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This week in the Pyrenees Advocate

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High-speed pursuit through Beaufort

A driver fleeing from police raced through Beaufort at high speed on Monday.

The driver had been trying to escape from police since being observed speeding on the Western Highway at Nhill.

He was tracked by police through Beaufort, and an aircraft which caused consternation by flying low over the town is understood to have been part of the emergency operation to stop the pursued vehicle.

Development required extensive consultation

The time taken in bringing forward a planning application for an independent living community in Avoca has been explained in a report to this week’s shire council meeting.

The shire’s manager of regulatory services, Shannon Meadows reported to the meeting that the council’s planning unit had now placed a planning permit application for an independent living community (retirement village) and associated subdivision on public exhibition.

Beaufort Rotary gives $300,000

The Beaufort Rotary Club has crashed through the $300,000 barrier with funds raised from its local projects and fundraising ventures.

The club has distributed $167,313 in the Beaufort district and $134,026 to national and international projects.

Its three biggest local efforts have been $57,341 to student and youth work, $46,000 for flood relief and $12,999 to the local hospital and health service.

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