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Building up the region

A five-star resort and a spate of development in the City of Swan has been welcomed by Swan Chamber of Commerce president Gerry Hanssen who says it will lift the image of the region and draw national and international tourism ...

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Power fight

HILLS residents could face a Black Saturday-like bushfire disaster if Western Power is sold off, say unions. The Australian Services Union and Electrical Trades Union this week launched an advertising blitz opposing any State Government plans to privatise the utility. ...

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Domestic squalor on the rise

HOARDING and squalor cases are rising in the Shire of Kalamunda prompting council to adopt a policy to address the problem. Shire chief executive officer Rhonda Hardy said while hoarding and squalor were not new issues, the frequency of cases ...

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Bullsbrook history on display

WHEN the Bullsbrook Museum opens on Saturday, April 9 among the many displays will be some depicting early industry such as agriculture, the railway line which was important to Bullsbrook’s ability to satisfy Perth’s demand for fresh produce and a ...

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Park and ride bays excessive: study

LESS than half the 2500 parking bays are needed when the Forrestfield-Airport Link train station opens in High Wycombe, according to an independent report commissioned by the Shire of Kalamunda. The report by Donald Veal Consultants concluded the optimum size ...

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Feral pigs on the move

INCREASING numbers of feral pigs are roaming the Perth Hills despite efforts to trap and despatch them. The feral pig population is estimated at 10,000 with the animals destroying native flora and fauna habitats, contributing to soil erosion, the spread ...

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Getting set to unwrap paid parking

A total of 31 ticket machines will be switched on in the Midland central business district  following a decision by the City of Swan council to proceed with its parking strategy. Following extensive consultation with affected business owners, the free ...

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Discussing domestic violence

Strategies to better tackle domestic violence were on the agenda during a round table discussion between the police, federal ministers and support agencies at the Midland Women’s Health Centre (MWHC). Last year, former governor-general Dame Quentin Bryce said she feared ...

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Pearce upgrade under the spotlight

A PROPOSED upgrade at Pearce air base and four other bases has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works, which is required by law to inquire and report on all defence projects worth more than $15 million. ...

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Girl hospitalised after water park visit

The mother of a five-year-old Forrestfield girl is considering taking legal action after her daughter was left partially blind in one eye following a visit to the bacteria-plagued new Elizabeth Quay water park. Since its opening earlier this year, the ...

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