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Rate review dead for now

AFTER much opposition from ratepayers and a request from the Planning Minister the City of Swan voted on Wednesday evening to delay its rate method review until after a review of the Local Government Act 1995 is finished. Ratepayers’ concern ...

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Where did toxic chemicals come from?

STATE and federal departments are ignoring that toxic chemicals once used in firefighting foams could have escaped from Pearce air base and ended up in dolphins and other animals in the Swan River. The Perth Airport north and south main ...

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Fracking ban strengthened

GAZETTAL of the McGowan Government’s Petroleum and Geothermal Energy Resources (Hydraulic Fracturing) Regulations 2017 will provide a permanent ban on fracking in the South West, Perth, including the Swan Valley, and Peel regions and a statewide moratorium until 2020. Conservation ...

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Diesel trains to Ellenbrook?

DIESEL trains could service Ellenbrook by Christmas next year says Swan Chamber of Commerce president Gerry Hanssen but the Department of Transport says the plan’s budget is not realistic. Mr Hanssen wants the existing freight line to Geraldton available for ...

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Midland team wins Excellence award

The Midland Police CBD team are the toast of the WA force, taking out the Police Team of The Year award at the Nine News WA Police Excellence Awards on Thursday morning. Midland Constables Ryan Petrie, Damien Kent and Dwayne ...

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‘Mad Dog’ saga takes a strange turn

The case of the Facebook page largely responsible for Midland’s ‘Mad Dog’ Adrian being harassed has taken a strange turn, with a man claiming to be former millionaire Brisbane lawyer Nigel Munt saying he has purchased the page. The Facebook ...

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Community rallies behind ‘Mad Dog’

A GROUND-SWELL of online support for ‘Mad Dog’ Adrian has seen a Facebook site selling merchandise bearing his image and promoting harassment of the Perth icon shut down. Last week, Echo News spoke to Midland OIC Senior Sergeant Jason Longhorn ...

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