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Tomato potato pest found in Perth Hills

THE insect pest tomato potato psyllid has been found in the Perth Hills with the number of detections in WA increasing to 43 including 20 commercial properties. Between Wednesday, March 1 and Saturday, March 4 the Department of Agriculture and ...

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Advice for people affected by flood

SWAN Valley landowners and businesses affected by the flood in February are being advised to not self-assess whether they are eligible for disaster relief. Instead they are being advised to contact the Department of Agriculture and Food WA’s rural business ...

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Flood damages other businesses

IT is not just grape growers having to deal with the after effects of the Swan River flood but other Swan Valley property owners are also counting the cost of the February 11 flood. Corinne Reside from farm stay Settlers ...

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New Kalamunda interchange promised

WA Labor says if successful at the March State Election it will build a new interchange at the Kalamunda Rd and Roe Hwy intersection. Opposition Leader Mark McGowan said the $86 million project would create about 300 new jobs for ...

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Midlandia is back this month

MIDLANDIA is set to return with comedians Peter Helliar, Tom Gleeson, Charlie Pickering, and Dave Callan, comedy hypnotist Matt Hale, Australian Survivor contestant and magician Matt Tarrant as well as theatrical performers 360 Allstars and Bingay out to impress. Previously ...

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Frack-free signs disappear

A KALAMUNDA resident who is a member of Frack Free Future says signs put up by the group have been stolen in recent weeks. Alexandra Hegarty said it appeared the signs had been taken in a planned coordinated effort. “These ...

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Gas pipeline planning concerns

A NEW proposed planning for high-pressure gas pipelines policy if adopted would  increase the cost of maintaining restricted public open space of little recreational benefit to the community, according to the City of Swan. The draft development control policy said ...

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Kids cop a lesson

Primary school students were firmly told this week that “only babies scribble on walls” by Midland police who delivered a colourful anti-graffiti message as part of a state-wide initiative to tackle a problem that costs millions. Midland Police officers made ...

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City of Swan flood info session

RESIDENTS and business owners affected by the flooding of the Swan River can attend an information session in Baskerville on Thursday, February 23. The City of Swan has invited representatives from State Government and non-government agencies such as the Department ...

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