts. However, she is quick to acknowledge the ongoing support and care of staff at the school who also contribute to the program’s success. “It’s no mean feat to run a program of this nature and we wouldn’t have been able to do this without the support and care of staff who serve nutritious breakfasts, which include fresh produce as well as non-perishable products,” said Raelene. An amazing 617 kilograms of perishable and non-perishable goods were delivered to Tom Price SHS from Jan 1 to September 26 this year.

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Your Life and Soul By Cindy Kempton To me, the word exercise comes in three levels. Level one exercisers are those that exercise for general health and wellbeing - they are happy with the way their bodies are and like the feel exercise gives them. These guys exercise how our Government tell us to, “30 minutes a day, three times a week”. To do this, you can walk the dog, put the bubby in the pram and push the footpaths for 30 minutes, try gentle swimming, or a leisurely game of golf. Level two exercisers, are aiming for a particular goal for weight loss, cardio improvement, strength and power increase or like to train at a higher level. They will be found, quite often, with their heart

rate monitors on, pushing their bodies into the fat burning zone and high-fiving themselves when they feel like they have pushed themselves just that bit further. Runners, ocean swimmers, high gym goers, crossfitters and strength trainers fall into this category. No matter what type of exercise they do, they like to do it hard. The third type of exercisers are those that enjoy the ultimate in training. They aim for a personal best everytime and thrive on the adrenaline of the sport or training they do. Their heart rates sits constantly in the training zone and they love the feeling of achievement and accomplishment after every training session.

These are professional athletes, Mount Everest contenders, ultra marathon runners and the like. At the end of the day it, doesn’t matter which category that you fall in to. Most of us are either category one or two or generally category one striving for category two, but not necessarily category two striving for category three. Wherever you are in your quest for better fitness and health, the ultimate is that you are moving to the sound of your own drum, training because it makes you feel good and doing it because it is part of your life. A favourite saying of mine is “No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping those on the couch”. Enjoy your week.

“No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping those on the couch” Spaghetti in Garlic Gravy with Herbs and Lemon Marinated Chicken and Cherry Tomatoes Ingredients: 500 grams spaghetti pasta 1 pound chicken breast fillets ( sliced into chunks ) For the chicken marinade: 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, chopped (if using dried, use half of the amount) Zest of 1 lemon Juice of ½ a lemon 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon coarse salt (not table salt) ½ teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil ( to sauté the marinated chicken)

Help save baby Steele By Tamara Binamat Karyn Bevan is appealing to our generous community on behalf of the Serramondi family to fundraise for vital medical equipment. Steele Serramondi has been diagnosed with Ebsteins anomaly of the tricuspid valve, a rare heart defect. Steele’s family live in Port Hedland and would greatly benefit from a small oxygen tank for the car. The tanks cost about $600 each. The hole in baby Steele’s heart means he is not getting enough oxygen to his body. A SATS machine is needed to monitor his heart rate and oxygen levels and alert if the levels are too low. This machine will cost around $2,000, an amount too high for a family with mounting medical and travel bills. Family friend Karen Bevan says fundraising for this equipment is a priority to improve Steele’s quality of life. “It will make their life a lot easier,” she said. “At the moment they take him to the hospital in Hedland for regular check ups, whereas this machine will mean if anything happens throughout the night it will be picked up.” Steele is just

9-months-old, in June he was rushed to Perth with the Royal Flying Doctor Service after turning “blue” at home. After an operation in Perth, Steele is finally back home with a long road ahead of him. “I’m hoping to raise funds to help them out with these machines and I guess it’s about raising awareness as well, “ said Karyn. Fundraising events include a quiz night on October 20 that includes a silent auction of donations from the community. Auction gear includes a West Coast Eagles signed

jersey, a photo canvas from Panna Rodeo, Body Shop products, clothing items, vouchers and more. The quiz night will be held at Karratha Senior High School upper school, near the Pilbara Institute from 6:30pm. Tables for eight to 10 people are available for sale at $15 per person. Full bar facilities are available and tables are selling quickly. To support the fundraising efforts or book a table at the quiz night, please call Karyn on 0438 928 053 or email karyn. bentley@bigpond. com.

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•  Add all the marinade ingredients into the chicken and marinate for 20 minutes (if making this dish in pronto) or over night (if making this dish the next day… much better). • Saute the marinated chicken in extra virgin olive oil until cooked (about 4-5 minutes) then set aside. For the garlic gravy: ½ stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 4 large cloves garlic, finely minced 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 ½ cups chicken stock 1 Tablespoon fresh basil, chopped salt and pepper to taste ¼ cup parsley, chopped (to sprinkle/finish the pasta) ½ cup grated parmesan cheese 2 cups whole cherry tomatoes •  Place sauté pan over medium heat and add butter and olive oil. •  Saute garlic until fragrant and soft. •  Add the flour and cook for a minute. •  Add chicken stock and simmer gravy until thickened then add the chopped basil. •  Season with salt and pepper. •  Add the sauteed chicken in the gravy then toss the cooked spaghetti into this  sauce. •  Add the cherry tomatoes and finish the dish with the chopped parsley and grated parmesan cheese (serve extra on the side). Makes 5-6 servings

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Angel of Cuisine The weather sure is warming up. I’m dreaming of fishing and having my own big fish photo to share with you soon. I have caught a lot of big fish in my time in Karratha. You have to have nice strong arms if you want to win a battle with a photo worthy fish. To get those strong fish-fighting arms, my focus this week has been on strength training. I don’t find it as much fun as some of the cardio I do, but the strength you gain from strength training makes it worthwhile.

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Healthy Tips and Tricks Try to push yourself each time you do an activity. If you did 10 pushups last time,

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Building muscle helps to burn fat and that is what we are after, so that is what we have to do. Pump Class at our local fitness centre is a great way to get acclimatised to strength training. Although, be warned, it will use muscles you didn’t know you had and about two days later you will be so sore you will now know exactly where each muscle is.

your successes with. There are also many more classes available now that can easily be slotted into your daily routine and who knows, you may find something new that you love. So this week I challenge you to check out some of the classes on offer in

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed –

Pump is a great way to get into weights because it is fun with music and friends to share your complaints and

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We have all read and heard the

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This combined with the current market adjustment should gear the real estate opportunities in the Pilbara economy to be more long-term orientated.

boom is over. What does this mean to commercial and

Buyer investors will need to prepare a five-year strategy that locks in solid longterm returns of 10-per-cent-plus compared to the national market of about 3 per cent.

residential investors? Well any investment cycle has ebbs and flows where market demand for residential accommodation and commercial premises

Sellers have to be realistic about the market and the returns that will be on offer in the next 6 months.

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down on major projects, such as Pluto winding down. Investors are still seeking solid returns in excess of 10-per-cent-plus, which when

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softening of rental returns. The local business market is still buoyant due to the diversity and nature of the Karratha economy.

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It continues to operate sustainably as major resource players produce exports for the global market. Rio Tinto is anticipating export numbers in excess of 300 million tons in the next

Karratha is home to small medium-sized

year, and, while the Chinese economy is not

enterprises servicing the resource sector and

growing as fast, their growth is expected to

regional economy.

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Selling prices will need to reflect the rental return as the market resets to provide the necessary returns to the investor base. The point to remember is the market is not in a spiral, it reflects the adjustment that is needed from time to time and of course investors are seeking an appropriate risk versus reward. In summary, property investment should never be a speculative or short-term proposition. Rather, it should be a medium to longterm prospect that takes into account the current and future growth of the region. Given the current and future projects surrounding Karratha and the global demand for our high quality resources, the future looks promising for investors for years to come.

“The local business market is still buoyant due to the diversity and nature of the Karratha economy. ”

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Your rights as a lodger Let me start by saying that you must always obtain the permission of the owner or real estate agent before taking on a flat mate, lodger or boarder. So let’s look at who is a boarder?

By Sarah Freeman If you do not obtain permission, and the owner or property manager discovers an unauthorised person living in the property, then they may have cause to send you a letter of breach and terminate your tenancy. It is illegal to sub-let the property at any time without the owner or agent’s permission. However, if you seek permission, most agencies will be only too happy to discuss this with the lease holder. They will then likely ask the prospective fl at mate, lodger or boarder to fi l out an application form (just as you did) so they can carry out checks for worthiness and call the owner to inform them and gain consent. The Property Manager or owner should then send you a letter to say they either give or deny permission. If you are given permission, I would highly recommend you do a property condition report of the room or at least take dated photos and charge the ingoing occupant a small bond. I would also recommend that you make an agreement in writing stating rent payments and any other outgoings that are to be shared by the new occupant as well as notice for vacating the property. As the lease holder you will be responsible for any damage that occurs while the property is in your name irrespective of who did the damage.

A boarder is someone who receives meals in addition to being a lodger.

Does the agreement refer to a tenancy, renter or boarder?

There may be an issue as to whether the amount of food a person receives is enough for the person to be classified as a boarder.

Does the owner provide the tenant any linen, food or other services?

It has been said that board lies somewhere between an early morning cup of tea and a full bed and breakfast.

   Sarah Freeman Senior Residential Investment Manager at North West Realty

Now let’s look at who is a flat mate? A fl at mate is generally someone who agrees to pay an equal share of the rent and utilities, will carry out their share of the housekeeping duties and either pay an equal share of house food or purchase their own. A fl at mate is generally regarded as someone who has an equal voice in how the household is run but this person is not the leaseholder so therefore not bound to the same compliance of the lease or Residential Tenancies Act.

❚ You must seek permission from the owner or agent, before you sub-let the property

It is useful to note, however, that the definitions of lodger, boarder and flat mate are not definitive and applying them to a person’s situation can often be difficult.

Flatmate

In attempting to determine whether or not a person is a lodger or a boarder, here are some useful questions to ask:

Is the tenant subject to any rules while at the premises?

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• Do you pay an equal share of rent?

Does the person have a key to the front door?

Generally speaking, a lodger is someone who occupies part of the premises but whose occupation or residency is still under the control of the owner.

It can be diffi cult to determine whether a person is a boarder or a lodger.

Is the person expected to pay the same amount of bond as a tenant?

Further, it is important to remember that, even if the food received is insufficient for the person to be classified as a boarder, they may still be a lodger and therefore not covered by the Act.

Can the tenant come and go as they please?

Even when the owner does not live at the premises, the occupier or resident may still be classifi ed as a lodger if the owner retains control of the outer door of the building, or if they provide other services such as cleaning the room or making the bed.

What is the character of the premises, and the purpose for which occupation is made available?

Are the premises registered as a boarding house with the local council?

However, the question to ask is probably whether the food being received is trifling enough in value or in amount to be negligible or whether it constitutes a significant cost.

This is an important distinction – so you should know who is a lodger?

For example, the owner may live at the premises.

bathroom and toilet?

• Pay equal shares of food? • Share all the household duties?

Does the agreement provide for a daily rate of charge, rather than weekly or fortnightly amounts?

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Lodger/Boarder

Is the term of the agreement for a fixed term, periodic or purely at the will of the owner?

• Do you have a key to the front door?

Are other parts of the agreement of the kind typically found in a tenancy agreement? For example, is the occupier under obligation to insure the premises or is it a term that grants quiet enjoyment to the occupier?

• Are cleaning services provided? • Are meals provided?

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and equipped with built-in-robes, allowing for plenty of storage. Outside there are tropical gardens and an above ground pool. This is a golden opportunity to enter the buyers’ market and secure a fabulous family home. We guarantee the first to inspect this property will buy.

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Huge home This is a property that must be seen to be appreciated. This is a massive home in a sought after location for multiple living options – everything is big and has been designed with privacy in mind. It is an outstanding opportunity to purchase in Baynton on a large block, close to new developments and Baynton West Primary School,

❚ We guarantee the first to inspect this property will buy

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which is due to open in 2013. This property is a must for any investment portfolio or for vacant possession. With the option of fixed lease and quality touches throughout, this is yet another property that is sure to be snapped up by the first buyer to view.

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Current Sale Properties Stunning Town Centre Two Storey Villas!

108 Pelago, Karratha

Situated in the brand new Pelago West Building this 1 bedroom unit will not be here for long. With the all the latest fittings and features you will be living life with luxury and your new high rise unit!

Reduced to Sell – Achieve 11.55% 6/3 Lockyer Street BULGARRA

39F Delambre Drive NICKOL

• Potential returns of up to 10.85%!! • Potential to lease at $1100-$1200p/w plus depreciation benefits • Unique two storey villa style complex containing seven 1 bed, 1 bathroom properties • Great floorplan - open plan living downstairs with separate master ensuite upstairs • Excellent location, walking distance to the recently awarded town centre redevelopment • DON’T DELAY – 5 already under offer, only 2 remaining!!  Secure yours today!!

• Private and secure 3 bedroom 2 bathroom front villa • Open and spacious living area with high ceilings • Double Carport • Easy walking distance to a sporting complex, recreational club and schools • Alfresco area with tropical garden area • Achieve 11.55% ROI

• Secure private complex

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Beautiful Garden – Achieve 12.07% 10 Hyde Road PEGS CREEK

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$879,000

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• Close to CBD ,school and amenities

• Level site allows easy redevelopment • Suitable for a two storey development

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Touch of Class

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$999,000

• 4 bedroom 2 bathrom • Elegant fittings throughout • Outdoor entertaining area • Fully auto b/g pool • Double lock up garage and storage

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Commercial

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$1,100 pw AVAILABLE NOW

71 Padbury Way Bulgarra

$1,200 pw AVAILABLE NOW

23 Dixon Street Nickol

$1,200 pw AVAILABLE NOW

1 Boyd Close Nickol

$2,000  pw AVAILABLE NOW

Beautifully presented 4 bedroom 2 bathroom home with study. Located in Nickol, this property offers room for the boat. Must be seen!

Dampier

276 Stuart Crescent Dampier

$1,450 pw AVAILABLE NOW

With summer fast approaching who wouldn’t want to spend their spare time entertaining around the pool. With good size bedrooms and ample living space this is the perfect Dampier property!

Onslow

Addresses Upon Request, Onslow

$1,080,000

$1,800 pw AVAILABLE NOW

Situated In Onslow these brand new 4x 2 properties will not stay on the market for long. With good size bedrooms, open living space and loads of features you would not want to miss out.

Commercial

1/16 Crane Circle, Pegs Creek

$3,920 pw + GST + Outgoings AVAILABLE NOW

This brand new 453m2 unit provides an excellent opportunity for a company requiring a large work space and live in accommodation in Karratha’s CBD. Internal office space - 62sqm, Internal work space – 329m2, Live in accommodation – 62m2.

• Total land area 5885m • Buildings comprise of office, reception, workshop • Engineering workshop 1156m2 • 2 gangtree cranes • Sandblasting shed • Safety office • Huge annual return of $474,048 (ex GST) • Commercial 2

Commercial

121/A Whitnell Way, Bulgarra

This wonderfully presented 3 bedroom 1 bathroom home is complete with fantastic living area, enclosed rear yard and has lots of storage space. Great location this really is home sweet home.

Lot 6 & Lot 1657 Welsh Drive NEWMAN

$2,000,000

$2,000 pw AVAILABLE NOW

Nickol

$929,000

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9 Tharnda Road Baynton

Step inside and feel at home instantly! With four spacious bedrooms, lovely kitchen and close to schools and Karratha’s CBD you will not want to miss the opportunity to live her!

Corporate Tenant – Achieve 10.2% Net

• 6040m2 level commercial block with 50 metre frontage • Fully fenced with double gates and fully serviced • Excellent heavy vehicle access • High exposure street • Excellent investment for the investor or owner occupier • Be quick to secure as this won’t last long

• Single storey     

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$1,650 pw AVAILABLE NOW

This 2 bedroom house is within easy walking distance to schools and shops. Side access is available and there is plenty of room for a boat.

• Point Samson is set to benefit from huge local capital works expenditure              • The versatile design allows for flexibility of occupation • Ideally located close to the tavern, store and town beaches • A quiet street with quality corporate tenants in place until April 2013 • The large 926m2 block allows plenty of room to add a pool or large shed

1510 Lambert Road KIE

• Brand new stylish home

$850,000

Near New Home – Achieve 10.66%

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8 Moynes Court, Baynton

Bulgarra

12 Bruce Way POINT SAMSON

Rare Commercial Land

79 Marniyarra Loop BAYNTON

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$1,400 pw AVAILABLE NOW

With the ability to accommodate multiple occupants with all bedrooms containing ensuites, wide open living areas and large patio area this is perfect for any company or employer who requires accommodation for staff that provides a modern comfortable stylish lifestyle, while being practical and easy to maintain

Versatile Design – Achieve 12.03%

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50 Marri Marri Parade Baynton

This large 4 x 2 home is situated in sought after Baynton. With quality features and finishings, and plenty of room for the whole family you will love spending your days inside and outside of this beautiful home.

• Potential 3 year lease with 6 monthly market based reviews • Large 4 bedroom 2 bathroom residence with separate theatre   • Modern galley kitchen with modern fittings • Prime location: transport, conveniences, up market estate • Easy care gardens with tenant-proof synthetic lawn • Under 12 months old: high depreciation & low maintenance • Generous outdoor entertaining area for outdoor entertaining

• Brand new 5 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Broome style home • Ideal luxury property for your employee accommodation       • Double carport with large undercover entertaining area • Quality internal modern fit-out – suited as large family home • Fully landscaped and auto-reticulation – finished to turn-key completion • Rare new home in a town with serious accommodation shortage

• Existing 4 x 1 very neat and tidy residence

$740,000

88 Bajamalu Drive BAYNTON

Lot 915 Yaruga Street TOM PRICE

71 Padbury Way BULGARRA

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Off-Plan 5x2 Home

Superb Location

• 827 square metre corner lot zoned R30

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• Brand new 4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Broome style villa     • Ideal luxury property for your employee accommodation       • Double carport with large undercover entertaining area • Quality internal modern fit-out • Fully landscaped and auto-reticulation – finished to turn-key completion • Rare new home in a town with serious accommodation shortage

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• Level site for less development costs. • One of the highest streets in the  Bulgarra development zone

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• R30 easy to develop and level Development Site              • Easy demolition and removal of existing residence • Walking distance to the CBD and Centro Shopping Centre • Owner will lease back short term • Don’t delay in securing this property as these properties are in high demand and sell

Unit 3/909 PIlkena Street TOM PRICE

• Sensational location with stunning views • 744m2 zoned R30

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117 Withnell Way BULGARRA

• Established gardens on retic

$775,000

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Secure Govt lease - Achieve 10.7%

• Fully air conditioned

• 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom • Open plan living with a modern  Kitchen

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$720,000

$1,500 pw AVAILABLE NOW

Come home and enjoy the peace and quiet of your newly built home. With open living areas, beautiful low maintenance gardens and just a short walk to the Baynton west Family Centre and Parks, you can’t go wrong with this beautiful Baynton West Home

• 10.5% Return on Investment

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• 4 Bedroom 2 Bathroom family home

33 Gregory Way BULGARRA

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• Close to Sporting club, school and parks               

• Secure Government 2 year lease + 1 year option

Sensational Views

• Potential 7 Unit Site

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125 Bajamalu Drive Baynton

Located in sought after Baynton West this property cannot be looked past. With 4 good sized bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and two laundries you would be crazy to pass this opportunity. Very easy to maintain and perfect for a company or FIFO.

• Secure long term tenant

8F Wedge Place MILLARS WELL

• This property is an investors dream,  well located in a cul-de-sac. • Situated on a large block allowing plenty of room for the above ground pool and alfresco area • A home with a great location and access. • All bedrooms are queen sized and ducted airconditioning fans and built in robes • The fully enclosed back yard affords entertaining and storage area.

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Stylish Complex – Achieve 10.5%

163 Withnell Way BULGARRA

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4/2885 Coolawanyah Rd, KIE

$1,418.25 pw + GST + Outgoings AVAILABLE NOW

This brand new 295m2 unit is located on the ever busy Coolawanyah Road offering an ideal space for any business. This low maintenance property offers an automatic roller door and ample parking. Grab the opportunity to lease a superb property in an excellent location as it won’t last long.

$4,700,000 + GST

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Relaxed open plan living This four bedroom, two bathroom house is an investment opportunity not to be missed. Buyers can expect high returns and low maintenance from this property. It has a secure corporate lease until August 2013 and returns on investment are expected to be 12.2 per cent after its next rental review.

stylish kitchen. There is air-conditioning, ceiling fans and down-lights throughout, while the bedrooms boast built-in-robes and feature walls. Outdoor entertaining is a breeze in the specially built area, while there is also a reticulated lawn and veranda to the front.

That means rental prices at $2,400 per week or $124,800 per annum.

The low maintenance yard features double access for additional cars, boats, or caravans.

The property offers spacious open plan living with a dining area, breakfast bar and

This is a fantastic chance for investors to achieve a positive cash flow.

❚ This property features a securely fenced 767 square metres yard

An investor’s dream Investors, a great value-for-money investment awaits you in this 1997, three bedroom, two bathroom weatherboard property. Currently leased to a major, nationwide company until August 2014, it is rare to find a property with such long lease. Its three bedrooms all come with built-in robes, while the master bedroom features an ensuite. The large kitchen is neat and tidy, while the lounge room comes separate to a

quaint dining area. With a fenced yard, this corner block property is huge at 767 square metres, yet still low maintenance. It offers abundant parking and an undercover outdoor entertaining area. This is truly excellent value for a threeby-two property. And with the potential for a rental increase in February, don’t delay in securing this investment to take full advantage of its positive returns and long lease.

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❚ Comes with stylish kitchen and open plan living

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Massive state of the art workshop Perfect for a large company, this one-of-a-kind office and workshop with extensive working and storage space is currently being built to exceptionally high standards ❚ Currently under construction, this large offi ce-cum-workshop is rare on the property market

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The reinforced concrete site features huge office and mezzanine areas (each 147 square metres), an expansive clearspan workshop and drive-through and drive-around access. There are four drive-through access points to the workshop, including three automatic entry doors plus an additional sliding door on the side. Three-phase power is provided and highbay lights fitted throughout. Door measurements are one 4mH x 4mW, one 5.4mH x 4.5mW, and two 5.4mH x 5mW. Roof height is substantial at 6.3 metres at the side of the gable.

Office facilities are just as impressive due to the concrete tilt panel construction, which offers excellent cooling insulation in Port Hedland’s hot climate. Ground floor offices include a spacious reception area and air conditioning, as well as data and phone points wired in. Two kitchenettes are provided along with three bathrooms. Travel upstairs, and you’re greeted with an enormous open plan area with kitchenette, data and phone points and multiple windows overlooking the carpark and Iron Ore and Manganese Streets. The entire 1740 square metres site with 15 car bays is heavy-duty reinforced concrete to suit truck and heavy vehicle traffic and heavy storage. Frontage to the street is level, landscaped and fenced in an attractive manner.

In an excellent location, the street attracts strong drive by traffic with high profile companies, including Rexel Electrical Supplies located directly opposite and Hitachi on the neighbouring site. This property makes an outstanding investment and will lease for a minimum $300,000 net of outgoings and GST in the first year and attract companies seeking long term minimum five-plus-five year leases. Packed with features, this property is sure to impress and offers investors a minimum 10.7 per cent net return at $5,769 rental per week. Construction on the site is currently underway with completion expected this November. This is a rare offering of a large office-cum-workshop, which has never before been available. Call Crawford Realty commercial and industrial specialist Eliza Mearns today for more information.


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Residential Sale Properties Newly Built!

Executive Living

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1 Parker  Street,  South Hedland • • • • • •

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$975,000

• Beautiful below Ground Pool with Shade Sail • Grassed Backyard with Alfresco & Storage Shed • Low Maintenance - Great Investment Opportunity

$1,085,000

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• Spacious lounge area with open plan dining • U-Shaped style kitchen with ample storage • Excellent outdoor patio area with a deluxe spa • Huge amount of parking with carport • Excellent 640m2 block with lots of potential

$769,000

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12 John Way, South Hedland • Brick & Iron property with Parkside location

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Affordable Townhouse

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$749,000

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8 Beacon Close $1400- $1700/wk South Hedland AVAILABLE NOVEMBER E.O.I for brand new unit complex featuring three 2x1 units and six 1x1 units. Open plan kitchen& entertaining area, all with quality fixtures and fittings. 405/17 Welsh Street $1,600/wk South Hedland AVAILABLE 4/10/2012 Fully furnished 2x1 unit in secure complex. Court yard, communal pool & BBQ facilities with u/cover carport. 512/17 Welsh Street   $1600/wk South Hedland AVAILABLE FROM 4/10/2012 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom furnished unit, Secure complex, tropical garden court yard, communal pool & BBQ facilities, children’s playground facility & under cover carport. 6 Rutherford Road $2100/wk South Hedland AVAILABLE 5/11/2012 3x1 home with separate bath & shower. Large front & rear yards with 2 gates at front for access. 18 Trumpet Way $2200/wk n 10/10/2012 South Hedland licatioAVAILABLE Appliving derseparate Unkitchen, 4x1 home with renovated & dining rooms. Large patio outside. 16a Beroona Loop $2300/wk South Hedland                         17/11/2012 AVAILABLE 17/11/2012                                            4x2 rendered home (ensuite with spa bath). Open plan living areas. B/g pool, rear entertaining area with shade cover. Fenced rear yard with shed. 13 Catamore Court $2500/wk South Hedland AVAILABLE NOW Aviator style 5x2 fully furnished home, with b/g pool. Open plan living/dining & kitchen. Fitted robes to bedrooms. 1 Dulverton Terrace $2500/wk South Hedland AVAILABLE 10/10/2012 Brick 4x2 bathroom home, master bedroom has access to the b/g pool. Features a sunken lounge and large outdoor area. 5 Kanji Place $2500/wk South Hedland AVAILABLE 4/10/2012 4x2 home has large o/plan kitchen & dining room with a separate lounge & a study. 42A Pedlar $2600/wk South Hedland 1/10/2012 1/10/2012   n atioAVAILABLE plic Apdining Brand new 3x2 home & living areas. Landscaped gardens. ndlargeerkitchen, Uwith 11B Reynolds Place $2800/wk South Hedland AVAILABLE 1/10/2012 n io at lic p p A er with private access. Open plan, with patio & Colourbond 5x2 home, Un1 dbedroom carport.

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Company lease until 28/12/13 $1855 p/w with 11.36% return Rental income of $96,460p/a 3 spacious bedrooms with BIRs Separate lounge, dining area Neat kitchen w/ breakfast bar Undercover outdoor alfresco Good sized 656m2 block Carport & plenty of parking

23 Traine Crescent, South Hedland

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11.36% Return • • • • • • • • •

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7 Skippers Loop, South Hedland

Vacant Possession or Excellent Investment Secure a lease today at $1800 per week Huge capital growth potential 3 spacious bedrooms all with BIR’s Vanity, shower & bath to the bathroom Large lounge and dining area, neat and tidy kitchen • Air-conditioning throughout the property • 498m2 block a large rear yard with undercover alfresco

• Renovated brick veneer & iron property

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Investors! 12.49% ROI

7 Koolama Crescent, South Hedland

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4 x 2.5 Fibro house on 928m2 Corner Block Below Ground Pool – Abundant Parking Space Double Access to Block – Proposed R30 rezone Leased until July 2013 – Achieve 11.18% ROI Spacious Lounge – Dining + Kitchen – Air Con Flagged by Council to be amended to R30 Zoning • Large Pool Area with Shade Sail + Alfresco Area • Currently Receiving $1900p/w – Review in January

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Affordable Development Site

• Modern 3x1 colourbond Home • Separate private dining area open plan adjoining the kitchen area • All bedrooms are a good size with A/C • Good quality bathroom with stylish vanity/ shower • Excellent outdoor patio area for entertaining • Double carport with room for 4 cars, Generous 405m2 block • Great location, high rentals & capital growth

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7 Dongara Place, South Hedland

• Newly Built – Executive 4x2 in Great Location • Currently leased for $2355 p/w till Aug 2013 • Huge 11.29% return plus Depreciation benefits • 4 Spacious b-rooms w  BIR’s – Air con throughout • Large main bedroom with walk-in robe & ensuite • Large modern kitchen with new appliances • Spacious lounge area - Separate dining room • Carport with parking for over 4 vehicles • Centrally Located close to Shops and Water Park

• South Hedland living at its finest! • Secure a lease at $2,300 per/week with potential for $2,900 • Excellent security with electric shutters on all windows  • Will continue to have strong tenant appeal • Open plan lounge, dining and kitchen • Large undercover entertaining area with land scaped gardens • Huge master bedroom with ensuite • Air-conditioning throughout the property

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29A Brodie Crescent, South Hedland

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Rental Properties

$669,000

137 Anderson Street, $2200/wk Port Hedland AVAILABLE 5/10/2012 3x1 home, with large veranda for entertaining and a shed. Open plan renovated kitchen/living. 19 Gratwick Street $2700/wk Port Hedland AVAILABLE 20/10/2012 3x2 home, meticulously renovated, trendy kitchen with s/s appliances, dual access gates, Bali style back yard for entertaining & ocean views. 22 Craig Street $3000/wk Port Hedland AVAILABLE 27/10/2012 4x1 brick home with beautiful lush gardens and b/g pool. Large spacious bedrooms, large back yard and fully fenced front yard. 9B Morgans Street $3200/wk Port Hedland AVAILABLE NOW Modern 3x3 executive home. O/plan dining, living & gourmet kitchen. Outside features alfresco area. 81 Sutherland St $3600/wk Port Hedland AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 4x2 home with plenty of room. Separate lounge with built in bar. Wrap around veranda & huge entertaining area. 6 Monks Place $4200/wk Port Hedland AVAILABLE 10/10/2012 4x3 home completed to the highest standard. Huge open living areas & a beautiful chef’s kitchen. Splendid resort style pool area. 30 Counihan Crescent $4400/wk Port Hedland AVAILABLE 18/10/2012 Stunning 5x2 property with lovely ocean views and gourmet kitchen. Contact us today about our Premium Management Service

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Commercial Rentals Port Hedland

Commercial and Industrial Properties for Sale State Of The Art Workshop

Development Opportunity

1/112 Iron Ore Street, Wedgefield

128 Redbank Road, Redbank, Port Hedland

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30 Moorambine Street, Wedgefield

Absolute quality new workshop development Expansive 862m2 total floor area Drive through workshop of approx. 570m2 Huge office approx. 147m2,2x kitchens, 4x bathrooms Mezzanine approx. 147m2, kitchenette & data points heavy duty reinforced concrete 1740m2 site, 15 car bays Investors return minimum 10.7% net return, $5,769 p/w Never before available quality and size

For Sale

• Well presented 4 bed, 2 bath home • Gigantic 3728m2 approx. structural steel workshop

Huge Exposure / Large Site • HUGE EXPOSURE – highway being built next door! • Large 4047m2 site, level & fenced • 3x1 executive home with below ground pool • offices approx. 113m2 cabled for 10 workstations • Workshop approx. 200m2 plus 4x transportables • Perfect investment with strong development potential • Absolutely ready to go - move in and start work INSTANTLY • Be quick, this quality property won’t last!

$2,800,000 + GST

For Sale

Immaculate Presentation

• Additional workshops 530m2 & 344m2 approx.

11 Leehey Street, Wedgefield

• Gantry cranes from 2 tonne to 25 tonne • Huge development opportunity on rarely offered large site

For Sale

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$3,100,000 + GST

31 Harwell Way, Wedgefield Substantial, fenced and level  4449m2 site Spacious solid brick four bedroom home Immaculate near new offices approx. 100m2 Drive through workshop with office & 3 phase Additional hardstand over 280m2 with outdoor three phase power • Investors return a minimum 10% net, $26,000 p/m • Amazingly rare offering in excellent condition, call today

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South Hedland

3A/3 Hunt Street, $4,354/pm + GST South Hedland AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2 Approx 90m office space, shared bathroom and kitchen facilities in excellent condition 3B/2 Byass Street $7,200/pm + GST South Hedland AVAILABLE NOW 2 150m approx. area, 5 individual offices, reception & open plan workspace. Unit 2-4/3241 Throssell Road $9,160/pm + GST South Hedland AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2 Office/retail, 169m area with bathroom and kitchenette. 3/2 Byass Street $12,875/pm + GST South Hedland AVAILABLE NOW 300m2 office, 6 air cond offices, training, reception, bathroom & kitchen.

Wedgefield

Ideal For Big Business

• 2143m2 site, level and fenced with vehicle access to rear • Accommodation bonus with immaculate brick home • Large country kitchen, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom • Workshop approx. 110m2 with 30m2 mezzanine • Two store rooms within workshop, both air conditioned • Extensive concrete hardstand of approximately 380m2 • Vacant possession - Investors return 10.5% net • Rear access to crown land, development potential subject to council approval • Perfect property for small to medium business

3-44 Counihan Crescent, $11,638/pm + GST Pretty Pool AVAILABLE DECEMBER 2 190m commercial space, incredible views, 3m high ceilings.

$3,100,000 + GST

1/5 Pardoo Street $2,570/pm + GST Wedgefield AVAILABLE NOW 70m2 office space, 2x air cond carpeted offices, bathroom and kitchenette. 18A Munda Way $4,300/pm + GST  Wedgefi Wedgefield AVAILABLE NOW n io 2 at lic pp for lay-down storage or heavy 1976m fully fenced site, derroomAavailable n U vehicle access and manoeuvring and excellent solution to storage problems. 2/103 Oxide Way $6,994/pm + GST Wedgefield AVAILABLE JANUARY 2013 112m2 workshop, 48m2 office, 52m2 mezzanine, 30m2 exclusive hardstand. 1/101 Pinnacles St $7,500/pm + GST Wedgefield AVAILABLE OCTOBER 2 190m workshop, air cond office kitchenette & bathroom, mezzanine. 12 Carlindie Way $9,500/pm + GST Wedgefield AVAILABLE NOW 2 2 1750m site, 120m workshop, hugely functional hardstand. 3/101 Pinnacles Street $9,700/pm + GST Wedgefield AVAILABLE OCTOBER 319m2 workshop, air cond office, kitchenette & bathroom. 14 Carlindie Way $13,650/pm + GST Wedgefield AVAILABLE NOW 2 Workshop approx. 54m , office, kitchenette, bathroom & laundry, 3X1 caretakers.

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Immaculate property with long term lease This three bedroom, one bathroom duplex home has many features, including a new kitchen with stainless appliances, gas hob, large bathroom with spa bath and enclosed designer shower. 

Quiet cul-de-sac location with privacy and position It’s all happening in Newman with new mines being built and established mines upgrading to meet current and projected demands for Pilbara’s iron ore.

at the rear.  It is located in a popular area of town, close to school and sports facilities and privacy is assured in this beautifully renovated home.

Most of the world`s major mining companies have large scale operations within a 150 kilometre radius of the town and that has enabled it to consolidate its position as the East Pilbara supply base and administrative centre.

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Price $829,000

The lounge and dining are set to an open plan design, while the bedrooms have built in robes and the laundry features a sturdy bench top and built in cupboards.

Jabbarup Street Newman AGENT

There is off-street  parking plus a double carport behind the fence with space for more parking.

So why not benefit from all this growth by helping to provide the rental accommodation that all these workers are going to need.

Crawford Realty

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The property is low maintenance with a fully fenced yard and a workshop

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This four bedroom, one bathroom concrete construction is the perfect property to get into the market with. Leased to a multi-national corporate tenant until April 2013, this property has the potential to increase its return on investment to 12.5 per cent. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac, it offers privacy and position and an open plan lounge and dining floor plan as well as air-conditioners throughout. The spacious kitchen and family room opens onto the covered rear patio, while another covered patio is located at the front. There is a tandem carport plus additional off-street car parking in the fully fenced yard.

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29B Nimingarra Dve, Newman

3x1 brick construction Separate lounge Open plan dining and renovated kitchen overlooking pool and yard Large covered patio at rear 3 bedrooms with BIR Tiled throughout Air conditioning throughout Private fully fenced yard and pool Off street parking for five vehicles

21D Armstrong Way, Newman $1,650 pw 3 x1 AVAILABLE NOVEMBER

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Bali style luxury living in Hedland Move straight in to this absolute stunning one of a kind residence and sit out by the splendid resort style pool area or on the first floor balcony and watch the magnificent sunsets over the port and let the outside world just drift on by. Built in 2008 comprising of four generous bedrooms, three well-appointed modern bathrooms, and huge open living areas including massive games room and not to mention the gorgeous chef’s kitchen that will be the envy of all your friends and family.

❚ 5 star Bali style luxury in Port Hedland

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Huge King size master bedroom including en-suite facilities with double china basins, oversized shower and toilet. Three further double bedrooms all with large built in wardrobes , ceiling fans and split system air conditioning.

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Gourmet Chefs kitchen featuring stone bench tops, 900ml stainless steel free standing gas oven, dish washer, double fridge freezer recess, build in pantry, breakfast bar and ample below and overhead storage.

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Open plan living and family meals area complemented with beautiful solid wooden flooring, down lights, ceiling fans and access to the front and rear balconies with views to the simply majestic pool and entertaining area and Port Hedland skyline. All three bathrooms are completed to the highest standard using a blend of classic and modern colours and textures giving them a very contemporary yet homely feel. To the ground floor of this property is the large games room finished with porcelain tiles to the floor and down lights and ceiling fans, sliding patio door leading to the outside entertaining and pool area. Once you step outside you may be forgiven for thinking that you are holidaying at a 5 star resort in Bali featuring extensive wooden decked entertaining and lounge areas, sparkling below ground pool and lush tropical fully reticulated gardens. The exterior also includes double lockup garage with auto roller doors and additional parking for a further two cars and the option for side access for a boat or caravan.

1005sqm development block This four bedroom, one bathroom offers fantastic cash flow returns and future development potential.

❚ Quality homes with a corporate lease like this do not last on the market

Gov lease Located in a quiet cul-de-sac that is within walking distance to town, this beautifully renovated home, offers superb value for money.

A study has been created off the meals area and would make a perfect home office.

With a current Government lease, expect strong cash flows.

This is a fantastic opportunity to add to your investment portfolio.

It comes with a country kitchen overlooking the well appointed meal and lounge area.

Quality homes like this with a corporate lease do not last on the market – hurry.

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a modern renovated kitchen with gas cooking, ample storage and breakfast bar. The open plan living area and family meals include down lights and ceiling fans, while the good-sized bedrooms include split system air-conditioners and fans. The bathroom has a vanity and showerover-bath, while a second shower is located in the laundry. Outside, the fully fenced yard offers parking for up to eight cars plus a boat or caravan, and a lush tropical garden surrounding the entertainment area. There is also a large powered double lockup garage that can be converted into a workshop.

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BOC opens new Karratha plant BOC, a Member of the Linde Group, has announced the official launch of its state of the art Air Separation Unit (ASU) facility in Karratha, Western Australia, enhancing energy security of the State’s northwest. The ASU plant marks the next step in BOC’s regional capital works program following the completion of bulk gas storage and distribution facilities and the 2011 refurbishment of a Gas and Gear retail outlet in the Karratha’s Light Industrial Area. BOC’s ASU plant allows the gas and engineering company to deliver a reliable supply of nitrogen, oxygen and medical gases to industry and the

community in the North West region. BOC managing director South Pacific, Colin Isaac, said the opening of the ASU plant was a milestone in BOC’s 75-year history of providing gas-related expertise and products to the North West. “We are delighted to have successfully delivered this major project, which will supply products vital to the rapid expansion of the resources industry in northern WA,” he said. “BOC is investing more than $100 million in capital works in Karratha and the ASU project is a key element in the production and supply of essential industrial and medical gases.” New technology has allowed BOC to take a greener approach at its Karratha gas production facility, which

has the capacity to generate up to 60 tonnes of nitrogen per day. Using less than half the energy of traditional plants, the high-tech ASU is air cooled, the use of water consumption for cooling purposes.    Local production has also reduced the reliance on interstate transport to deliver critical gas products to the area. Mr Isaac said this will enable BOC to deliver a cost-effective supply of industrial and medical gas to its growing customer base in the Pilbara region.  “The Karratha ASU and distribution facilities will form an integral part of BOC’s Australian operations, and its ability to meet growing energy requirements locally and across the Pacific region,” Mr Isaac said.

Real estate agent fined over lack of disclosure in Karratha deal A Cottesloe-based real estate agent

In April 2009, Ms Ockerby was the selling

conditioning contractor for the non-payment

has been fined $2,000 by the State

agent for a group of commercial units in

of $30,000 from work carried out on the

Hedland Place, Karratha.

unit.

Administrative Tribunal for failing

execution of the contract of sale.  Commissioner for Consumer Protection Anne Driscoll said it is critical for all real estate agents to make full disclosures on

The property was being sold by Gemstone

The fact this property was involved in

to disclose to a purchaser during a

Holdings Pty Ltd and, at the time, Ms

litigation at the time of the sale is a matter

Karratha commercial property deal

Ockerby was a Director and Shareholder of

material to the transaction and an issue that

 “It is a clear breach of the law and code

the company.

should have been communicated to any

of conduct to keep secret any information

potential purchaser.

that may impact a potential buyer’s decision

that the strata company was involved in litigation. 

Consumer Protection took disciplinary action against Ms Ockerby after she failed to

Beverly Jean Ockerby, who was working

disclose to a buyer that there was ongoing

for Gemstone Holdings Pty Ltd, trading as

legal action that directly involved the unit

Ockerby Real Estate, admitted breaching

strata company.

Ms Ockerby was both selling agent and part owner of the vendor company.

properties that they are selling.

to purchase a property,” Ms Driscoll said. “Agents

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information on the properties they are

her dual roles, Ms Ockerby failed to fulfil her

selling so buyers in the market can make an informed decision.

the Real Estate and Business Agents Act and

Gemstone Holdings Pty Ltd and the strata

professional obligations to exercise due care,

the Code of Conduct for Agents and Sales

owners of the property were being sued in

skill and diligence when she remained silent

Representatives.

the Karratha Magistrates Court by an air

about the existence of litigation prior to the

“To withhold this information will have serious consequences.”

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Time to clean your water softener/filter Recent tests conducted by the Shire’s Environmental Health Service has shown low levels of bacteria in water samples from the kitchen sink, hand basin and shower of two houses in Karratha.  It is believed that this may have been caused by the use of residential sized water softeners/filter systems, which remove chlorine prior to it entering the house, or where a hot water unit has been switched off for a period of time. Chris Adams, Chief Executive Officer of the Shire said that normally any bacteria from the environment that may contaminate household taps and showerheads are killed off by chlorine in the water supply. However, water softeners and similar devices remove the chlorine from the water making it susceptible to contamination by bacteria such as Legionella that may enter the tap or showerhead from the outside. “Leaving water standing in hot water units that have been switched off will also allow the chlorine to dissipate away which can let bacteria grow” said Mr Adams.  To help minimise the growth of any bacteria in your household taps and showerheads, the Shire’s Environmental Health Service recommends the following: •

Regularly empty and scrub out water softeners and filters to remove any scale, sludge or films that may contaminate your water supply.

Keep your hot water systems permanently at a temperature above 55 degrees.

If your house has been empty for more than a week flush the taps and showers before using the water.

“Leaving water standing in hot water units that have been switched off will also allow the chlorine to dissipate away which can let bacteria grow.”

For further information about water filters visit the Department of Health’s website at www.public.health.wa.gov.au/cproot/2401/2/water_filters.pdf

New industrial land for Port Hedland The State Government has released a package of industrial lots at Hedland Junction in Port Hedland as the State Government continues to address the demand for land in the Pilbara region. State Lands Minister Brendon Grylls said the

“With 27 companies so far having purchased at

release of 13 lots at the LandCorp project,

Hedland Junction, this 280 hectares estate is fast

which is part of the Wedgefield Industrial

becoming a popular location for businesses seeking to expand or establish themselves in the region.”

Estate near Port Hedland, followed the

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already available and brings the total number of

hectares at the site. “The level of activity at Hedland Junction is a clear indication this estate is proving to be very popular in a market, which requires quality industrial lots to support the region’s economic growth,” Mr Grylls said.

Pilbara industrial lots for sale at Wedgefield and Karratha’s Gap Ridge estate to 63. The Minister said Hedland Junction was part of the Government’s Royalties for Regions $1.2 billion Pilbara Cities initiative. This aims to grow Port Hedland and Karratha to cities of 50,000 people and provide for commercial

“Hedland Junction provides a vital role in allowing

and industrial growth opportunities to ensure a

businesses to support $143billion of current and

robust, diversified local economy to stand the test

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How much can you afford to borrow? Many homebuyers don’t understand basic lending details, including how much they can borrow, until they actually apply for a loan. This is not ideal because an informed homebuyer is in a much better position to make an offer. Until about ten years ago the general ‘rule of thumb’ for buying a home was that you could borrow about three times your gross household income.   So, if a couple were making $130,000 between them each year, a lender might loan up to $390,000. However, this measure doesn’t apply terribly well today with house prices having grown so much.   If you are applying for a joint home loan with another person including your spouse or partner you must take into consideration their existing earnings and debts. Remember; both of you are legally liable for repaying the loan.  The key to a smooth start with a home loan really rests with the deposit. If you don’t have a ready deposit, it’s wise to start a regular savings program in preparation for home ownership.  Most lenders require recent evidence of three

months of genuine savings before approving a loan. If the deposit is a gift then the lender will normally require it to be in the borrowers bank account for three months.  Talk to your financial institution about this. Most prefer a deposit of around 10 per cent the purchase price, but this has become unrealistic. Deposits of 5 per cent are now more common.   Banks are keen to lend, but following the GFC they are also more thorough about checking your capacity to service the loan and giving consideration to any other debts you may have. Normally, any existing debt is included in the total amount you can borrow. 

insurance, stamp duty or anything else. These costs are added to your home loan.   Rather than looking at how much the bank will allow you to borrow, it makes more sense to concentrate on how much you can comfortably afford. Ideally you should aim for your weekly mortgage costs to be no higher than about 30 per cent of your household income. Don’t be a slave to

 When calculating this, the maximum limit on your credit card will be deemed as debt even if you never reach that credit limit.  Ask your lender to outline their policy in this regard and to detail all the fees that apply to the loan, including mortgage costs, mortgage

your mortgage, allow for some disposable income so you can enjoy the other things in life.   Some lenders will not issue loans for more than 80 per cent of the purchase price, so buying a more modest dwelling might suit many buyers better as a lifestyle decision, both in terms of gaining access to a loan and for comfort of repayments. Source: REIWA

“ Rather than looking at how much the bank will allow you to borrow, it makes more sense to concentrate on how much you can comfortably afford.”

❚ With a good savings plan and perserverance, the dream of owning your own home can become a reality

Top tips to beat the mortgage blues Visualise your goal Knowing exactly what you want energises you to achieve it, in spite of setbacks and frustrations.

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Get knowledge.

When making your financial calculations, overestimate by at least one thousand dollars. It gives you a little space in preparation for the unexpected expense.

Make sure you do some research and shop around for all the options available. Being well informed makes you feel in control and confident in your decision making.


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Grand Final After Party rocks the Pier The Pier Hotel in Port Hedland hosted Music Monkey Event’s Grand Final After Party last weekend to a packed, spirited crowd. DJ Damian John kept the party cranking late in the night for the party-goers who danced away to his floor-fillers. Photos courtesy Music Monkey Events

Light the Night at Twilight 14 October 2012 from 5pm to 8pm at the palms in Dampier

Let hope shine this October by taking part in Dampier’s Light the Night Community Walk to help cure blood cancer. Held in conjunction with the Shire of Roebourne’s Twilight Walk Tunes concert on 14 October, Light the Night is the starts at Leukaemia Foundation’s inspiring twilight walk to help 6.30p m. Meet cure blood cancer by fundraising. under the palms. The three ways to purchase a lantern or fundraise are:  Register at www.lightthenight.org.au;  Purchase from the Shire of Roebourne administration building, Welcome Road, Karratha for $20; and  Purchase on the night for $20 (subject to availability). For more information visit www.roebourne.wa.gov.au or contact Amanda Hohneck on 9186 8555.

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....comes back to the Pilbara The release of his brand new album Trouble’s Door is the solidification of two years of change for Ash Grunwald personally and a reflection of the shifts in the world around us.

Chasing the Lolly Man is a one-man show devised and performed by one of Queensland’s most dynamic and funny Indigenous performers, Mark Sheppard. Hedland theatre-goers had the chance to experience this original comedy on Wednesday night when Mark Sheppard skipped into town. The show is a sharing of stories, a celebration of urban Indigenous identity and takes a satirical look at the media and popular culture. Playing a variety of characters, weaving stand up with storytelling and clowning around, Mark poked

fun at everything from Neighbours (what would it be like if a Murri family moved into Ramsey Street) to politics. The title Chasing the Lolly Man refers to a game that Mark used to play with his wider community in Mareeba when he was growing up. They would all gather round the night before the local picnic and sew lollies onto a hessian sack. The following day, the ‘Lolly Man’ would arrive wearing the sack, all the kids would chase after him and at the end they would all get a lolly bag. The Matt Dann Cultural Centre is located on Hamilton Rd, South Hedland.

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”It’s really interesting to explore new areas.” So what gadgets can we expect to see in Karratha? “Well because I’ve had to pack light when I’ve played in Karratha, I’ve [even] mixed beats on my iPhone [there] before!” Ash revealed. “I think it sounded really cool and people really liked it, but I stopped doing it because it just looked too funny.” Now you can expect to see Ash using an array of devices including a laptop and plugins and still his old kick box. All that’s being asked of you this time around is when you shake your booty, you shake your booty for change.

Ash Grunwald will be performing at Karratha Tavern on Bond Place on Thursday, November1. Doors open 8pm. Tickets $35 + bf pre/$40 door from www.heatseeker.com The Pilbara Echo is giving away two double passes to Ash’s Karratha show. To win, join our facebook page and let us know you want them!

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His track ‘Walking’ played a starring role in the Hollywood movie Limitless, new friendships were formed with Kram from Spiderbait and Vika and Linda Bull and a new home with a new home studio were built, from which was birthed his brand new album Trouble’s Door. In the new songs, Ash – along with his good pal and dubstep side project partner, Fingers - has created his most internal album to date, one that found life through the fiery breath of injustice; the frustration of severe political and environmental mismanagement. “It’s some of my most personal songwriting,” Ash says of Trouble’s Door. Trouble’s Door touches on the strength that now lies to keep each other informed no matter who we are or where we live in the community. And just like the light and dark of the words, the music itself traverses many tales; the blues propelled by driving dancefloor rhythms, buoyed by hip hop beats and slammed by the dubstep crunch. Naturally. Ash has toured regional WA for many years and will be returning to Karratha on Thursday, November 20 to

play at the Karratha Tavern. “In Karratha, people have come from far and wide around Australia. I play all over Australia so there’s different points and different places people have seen me and people know what to expect at the gig, which is hopefully a good time!” he laughed. “I meet people and they tell me stories about gigs they went to in different places, and I think wow!” Ash goes on to talk about his new show and especially what those at the Karratha show can expect. “My new show is a hybrid of styles. There’s my old style of stomping kind of blues, a lot of my new stuff includes a different style of blues and different production techniques,” he said. “I sort of replicate that live by using my computer to trigger different beats. “I keep it kind of dancy” Ash still describes his sound as bluesy and soulful without fitting into one genre as easy as it used to. “I’m really capitalising on the things that are happening around me and the styles of music, and tried to use technology to try make something bigger and fatter,” he said.

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PILBARAEVENTS CALENDAR Saturday 6 Consumed Recycled Art exhibition finishes Karratha Visitors Centre The Manhattan Short Film Festival The Matt Dann Cultural Centre, Hamilton Rd, South Hedland. 8pm Sounds Outback (… to reef) Festival An evening at Shothole Canyon, Exmouth Featuring Stephen Pigram, Etica Ensemble, Defying Gravity, Jon Rose, Pundara Performance Group, Darren ‘Capes’ Capewell - from 5pmhe Manhattan Short Film Festival The Matt Dann Cultural Centre, Hamilton Rd, South Hedland. 8pm

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Manhattan Short Film Festival The Manhattan Short Film Festival is back with a new series for your scrutiny! This year the Festival received 520 entries from 49 countries, with films from Norway, The Netherlands, Russia, England, Ireland, Peru, France, Romania, USA and Spain making up the ten finalists. These films will not only entertain but be judged by an audience of over 100,000 filmlovers across six continents in the 15th Annual Manhattan Short. Audiences at each venue will be asked to vote for the one film they think is best and the winner of the ultimate audience award will be announced at ManhattanShort.com on Sunday October 7 at 8pm. One of the goals of Manhattan Short is to

Horse and the Body Heat dancers are ready to set pulses racing in Karratha

Tura Music Fest Exmouth Sounds Outback (… to reef) Festival Festival dinner and spot performances Novotel Ningaloo Resort 6pm New South Land (Live music) Tambrey Tavern, Karratha 5-8pm

Tuesday 9 Trivia night Tambrey Tavern, Karratha from 7pm

Wednesday 10 Chasing the Lolly Man Matt Dann Cultural Centre, Hamilton Rd, South Hedland. 7:30pm

Saturday 13 Setting Sons The Pier Hotel, Port Hedland kicking off at 8pm.

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introduce filmmakers with their short films to a wider audience. These directors are about to make the transition into feature filmmaking. Presenting these short films at cinemas, which so many movie-lovers attend, is a great way to make that introduction. Over the last three years, Manhattan Short Film Festival has become one of our favourite regular events at the Matt Dann Cultural Centre and we have been pleased to see this unique festival growing each year in Hedland, bringing a cultural, interactive experience to our town. You can see The Manhattan Short Film Festival at the Matt Dann Cultural Centre on Saturday October 6. The Matt Dann Cultural Centre is located on Hamilton Rd, South Hedland.

By Ben Leahy The desert sun won’t be the only thing raising temperatures once gym-toned male and female dancers from Body Heat Australia take over Karratha’s Tambrey Tavern stage on October 17 and 18. Body Heat manager John Cervoni said the one-and-a-half hour show will feature humour, sexy choreography by the two-male and two-female dancers as well as games involving audience participation. “It is a fun night out where you can take your boyfriend or girlfriend, or your husband and wife,” John said. “People are inquisitive and this way the guys and girls can go out and have a drink and a bit of perve before going home happy together. “Mind you, it is not a show for the fainthearted. “If you don’t want to see anything a little provocative, then you should probably stay at home. “At the same time, we do leave something up to the imagination, it is not a sleaze-fest. Yet Body Heat dancers don’t always leave it up to the audience’s imagination. John said one of the loudest cheers in Body Heat was when a male dancer forgot to put on his G-string and ripped off his pants during the routine only to be left stark-naked on the stage. “I asked him what he was thinking,” John said. The guy, who was new to dancing at the time, replied that he had been so nervous before the show he forgot to don his undies. But before Karratha’s ladies get too excited, John said these kinds of wardrobe malfunctions have been rare in the 15-years since Body Heat first flickered to life in a Sydney gym. Back then a group of workout buddies struck upon the idea that their washboard abs and hulking biceps might have the useful side-benefit of entertaining auditoriums of screaming women. Their early success led the Sydney-based crew to perform all over Australia, and more recently to hold shows with a mix of male and female dancers. So what is their secret to being a star dancer? “Costume, movement and personality,” John said. “You have to be able to groove, you have to be able to shake that body. “We’ve got an African-American guy coming to Karratha – he can move. “They also call him Horse.” John added that the Body Heat women were equally hot prospects. To make it into the show, they need to spend “an hour every second day in the gym” while “an hour of cardio everyday” is compulsory. And which crowd is the wildest at a Body Heat show – a hen’s night or a bunch of footballers on an end of season trip? “Hen’s nights are definitely wilder,” John said. “The girls are more hands-on.”


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Setting Sons all over the Pilbara By Tamara Binamat There’s a little bit of Rolling Stones, Steve Miller Band and Pink Floyd in the Pilbara, and there’s a lot of INXS. Karratha local Juz Clark has drummed with the great Australian rock band INXS, the Divinyls and Hoodoo Gurus and is now part of Karratha-based rock band Setting Sons. The band formed about eight months ago, and with all members coming from musical backgrounds, its clear these Pilbara blokes are onto great things. Daz Phegan is lead vocalist and plays guitar. His father is an accomplished saxophonist on the eastern coast. Juz Clark played drums with the aforementioned Australian rock legends and now drums and writes for Setting Sons. Henry, 16-years-old, is one of the best guitarists getting around, in Daz’s musical opinion, and started playing as an 8-yearold. George Kelly on bass, is not just a truck driver, he also brings a lot of performance experience. Daz describes his music as a bit of pub rock and a bit of blues. You can expect to hear George Thorogood, Lynyrd Skynyrd and bluesy Beatles. The group is working on writing and

recording their own originals too. “We’re sort of still working on them as far as getting our own sound going to ensure that when we start introducing our own songs it’s listenable” Phegan said. “The inspiration is probably life experience,” he said. “It gives you that really gritty take on life and what’s going on.” It seems Setting Sons are also drawing inspiration from our beautiful North West. Henry, the lead guitarist has written an instrumental song, titled Pilbara. “All those inspirations help us do what we do,” said Phegan. The inspiration from the landscape is just the beginning, Phegan and his partner purchased the Hamersley Iron bus made famous in the Red Dog movie, and plan to use it as a tour bus. “We travel around in that and get a fair bit of inspiration, well that and an esky!” said Phegan. The Red Dog bus will eventually become the Setting Sons tour bus. If you want to see these lads play, you’ll find them performing at Pier Hotel in Port Hedland on Saturday October 13 kicking off at 8pm. “Were going to rock it out until midnight,” added Phegan.

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There are three components to the regional program: Community Residency (3 – 5 October) Leading Australian composer, violinist Jon Rose, will lead a community project based around his world-renowned Bowed Fence work. This collaboration with local community will be aired during the first event of the Festival. Jon Rose is the current winner of the Australia Council’s Don Banks Award. Festival Concert Series & Associated Events (5 – 7 October) A series of concerts engaging world-class musicians and sound artists will be presented at significant locations across the weekend, including Shothole Canyon. Artists include Stephen Pigram, Etica Quartet, Defying Gravity Percussion, Jon Rose, Pundara Performance Group and Darren Capewell on didgeridoo. Outback Residential Experience (8 – 9 October) For those who want to extend their experience of Sounds Outback (..to Reef), there is the opportunity to experience an outback station when Sounds Outback travels to Bullara Station at the bottom of the Gulf for a program of installations and concert performances with Festival artists.

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Artists delight in what people have ‘found’ in Wickham During a 10 day residency from September 20 to 30 Sohan and Carol have delighted participants with their sand drawing artworks and photographic portrait sessions in Wickham.

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return to their own places of work to develop imagery and animations for a large-scale multi media public art showcase presentation, to be shown to the community on Friday October 19 at the Wickham Picture Gardens and be projected onto the Wickham water tank. Mr Hayes is already looking forward to the trip back to town. “We can’t wait to get back to Wickham in October to show everyone what they have found – Wickham watch this space!” The event is free and all members of the public are invited to come along from 6pm to 8:30pm. It will broaden community perceptions around public art, showcase the identity of Wickham and provide the audience with an opportunity to witness contemporary, challenging and exciting public art on a large scale and of a nature not previously witnessed in the region.

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The PDC will be responsible for recommending strategic projects for State Government Royalties for Regions funding to the Minister and Cabinet as well as monitoring the delivery of funded projects. The Pilbara Cities Office is currently coordinating the implementation of more than $1billion in Royalties for Regions funds with relevant local and State Government agencies across the key focus areas, including infrastructure co-ordination, land availability and development, community projects, and engagement and economic diversification. “I commend the dedicated staff on their efforts to make the vision a reality and look forward to continuing to work with them and the commissions to maintain the successful Royalties for Regions program,” the Minister said.

Fortescue commissions second iron ore processor at Christmas Creek Fortescue has put first ore through its second ore processing facility at its Christmas Creek mine. It comes only a week after the miner began running its second train unloader in Port Hedland. According to Fortescue the second ore processing facility, constructed by Minerals Resources’ subsidiary Crushing Services International, has only taken 14 months to complete. “Once fully commissioned it will lift capacity of the mine to more than 50 mtpa and the combined output of Christmas Creek and the nearby Cloudbreak mine to 95 mtpa by the end of the year,” Fortescue stated. Mineral Resources said that construction of the plant, which began in September last year, is expected to reach full production capacity within three months.

The company added “the Christmas Creek circuit has been designed to handle and process a range of ore feed from the Chichester Ranges tenements including the wet, below the water table ore which requires specific scrubbing and de-sanding process components. As part of the mine’s expansion, it has also completed a number of additional infrastructure projects such as doubling the capacity of the operations village, building a remote crushing hub and 6.3 km overland conveyor, a new airstrip, and expanding its power plant. The total workforce at the site is expected to be around 2300. This latest development comes only days after it awarded Leighton a $1.5 billion mining contract for its operations at its Firetail development. Source: Australian Mining www.miningaustralia.com.au

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BAYLINER Trophy Pro 2359 - 2006 7.8m; $89,500 ONO All weather boat-perfect for families - lots of extras! Full details on boatsales. com.au click on Boats For Sale then in the ‘keyword’ section type in SSEAD-762773. Ph. John 0417 966 080 FREE DELIVERY IN WA DIDE console 5.5m, 115hp 4 stroke merc 550hrs, large canopy, duel battery, stereo, safety gear, f/ glass. $12,000 ono. Port Hedland ph 0407198251

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WINNEBAGO Mitsubishi 207,000 km petrol, 2.4 motor, toilet, shower, sleeps 5, TV, DVD, excellent sound system, gas hot water, 3 way fridge, reverse air, awning, all in top condition, lady owner. In Mandurah. $22,000 neg. Phone 95 815 485 or 0404 832 218

GAZAL Champion 1999 , 14ft pop top, single axle, fridge/ freezer, 2x LPG bottles, front boot, good tyres & spare, electric brakes, pole carrier at rear, 60ltr water tank, fire extinguisher, double bed, ample storage, 4 gas hotplates & griller, microwave, 22” LCD TV. $15000.00 call IAN 0407 745 044 JAYCO 2005, 21.7 foot, caravan Heritage, Anniversary Edition. Shower, toilet, washing machine, TV/DVD, microwave, 3 way fridge, AC, awning, 10 mths registration, great condition (nonsmoker), $37,900 (or nearest offer). Arrange an inspection at South Hedland with Bill: 0432 780 348 (private sale). JAYCO Sterling 2006 25ft excellent con. Slide out lounge, full en-suite, fridge sep freezer, washing machine, full oven, microwave, flat screen TV, A/C Queen bed. Full awning with walls & floor. Onslow. Ph 0437 288 911. $43,000

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Caravan 1977 26FT, rego feb 13, 19ft awn, elec brakes, new tyres, refurb kitchen, new a/c, queen bed, gas cook top & oven, shower& basin, microwave, 2 fridges, w/machine, TV & unit, sofa which turns into bed, heaps storage, must sell leaving town $25,000 any offers accepted Ph 0418 774 274 Ktha

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CARPENTER avail. Local tradesman, fully geared, licenced, insured. Property maintenance, experienced supervisor. Ph 0417 188 041 IRONING services in Karratha 30$ p/h, pick up and drop off . Ph ; 0401 660 473 LAUNDRY SERVICE: wash, dry and fold. Drop off and pick up only. $50 for a medium size basket call 0434 260 952 for details. SMALL Business Specialist. Book keeping Services. Payroll, BAS/IAS. Accounts Services. New Business Start Up. New Online Start Up. MYOB Specialist. Call Rose 0414 557 714 TILER - tiler - tiler. Top rates. Renos. Waterproofing. Floor to ceiling. Ph 0488 973 023 kar/hed

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for sale BUNKS -kids. Double on bottom, single on top. Mattresses included $250. Lg fridge/freezer near new, excellent condition $200 ph 91856861 CAR parts 4x4 large amount of Pajero body panels, Gearbox, Tcase and Diffs and most other parts. Also 80 Series Land Cruiser Parts and Nissan SD 33 Diesel Engine Phone 0429 045 673 CHEST of drawers, Bali style, 6 drawers, good cond, $100. Ph 0417 892 538 DIAMOND engagement and wedding ring set, never worn. Valued at $1970.00, make an offer, photo and valuation cert can be emailed. Ph 0400 036 585 DONGAS for sale x3, 1 x 6 brm ff $35,000 1 x 4 brm & 2 shower ff $32,000 & 1 shower donga $15,000 Call Trevor 0413 472 290 DVD/VCR Combo Unit LG brand new still in box. Digital SD tuner built in. Full HD recorder + player. Shelf price $400. Would take $300. KTA Ph 0437 051 416 GR ADUATION

DRESSES x 4. For sale. Worn once. Sizes range from 8-14. Between $350.00 and $550.00 to buy new. All dry cleaned Sept 2012. $150.00 each. Call 0402 348 399 IBIS Air Con-lowest profile air con on the market- reverse cycle heat pumpfull function remote control- suit vans up to 22 ft- Price $1650 brand new in the box never been used- ring mobile 0437 386 310 KIDS bunks. Double on bottom, single on top. Comes with mattresses $250. Lg fridge/freezer near new, excellent condition $200, ph 0437 046 554 KING bed, good condition, $600 ono, quilt $60. Ph 0409 118 418

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for sale HOUSE FOR SALE NORTHAM Double Brick 3 Bedroom home, high ceilings, quality carpet, Bullnose veranda, colour bond fencing, between double block, large cold room, Reverse Air-con in 2 large bedroom, second driveway to back block, with 2 large room paved shed and spread toilet and shower. Room for parking $349,000 Neg Phone 95 815 485 or 0404 832 218

2009 build 4.5 x 9mtr 2 bedroom fully transportable Expandavan home with screened verandah, kitchen, bathroom, loungearea, for inclusions/photos and floor design. Look at www.dehome.com.au

Located in Darwin can be transported to Pt Headland or Karratha additional cost As new $92,000 ph 0400 442 088

KITESURF Kite - 16m Switch Nitro LW kite, Kite only. $450 ph. 0439 931 303 KTHA KITESURF Kite 9m Bandit 5 +bar/lines $900, Switch Element 7m new condition $400, KTHA, ph. 0439 931 303 LUGGAGE cage w/ hd racks $150, redarc 100 amp dual battery system $80, axe/ shovel holder $40, ox (tjm) hi lift jack $50. All in near new condition. Ph 9185 6861 MODULAR L shape lounge, cocoa colour, would suit a unit. Good condition, comfy. $300 ono Ph 0417 892 538 OPALS. Opal miner/ cutter visiting Karratha/Hedland in October, the Opal birthstone month. If you want to have a look at beautiful gems from Lightning Ridge and Yowah, please ring and let me know. Roy 0438 976 038 QUEEN bed for sale, good cond, $300 ono, quilt $50. Ph 0417 892 538 QUEEN size ensemble, base and mattress, $199, Dampier. Please call 0421 645 349

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Whirlpool 1 large, 410 DLX Metalon, model WRID41TS, 465 kwh per year, $600, small old chest freezer $150, Phone: 0457 394 895. SAMSUNG tv 117 cm excellent cond, $650 ono. Ph 0417 892 538 SIGMA camera lens, 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS with optical stabilizer. Comes with well padded carry case, lens hood and shoulder straps. Takes crystal clear pics. As new, only used once. Exc cond. RRP $1100, sell $800. Ph 0414 322 084 SIMPSON washing machine 7.5 kg, good cond $300 ono. Ph 0417 892 538 SIMPSON washing machine, 5.5 kg, good cond $300 ono 0417 892 538 SURROUND sound, LG ex cond, 6 months old, $400 ono. Ph 0417 892 538 ~~LOST

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Virago 250cc Cruiser V-twin motorcycle. Recently serviced and used occasionally. Selling for $4000. Great learner bike with 3300km clocked. Contact 0466 113 105 Karratha. DUCATI 749S SBK bio-posto 2005, excellent cond, extremely low mileage, rego til Aug 2013. Including Arai Corsair V helmet & Dririder jacket both sizes L. $14,500.00. Ph 0408 915 582 or 0407 919 785 SUZUKI RM125, 2005mdl, 2nd owner, ex racing bike, only ridden a few times, bike to big must sell, $5000 ono. Ph: 0447 978 044. KTA YAMAHA FZ1S, 2007mdl, cruiser, one owner, 21,000kms, quick bike, new tyres, two helmets included, rego till Feb, $9000 Four ono, ph:lines. 0447 978 044, KTA

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF CHANGE OF VENUE FOR COUNCIL MEETINGS The Shire of Roebourne has changed venues for scheduled Council Meetings. They will now be held as follows: •

October Council Meeting in the Council Chambers, Welcome Road, Karratha on 15 October 2012 at 6:30pm; and

November Council Meeting at the Wickham Community Hall on 19 November 2012 at 6:30pm.

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UNDER INSTRUCTIONS FROM WOODSIDE BURRUP PTY LTD, FOLLOWING THE COMPLETION OF THE PLUTO LNG PROJECT, WE HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED TO CLEAR SURPLUS EQUIPMENT BY TENDER: TENDER NUMBER 1: TRANSPORTABLE BUILDINGS OFFICES: 20 Units All Air Conditioned And Furnished, Including Hand Rails And Concrete Foundation Blocks, Various Sizes Including 2 units 50m x 12m with 2 of 24m x 12m additions (“H” Block), 12m x 3, 12m x 12m, 27m x 12m, 15m x 21m, 15m x 12m, 12m x 9m, 12m x 24m

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Full Kitchen, ducted air cooler/ heating, floor heating,2 air conditioners, LCD TV/DVD Reversing camera, Honda Generator EU20i. Many more extras. All entertainment system,6 sound speakers, books available, NESS guard post security system, siren and 3 monitors. exterior sound system, Q/lounge/bed, Recliners, AMERICAN F350 Ford Lariat Crew Cab 4x4 SRWL V8 , 640 twin turbo stools, chairs. Bathroom. Luxury Leather seats, Rego SB20BY, New Upgraded aircooler, Long L.G Fuel washing/dryer combo, central Range tank, New Torneu Cover, many extrasvacuum, 22000 km,Pull out Warranty Covers,12 volt battery charger,2 batteries on Ford. IN EXCELLENT AS NEW CONDITION. LED lighting Inspection heaps ofatcupboards/storage, Adelaide 0419333852 Crime safe doors,$270,000.00. Queen master room heaps of Complete w/robes and cupboards, Reversing camera, Honda Generator EU20i. Many more extras. All books available, NESS guard post security system, siren and 3 monitors. AMERICAN F350 Ford Lariat Crew Cab 4x4 SRWL V8 , 640 twin turbo Luxury Leather seats, Rego SB20BY, New Upgraded aircooler, Long Range Fuel tank, New Torneu Cover, many extras 22000 km, Warranty on Ford. IN EXCELLENT AS NEW CONDITION. Crime safe doors, Queen master room heaps of w/robes and cupboards,

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MEDICAL CENTRE: Air Conditioned And Furnished, 12m x 8m TENDER NUMBER 2: ELECTRICAL, TELECOMMUNICATION AND DATA CABLE; LIGHT POLES AND CABLE TRAYS Over 650 New Cable Drums (Full), Including Electrical Lv Control Cable, Electrical Lv Power Cable (Above Ground And Under Ground), Electrical Lv Fire Resistant Cable, Electrical 6.35/11KV EPR Power Cable, Fibre Optic Cable, Signal Cable Multipair, Signal Cable Single Pair, Instrument Core Cable, Multipair Extension Cable Over 2000 Part rolls (New), Including Electrical Lv And Hv, Assorted Above Ground And Under Ground Cable, Communication And Instrumentation Cable LIGHT POLES: 250 x Galvanised Light Poles, Some With Concrete Base, 5.4m, 5.9m, 8m CABLE TRAYS: Various Stainless Steel And Galvanised Trays And T-Junctions, 80mm To 900mm TENDER NUMBER 3: VALVES AND GASKETS VALVES: Large Range Of Valves Including Ball, Gate, Butterfly, Globe, Wafer Check, Non Slam Check, And Knife Valves. Stainless Steel (316, Duplex) & Carbon Steel, Various sizes including 900mm, 750mm, 600mm, 500mm, 450mm, 400mm, 350mm, 300mm, 250mm, 200mm, 150mm, 100mm, 80mm, 50mm GASKETS: Quantity Of Stainless Steel Gaskets, Various Sizes 25Mm Up To 2080mm

TENDER NUMBER 4: PIPE AND FITTINGS STAINLESS STEEL: 316, 304 And Duplex Pipe And Fittings (Including Elbows, Eccentric Reducers, T-Pipes, Flanges, Weld Neck Flanges, Concentric Reducers, Caps, Reducing Flanges, Spacer Rings) Various Sizes Including 20mm, 25mm, 32mm, 40mm, 50mm, 65mm, 80mm, 100mm, 150mm, 200mm, 250mm, 300mm, 350mm, 400mm, 450mm, 500mm, 600mm, 750mm, 900mm, 1050mm, 1400mm, 1800mm CARBON STEEL: Pipe And Fittings (Including Elbows, Reducing Elbows, Concentric Reducer, Eccentric Swage Nipple, T-Pipes, Flanges And Weld Neck Flanges, Caps), Various Sizes Including 15mm, 20mm, 40mm, 50mm, 80mm, 100mm, 150mm, 200mm, 250mm, 300mm, 350mm, 400mm, 500mm, 600mm, 750mm, 900mm, 1050mm, 1200mm, 1400mm GLASS REINFORCED EPOXY (GRE): Pipe And Fittings (Including Couplings, T Pieces, Adaptors, Elbows, Flanges), Various Sizes including 50mm, 80mm, 100mm, 150mm, 200mm, 250mm, 300mm, 350mm, 400mm, 450mm, 500mm, 600mm, 700mm TENDER NUMBER 5: GRADED MACHINE, STRUCTURAL AND STUD BOLTS Large Quantity Of Stainless Steel And Carbon Steel, Various Diameters And Lengths TENDER NUMBER 6: MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT: Large Quantity Of Surplus GE - Nuovo Pignone Oil And Gas Components, Including GTG (Gas Turbine Generator), MR/PR (MR – Mixed Refrigerant Compressor, PR – Propane Refrigerant Compressor), Fuel And Gas Booster And Stabilizer Packages. Flowserv Hydraulic Turbine Spares EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND MEDICAL EQUIPMENT: Including Fire Fighting Equipment, Harnesses, Tooling, Pump, Stretchers, Bauer Compressor, Breathing Apparatus, Oxy Viva Resuscitators, Defibrillators, Benches, Trolleys, Etc. TENDER CLOSING DATE: THURSDAY 1ST NOVEMBER AT 5PM WST INSPECTION: Special Site Inspection Requirements Will Apply. All Inspections Will Be By Appointment Only, Details In The Tender Documents Tender Documents Will Be Available At www.auctions.com.au

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Public Notice Public access to Karratha tank site and Lookout to remain closed until the end of 2012 Due to delays experienced during construction, the Water Corporation will keep public access to the Karratha tank site and Lookout closed until the end of 2012. Public access has been limited since March 2012 due to refurbishment works being undertaken at the Karratha Tank 1 located at the Lookout near the Visitor Centre. These works are part of water main and tank upgrade works the Water Corporation has been undertaking to improve the security and reliability of the water supply in Karratha. We appreciate the community’s understanding and cooperation during these vital works. For further information or if you are aware of any events scheduled to be held in this area, please contact Narelle D’Amico, Project Manager on 9186 8246. adcorp F78667

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HAND Raised lovebirds and Indian Ringnecks.. Contact John 0409683427 Karratha PURE bred staffy pups, vaccinated, wormed, micro chipped and vet checked. 7 weeks old. 2 tan and 2 brindle girls left. Cute as pups.. Can see mum - very sweet dog..$900 Please phone 0487 401 704 Dampier JUNIOR Squash Pennant starting Friday 19th October. 4-6pm. Also Coaching and Grading 3-4pm every Friday. Email David for more info, david@lifeandsoul. com.au. Where: Dampier Squash Club YOGA Classes in Karratha. Tuesday 6pm, Thursday 7:30pm @ Millars Well Pavilion. Contact Courtney 0427 133 307, or courtneyzohs@ hotmail.com ~~REAL ESTATE real estate

FIBRO Beach House 3x1 in Horrocks Beach in strata block. 2nd house from the front of the jetty. Awesome fishing and reef surf spots. Abrolhos Islands are 80km offshore. Reluctant sale but it is hardly used. $350,000. Contact 0438 343 069 for more details. HOUSE for Sale in Dampier (3x1). Call 0431 197 557.

ADD to your FIFO exit strategy by taking advantage of lower interest rates! Purchase this 4BR, 2BR property with government tenant in place - Mt Barker WA. Details from 0419958754 (HED) DAMPIER House for Private Sale. Price Reduced to $980,000 - negotiable. Listed on noagentproperty. com.au Property ID: 13571. 3 x 1 with a study. 9 x 6 powered workshop. Front and rear patios. Fully fenced lockable backyard. Renoed throughout. To arrange a viewing please call 0418 833 459.

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PILBARA SHADE SAILS Custom made locally for Pilbara conditions. Phone Steve Trevurza on 0410 867 102.

vehicles FORD Courier 97, 4x4, 200,000kms, unleaded. Nudge bar, spotties, rear work light, rhino roof racks, tornneau cover, UHF, CD player, excellent air con, 3 tonne tow hitch, mechanically sound. $6500 ono. Call Rachael 0459 988 766 FORD Focus Sedan 2005 CL LS, 4 cylinder, 2.0 Litre, Manual 5 speed, Front wheel drive, Unleaded, only 2 owners since new, very very low kms, only 37,000kms, full service history, reg expiry 7/13, excellent condition, $10,000, ph 0439 891 080 KTHA FORD Territory Mk 11 RWD, 11/09, 48,000km 1 owner PC $22,000. Carnarvon - 0408 785 697 HOLDEN Astra sedan 2004 white, 83,000km, four door, 6month rego. $9,500 ono contact David 0459 102 059

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NOTICE OF NEW 2013 AGM DATE AND VENUE

Blasting activities at Karratha No 1 Wastewater Treatment Plant

All new, interested and returning players welcome.

Large number of unused building materials and fixtures for sale at cost price due to unfinished project in Port Hedland

To expand the treatment plant, the Water Corporation has been undertaking blasting activities to enable excavation at the site for construction of additional treatment ponds. Further blasting is required and will occur between Wednesday, 10 October 2012 and Friday, 26 October 2012. Access tracks to the area will be closed and warning signage erected during blasting activities. Please avoid the area during this time. For further information, please contact the Project Manager Mark Donoghue on (08) 9420 2614.

ISUZU NPR300 Crew 2000 , 4x2, Dual Cab Tabletop, 115hp Diesel, Direct Injection, 5 Speed Manual, Leafspring Suspension, 3470mm x 2300mm Chequred Plate Dropside Tray, Led Lamp, Amber Beacon. Low Coolant Alarm, Only done 240km Great truck $22,500 ono 0408670058 P/H JEEP Cherokee Ltd 2006, 4x4. Blue, Unleaded, 3701cc V6, Wagon, Automatic, 86,500kms, Selec-Trac diff system, ARB Roo bars, tow bar. $17,000 ono. Karratha, 0447 968876. JEEP, Cherokee KJ limited 2007, Black Auto 110,000 kms, towbar, GPS, V Good condition regularly serviced. Beautiful drive, Reluctant Sale. $20,000 ONO 0413 271 088, or 0400 036 585 KTA NISSAN Pulsar, 05’ mod, manual, 5 months rego, new tyres, exhaust kit, CD stacker, 184000 kms, (only done do many from driving 60kms a day). $6000 ono, Denika 0400 924 099 PATROL GQ 4.2 turbo diesel 88. 213000 km’s Long range fuel, Bilstein shocks, Dobinson coils, dual batts, draw system, cargo barrier, Fridge plug, SAAS seats, custom roof rack & awning, HID spots, GME UHF rad, stereo and ex speakers. Reluctant sale same owner 12yrs $8500 Scott 0402 806 071 KTA TOYOTA 76 Series WORKMATE. 4.5l Diesel, 78000kms, one owner, excellent condition, over $15000 in extras, $54000 Ph 0457519798 or 0409 880 090. Karratha

AGM to be held, Tuesday, 30th October, 7:30 pm at the Karratha Rec Club. Money Competition to follow the AGM.

The Water Corporation is currently upgrading the Karratha No 1 Wastewater Treatment Plant located near the Light Industrial Area to cater for future growth in Karratha.

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Mitsubishi reverse cycle 2.5Kw and 3.5Kw Air Conditioners (108 Qty) • Automatic Gates with all electronics, keypads etc (Still unwrapped) • Storerooms (Region D certified) (Qty-54) • Gates Hinged 3m & 2m wide) (Qty-6) • Gazebos (Qty – 2) • Security Screens (Aluminium with S/S mesh) (Qty- 24) • Letterboxes x 2 • Clotheslines x 4 • Mirrors(pallet) x 1 • Roof & Wall Sheeting • Skirtings(pallet)) x 1 • Galvanised bollard posts x 5 • Concrete Reinforcement • Acrylic Splashback(pallet) • Cabinetwork • Liquid Nails direct stick(pallet) x 1 • Engineered Strand Woven prefinished Bamboo flooring (Coffee colour) (approx 1000m2) • Dishwashers • S/S Rangehoods • Glass Cooktops • Wall mounted Ovens 8 Washer/Dryers • Commercial grade Aluminium double glazed argon filled windows with 3m Film Region D certified (144 of various standard sizes) • Ceramic Tiles • Flick Mixers • Solar Lights • Door hardware • Stainless Steel Balustrading • Stainless Steel external light bollards (Qty 24) • Composite Aluminium wall panelling • Engineered stone benchtops • Large quantity of miscellaneous building materials (List available on request.)

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Olympian Steve Hooker leaps into the Pilbara Inland Pilbara towns in Western

actually see a mine up close and

Australia got a taste of London

speak to the men and women

2012 this week when Olympic

who live and work in it.”

pole

Steve

Rio Tinto general manager for

Hooker visited school students,

vault

champion

Greater Paraburdoo operations

community members and Rio

Scott

Tinto employees in Tom Price

community was thrilled to have

and Paraburdoo.

the high-profile Olympian in

Steve Hooker, whose visit was part of his role as an athlete ambassador

for

Rio

Tinto,

Wilkinson

said

the

town. “It was very inspiring to hear from Steve the amazing things

• Olympic pole vaulting champion Steve Hooker with Rio Tinto employees (left to right) Andy McCarthy and Robertson Reupana at the Paraburdoo iron ore mine site in the Pilbara

Mountain biking season finale

attended a community event in

he’s

Tom Price on Tuesday evening

work and dedication,” said Mr

where he shared his experiences

By Mark Smith Race Director

Wilkinson.

Baynton Long Course was the venue for Burrup Mountain Bike Club’s final race for the 2012 Season.

from the London Olympic Games. Mr Hooker also visited school students

in

Tom

Price

and

Paraburdoo. “The lead up to London was certainly one of the toughest periods of my sporting career,” Hooker said. “It’s pretty much all I focused

achieved

through

hard

“We were so pleased Rio Tinto’s

partnership

Australian

with

Olympic

the Team

enabled him to share these experiences with communities like ours in regional Australia.” During his tour, Hooker also visited employees at Rio Tinto’s Greater

Paraburdoo

mine

on for 12-months, so it has been

yesterday and spoke about the

really nice to be able to come out

importance of safety and staying

here and thank the community

focussed amid daily distractions.

for supporting me.

“It was great to hear Steve

“Living in Western Australia

talk about safety in the context

you hear so much about what

of his own career – it’s a topic

the mining industry does for this

that’s close to our hearts,” said

country, so it was fascinating to

Mr Wilkinson.

The 10.5 kilometre lap showcased the best tracks of the Karratha Hills. From the tight twisty single track in Hidden Valley to the slingshot from the top of Dogs Hollow down into the Low Swamp. Six new riders lined up to make 31 on the start line. Elite rider Jason Attard flatted shortly after the start and opted to become a vocal spectator. New rider Carly Doyle then put her new bike to the test, while Dave Dann had some difficulties with navigation. Well done to all the juniors who completed their longest lap of the season. Thanks to all that raced this season and contributed to the growth of the club.

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Pilbara AFL Women Clash at Kevin Richards By Clint Degebrodt V Swans Regional Development Manager The Pilbara AFL Womens program hosted it’s full field full AFL rules match of the spring season on Sunday night with North Pilbara Football League umpire ‘Fabulous’ Phil Davies in charge. NPFL players Cam Ling and Michael James taking charge of the Blue Blazers and Black Ducks respectively.  There were outstanding performances from players on both the Black Ducks and the Blue Blazers teams who were brilliantly led by marquee players Daneele Dunham and Storm Ferrier. The match started with the Blazers storming forward through Ferrier, Giselle Degebrodt and Kim Wellington working the clearances and first gamer Keah Hawk bagging a goal with her first kick and adding her second very soon after. Dunham then got up and going and was joined by Chantel Westley winning on her wing and the Ducks moved the ball forward with Dunham’s hard running resulting in a goal and at the siren blast the Blazers lead the Ducks 2. 1 (13) to 1.2 (8). The second quarter was tougher as the Ducks worked to capitalise on the two-goal breeze. It was Josie Olejko who hit the scoreboard for the Ducks after a three-bounce run and long kick resulted in a goal. Mikayla Smith answered immediately with a smart snap around her body helping the Blazers keep their buffer.

The first half finished with fierce tackling and hard running ensuring neither side scored again in the tight tussle. The Blue Blazers came out firing in the third with the move of Ally Richards into the ruck proving a master stroke as she dominated the centre combining with Degebrodt to get the ball into 50 where Ferrier gathered the ball drawing her player and providing a clever dish which had Hawk kicking her third. Defence was needed by the Black Ducks and Maria Cosmos responded restricting the influence of the dangerous Richards while Maggie Tittums worked well with Bronte Pember to sure up the back half. The rest of the quarter was an arm wrestle between half back lines, the Black Ducks didn’t score and the match turned to the last with the score 4. 5 (29) to 2.2 (14) in the Blue Blazers favour.  Ducks coach James delivered one of the all time great three quarter time addresses where he demanded the ball be moved forward at all costs and implored his team to believe in the game plan and each other. Coach Ling, much calmer, asked for composure and ball control to combat the influence of the breeze. Jacinta and Bronte got on the end of some great ruck work from Dunham, with a run from Westley and fierce defensive pressure including some bone crunching tackling from Shari and clever hands from Hannah Featherstone. It resisted the Ducks flood

but the Ducks worked hard to create a turn over close to goal and Dunham’s soccer off the ground struck home to move the Ducks within nine points. Cosmos continued to toil hard as did Bianca Crake and once again the ball entered the Ducks forward 50 from the centre. But the Blazers repelled the constant barrage of entries before Jacinta Pember broke the lines to get the ball to Dunham and on to Ash Degebrodt who kicked truly. The game was three points before two missed shots from the Blazers got the margin out to five. Once again the Ducks surged forward and with 50 seconds left in the match a wayward snap brought a minor score and handed the Blazers the kick in. The full field press employed by the Ducks saw every player in the forward half for the kick in which was marked by the tireless Ducks skipper Daneele Dunham as the siren sounded.  Five points behind and 45 metres out on a 45 degree angle the kick would see her team home for a exceptional come from behind victory but it was not to be as the kick fell short and was punched away by the Blazers defenders. In the end it was the Blazers 4.7 (31) to the Ducks 4.2 (26) with best players for the winners including Ally Richards, Kim Storm Ferrier, Mikayla Smith and Keah Hawks.  Daneele Dunham, Maria Cosmos, Chantel Westley, Bronte and Josie Olejko stood out for the Black Ducks.

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Dampier Softball attends Northwest Championships in Carnarvon By Sharon Sewell President – Dampier Falcons Ladies Softball Dampier Ladies softball recently sent a representative team to the Northwest Softball Championships in Carnarvon. The girls managed to come home with four wins, two draws and two losses which meant 4th place overall, a commendable effort. One of the wins was against eventual champions Port Hedland. Dampier also managed two individual awards for the comp, with Missy Hands bringing home the trophy for most runs battled in. Missy Hands and Helen Moyle were also named in the Northwest All stars team – well done girls. Carnarvon Softball put on a great weekend and everyone had a fabulous time, playing some great games and enjoying the socialising afterwards. A special thanks goes to Dampier’s coach and bus driver

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Our team is also thankful to our many sponsors. We are sporting new playing shirts thanks to the ongoing support of the Dampier Community Association along with Discovery Cruising. Thanks also to Beyond Marine, Argonaut Marine and Fortescue Bus Services for their assistance with our travelling costs. Rio Tinto has supported our club and especially our junior players for many seasons. Our major contributor this year has been Spectacles 241 Karratha. Thanks to Teressa for all your generous sponsorship in 2012. Our season has also been helped along with donations from the Mermaid Hotel, The Icon and Adventure Sports. Thank you all.

International English Language Testing System is coming to the Pilbara.

The UWA Test Centre is pleased to announce that an IELTS test will be conducted at The Pilbara TAFE South Hedland on Thursday 8th November 2012. For all information and how to apply for this test, please visit our website: www.ielts.uwa.edu.au or contact the IELTS office on (08) 6488 2904 Please post all applications to: The UWA IELTS Test Centre, M438 35 Stirling Highway, Nedlands WA 6009. Places are limited. The Deadline for Applications is 29th October 2012 unless full before.

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Pilbara’s Finest Basketball Tournament Pilbara’s Finest Basketball Tournament was a big success with participants from Karratha and Roebourne attending.

the team captain and the lead coordinator

The event was coordinated and delivered by the youth of Karratha with support from a number of agencies and community members.

Wizards took an early lead in the match, in

A full day of competition was held with four teams competing to take out the inaugural trophy.

saw the Roebourne team running away with the win 23 - 17. This event would not have been possible without

the

support

of

community

members playing officiating roles. Peter Gater and Jason Hyland were instrumental in the event’s success. The

event

was

supported

by

the

Department of Sport and recreation, Yaandina Youth Services, the Department of Corrective Services and Garnduwa. Planning is underway for a five-week competition to take place in term 4, 2012. Please contact the Department of Sport and Recreation for further information on 9182 2100.

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Great sportsmanship and competitive spirit was shown throughout the day from all youth involved, with two participants receiving awards for their teamwork, positive attitudes and support for their teams on the day.

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• Construction of the Leisureplex so far

North West’s biggest recreation precinct named By Tamara Binamat Council has officially named Karratha’s highly anticipated entertainment precinct. The venue, set to become the Pilbara’s premier indoor sports and aquatic centre, has been named Karratha Leisureplex. The Shire of Roebourne put a call out to the community last year for naming suggestions. These were collated and reviewed by the Project Reference Group as well as a marketing firm. Roebourne Shire Council president Fiona White-Hartig said after utilising a combination of the suggested names, Council decided on Karratha Leisureplex. “We put a call out to the community in November last year for naming suggestions,” White-Hartig said.

“We had a great response from the community and a real variety of creative submissions. “We then approached a marketing firm to provide a final recommendation for Council. “It was a long process, but I’m so pleased with the final outcome and I’m confident this was the right decision.“ The Karratha Leisureplex is a first-class facility filled with modern equipment and technology, with the name chosen to reflect that. “It will also be the biggest recreation precinct north of the 26th parallel, so I think the word Leisureplex is all encompassing and captures the enormity of the facility,” White-Hartig said. Construction is well underway with the roof of

the indoor sports centre under construction and the construction of the outdoor court shade structures set to commence in the coming weeks. The construction of the main pool area is also progressing well with the adjacent leisure pool also under construction. A brand and logo is currently being created for the Karratha Leisureplex. “This will be a first-class, modern facility and we hope the brand will reflect this,” said White-Hartig. “The completion of this project will also be a huge step towards the transformation of Karratha from a mining town to a vibrant regional city, so in some respects it marks new beginnings for our community.“

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