There are rumours around that when the NBN comes to your area you MUST connect to it as the old copper wires will be de-commissioned. We are not sure that these rumours are correct for a couple of reasons. Firstly, as many of you have discovered, you may not be able to connect to NBN because in our area it is wireless and you must have line of sight from your home to the tower.
Secondly, your correspondent has been told by Telstra that their packages will only have a data connection to NBN and phone services will continue to be over the copper. Some other service providers are offering both phone and data services over NBN.
PLEASE do not rely on our thoughts – who knows what will really happen. But do make your own enquiries before being panicked into connecting to the NBN if you don’t want to.
Somebody said on Facebook that a Telstra person told them that as many residents as possible should register for NBN. That may encourage them to finish the job they started 22 months ago!! The address to register is http://www.nbnco.com.au/connect-home-or-business/check-your-address.html. You then need to go through their three step process to get to the place you can register.

Lime kiln site

LCHPSA has gained funding from Dept. of Sport and Recreation through Lotterywest for a new and extended concept plan for a Lake Clifton Lime Kiln Precinct development. The plan will be to create a day use area at the Lime Kiln, walk trails to the lake and the area of the settling ponds and a walk trail through the bush along part of the old railway line embankment. Any people interested in helping to form a reference/consultation group please contact Jenny 0428343028.

Lake Clifton Road

You may remember that the police asked the Shire of Waroona to change the name of Old Bunbury Road West because since the Forrest Highway was built, this road essentially became two different roads. LCHPSA proposed that it be named Lake Clifton Road and we are pleased to report that the Shire and the Geographic Names Committee (which is responsible for road names) have accepted this proposal. We hope that the name change will take place fairly soon.
It will take us some time to get used to this change but let’s hope it helps the emergency services. It may also be good for tourism!!