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A new police station in Ballajura

Both sides of politics are celebrating the opening of the Ballajura Police Station this week, which became an election issue when the Liberal State Government closed it in 2009 and the community campaigned to have it reopened. The station’s closure ...

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DAP changes start in February

CHANGES to the Development Assessment Panel system, gazetted on Friday, December 16 will come into effect on February 1, to give local governments time to adjust, according to Planning Minister Donna Faragher. The changes mean more advance notice will be ...

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On the campaign trail

Midland Gate shoppers got a glimpse of WA Labor Leader Mark McGowan on Tuesday when he dropped in during a week-long blitz visiting 59 seats around the state in seven days. His day started in Byford before heading to Armadale, ...

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Upper Swan goes up in flames

An out-of-control fire burning since Sunday night in Upper Swan  had razed 226ha by Monday and kept fire crews busy until it was downgraded to a watch and act alert on Wednesday. The fire started near the far eastern end ...

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Toy library to hold fun day

SWAN View Toy Library is holding a Fun Play Day on Saturday, January 14 designed for children up to eight-years-old. The holiday activities available on the day include water play, kitchenettes, ride-ons, playdough and all kinds of toys. Mini Movers ...

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Council at odds over Midland Oval design

The City of Swan council has voted to make a decision on plans for the Midland Oval next month in a move some onlookers in the public gallery slammed as a strategy to rush through current designs that largely cement ...

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Rose and Crown celebrates 175 years

More than 300 people gathered in the gardens of Guildford’s Rose and Crown Hotel last week to celebrate the hotel’s 175th birthday. Marquees offering tastings of Swan Valley wines, ciders and beers from Upper Reach, Faber Vineyards, Sandalford, Talijancich, Westfield, ...

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Grower: WA should halt exploration

SWAN Valley grapegrower Alf Edgecombe says a US EPA report claiming fracking can affect drinking water resources under some circumstances was further evidence to stop gas exploration in the area. Mr Edgecombe said growers were concerned there was a gas ...

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Ellenbrook youth forum

ELLENBROOK youth issues are the number one issue raised with her after public transport, according to Labor candidate for Swan Hills Jessica Shaw. Ms Shaw, who hosted a youth forum in Ellenbrook with Labor’s Youth spokesman Dave Kelly last week, ...

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