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Plea to save limestone path

By Anita McInnes AVELEY resident Anthony Alborn is concerned development will result in the loss of the limestone path next to the Belhus historic precinct. The precinct is a largely unknown valley where it is still possible to see how ...

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Have your say on hotel

By Anita McInnes PUBLIC consultation for a scheme amendment, to allow for multi-storey development on the rear of the Guildford Hotel site has started. City of Swan Mayor Charlie Zannino said the city would hold a public question and answer ...

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Clinic fills hospital gap

By Sarah Brookes A CLINIC in Midland has been given State Government funding to provide reproductive services, which won’t be offered at the new Midland Health Campus when it opens in November. The health campus’ Catholic operator, St John of God ...

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Emergency relief cuts

By Sarah Brookes RETRENCHED FIFO workers will be amongst those impacted most after federal funding was cut to the only foothills service offering emergency funding and financial counselling. Foothills Information Referral Service coordinator Duncan Edgar said for more than 20 years ...

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Toodyay Rd project partly funded

By Anita McInnes THERE are many safety concerns along Toodyay Rd, which should be addressed immediately according to East Metropolitan MLC Alanna Clohesy. According to Main Roads WA there were 34 reported crashes on the section of Toodyay Rd between ...

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Lucky escape after snakebite

A MAN from Middle Swan suffered acute renal failure after he was bitten by a tiger snake while carrying out repair work at his home last week. Melissa Clatworthy said her husband Bradley described the snakebite on his finger as ...

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Premier’s funding pledge for pest

PREMIER Colin Barnett last week took a first-hand look at the problems caused by Mediterranean fruit fly and pledged to help Hills’ growers tackle the pest. Hills Orchard Improvement Group spokesman Brett DelSimone said orchardists welcomed the commitment that part ...

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Financial changes

AS STUDENTS returned to the classrooms this week new figures by the Opposition claim Swan View Senior High School is amongst the hardest hit by an overhaul of school funding. West Swan MLA Rita Saffioti said the worst hit school, ...

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Complaints about parking etiquette

BY SARAH BROOKES KALAMUNDA residents are voicing their frustration about motorists inconsiderately using spots designated for parents with prams and seniors at the local shopping centre. Mum of three-year-old twins Valerie Jones said she shopped at Kalamunda Central several times ...

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Housing pitch for hall site

BY SARAH BROOKES REZONING the Greenmount Hall site to make way for higher density housing is a step closer after Shire of Mundaring councillors voted 8-2 on Tuesday night to put the plan out for public comment. The site of ...

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