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New high school complete

A NEW high school in the Hills has been completed with keys handed over to the principal of the Mundaring Christian College. The school is jointly funded by the Federal Government, State Government and Swan Christian Education Association (SCEA). Principal ...

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Towering fire defence

WITH the bushfire season underway, a small group of frontline firewatchers are back at work watching for the first signs of fire, perched high above the forests in Bickley and Bullsbrook. Darlington resident Willem Heyneker and Millendon resident Tony Hoffman ...

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Fire mapping turns up the heat

FROM April next year building reforms will be introduced for new homes in bushfire prone areas of WA in a bid to save lives and protect property. The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has prepared a map that identifies ...

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Bill seeks power to reject mining

WA Greens MLC Robin Chapple has introduced a Mining Act amendment bill giving communities the power to reject mining proposals within their local government area through planning schemes. Mr Chapple said proposals to mine and refine bauxite in the Avon ...

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Art helps fire recovery

THREE sculptures will be installed in the Shire of Mundaring in coming months as part of a Community Art Project. As part of the recovery process from the 2014 Parkerville, Stoneville, Mt Helena bushfire, community feedback had been sought for ...

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Planning control gets green light

A PLANNING control area over land potentially impacted by works from the proposed train station near Forrestfield has been granted approval by Planning Minister John Day. WA Planning Commission secretary Tim Hillyard
 said the planning control area was needed to ...

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Save our kindy

MOUNT HELENA Community Kindergarten is fighting for survival after falling one enrolment short of the Department of Education’s minimum requirement for funding. Mother-of-two Narelle Thredgold said the community would fight long and hard to keep the kindergarten open next year. ...

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GM fruit fly trial tackles pest

THE Hills Orchard Improvement Group says the Department of Agriculture and Food is taking a step in the right direction by trialling innovative overseas techniques to help tackle the destructive fruit pest, Mediterranean fruit fly. HOIG spokesman Brett Del Simone ...

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Hills are alive

THE HILLS is staging itself as a hotbed of musical talent with five Year 12 graduates securing a place at the WA Academy of Performing Arts after making it through the academy’s tough audition process. Eastern Hills Senior High School ...

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Cancer patient gives thanks for support

SELF-employed Lesmurdie truck driver Barry Blake says he is humbled after a local doctor’s surgery held a charity drive to help pay the bills after his diagnosis of non-Hodgkin lymphoma left him unable to work. Mr Blake said the donation ...

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