Dear valued subscribers,
What a week. What a good news week.
The week started with the shocking news that one of the south-west most likeable footballers, East Warrnambool coach Danny Chatfield, had been flown to a Melbourne hospital with serious head injuries. But the week ended with news that Chatfield, despite bleeding on the brain, had returned home to Warrnambool. His team then produced a win in a further boost for him and the Bombers.
It was a week where government money flowed into the region. At last. The state government announced $420,000 for design and planning of Warrnambool's long-awaited boat ramp upgrade. Even the most cynical of fishermen were celebrating that finally something is about to happen. Then the council revealed it has a radical plan for the boat ramp upgrade.
Wannon MP Dan Tehan splashed the cash too. He announced last month's federal budget included $60 million to upgrade the dangerous Princes Highway between Warrnambool and Port Fairy. The cynics say it's only because there is a federal election next Saturday. But after decades of campaigning, we should celebrate we are finally seeing some cash for our bumpy and pot hole-riddled roads.
Here's a selection of some other stories that made headlines this week.
Until next week