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This week in the Pyrenees Advocate

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Council lobbies for impact study

Pyrenees Shire Council has agreed to lobby the State Government for a comprehensive study into the effects of the proposed Beaufort bypass.

Council has been a key supporter of a bypass of Beaufort as part of the works to duplicate the Western Highway.

They successfully lobbied the previous state government for substantial funds to map out a route for a bypass in 2014.

Now the Shire wants to take steps to ensure disruption caused by a bypass is kept to a minimum.

Café owner slams council “favouritism” 

A Beaufort café owner says she’s disappointed by the way Pyrenees Shire Council has handled a new TV advertising campaign promoting food and wine.

The Shire has embarked on a $30,000 campaign to be aired in prime time on Prime 7, featuring food and wine experiences in the Pyrenees Shire.

Three 30 second advertisements are being produced featuring Beaufort, Avoca and Moonambel.

Angels Café owner Shiena Owen said she’s annoyed that her business wasn’t asked to participate in the commercials, yet others were.

Walter and William

As we approach the centenary of Anzac Day – when our troops arrived at Gallipoli in 1915, we remember Australians who fought and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations. 

The spirit of Anzac, with its human qualities of courage, mateship, and sacrifice, continues to have meaning and relevance for our sense of national identity.

The area covered by the Pyrenees Shire saw many good men and women head to war. Many never returned.

Over coming months, the Pyrenees Advocate will bring you individual stories of heroic locals who went to war, some never returned.

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