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Boil family stirs trouble council
David Templeman, Sean Read and Carole Dhu are the quirky Boil family.

The notorious Boil family, who earlier this year won an Oz Lotto jackpot and promptly purchased a canal mansion in Mandurah, are in trouble with the council.

The Boil family is rehearsing for its Boil Family Christmas Extravaganza, to be performed at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, December 9.

Family spokesperson and the show’s executive producer Lance Boil—played by Mandurah MLA David Templeman—said that the council had slapped an order on the family to remove the big turkey enclosure they had erected on the vacant block next to their canal home, which they also own.

‘‘As a family, we believe in sustainability, so we didn’t think there was anything wrong with erecting a 20m x 20m turkey enclosure on our vacant canal block,’’ he said.

‘‘The enclosure only houses 60 male and female turkeys and about 40 chooks, so we don’t see what all the fuss was about.’’

Boil said the council had informed him that the enclosure was an illegal structure, there were too many birds and it must come down.

‘‘We, of course, are paying a high level QC to defend this in court and we’ve now had to stop having our rehearsals for the show at home too, because apparently there have been complaints about the noise emanating from our mansion,’’ he said.

‘‘That noise is, in fact, my twin brother, Fester, rehearsing for the solo singing part he has in the Christmas Extravaganza.’’

The Boil family is a favourite creation for audiences.

Tickets for its latest show are selling fast.

Performances will be held at 2pm and 7.30pm on December 9.

Tickets cost $20 adults and $16 children.

All proceeds go to the Lesley Couzens Fellowship which provides support to young people in the Peel Region embarking on a career in the performing arts.

To book, call the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on 9550 3900.

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