Bunbury Mail throwback - November 2021 year in review

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.

'Council vote no to Ring Road' - November 3, 2021

'Disappointed, but not surprised': Friends of the Gelorup Corridor Inc said they would continue to protest against the current southern alignment of the Bunbury Outer Ring Road. Picture: supplied

'Disappointed, but not surprised': Friends of the Gelorup Corridor Inc said they would continue to protest against the current southern alignment of the Bunbury Outer Ring Road. Picture: supplied

Concerns over EPA report into Bunbury Outer Ring Road continued.

Friends of the Gelorup Corridor members said they were "disappointed but not surprised" at a new report into the southern route of the Bunbury Outer Ring Road.

The Environmental Protection Authority released its report on October 25 which recommended the WA environment minister approve the project.

'Waste cells refused at tip' - November 3, 2021

Application declined: The Shire of Dardanup council refused an application from Cleanaway to expand the Banksia Road tip. Picture: Pip Waller

Application declined: The Shire of Dardanup council refused an application from Cleanaway to expand the Banksia Road tip. Picture: Pip Waller

Shire of Dardanup backed report to refuse new waste cells at Banksia Road, Waste Management Facility.

The Shire of Dardanup council voted to not support a plan to install three new waste cells at the Cleanaway-owned waste management facility on Banksia Road, Crooked Brook.

At the shire's ordinary council meeting in November, the council voted against the development of the cells,

'Bin system switch up' - November 10, 2021

Simon with baby Rylan: Mr Bushell said the 140 litre general waste bin was not enough for his soon-to-be family of four. Picture: Pip Waller

Simon with baby Rylan: Mr Bushell said the 140 litre general waste bin was not enough for his soon-to-be family of four. Picture: Pip Waller

Petition saw Shire of Dardanup offer additional options for three-bin system.

A petition with 751 signatures requesting a larger, general waste bin resulted in the Shire of Dardanup to change its three-bin system.

Rolled out on October 4, the three-bin system provided residents with a 140-litre general waste bin, a 240-litre recycling bin and a 240-litre organics bin.

'Kind act brings Xmas joy' - November 17, 2021

$750 worth of laybys paid: BIG W team members Nicole King and Kelsey Wilson with 2IC Sarah Tyler. Picture: Pip Waller

$750 worth of laybys paid: BIG W team members Nicole King and Kelsey Wilson with 2IC Sarah Tyler. Picture: Pip Waller

Good Samaritan paid off $750 worth of laybys at BIG W.

A random act of generosity in November reinforced the true meaning of Christmas among the Bunbury community.

On what seemed to be just another day at the Bunbury Forum's BIG W, staff members Sarah Tyler, Nicole King and Kelsey Wilson did not expect a strange request at their layby counter by a gentleman who looked to be in his 60s.

''It still hasn't sunk in' tourism gong for cafe' - November 24, 2021

Recognition: Sonia and Joe Castro said they used the time they were closed during lockdowns in 2020 to revamp and redecorate The Crooked Carrot, with award winning results. Picture: Pip Waller

Recognition: Sonia and Joe Castro said they used the time they were closed during lockdowns in 2020 to revamp and redecorate The Crooked Carrot, with award winning results. Picture: Pip Waller

The Crooked Carrot wins silver at 2021 Western Australian Tourism Awards.

When Joe and Sonia Castro bought a property in Myalup in 1996 they intended to demolish the existing café to make another paddock for their farm.

The cafe was leased until 2015 as the Emu Pies Café and when the time was up instead of tearing it down, they decided to have a go at transforming it instead.