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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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Ecological grants save bushlands

By Melissa Sheil A DEDICATED group of volunteers have received two significant grants to help with their important ecological work. Jane Brook Catchment Group (JBCG) were successful in obtaining two state Community Stewardship Grants, together worth almost $60,000, to rehabilitate ...

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Pet owners warned this snake season

By Melissa Sheil A STONEVILLE pet owner is warning Hills residents to be on the lookout after her dog was bitten by a snake. Fleur Adams said she was terrified to find her beloved bear coat Shar-Pei Dino wrestling with ...

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Petition for bushfire program audit denied

By Melissa Sheil A PETITION put forward by City of Kalamunda residents wanting changes to bushfire mitigation practices was shut down in council this week. Signed by 100 ratepayers, the petition requested an audit into various aspects of the  Bushfire ...

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Council’s tree planting policy questioned

By Melissa Sheil THE logistics of introducing a tree retention policy across the City of Kalamunda was the subject of debate at Kalamunda’s Tuesday council meeting, with councillors struck with the conundrum of resolving self-sustained environmental damage against estimated costs ...

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Seeds in space

By Melissa Sheil AN intrepid group of Year 6 students have been selected to take part in a groundbreaking experiment on the effects of space travel on native Australian seeds. Woodlupine Primary School students Jett Ferguson, Sakhpreet Kaur, Cody Funnell ...

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Open gardens open hearts

By Claire Ottaviano GARDEN enthusiasts can get inspiration from Annie Hill’s glorious Open Garden this weekend and help support Ellenbrook not-for-profit the Sister Project at the same time. The Vines resident is opening her garden for the very first time ...

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Threatened species in the spotlight

By Claire Ottaviano A BULLSBROOK nursery has partnered with the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority to grow some of WA’s threatened flora, launching the project on National Threatened Species Day, September 7. Bullsbrook Plantrite, along with support from not-for-profit Austem ...

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Chuditch sighting reignites land fight

By Melissa Sheil A RARE sighting of a threatened native animal in Glen Forrest has local environmental scientists excited for the future of the population, while also adding fuel to their battle against redevelopment of the site. Between February and ...

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Rural Wattle Grove on the chopping block

By Melissa Sheil THE fiery long-standing debate on the rezoning of Wattle Grove South will soon be re-sparked, as private developers seek approval to rezone the area. At Kalamunda council’s public agenda briefing on Tuesday, it was revealed Perth developer ...

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