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Councillors bid farewell

By Rebecca Peppiatt IT was curtains down for six Shire of Mundaring councillors this week who attended their last meeting on Tuesday with some heartfelt farewells. Councillors David Lavell, Toni Burbidge, Ian Green, Darrell Jones and Jason Russell spoke to ...

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$285k to shake up status quo at City

By Claire Ottaviano A NEW division headed by a $285,000 job title has been created within the City of Swan to “reinvent”  the City’s approach to key problem areas. The City is currently in the process of hiring a new ...

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Swan residents claim rates system is unfair

By Claire Ottaviano CITY of Swan rates will come under the microscope this financial year after a review of the City’s rating system was placed on the chief executive’s performance targets list. But rural residents fighting inconsistent ratings in rural ...

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Mundaring voting gets livestreamed

By Rebecca Peppiatt For the first time in history, the Shire of Mundaring will have its election count livestreamed to the general public, thanks to an entrepreneurial and forward thinking 15-year-old. Owen Briffa, from Parkerville, has been granted permission by ...

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Red and blue no place in chamber

By Claire Ottaviano AN attempt to force Swan councillors to declare their political party ties on a public register was shut down by the majority of Council at the September meeting. All but one other councillor present, Cr Tanya Richardson, ...

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Scanlan steps down from Swan Council

By Claire Ottaviano DESPITE a turbulent time on City of Swan Council, Cr Claire Scanlan says she has much to be proud of as she prepares to step down from her position come the October local government election. The Midland/Guildford ...

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Official skate park launch

By Rebecca Peppiatt A SECTION of Darlington “wasteland” that has been transformed into a skatepark and pump track was last weekend officially launched to the public by some high profile guests. Minister for Sport Richard Colbeck, who was visiting WA ...

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Paige McNeil elected unopposed for council

By Rebecca Peppiatt For one election candidate, the race for a spot on the council at the Shire of Mundaring was an early landslide victory. Stoneville resident Paige McNeil was elected unopposed last week, becoming the new representative for Central ...

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Two councillors back at the helm

By Melissa Sheil KALAMUNDA Council’s North West ward can expect no change after this year’s election, as both re-running councillors take back their seats uncontested. Deputy Mayor Dylan O’Connor and Councillor Lisa Cooper will return to representing residents of High ...

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Election race takes off

By Claire Ottaviano THE local government election race is now on. At Echo News’ deadline on Thursday morning 20 City of Swan candidates, eight City of Kalamunda candidates and 15 Shire of Mundaring candidates had nominated for positions on their ...

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