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Swan electors say no confidence in council

MOTIONS about environmental offsets and checking development applications for any need to refer them to the federal Department of Environment especially if they were likely to affect threatened fauna and flora were put forward at the City of Swan annual ...

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Swan’s first successful livestream

COUNCILLORS were debating a motion about fast tracking the City of Swan’s financial commitment to a planned leisure centre in Ellenbrook when Echo News went online to check out the council’s new livestreaming service on Wednesday evening. After an audio ...

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Big plans at pool this summer

A NEW swimming club in Mt Helena has started the summer season with 32 members, but is still in need of a coach. Mt Helena Residents and Ratepayers Association president Joan Quinn has been on a mission to save the ...

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Mundaring electors move 17 motions 

YOUTH, skateparks, pool hours, bushfire guidelines, and financial reporting were some of the topics addressed by Mundaring ratepayers at the 2018 annual electors’ meeting on Wednesday. Nine electors made 17 motions, all carried by about 60 people and passed back ...

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Federal PFAS inquiry calls for blood tests

A FORMER chief of the fire section at Pearce air base has welcomed a Parliamentary inquiry report, which is damning of successive federal governments and their handling of PFAS contamination. Retired RAAF firefighter and Flight Sergeant in charge of the ...

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Ministerial direction removed from Swan Valley

A MINISTERIAL direction put in place to safeguard the area from fracking before new Swan Valley planning laws are introduced has been removed. On Tuesday, December 4 Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety’s (DMIRS) resource and environmental compliance acting ...

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Sandpiper answers to come soon

SANDPIPER Coffee Lounge staff are waiting to find out if they will have jobs this Christmas. The closure of the Midland Gate Shopping Centre café triggered an outcry of community support this week when centre management forced its closure over ...

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Wattle Grove South saga rolls on

TENSIONS ran high in Kalamunda on Monday night as community members and council reconvened to bring the potential industrialisation of Wattle Grove South back to the table.  About 260 people filled the public gallery and a second room for two ...

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Lyndon-James’ vote to refuse confuses

THE City of Swan last week voted to unanimously refuse a Place of Worship application from a Muslim community in Caversham. The development application for lot 1271 on Benara Road was for a Marzak, the focal point for the Dawoodi ...

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