Year in Review: February

South Western Times

This week, the South Western Times looks back at the biggest news events of 2016. Take a look at what made news in February.

A MAIN route into Bunbury would be closed for at least four months for fast-tracked repairs, forcing thousands of drivers to find another way in and out of the city.

Bunbury Mayor Gary Brennan confirmed to the South Western Times there would be no access to Koombana Drive while erosion damage repairs were carried out.

ALDI’S interest in the South West was growing thanks to the long term potential of the area, according to a company spokeswoman.

The German global supermarket chain lodged a development application with the Bunbury City Council, after it bought the former St John of God Hospital site in the CBD.

BUNBURY City Council unveiled ambitious plans for a $12 million multi-level carpark and cultural precinct to reinvigorate business in the heart of the CBD.

A SURGE in demand for the National Broadband Network could spark a jobs boom in the South West.

GREATER Bunbury was bracing for the economic impact of a significant number of job losses from one of the region’s biggest employers.

Perth-based resources company South32 was expected to announce the redundancies so it could restructure its Australian mining assets including Worsley Alumina.

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