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Comparing councils

Seeing how much a council spends, in comparison with other councils is now as easy as the click of a mouse, following the launch of a new website. The MyCouncil website lets ratepayers see and compare council revenue, expenditure and ...

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Rehab centre reprieve

The City of Swan will go back to the drawing board following an order by the State Administrative Tribunal (SAT) to reconsider its decision to shut down a drug rehabilitation centre in Henley Brook on planning grounds. Shalom House is ...

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International Midwives’ Day

WHEN midwife Mieke Slee started working as a nurse 54 years ago she was living in nursing quarters and rode her bike to visit patients. Now at the age of 71, and the oldest employee at Midland Hospital, Mieke works ...

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Green light for High Wycombe market

A NEW weekly market in High Wycombe will start this month despite opposition from the operators of the Kalamunda Farmers’ Market. High Wycombe Markets owner Heidi Hunt said she sought to establish a market after she was unable to sell ...

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Roadhouse buffer right beside home

A GROUP of Caversham residents want plans for a roadhouse on Bennett St to be scrapped so the area can stay residential. A development application by Harley Dykstra Planning for Bernd and Leila Schwinkowski for a roadhouse at Lot 500 ...

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West Swan Rd route off the agenda

ONE option for a future pipeline from the eastern suburbs via the Swan Valley to the northern suburbs has been ruled by new Planning Minister Donna Faragher. The State Government’s draft Perth and Peel Green Growth Plan for 3.5 million ...

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City of Swan gets moving on Hazelmere

Hazelmere is one area the City of Swan will focus on  in upcoming years to improve local freight routes and improve traffic congestion, with road projects flagged to cost about $380 million. Speaking at the Swan Chamber of Commerce Swan ...

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Plans to tap into Guildford’s potential

THE town of Guildford has caught the attention of WA Labor leader Mark McGowan who says it has untapped tourism potential and it should be a destination for cruise ship visitors. At the Guildford Tourism Forum last year businesses and ...

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Rooted in history

The final touches have been put on a rose planting project in Guildford, which has its roots in a federal funding program set up  to help community groups around Australia commemorate the centenary of Anzac. In May last year the ...

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Forrestfield serviceman honoured

LATE Forrestfield identity Wally de Bruyn is one of six ex-servicemen being honoured by St Stephen’s Church this Anzac Day. Originally from the Netherlands, Wally came from a large family of four brothers and three sisters. His youngest son Barry ...

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