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The Pilbara on Destination WA

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You may have seen tourism experiences and towns within the Shire being featured on Destination WA from December throughout February. Presenter Trevor Cochrane and his crew were out and about for weeks filming our gems! A total of 16 stories from our Shire were showcased, from Lestok’s mine and gorge tours, to The Flying Sandgroper’s […]

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Great Australian road trips

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Have you planned your next road trip? The beautiful Pilbara ranks Number 1 on the must see list! Australia’s great road trips  

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Alerts for the Pilbara Region and Karijini National Park

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Prescribed burning program – Pilbara Region The Department of Parks and Wildlife wishes to advise that a prescribed burning program will commence in the Karijini, Millstream Chichester and Karlamilyi national parks from the 27 April to 31 May 2017. Burns are planned in various locations which may require the temporary closure of roads or recreation […]

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Pilbara Helicopter Services operating from Tom Price

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There are now helicopter services operating from Tom Price. For further info, contact Compass West on 0427 407 888 or compasswest@westnet.com.au.  

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Mosquito-borne disease warning for northern WA

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The Shire of Ashburton is reminding residents and travellers in the north of Western Australia to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites. The warning follows a significant increase in Ross River virus (RRV) cases in the western Kimberley, as well as evidence of the first Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) activity for 2017. WA Health’s Senior […]

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Tom Price Visitor Centre – Easter trading hours

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Please be advised that the Tom Price Visitor Centre will be closed Friday 14 April for Good Friday. The Visitor Centre will re-open Saturday 15 April and will resume normal trading hours for the remainder of the weekend. The staff at the Tom Price Visitor Centre wish you a very happy and safe Easter.

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Karijini and Millstream Chichester National Parks Update

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The department of Parks and Wildlife wishes to advise that due to road damage on the western side of Karijini the following roads and recreation areas remain closed: Banjima West road Weano, Joffre and Knox road Karijini Eco Retreat Weano, Joffre and Knox lookouts and walk trails Due to road damage and flooding Banjima North […]

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Karijini and Millstream National Parks Closure

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The Department of Parks and Wildlife have advised that the Karijini & Millstream National Parks will closed to the public until further notice due to heavy rain and flooding. If you have any questions in relation to the above please call Parks and Wildlife Karratha on 9182 2000 or visit the DPaW website  

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Precaution against March Fly bites

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The recent rainfall brings with it the onslaught of March flies, and their presence has certainly been felt over the last few weeks. One small brown species, occurring in the north-west (Pilbara and Kimberley), appears to produce serious symptoms in some people, including hives, fever, wheezing and in severe cases, anaphylaxis. The allergic reaction occurs […]

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‘Bushfire All Clear’ given although some roads and facilities closed in north eastern end of Karijini due to fire damage

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A ‘Bushfire All Clear’ advice has been given for those  travelling along Great Northern Highway and Karijini Drive within the vicinity of the north eastern part of Karijini National Park. The fire, which was reported on 29 December 2016  due to lightning,  is no longer a threat due to significant rain in the area. Firefighters […]

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