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New Ellenbrook bus service

A NEW bus service will cut public transport journey times between Ellenbrook and northern suburban job centres, such as Joondalup and Wangara. The new $760,000 service starts on August 28 and will run from Ellenbrook to Whitfords station every half ...

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White water thrills

AVON Descent competitor Darryl Long clocked up his 14th win in the 124km white water event on the weekend. Ashfield resident Long, who was in the open single ski class, completed the event in 9hr and 42min. He said the ...

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Swan ward changes adopted

IN October the City of Swan will make some changes to its wards and boundaries following a review. The changes, which will come into effect on Local Government Election day on October 21, will reduce the number of wards from ...

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Money for Ellen Brook bridge

CONSTRUCTION of a new bridge over the Ellen Brook is expected to start by October and be finished about eight months later. Building of the bridge, which the City of Swan said was estimated to cost $6.1 million, was originally ...

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Get involved in local council

THREE local governments want residents to get involved and have their say in council elections due in October. The City of Swan, in partnership with the City of Kalamunda and Town of Bassendean launched the Get Local, Get Vocal campaign, ...

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JDAP gives Big Mac a big whack

THE latest round in the battle to stop a McDonald’s being developed on the Guildford Hotel site may have been won but the war is far from over for those who wish to preserve the town’s distinct heritage. The East ...

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Suddenly… a big park clean up

DEVELOPER LWP may be finally taking the concerns of local residents surrounding the deteriorating state of an Ellenbrook native park seriously, following a story published in last week’s Echo News. In Residents question park spraying (Echo News, August 5) Ellenbrook ...

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The relationship between humans and horses

HABITS of Horses is a community arts project celebrating the historical and cultural significance of the relationship between humans and horses. During August and September Mundaring Arts Centre will present a series of workshops, exhibitions and events including an open ...

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Councils defy fall in recycling

THE Cities of Swan, Kalamunda and the Shire Of Mundaring are all successfully bucking a disturbing recent trend of declining recycling rates in the municipal waste sector. According to several recently released state government reports the overall municipal waste recycling ...

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