Top three reads in this week’s Harvey-Waroona Reporter
In this week’s Harvey-Waroona Reporter, The Shire of Harvey have given their crime prevention plan the nod, the five year plan includes five priority projects, the Waroona and Murray shire councils have decided to go their separate ways after two years of successfully sharing a chief executive officer, and the return of their defensive troops might have helped Fremantle back into the top eight, but it could spell the end of the season for former HBL Lion Ethan Hughes.
Shire set to stamp out crime -
Installing a better CCTV network, strengthening ties with police and improving lighting on the streets are all part of the Shire of Harvey’s five-year plan.
Community consultation for the plan showed only half of Shire residents felt safe, with CCTV being singled out as the most important measure in a survey held earlier this year.
WA Police crime statistics in the plan also revealed the top reported offences in the Shire were drug offences, theft, assault and property damage.
End of dual-chief deal -
After two years of successfully sharing a chief executive officer, the Waroona and Murray shire councils have decided to go their separate ways.
The dual-chief arrangement, which began in August 2019, saw Shire of Murray CEO Dean Unsworth take the helm of both shires.
The decision has put to rest speculation the two shires were planning to amalgamate, with both organisations committed to resource sharing on projects and responsibilities.
Hughes left out -
The return of their defensive troops might have helped Fremantle back into the top eight, but it could spell the end of the season for former Harvey-Brunswick-Leschenault Lion Ethan Hughes.
Hughes, pictured, was dropped by the Dockers ahead of their clash with Sydney last week in favour of Brandon Walker and now quarantine conditions placed on players and staff make him unavailable to play for the club’s WAFL affiliate, Peel Thunder.
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