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Swan brew costs unlikely to drop

A PRE-budget commitment to improve equity for craft beer producers has met with a mixed response from Swan Valley breweries. Last week, Treasurer Scott Morrison announced the excise rebate for all breweries will rise from $30,000 a year to $100,000. ...

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Fire gawkers anger residents

CROWDS of onlookers blocking roads and restricting exits in an effort to get a look at a major fire that threatened homes in Aveley have angered residents.  A 15-year-old boy and two 14-year-old boys from Ellenbrook were charged after Arson ...

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Developer responds to kangaroo deaths

IN response to public concern Bushmead developer Cedar Woods says its working with the Department of Conservation and the City of Swan to aid kangaroo crossing and risk to motorists in the streets bordering the new estate.  Helena Valley resident ...

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Aged care needed, not wanted

THE spokesperson for a group of Gooseberry Hills residents campaigning against a planned aged-care facility has admitted what many have suspected for some time – that while everyone accepts more-aged care is needed in the hills, nobody wants it next ...

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Good news about Ellenbrook line has sombre side

THERE is more good news about the proposed Morley-Ellenbrook rail line but also some sobering considerations. First the good news – on Friday the Turnbull Government committed $500 million towards the construction of the Morley-Ellenbrook line. After the announcement Premier ...

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Pollies squabble over 24/7

POLICE Minister Michelle Roberts has hit back at the Opposition for saying the only reason the police stations such as Ellenbrook were open 24/7 was because of political interference. After a report saying having the Ellenbrook Police Station and two ...

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Pachamama gets nod over staff

PACHAMAMA Early Education and Childcare has had an application to increase child numbers and operating hours approved at a special Kalamunda council meeting on Monday night, despite staff objections that moved supporters of the controversial centre to tears. The staff ...

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Networkers set up new Ellenbrook chamber

A NEW chamber wants to nurture businesses and community groups to drive the economic development and future of Ellenbrook and surrounding suburbs. Started by Kelly Marshall and Peter McLean the Chamber of Commerce and Community aims to connect businesses and ...

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Mountain bike access review

KALAMUNDA mountain bikers are working with local and State Government politicians to relax a policy that prevents them building more trails in the region. Kalamunda Mountain Bike Collective president Shane Williams said the group expressed their thoughts on Policy 13 ...

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