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Swan brew costs unlikely to drop

A PRE-budget commitment to improve equity for craft beer producers has met with a mixed response from Swan Valley breweries. Last week, Treasurer Scott Morrison announced the excise rebate for all breweries will rise from $30,000 a year to $100,000. ...

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Networkers set up new Ellenbrook chamber

A NEW chamber wants to nurture businesses and community groups to drive the economic development and future of Ellenbrook and surrounding suburbs. Started by Kelly Marshall and Peter McLean the Chamber of Commerce and Community aims to connect businesses and ...

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Delay in e-conveyancing

CONVEYANCERS do not want the requirement to start electronically lodging certain documents relating to the registration of interests in land made compulsory at this stage, according to East Metropolitan MLC Charles Smith. On Friday, April 13 Lands Minister Rita Saffioti ...

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Old Young’s Distillery the best

A SMALL distillery operating out of a 36sqm shed in the Swan Valley has been named Australia’s best spirits producer for the second consecutive year. Old Young’s Distillery was named champion Australian distiller at the 2018 Australian Distilled Spirit Awards. ...

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Bolt’s beans give competition a roasting

A DIRT track winding towards the back of a Hazelmere nursery leads to a tin shed that produces, according to coffee app Beanhunter, Perth’s best coffee, roasted using an old-fashioned Aussie barbecue. Bolt Coffee is the brainchild of Midland resident ...

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Start made on Northam Solar Farm

CONSTRUCTION has started at the Northam Solar Farm, which is expected to provide 30 local jobs. Energy Minister Ben Wyatt attended the ground breaking ceremony for the state’s newest solar farm at Northam last week. Mr Wyatt said the Northam ...

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