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City joins G20 and chips in $4000

THE City of Swan went behind closed doors last Wednesday night to discuss a proposal to join the G20 – a group of councils drawing up new boundaries to create fewer metropolitan councils. During the week the city said its ...

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Big win or election spin?

The premier Colin Barnett has promised a university campus for Midland but critics says its success is dependent on too many variables. A UNIVERSITY in Midland has become an election promise this week, with the Premier announcing a partnership with ...

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Aged care site mooted

There are many challenges, which need addressing a parcel of land on Wilkins Rd can be developed into an aged care facility. RESIDENTS say plans to fast track an aged care development in Kalamunda are a drop in the ocean ...

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Residents rally

RESIDENTS in Woodbridge have rallied together over a proposed development on Plymouth St, which they say will have an adverse effect on adjoining properties and the environment.� The land, which is privately owned, has a rezoning application lodged with the ...

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Baiting begins

PET owners have been warned that meat baits laced with the toxin 1080 will be distributed in national parks and reserves across the City of Swan this month to control fox populations.� Department of Environment and Conservation Western Shield coordinator ...

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Lake off limits

Lake Leschenaultia coordinator Andrew Lee takes water samples from the lake to test for amoebae. POPULAR swimming spot Lake Leschenaultia will remain closed to the public for water-based activities for at least two weeks after tests revealed traces of amoebae. ...

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Harvest gala

Frank Sorgiovanni of Millendon harvests grenache grapes at the start of a Vintage Weekend in the Swan Valley. GROWING grapes especially wine grapes is very much the heart of economic and cultural activity in the Swan Valley. When the first ...

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A young star on the rise

Joanne Pryce has won an award for her leadership skills. ST BRIGID’S College student Joanne Pryce has been awarded the John Day Student Leadership Award. Mr Day provides an award at each school within his electorate as an acknowledgement and ...

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Fighting for others

A HEARTBREAKING setback last year has not stopped Alan Pond from realising his dream� – which became reality when he opened his new gym for business recently. The Koongamia resident,� who was well- known in the community for his work ...

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Shaving for a cause

Nine Walliston Primary School children braved the shave this month. NINE Walliston Primary school students braved the clippers on Monday this week to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. Last year one female student opted to shave but this year ...

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