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Homes at risk due to faulty cables

THOUSANDS of homeowners across Australia remain at risk of electrocution or house fires due to faulty Infinity electrical cables installed in their homes. According to Australian Competition and Consumer Commission statistics 293km of Infinity cables were either sold or in ...

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Fracking ban unravels

THE State Government’s ban on fracking in the metropolitan area will still allow exploration for unconventional gas, which has some Swan Valley and Bullsbrook residents very concerned. Lock the Gate Alliance said the fracking ban could still allow activities associated ...

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Ellenbrook is a national hotspot

ELLENBROOK is one of Australia’s fastest growing housing markets, according to the latest Population & Residential Building Hotspots 2017 report. This year’s HIA Population & Residential Hotspots 2017 report identified Ellenbrook as being Australia’s Number 8 housing hotspot  based on ...

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Upper Swan plan out for comment

THE City of Swan is calling for comment on the draft Upper Swan local area plan with submissions closing on June 26. The city, which held community consultation workshops about the plan in August last year, said comments received would ...

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Teenager a voice for her generation

AN inspirational young Indigenous woman from the City of Swan was among 50 young politicians who made their way to Canberra for the National Indigenous Youth Parliament. In a busy weekend of politics Brianne Yarran of Bennett Springs spoke out ...

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Waste wise grants for schools

RIVERLANDS Montessori School and Anne Hamersley Primary School will receive fund-ing from the waste wise schools program to go towards their waste reduction and recycling projects. Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said the waste wise schools program continued to educate the ...

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Considering both sides of the argument

Aged care remains firmly on the agenda for newly elected Kalamunda MLA Matthew Hughes who says he is committed to investigating all options available for a high-care facility within the shire. Mr Hughes said one potential site, the Wilkins Rd ...

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Midland Gate’s $100 million expansion

Construction will start this month to expand Midland Gate shopping centre in a move tipped to make it the largest regional shopping centre in Perth’s east. The $100 million expansion will include Aldi, JB Hi-Fi, Harris Scarfe and 35 new ...

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