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Heritage at risk

The Belhus historic precinct is rich in European archaeology says University of Notre Dame senior lecturer Shane Burke. Picture: ANITA McINNES TUCKED away in Belhus is a largely unknown valley where visitors can see first hand how early white settlers ...

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Scientists ask for help

RESIDENTS are being asked to support the Department of Agriculture and Food latest research into controlling growing rabbit populations. The department’s invasive species science group is looking at finding and releasing a new strain of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV), ...

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Upping the ante on security

THE Shire of Mundaring has been awarded more than $18,000 to install security cameras at Lake Leschenaultia. The funding was recently secured from the Community Safety Fund grant, which is administered by the Western Australian Police. Shire President Helen Dullard ...

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Celebrating NAIDOC

MIDLAND Oval will come alive next week with children’s activities, displays and a number of community events to celebrate NAIDOC Day next week. On Monday July 8 the City of Swan will host a flag-raising event scheduled to start at ...

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Losing your locks for good cause

AVELEY resident Sonal Parmar shaved her head a few weeks ago to show her support for people affected by cancer.
��� Mrs Parmar who came to Australia with her husband Sanjay and two daughters from Nairobi, Kenya in 2007. She said ...

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Sue aims to live well

SUE Hurt of Henley Brook has a rare disease but she does not let it stop her from being an active community member. The Swan Valley and Regional Networks operator has chronic myeloid leukaemia a cancer, which affects the blood ...

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Bilgoman budget winner

BILGOMAN Aquatic Centre has received a $2.3 million funding boost in the Shire of Mundaring’s 2013-14 budget. The money will be used to upgrade pool pumps and heating systems to improve operational efficiency at the Olympic-size swimming pool in Darlington. ...

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New intersection plan

The City of Swan wants to make the Reid Hwy and Lord St intersection a four-way intersection. THE intersection of Reid Hwy and Lord St will become a four-way signalised intersection with the City of Swan deciding to modify the ...

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Ramping increases again

COUNTRY ambulances were ramped outside Swan District Hospital 179 times during a 16-week period with each ambulance ramped for an average of 20 minutes, according to St John Ambulance. The average time an ambulance spent ramped was 20 mins. Ambulance ...

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Asbestos removed

BROOKFIELD Multiplex has again undertaken remediation works to remove asbestos contaminated soil in the picnic area of Fred Jacoby Park in Mundaring. An investigation by Echo News late last month revealed the contaminated soil fill came from the Water Corporation’s ...

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