Over the New Year's break, The Bunbury Mail will be taking a look back at the year that was 2021.
Our annual 'Year in Review' will recount the biggest stories from each of the past 12 months.
'No EPA decision on route' - June 2, 2021
Bunbury Outer Ring Road: Gelorup group continued fight with no decision from EPA.
THE Friends of the Gelorup Corridor Inc wanted the community to know in June that the southern section of the Bunbury Outer Ring Road had not been finalised.
The proposed southern alignment of the road would see it go through the suburb of Gelorup and connect back up to the Bussell Highway from Centenary Road.
'Clinics well stocked' - June 9, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine supply not an issue in the South West.
South West GP clinics and residents said supply wasn't an issue in the South West when it came to getting a Covid-19 vaccination.
Brecken Health Practice Manager Chantal Campbell said in June, the Busselton clinic had administered 45 vaccines out of their 150 weekly allocation, whilst the Leschenault clinic in Bunbury had given 90 vaccines out of 150.
'Exposure for Auslan' - June 16, 2021
Covid-19 contributed to demand in Auslan instructors.
ENROLMENTS in Australian Sign Language courses across the South West had increased at a rapid pace during the height of Covid-19.
In light of pandemic related lockdowns last year and with the community being told to 'stay home', press conference live streams on social media platforms and television became largely popular, which in turn caused an exposure of Australian Sign Language interpreters from within the media
'Market to offset business loss' - June 30, 2021
Bunbury Farmers Market aimed to reduce business loss as a result of Outer Ring Road.
THE BUNBURY Farmers Market began making significant movements in June to try and reduce the impact of the Bunbury Outer Ring Road.
Estimated for completion by early 2024, the proposed Outer Ring Road will be a 27 kilometre highway that bypasses Bunbury and links back onto the Bussell Highway.