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Plan to improve tree canopy

plan to plant 1200 new trees

SWAN council has adopted a plan to plant 1200 new trees in the City per year despite some members of the public pushing for a higher target. Twenty-five responses were received during the draft Urban Forest Plan’s 60-day public consultation ...

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Tree chop devastates home owner

Red gum tree removed

An emotional Mt Helena resident has spoken about how upset he was to see the removal of a long-standing tree from the front of his property, criticising the Shire of Mundaring about their handling of the works. Phil Bourgault, a ...

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Hasluck candidates climate talk

2022 federal election

HASLUCK voters will have the opportunity to question their local Federal election candidates on climate change issues during an online forum on April 27. The Perth Hills Climate Change Interest Group (PHCCIG) will host the event to give election candidates ...

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Invasive tree removal hits a nerve

Bennett Brook

By Claire Ottaviano TREE canopy advocates knocked heads with Bennett Brook environmental volunteers this week over the removal of mature trees near Marshall Road. While councillors and residents expressed shock at the sudden removal of dozens of non-native and invasive ...

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Bridge redesign another no

By Claire Ottaviano AN attempt to overrule a mayoral decision to shut down a second bid to overhaul the Lloyd Street Bridge design flopped at Swan Council last week. Swan mayor David Lucas scrapped Ian Johnson’s motion to ‘direct’ Main ...

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Plane activity sparks curiosity

By Rebecca Peppiatt Residents in the Perth Hills were curious recently about unusual airplane activity in the area, sparking much speculation in online forums. A Cessna 404 spent a few days flying loops over the Hills area, causing locals to ...

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Lightning keeps firefighters busy


Claire Ottaviano LIGHTNING sparked two fires across Bullsbrook and the Avon Valley last Saturday, forcing an evacuation of a popular water park. Family outings to Outback Splash on January 29, the last weekend of the school holidays, took a dramatic ...

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Market fees causes hot debate in council

By Rebecca Peppiatt A request by Mundaring Garden and Farmer’s Market for a waiver of site fees was put to Shire of Mundaring councillors on Tuesday at their monthly meeting, causing lengthy debate and divided opinion. Mandy and Andrew Osenton, ...

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