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Family home on big Maida Vale block

THERE is plenty of room for family in this five-bedroom Maida Vale home, which despite its rural serenity is close to the essentials of modern life. On a 0.95ha block the double brick home has scenic views from most windows. ...

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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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Lachlan sets winning times

YOUNG Ellenbrook athlete Lachlan Wight has had another outstanding season, winning six gold medals at the Kingsway Little Athletics Centre championships in the 100m, 200m, 70m, long jump, triple jump and high jump. His father Jason Wight said he broke ...

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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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Call against property tax

WESTERN Australia’s property industry needs tax relief not increased taxes, according to the Property Council of Australia WA. After reports the McGowan Government is considering introducing stamp duty surcharges on foreign investors and in the lead-up to the Treasurer Ben ...

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Residents rally to save library

GUILDFORD residents say skewed statistics, based on poor consultation, is no reason to close down their beloved library, which could be better promoted with a dedicated Facebook page and other simple initiatives. Plans to close down a City of Swan ...

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Calls to overhaul planning

THE Planning Minister Rita Saffioti said she will look at options to refine the planning system to better reflect what communities want after Bellevue residents wrote to her to express their devastation at not being able to stop a service ...

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