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The City of Swan wants answers

THE City of Swan is calling for more information surrounding a decision by the Western Australian Planning Commission to put a Disability Justice Centre on Lord Street. In a statement, the city said it has been left wondering how the ...

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High school knocked back

THERE were tears and jeers from the packed public gallery this week when Shire of Mundaring councillors rejected a Mundaring Christian College proposal to build a high school in Parkerville. Cr Bob Perks said the traffic generated by the new ...

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City rates bushfire areas

ALLOWING residents to carry out their own bushfire assessments under new City of Swan laws could be fraught with danger, according to a bushfire consultant. Rowan Carboon from Bushfire Safety Consulting said he congratulated the City of Swan for declaring ...

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Australia Day

AUSTRALIA Day is not just about putting a few sausages on the barbecue or frolicking in the water, locals were also honoured for their efforts in the community. More than 200 people attended the Shire of Mundaring’s Australia Day ceremony ...

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Rocky reputation

A HIGH Wycombe skate park, dubbed by parents and skaters as one of the most dangerous in Perth, will be upgraded later this month. Concerned parent and skate park user Nick Straight said the problem was not the design of ...

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More expensive than uni

MIDLAND MLA Michelle Roberts says a massive hike in fees this year, which now makes some TAFE courses more expensive than a university degree, is a push by the State Government towards privatisation. This month many re-enrolling students got a ...

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Cause of fire questioned

AUTHORITIES should check whether the south Bullsbrook fire on Friday, January 17 was caused by a train similar to what happened with the Shady Hills bushfire on February 28 last year, according to an Ellenbrook resident. The fire, which briefly ...

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Social footy for adults

SWAN Districts Football Club is starting a modified social footy competition for adults of all ages. Development officer Chelsea Randall said AFL9s, which was played on a smaller field, was a non-contact game for everyone. “The nine aside game caters ...

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Midlandia prepares to amaze

LOLA Cherry Cola from Lola’s House of Tease, comedian Sami Shah and singer Jacob Diamond were at the Midlandia Locale launch party on Thursday providing a taste of the varied entertainment on in Midland during the Fringe World Festival. Standup ...

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Eastern states grape import concerns

THE Swan Valley Grape Growers Association and West Swan MLA Rita Saffioti are concerned about the threat to Western Australia’s, and in particular the Swan Valley’s table grape and wine industries from the importation of east coast table grapes into ...

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