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2009
Smiths Beach development gets council nod
By Jayne Rickard, The West Australian
15
June
2009
Council accepts Smiths Beach plan
ABC News Online
15
June
2009
Action group stand
Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
10
June
2009
Changing tide for Smiths Beach?
By Rob Bennett, Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
10
June
2009
Council to consider revised Smiths Beach plan
ABC News Online
09
June
2009
Revised Smiths Beach project backed
By Georgia Loney, The West Australian
09
June
2009
Smiths Beach a step closer
ABC News Online
08
June
2009
New Smiths Beach plan ready for council
By Georgia Loney, The West Australian
08
June
2009
Smiths Beach under discussion again
Busselton Dunsborough Times
05
June
2009
EPA opposes proposed Smiths Beach development
By Rob Bennett, Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
22
April
2009
Busselton Shire welcomes Smiths Beach EPA rejection
ABC News Online
21
April
2009
EPA ‘no’ to Smiths Beach proposal
By Georgia Loney, The West Australian
21
April
2009
Smiths Beach development 'over the top'
ABC News Online
20
April
2009
Developer’s phone calls to Burke on secret tape
By Michael Bennett, The West Australian
25
February 2009
McKenzie pleads not guilty to lying to CCC
ABC News Online
23
February 2009
Shire denies blame for Smiths Beach hearing delay
ABC News Online
13
February 2009
 
2008
Smiths Beach is considered
By Rob Bennett, Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
24
December 2008
Plan inappropriate
By Frank Gaschk,
Yallingup
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
24
December 2008
Community not fooled: action group
by Natalie Brown Busselton Dunsborough Times
20
December 2008
Busselton Shire braces for costly Smiths Beach fight
By Beatrice Thomas, The West Australian
19
December 2008
Busselton council to vote on Smiths Beach development
ABC News Online
17
December 2008
Shire planners reject Smiths Beach project
By Georgia Loney, The West Australian
12
December 2008
Action group unfazed by Smiths Beach arbitration warning
ABC News Online
12
December 2008
Smith's Beach plan rejected again
by Lucy Jarvis Busselton Dunsborough Times
12
December 2008

CCC: Burke, Grill to fight corruption charges
By Philipa Perry, The West Australian

12
December 2008

CCC: Hospital stay keeps Brian Burke away from court
By Philipa Perry, The West Australian

12
December 2008
CCC: Big Kev gives journalists a spray on way to court
By Aleisha Preedy, The West Australian
12
December 2008
CCC: Burke charged with corruption
By Amanda O'Brien, The Australian
07
November 2008
CCC: Grill on trial on charges of giving false evidence
ABC News Online
27
October 2008
She’s not so naive about developments
By Ian Mitchell,
Yallingup
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
22
October 2008
News reporting on Smiths Beach found to be lacking
By Frank Gaschk,
Yallingup
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
15
October 2008
We should be ashamed of ourselves
By Barry Newman, Dunsborough
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
15
October 2008
Smiths ‘treated on merit’
By Rob Bennett, Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
15
October 2008
Councillor declines to vote
By Rob Bennett, Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
15
October 2008
Beach plan unpopular
by Clare Allen Busselton Dunsborough Times
10
October 2008
Developer dismiss significance of Smiths Beach opposition
ABC News Online
10
October 2008
Huge public opposition to Smiths Beach resort
By Georgia Loney, The West Australian
09
October 2008
Few support beach plan
by Clare Allen Busselton Dunsborough Times
08
October 2008
Council to receive Smiths Beach audit
By Rob Bennett, Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
08
October 2008
Wally Cox's appeal over link to Brian Burke rejected
The Australian
07
October 2008
Corruption and Crime Commission findings to stand against Wally Cox
The Australian
06
October 2008
Hearing date set for Canal Rocks row
ABC News Online
15
September 2008
Developer to bypass the council on Smiths Beach
By Usman Azad, Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
27
August 2008
Shire rejects Smiths Beach developer criticism
ABC News Online
25
August 2008
Smiths Beach foul play
By Frank Gaschk,
Yallingup
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
25
August 2008
Smiths Beach Group appalled at tactics
by Clare Allen Busselton Dunsborough Times
24
August 2008
Busselton Shire 'incapable' of
completing Smith's Beach report

ABC News Online
22
August 2008
Smiths Beach will be independently audited
By Usman Azad, Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
05
March 2008
Campers deterred from caravan site
By Rosanna Dalibor, Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
27
February 2008
 
2007
There are a large group of news stories still being collated for the second half of 2007 when the developer released another development plan. Here's a summary

Work in Progress

Macnish felt spied upon
By Rob Bennett, Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
28
November 2007
Developer charged
Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
21
November 2007
Smith Beach attracts negative submissions
By Usman Azad, Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
07
November 2007
Call to sack whole council
By Rob Bennett, Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
17
October 2007
Minister seeks resignations (of Crs. Ryan and Triplett)
By Rob Bennett, Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
17
October 2007
CCC releases Smiths’ report
Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
10
October 2007
Buswell in the clear
Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
10
October 2007
CCC report accuses councillors
By Rob Bennett, Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
10
October 2007
Ex-councillor airs election worries
ABC News Online

04
September 2007

Lobby group to oppose revised Smith's Beach plan
ABC News Online

31
August 2007

Disappointed
By Lawrie Schlueter,
Yallingup
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
29
August 2007
Smiths Beach plan bucks recent trend
By Barry Newman, Dunsborough
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
29
August 2007
Smiths Beach developers reveal optimistic timeline
By Usman Azad, Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
29
August 2007
Developer reveals revised plans for south west beach
ABC News Online

23
August 2007

Smiths Beach plans released tomorrow
Busselton~Dunsborough Mail

22
August 2007

New Smiths Beach plan put forward
By Suellen Jerrard of The West Australian
17
August
2007
False claims cloud Smiths Beach debate
By Frank Gaschk
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
20
June
2007
Let's deal with facts
By Bob McKay, Chairman, Smiths Beach Action Group
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
13
June
2007
Judge developers by their actions
By Frank Gaschk
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
06
June
2007
Morgan can't hide her role in the Smiths Beach saga
By Ian Mitchell, Yallingup
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
30
May
2007
Council under watch after corruption probe
By Rob Bennett, Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
30
May
2007
Smiths Beach controversy continues
by James Royce, The Capes Herald

29
May
2007

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Burke inquiries cost taxpayers $8m
The Australian
25
May
2007
$8m in red WA ink on lobby probe
The West Australian
25
May
2007
Such a costly waste of time
By Barry Newman, Dunsborough
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
17
May
2007
Four Corners show true Smiths Beach intentions
By Christian Leder Jnr
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
09
May
2007
Morgan not contacted
By Rob Bennett, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
09
May
2007
Burke inquiry to issue findings
The Australian
07
May
2007
Chickens coming home to roost
Kevin Douglas interview by Rob Bennett,
Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
02
May
2007
The Dark Arts
ABC Four Corners; investigative report
30
April
2007
Boardriders to host single fin competition
By Brooke Jephson, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
11
April
2007
Call for honesty and ethics
By Shelley Cullen
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
21
March
2007
Lawyers asked to stop group distributing resort images
ABC News Online
14
March
2007
Smiths Beach at risk from humans, not nature
By Frank Gaschk
letter to the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
14
March
2007
Resignation allows me to speak out
By Helen Shervington
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
07
March
2007
Douglas resignation a loss
By Bernie Masters, frmr Member for Vasse 1996-2005
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
07
March
2007
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CCC Busselton Shire vacancies may not be filled immediately
ABC News Online
02
March
2007
CCC Councillors resign amid calls for Busselton council to disband
ABC News Online
01
March
2007

CCC President, two councillors quit at Busselton
The West Australian

01
March
2007
CCC Council trio resign amid corruption probe
ABC News Online
28
February
2007

Council in crisis
By Rob Bennett, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail

28
February
2007
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Original planning draft wanted
By Barry Newman
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
21
February
2007

CCC actions explained
By Rob Bennett, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail

21
February
2007
Clear up (Save) Smiths (Beach) website confusion
By Frank Gaschk
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
15
February
2007

CCC report due in April
By Rob Bennett, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail

15
February
2007

CCC Corruption hearings to further probe Burke lobbying
The West Australian

11
February
2007
Paid campaign muddies waters
Smiths Beach Action Group
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
31
January
2007
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CCC Buswell, Morgan safe from CCC
By Jayne Rickard, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail

31
January
2007
What happened in 1997?
By Frank Gaschk
letter to the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
29
January
2007
Tampering with the truth
By Barry Newman
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
24
January
2007
Keep Busselton unspoiled, please
By Patricia Stewart
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
24
January
2007
Take developers' money elsewhere
By Angie Karbowy
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
24
January
2007
Response to Smiths Beach bulletins
Smiths Beach Action Group
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
19
January
2007

CCC CCC to recommence Smiths investigation
By Jayne Rickard, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail

17
January
2007
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Big crowd airs Smiths Beach development concerns
ABC News Online
03
January
2007
Questions remain on Smiths development
By Barry Newman
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
03
January
2007
Smiths decisions should be withdrawn or ignored
By Ronald Palmer
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
03
January
2007

Smiths Action Group supporters out in force
By Jayne Rickard, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail

03
January
2007
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2006
Disappointment in Reid voting on Smiths
By Frank Gaschk
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
28 December
2006
Disappointment in council
By John Price
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
28 December
2006
Smiths developer puts FOI on shire
By Rob Bennett, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
28 December
2006
Voice for many (support the Smiths Beach Action Group)
By Pauline Clay
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
20 December
2006
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Resignation call in fractured council
By Rob Bennett and Jayne Rickard, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
20 December
2006
Smiths Beach proposal
By Suellen Jerrard of The West Australian
14 December
2006
Declare or step aside
By David Hunt
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
13 December
2006
Smiths Beach history
By Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
13 December
2006
CCC Bancroft one of the top planners: Farina
By Rob Bennett, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
13 December
2006
CCC Farina jeopardises career at hearing
By Rob Bennett, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
13 December
2006
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CCC Hearings concluded, report pending
Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
13 December
2006
CCC CCC action still coming
By Rob Bennett, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
13 December
2006
CCC Smiths Beach history
Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
13 December
2006
CCC Smiths Beach proposal to go before council
By Jayne Rickard, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
13 December
2006
CCC Reid resignation call
By Jayne Rickard, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
13 December
2006
Clear view needed on Smiths
By Bob McKay, Chairman, Smiths Beach Action Group
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
06 December
2006
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CCC Burke: 'They must be mad down there'
By Rob Bennett, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
06 December
2006
Smiths Beach project a step closer
By Suellen Jerrard of The West Australian
06 December
2006
CCC Burke again fronts CCC
Reporter: Hamish Fitzsimmons , ABC 7.30 Report
05 December
2006
CCC Burke asks to clarify CCC testimony
By 7News
04 December
2006
Appropriate development is SBAG's agenda
By Lawrie Schlueter, Smiths Beach Action Group
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
29 November
2006
Have your say on Smiths
By Frank Gaschk
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
29 November
2006
Canal Rocks Pty Ltd development got a significant advantage from the previous government in return for a $5 000 donation...
Parliamentary Question
Parliament of Western Australia
23 November
2006
How the mess and controversy surrounding the Smiths Beach development came about?
Parliamentary Question
Parliament of Western Australia
22 November
2006
Hidden agenda?
By Bob McKay, Chairman, Smiths Beach Action Group
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
22 November
2006

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Visit Smiths to see impact
By Frank Gaschk
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
22 November
2006
CCC Implications of the inquiry
By Rob Bennett, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
22 November
2006
CCC Council seeks legal advice - Smiths Beach DGP
By Rob Bennett, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
22 November
2006
CCC Honorary Freeman title could be revoked
By Rob Bennett, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
22 November
2006
Beauty and the Beast
By Frank Gaschk
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
21 November
2006
Fair decision impossible
By Tony Pocock
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
15 November
2006
CCC Smiths back on agenda
By Rob Bennett, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
15 November
2006
Smiths Beach Sense
By Frank Gaschk
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
11 November
2006
CCC Party's over for Burke as secret deals exposed
By Tony Barrass of The Australian
11 November
2006
Smiths plan pickle
By Robert Turner, Busselton Margaret River Times
11 November
2006

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Plea for council to listen to ratepayers
By Thoryl Johnson
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
09 November
2006
CCC McKenzie wanted council change
Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
09 November
2006
CCC Memorable McKenzie quotes
Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
09 November
2006
CCC Strategy to 'get on with everybody'
Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
09 November
2006
CCC Lobbyists role revealed
Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
09 November
2006
CCC Burke, Grill had a 'gentlemen's agreement'
Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
09 November
2006
CCC Colourful language of CCC
By Rob Bennett, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
09 November
2006
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CCC Burke held dim view of existing shire council
By Rob Bennett, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
09 November
2006
CCC Ex-premier fronts WA corruption hearing
Reporter: Hamish Fitzsimmons , ABC 7.30 Report
07 November
2006
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Get involved in what's going on
By Bob McKay, Chairman, Smiths Beach Action Group
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
02 November
2006
Development onslaught
By Shirley and Ross Stanbury
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
02 November
2006
Disheartening truths in the CCC investigation
By Frank Gaschk
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
02 November
2006

CCC Corruption inquiry leads all the way to the Labor Party
By Rebecca Carmody, ABC Stateline

03 November
2006

CCC CCC unveils council's ugly side
By Jayne Rickard, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail

02 November
2006

CCC CCC told of talk over Buswell's political future
Busselton~Dunsborough Mail

02 November
2006

CCC SBAG's crucial role
By Jayne Rickard, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail

02 November
2006
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CCC Box 'pushed' into motion
Busselton~Dunsborough Mail

02 November
2006

CCC Developer wanted Shervington off the council
Busselton~Dunsborough Mail

02 November
2006
CCC Power meetings beneficial: Morgan
By Rob Bennett, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
02 November
2006

CCC MacGregor didn't know where Smiths Beach was
Busselton~Dunsborough Mail

02 November
2006

CCC Different recollections
Busselton~Dunsborough Mail

02 November
2006

CCC Triplett denies Smiths knowledge
Busselton~Dunsborough Mail

02 November
2006
CCC Reid questions bias
By Rob Bennett, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail
02 November
2006
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CCC Crichton-Browne admits Busselton campaign involvement
By Sam Riley of The West Australian
31
October
2006
CCC Burke team met at Claremont
By The Post
28
October
2006
CCC Money trail link
By Joe Poprzeczny, Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
26
October
2006
Love of Smiths Beach affects people far and wide
By Fran Musca
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
26
October
2006

CCC Powerbrokers linked to Smiths
By Jayne Rickard, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail

26
October
2006
Smiths development is not inevitable yet
By Frank Gaschk
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
13
October
2006
Smiths truth wanted (see also reply 13 Oct 2006)
By Peter Owens (developer spokesman)
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
05
October
2006

CCC Public hearing for council investigation
By Jayne Rickard, Busselton~Dunsborough Mail

27 September
2006
CCC CCC to probe allegations on Smiths Beach
By Suellen Jerrard of The West Australian
27 September
2006

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Earmuffed approach to development
By Frank Gaschk
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
21
September
2006
No comparison in Smiths development
By David Hunt
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
14
September
2006
Smiths plan is open to public
By Neill Stevens, Project Manager, Smiths Point project. (+ riposte)
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
06
September
2006
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Look at what we have now
By Frank Gaschk
letter to the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
05
September
2006
Smiths back on radar
By Frank Gaschk
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
24
August
2006
"Smiths house plan in court"
By Frank Gaschk
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
10
July
2006
Is progress ruining our coast?
By David Cohen for Prestige Property
PerthNow, in The Sunday Times
10
July
2006
Smiths house plan in court
By Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
26
June
2006
"Revised plans. Same tactics"
By Frank Gaschk
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
06
June
2006
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Council presented with revised plans for $330m development
ABC News Online
31
May
2006
"The coast is integral to our sense of place"
By Frank Gaschk
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
19
April
2006
Guidelines set for Canal Rocks
By Jack Harrison Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
29
March
2006
Population booming as shire plans for future
By Jayne Rickard Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
01
March
2006
Call for code of conduct training for councillors
ABC News Online
16 February
2006
Smiths developers will not discuss poll support
By Jayne Rickard Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
18
January
2006
Probed lobby group to quit
By Amanda Banks, The Weekend Australian
14
January
2006
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"Get Smiths Beach right"
By Kevin Merifield
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
04
January
2006
 
2005
Corruption Beach
By Frank Gaschk
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
29
December
2005
Councillors should step down: Smiths Beach Action Group
By Jayne Rickard, Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
28
December
2005
Payments to council candidates probed
By Suellen Jerrard of The West Australian
24 December
2005
Councillors declare interest in Smiths Beach
By Jayne Rickard, Busselton-Dunsborough Mail

21
December
2005
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Set your media marketeer to stun
By Frank Gaschk
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
14
November
2005
Smiths Beach delayed again
Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
02
November
2005
Smiths motion slammed
By Amanda Haines of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
19
October
2005
Accusations fly over Smiths plan
By Amanda Haines of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
12
October
2005
Canal Rocks accuses Smiths Beach opponents
of scaremongering

By Suellen Jerrard of The West Australian
11
October
2005
War of words erupts over Smiths Beach plans
ABC News Online
10
October
2005
"Surfers Back Smiths Beach Plan"
(a misleading headline)
By Suellen Jerrard of The West Australian
22
September
2005
Developer denies putting spin on
Canal Rocks proposal

ABC News Online
21 September
2005
Media Release:
"The scale of the development is still too large..."

Contact: Kevin Merifield, Smiths Beach Action Group
15 September
2005
"Look out for vested interests in Smiths Beach"
By Marion White
letter in the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
14 September
2005
$300m Smiths details released
By Amanda Haines of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
02 September
2005
"There's been a sighting of sharks... Smiths Beach"
By RON!, cartoonist for Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
31 August
2005
Locals fear for Smiths Beach's future
By Suellen Jerrard of The West Australian
26 August
2005
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'Rotto-style' plan for SW beach
By Suellen Jerrard of The West Australian
25 August
2005
Smiths Beach amendment out for public consultation
By Amanda Haines of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
18 August
2005

Luxury SW Beach Resort Back on Agenda
By Suellen Jerrard of The West Australian

17 August
2005
Smiths Beach proposal returns
By Amanda Haines of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
04 August
2005
New Shire Councillors Comment:
Ryan: skimpy tourist guides are the future

By Amanda Haines of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
09 June
2005
Traffic chaos at Smiths Beach tipped to get worse
By Tracy Williams of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
06 January
2005
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2004
Proposal to split Canal Rocks Resort
By Jayne Rickard of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
21 April
2004
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2003

Council alters Smiths plan
By Helen Turner of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail

23 July
2003
Smiths group rejects developer's claims
By Helen Turner of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
16 July
2003
Smiths Beach plan passed by council
Travis MacCrae of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
01 May
2003
Swift starts legal action
By Travis Macrae of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
01 May
2003
Legal action still possible in Smiths Beach row
ABC News Online
30 April
2003

Proposed changes to town planning sheme ensure development control
By Bob McKay, Smiths Beach Action Group

23 April
2003

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Canal Rocks seeks town plan deferral
Travis MacCrae of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
23 April
2003
New start for Smiths Beach
By Helen Turner of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
16 April
2003
Way forward to be determined with the community
By Bob McKay, Smiths Beach Action Group
12 April
2003
Consultant to discuss beach development
ABC News Online
10 April
2003
Smiths Beach motion provides direction
By Helen Turner of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
04 April
2003
New tack on Smiths Beach
By Catie Low of The West Australian
02 April
2003

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Places in the Sun: The Move to the Coast
By Mick O'Regan of the ABC: Background Briefing
09 February
2003
Smiths guide wanted
By Helen Turner of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
29 January
2003
No backdown on report (Update on Swift investigation)
By Travis Macrae of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
29 January
2003
Council still awaiting beach policy details
ABC News Online
29 January
2003
Smiths Beach limits
By Helen Turner of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
08 January
2003
Council backs release of report
By Travis Macrae of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
08 January
2003
New limits on South-West development
By Steve Pennells of The West Australian
04 January
2003
WA beach to be preserved with development announcement
ABC News Online

03 January
2003

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2002
Swift's ultimatum
By Jack Harrison and Travis Macrae of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
11 December 2002
Masters called a vulture
By Jack Harrison and Travis Macrae of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
20 November 2002
Swift fighting fund
By Jack Harrison of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
14 November 2002
Council release CEO investigation
By Travis Macrae of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
04 September 2002
Smith may stay longer
By Travis Macrae of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
04 September 2002
Council reject request to reinstate suspended CEO
By Travis Macrae of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
21 August 2002
Salary packages to be considered
By Lynley Rich of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
07 August 2002
Appointment of CEO positive: president
By Lynley Rich of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
31 July 2002
Suspended CEO disputes council conduct
By Lynley Rich of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
31 July 2002
Council breach not revealed
By Lynley Rich of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
24 July 2002
Swift suspended
By Lynley Rich of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
17 July 2002
CEO's conduct queried
By Lynley Rich of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
03 July 2002
New direction for Smiths Beach
By Lynley Rich of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
29 May 2002

Smiths Beach Amendments
By Jayne Rickard

17 May 2002
Govt dismisses submissions over tourist rooms
ABC News Online
22 April 2002
Smiths Beach plan angers firm
By Steve Butler of The West Australian

22 April 2002

The South West Coast is for all
By Kim Christian of Post Newspapers, Perth WA

20 February 2002
2001
Smiths Beach Review
By Lynley Rich of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
07 December 2001
Council transparency
By Lynley Rich of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
29 August 2001
Taskforce for coastal development
By Lynley Rich of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
29 August 2001
Council to adopt new Smiths Beach policy
By Lynley Rich of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
05 July 2001

Labor move kills Smiths Beach plan
By Ben Ruse of The West Australian

07 April 2001
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Shire swamped under weight of submissions
By Anne Marie Davies of the Busselton-Dunsborough Mail
02 March 2001

Angry community demands answers on Smiths Beach
By Steve Butler of The West Australian

10 February 2001

Smiths Beach bombshell
By Steve Butler of The West Australian

09 February 2001
Morgan non-committal over Smiths Beach development
ABC News Online
01 February 2001
Premier (Court) won't back Smiths Beach development
ABC News Online
30 January
2001
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Youth push at Smiths Beach
By Kate Gauntlett of The West Australian
17 January
2001
Developing war for prime coast
The West Australian
15 January
2001
 
2000
Smiths Beach a wipe-out under plan: surfers
The West Australian
30 December
2000
Smiths Beach plan defended
By Steve Butler of The West Australian
16 December
2000
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Anger over change to Smiths Beach development policy
By Steve Butler of The West Australian
15 December
2000
Smiths Beach row widens
By Steve Butler of The West Australian
14 December
2000
Resort plan sparks battle
By Steve Butler of The West Australian
13 December
2000
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