The Premier Richard Court officially opened the $4 million Bay of Isles Leisure Centre. The new leisure centre boasted a large gymnasium, an aerobics and function centre, a crèche and offices and two extra pools and spas.
Local MLA Ross Ainsworth presented Year 2000 advisory committee with a $15,000.00 for the centenary Shade Shelter and a $6,000.00 cheque for the Post Office square project.
Coast care committee members will be among a group of concerned residents voicing their opinions about foreshore erosion management at a public meeting.
The Esperance Sea search and rescue service had a new state of the art rescue boat.