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Need to plan for affordable housing

AUSTRALIA needs to build in more than 230,000 homes every year to address its housing affordability challenge, according to the Housing Industry Association. The association has released a report, Housing – Australia’s Future, which presents a number of scenarios based ...

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Roo feeding furore

FEARS that a dispute over kangaroos could turn nasty intensified this week after John Forrest Tavern was threatened with a breach notice for feeding the local wildlife. Tavern manager Megan Braid and the local customers of the tavern are fighting ...

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Fire sparked call for mobile phone tower

A TELSTRA telecommunications tower in Mount Helena was approved by Mundaring Council this week with several environmental, disturbance and visual impact reduction conditions. Mount Helena resident’s association president Joan Quinn and a representative from the local tennis club made presentations ...

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Wedding bells at the Echo

DARLINGTON offered the perfect hills backdrop for the wedding of Liam Ducey and Roselyn Hamilton on March 10. Love first blossomed for Echo News senior journalist and his bride Roselyn during their first date to Sculptures by the Sea, Cottesloe, ...

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Variety sends star to US

WHEELCHAIR basketball star Thomas McHugh is dominating the sport with a little help from continued sponsorship. The youngest on the Perth Wheelcats state wheelchair basketball team, the 16-year-old  Aveley resident has claimed almost as many achievements as his years including ...

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Program reaches Mundaring men

YOUNG or old, men in Mundaring are benefiting from a new mentoring program accessing community Men’s Sheds to help men with intellectual disabilities.  Mundaring’s Sebastian Brown is one of those young men taking part in the Curtin University project with ...

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A walk to remember

THE Guildford Association is encouraging parents to take their children around the Guildford Anzacs poppy walk trail during the school holidays from April 14 to 29. The trail, a part of the Guildford Anzacs project, displays brass and enamel poppy ...

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Oval gets green in step forward

THE City of Swan has responded to opponents of the Midland Oval redevelopment, changing the Masterplan to increase public open space by 5,800 square metres. However it appears sections of the community are still not happy with the changes. At ...

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Rosehill density change green light from City

THE City of Swan has defied a strong recommendation from Perth Airport against changing the density of a housing development in Guildford. Developers of Rosehill Waters Estate, which is under a direct flight path to Perth Airport, will now be ...

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