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Councillors veto merge with Swan

SHIRE of Mundaring councillors have voted unanimously to reject a request by the City of Swan and Town of Bassendean to voluntarily amalgamate, with concerns the State Government will not fund any mergers not in line with the government’s vision ...

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Rising stars

Young footy fans gathered at Steel Blue Oval for a school holiday clinic with Swan Districts players and met players from the West Coast Eagles. WEST Coast Eagles star Nic Naitanui delighted a group of budding footballers at a Swan ...

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Quarry quandry

A CITY of Swan decision to not contest a ruling by the State Administrative Tribunal to increase Hanson Quarry’s excavation licence from five years to 10 years has disappointed long time community campaigners who have been pushing for tighter licence ...

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Tribunal yet to rule on truck row

THE City of Swan went behind closed doors earlier this month to discuss its position on a retrospective approval application for commercial vehicle parking in Tomlin St, which had been referred to the State Administrative Tribunal. The city had been ...

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Heritage at risk

The Belhus historic precinct is rich in European archaeology says University of Notre Dame senior lecturer Shane Burke. Picture: ANITA McINNES TUCKED away in Belhus is a largely unknown valley where visitors can see first hand how early white settlers ...

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Scientists ask for help

RESIDENTS are being asked to support the Department of Agriculture and Food latest research into controlling growing rabbit populations. The department’s invasive species science group is looking at finding and releasing a new strain of rabbit haemorrhagic disease virus (RHDV), ...

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Upping the ante on security

THE Shire of Mundaring has been awarded more than $18,000 to install security cameras at Lake Leschenaultia. The funding was recently secured from the Community Safety Fund grant, which is administered by the Western Australian Police. Shire President Helen Dullard ...

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Celebrating NAIDOC

MIDLAND Oval will come alive next week with children’s activities, displays and a number of community events to celebrate NAIDOC Day next week. On Monday July 8 the City of Swan will host a flag-raising event scheduled to start at ...

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Losing your locks for good cause

AVELEY resident Sonal Parmar shaved her head a few weeks ago to show her support for people affected by cancer.
��� Mrs Parmar who came to Australia with her husband Sanjay and two daughters from Nairobi, Kenya in 2007. She said ...

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Sue aims to live well

SUE Hurt of Henley Brook has a rare disease but she does not let it stop her from being an active community member. The Swan Valley and Regional Networks operator has chronic myeloid leukaemia a cancer, which affects the blood ...

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