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More people call Ellenbrook home

ELLENBROOK’S population increased by more than 3000 people during 2015-16, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics data on regional population growth. The data showed the ten statistical areas (level 2) with the largest population increases in Western Australia were ...

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Swan launches cider and ale trail

HIGH Wycombe residents Michelle Wyers and Fiona Ashby were among those sampling some of the ciders and ales at the launch of the Swan Valley Cider and Ale Trail this week. Held at Oakover Grounds the launch included Elmar’s in ...

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Golf for those with special needs

READY Steady Golf restarts at the Vines Resort and Country Club on Thursday, April 27. Designed specifically for golfers with physical and intellectual disabilities Ready Steady Golf introduces a sport to those who may have never thought golf was within ...

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One Nation moves in with a win

THE landslide Liberal wipe out has continued with East Metropolitan MLC Alyssa Hayden losing her seat to Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (ONP) candidate Charles Smith at the close of counting on Friday last week. Six places were up for grabs ...

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Residents tell McDonald’s to “Burger off”

THE new planning minister Rita Saffioti has quashed hopes she will introduce new laws, similar to The Swan Valley Planning Act, to protect Guildford against inappropriate development, following a backlash against McDonald’s plans to move in. The Guildford Association (GA) ...

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Residents urged to be on the look out

THE hills community has being urged to report any sightings of the declared pest European wasp, after three recent discoveries in unexpected locations across the metropolitan area thanks to watchful residents. The Department of Agriculture and Food has more than ...

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Midlandia launches

Midlandia urban circus and comedy festival officially launched last week with guests treated to an interactive circus performance by 360 Allstars. Thewell-attendedlaunchtookplaceonthecornerofCaleStandTheCrescentin Midland on Thursday, March 23. DrivenbytheCityofSwaninpartnershipwithJumpClimbthereturnofMidlandiawillseeamixoftalentedandpopularperformers,tastyfoodoptionsandapop-upbarwhichwilllightuptheeventsprecinctatCaleStreetandMidlandOval. Midlandia brings together leading Australian comedians, magicians and an urban circus spectacular, ...

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New names for two Swan wards

THE City of Swan Council has voted to alter its wards at a special council meeting on Monday, March 27. At the meeting, the council resolved to reduce the number of wards from six to five, retain the same number ...

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New end-of-life resources

HASLUCK MHR Ken Wyatt has launched some resources supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to talk about their end-of-life care. Mr Wyatt, who is the Federal Indigenous Health Minister, said the resources would help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ...

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