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Jobs in the pipeline

By Sarah Brookes UNEMPLOYED fly-in fly-out workers and local service and supply businesses may benefit if plans to develop an open cut bauxite mine on private farmland along the Darling Scarp gets the green light. Bauxite Alumina Joint Ventures (BAJV), a ...

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Works drive away business

By Sarah Brookes KALAMUNDA business owners say trade has suffered because of ongoing delays to install underground power in central Kalamunda. Relax Chinese Massage owner Peter Withers said a joint letter sent out to business owners by Western Power and the ...

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Bauxite mine unwelcome

By Sarah Brookes A MORANGUP resident is protesting plans by a Chinese-backed consortium to develop an open cut mine on private farmland along the Darling Scarp saying it will sully the environment. Bauxite Alumina Joint Ventures, a partnership of Bauxite Resources ...

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City in talks with Chinese sister

By Anita McInnes DURING Chinese New Year celebrations last month City of Swan representatives met with City of Dujiangyan officials. On Monday, February 23 Mayor Charlie Zannino, deputy mayor Mick Wainwright, acting chief executive officer Steven Tan and strategic land ...

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CCC says councils need external audits

By Anita McInnes THE behaviour of local government employees involved in buying goods and services could come under greater scrutiny if the State Government accepts recommendations made in a CCC report tabled in Parliament. The report said “systemic weaknesses”  across ...

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World record eclipsed

A RECORD breaking 1,108 passionate stargazers clustered at Maida Vale Reserve on February 28 for Perth’s attempt at the World’s Largest Astronomy Lesson. With little wind, clear skies and millions of stars, the excitement of participants ready to have their ...

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Risky fire behaviour

By Sarah Brookes ONE in five residents caught up in last year’s Parkerville bushfire did not have a bushfire plan in place, while another third hesitated on what action to take according to a survey of residents from the fire ...

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City argues for dual highway

By Anita McInnes THE Perth Darwin National Highway should have a dual carriageway north of Ellenbrook, according to the City of Swan. Main Roads WA planning has the highway, which was a top priority for the State Government in the ...

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City staff head east

By Anita McInnes WHEN they head off to Canberra in March representatives from the City of Swan have a big list of projects and funding issues they wish to raise with federal politicians. With the next Federal Election due mid-January ...

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Volunteers forced to pay

A State Government department has passed on the costs of looking after 38 joeys to volunteers after they extended a helping hand to care for them during a move undertaken by a multi-billion dollar property group to relocate 200 kangaroos ...

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