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Row over new bridge

DEVELOPERS affected by one of the City of Swan’s development contribution area plans are continuing to argue there is no need for the proposed Ellen Brook bridge. At the council’s meeting on Wednesday evening representatives from LWP Property Group and ...

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Men celebrating mateship

THE Midland Men’s Shed celebrated its third birthday with a sausage sizzle and lots of good-humoured banter on Tuesday this week. The group, which meets at the Bellevue Baptist church hall each week, began with six men and now has ...

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Students lend a helping hand

FALLS Road Primary School is providing a clinical placement for final year Edith Cowan University speech pathology students in a highly successful partnership, which will improve the quality of life for many early childhood students. FRPS principal David Ingle said ...

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New greens a hit

MUCH to the delight of its enthusiastic bowlers the Mundaring Sporting Club has new carpet greens. The new greens were officially opened by Swan Hills MLA Frank Alban in time for the club’s winter bowling season, which consists of Wednesday ...

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Quarry dialogue to continue

THE City of Swan has moved to reassure residents they will be consulted when the city decides if a bylaw that relates to the operation of Hanson’s Red Hill quarry on Toodyay Road is still needed. Speaking to Echo News ...

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Wide loads stay in Swan Valley

Even when the new Perth Darwin Highway is completed in 2019 oversized loads will still travel on Great Northern Hwy according to Main Roads WA. Picture: ANITA McINNES SWAN Valley residents who hope the proposed Perth Darwin Hwy will stop ...

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Raelene Boyle says “thanks”

SHE may have won three Olympic silver medals and seven Commonwealth gold medals but legendary Australian sprinter Raelene Boyle says her biggest victory has been surviving depression, breast and ovarian cancer. The Breast Cancer Network Australia ambassador joined the crowd ...

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A win for Bassendean

THE Town of Bassendean has chalked up a win, following a decision by the Drug and Alcohol Office to not put a residential Aboriginal drug and alcohol facility on Pyrton Reserve in Eden Hill. Last week Echo News reported the ...

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Pipe dream

NO KILT required for folk wanting to help the Kalamunda District Pipe Band head to Scotland for the 2015 Pipefest Parade and World Pipeband Championships. Band member Tom McNaughtan said the group had embarked on a two-year fundraising campaign to ...

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Brethren pitch meeting hall

LESMURDIE residents are opposed to plans by the Kalamunda Gospel Trust, otherwise known as the Plymouth Brethren, to establish a place of worship at Stirkwood Private Estate. The plan proposes a single storey building with 29 car parking bays to ...

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