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City status for Kalamunda

Kalamunda will officially become a city this Saturday after Governors orders were issued this week. A shire is eligible for city status when it has more than 30,000 residents, with more than half living in an urban area. Kalamunda has ...

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Calls to turf plastic into extinction

Calls are growing louder to ban plastic shopping bags and groups in Guildford, Kalamunda and Mundaring are encouraging residents to make small changes next month that have a big impact during plastic free July. This week, WA Environment Minister Stephen ...

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Getting stuck into a $10m expansion

Dignitaries dug into the launch of Midland Gate’s $100 million expansion with a sod turning event on Friday last week. Vicinity Centres Executive General Manager of Development Carolyn Viney broke first ground together with the Midland MLA Michelle Roberts and ...

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Having a ball helping others

Brain cancer is a very personal issue and the severe lack of research, funding and attention paid to the disease is a subject that is sadly extremely close to Rebecca Vella’s heart. The Ellenbrook mother of four’s passion and desire ...

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Kalamunda Hospital’s $1.9m upgrade

Infrastructure upgrades are well underway at the Kalamunda District Community Hospital, which is one of 12 sites being considered for aged care by the new State Government. The Kalamunda District Community Hospitalprovides day surgical procedures and a specialist inpatient palliative ...

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Humble heros

Helping the disabled, responding to emergencies and protecting the environment are just some of the feats by residents from Swan, Kalamunda and Mundaring that have drawn honours on the Order of Australia awards list last week. The Order of Australia ...

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Core awash in gold

Core Martial Arts and its 36-year-old instructor Clayton Simpson are punching above their weight, with three of the four students who qualified to represent the Ellenbrook-based school, winning gold medals at the Australian Taekwondo cadet team trials last week. His ...

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Serious about the Swan Valley

Grape Growers Association WA president Darryl Trease has cautiously welcomed a State Government funding announcement for the Swan Valley but he says funding a tourism strategy, without sorting out planning issues first, puts the cart before the horse. His comments ...

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