New Norcia


Yesterday, we traveled up along the Great North Highway to visit New Norcia, located approximately 140 kilometers from Perth. New Norcia, Australia’s only Monastic Town, was founded as a Benedictine Mission to local native aboriginals on 1st March, 1846. The settlement was led by the two Spanish Benedictines, Rosendo Salvado and Joseph Serra. The name New Norcia, is taken from… Continue reading New Norcia

Mundaring Weir Hotel


We have, over the years, visited Mundaring Weir on many occasions. We have not, however, eaten at the Mundaring Weir Hotel which is just a few minutes away from the weir. So we decided to give them a try for lunch. Apparently, there has been an establishment on this site since the turn of the century and was… Continue reading Mundaring Weir Hotel

First We Have No Hotels – Then Along Come Two At The Same Time


Havant Borough Council will decide next week whether BAE Systems can build a 60-bedroom hotel and restaurant, car showroom and drive-through on the site of redundant buildings at Brambles Farm industrial estate. Janet Johnston, secretary of Waterlooville Business Association, said: ‘For years we have said Waterlooville needs a hotel. It seems that Janet has forgotten… Continue reading First We Have No Hotels – Then Along Come Two At The Same Time

New Development Proposed For Waterlooville BAE Site


Proposals have been put forward to Havant Borough Council for the development of the BAE site in Waterlooville. This site comprises the land bounded by Elettra Avenue, Silverthorne Way and Hambledon Road. These proposals include 60+ Bedroom Hotel Restaurant Drive Thru Restaurant Car Show Room Industrial Units If these proposals go ahead they could bring… Continue reading New Development Proposed For Waterlooville BAE Site

Dunsbury Hill Farm – New Development Proposal Affects on Waterlooville


Today I received a letter from HBC (Havant Borough Council) pertaining to the proposed development of the Dunsbury Hill Farm site, adjacent to the A3(M). The description of the development is as follows: Site Address: Dunsbury Hill Farm, Park Lane, Cowplain, Waterlooville Proposed Development: Hybrid planning application comprising a part outline application relating to employment… Continue reading Dunsbury Hill Farm – New Development Proposal Affects on Waterlooville