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Northam town centre calls for pop ups

THE Shire of Northam is seeking expressions of interest from new businesses interested in establishing themselves in the Northam central business district. It is part of an initiative to revitalise the Northam CBD and bring life into the area, particularly ...

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Arsonists beware

WITH long, hot summer days ahead of us, the Federal Government has launched its police strike force dedicated to preventing and investigating bushfires lit by arsonists. Deputy Premier and Police Minister Liza Harvey said in the 2015-16 bushfire season Strike ...

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Buck stops here

THE Shire of Mundaring is rejecting claims it favours some suburbs over others after spending $31,000 on a handcrafted stone bus shelter to replace its rusty predecessor in Darlington. Shire of Mundaring chief executive officer Jonathan Throssell said the recently ...

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Chickenpox cases hit school

A HILLS primary school affected by nearly 40 cases of whooping cough last term has now been hit with cases of highly contagious chickenpox. The Australian Medical Association of WA said immunisation rates of 75 per cent in Darlington were ...

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Plans to revitalise Mundaring

DRAFT plans to create a more vibrant and diverse Mundaring town centre have been adopted at the Shire of Mundaring’s council meeting last week. The Mundaring Town Initiative Masterplan provides a long term blueprint for the town centre and is ...

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Mega recycling facility under construction

ALMOST 500 Olympic size swimming pools of recyclable materials is expected to be processed at a $20 million mega recycling facility under construction in South Guildford. Cleanaway General Manager for Western Australia David Williamson said the Super Materials Recycling Facility ...

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Soccer stadium pitch perfect

FORRESTFIELD will be home to a brand new 400-seat soccer stadium valued at nearly $700,000 as a part of the Hartfield Park Redevelopment. Shire of Kalamunda President Andrew Waddell said the redevelopment was an exciting project, managed by the Shire ...

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Christmas appeal

WITH the festive season fast approaching charity groups are launching their annual Christmas appeals amid concern demand will again outstrip supply as more families dealing with unemployment and increasing costs of living call for help. St Vincent de Paul Christmas ...

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SES hone disaster skills

MORE than 80 State Emergency Services (SES) volunteers were put to the test last weekend with a simulated disaster exercise at the WA Fire and Emergency Services Academy in Forrestfield. Teams from 10 metropolitan SES units, including Swan and Kalamunda, ...

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