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Quick sales turnover in Perth Hills

GLEN Forrest and Helena Valley are among Perth’s top 10 suburbs selling property faster now than during the “boom” according to recent figures from REIWA. In the year to January 2014, the average amount of days it took to sell ...

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A Shalom House site stoush

The ongoing refusal by City of Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright to see Shalom House’s program first hand or to attend an information day at Dreambuilders Church has sparked posts on Facebook by Shalom founder Peter Lyndon-James urging councillors to step ...

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Review of the Swan Valley Protection Bill

PLANNING Minister Rita Saffioti has asked the Department of Planning to review the Swan Valley Protection Bill and associated draft development plan, which lapsed at the end of the last Parliament. Ms Saffioti, who is also the West Swan MLA, ...

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New Lord Street will benefit tourism

THE dual carriageway proposed for Lord St will have benefits for tourism in the Swan Valley, according to West Swan MLA and Transport Minister Rita Saffioti. On Sunday, April 30 the McGowan Government announced it would build a 7km dual ...

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DFES: Enough water to fight fire

CONCERNS there was not enough water to fight a fire at a shed in West Swan are unwarranted, according to the Department of Fire and Emergency Services. During the fire on Monday, April 10, which caused about $500,000 damage a ...

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Mundaring takes out top planning honours

THE Shire of Mundaring has shined in national awards for innovative thinking. The shire was awarded nationally for improving planning processes and practices at the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) national awards for planning excellence 2017, held at Sydney’s Ivy ...

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106 years young

TO reach the ripe old age of a century is certainly a milestone, but to celebrate your 106th birthday is something for the record books. Florence (Flo) Beatrice Smart (nee Wakefield) was born at home on April 22, 1911 in ...

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Swan Valley chef to mentor

CHEF Caroline Taylor will mentor Perth Scorchers coach Justin Langer in the Celebrity Signature Dish competition. Mr Langer will represent the Swan Valley Region in the cooking competition, which promotes regional produce. Ms Taylor from Taylor’s Art & Coffee House ...

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Shire wins accolade for youth project

THE Shire of Kalamunda has picked up a national award for its innovative youth engagement projects. Winners of the 2017 national awards for local government were announced this week, with the shire’s youth employment project taking out the category for ...

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