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Heritage concerns see bridge put on hold

Construction on the new Lloyd Street Bridge from Hazelmere to Midland has ground to a halt while the State considers moving the bridge further west to mitigate cultural and heritage concerns. Traditional Owners and local conservation groups put forward the ...

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Park plans let roos get back to roots

John Forrest Tavern

LOLLIES, bread and meat – these are just some of the things the public has been seen feeding the kangaroos at John Forrest National Park despite attempts by the State and wildlife carers to discourage the activity. Viral online videos ...

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Scheme water plans announced

HOME owners in west Bullsbrook whose water systems were contaminated with toxic fire-fighting foam six years ago, are still no closer to having safe water servicing their homes. The Department of Defence this week revealed it could be three more ...

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East ward election one week away

SHIRE of Mundaring East Ward residents are gearing up this week to cast their votes for the vacant spot on council after the resignation of former councillor Simon Cuthbert two months ago. The by-election is being held on Friday, July ...

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Star astronomer relics on display

Perth Observatory

RARE items from the family collection of WA’s first Government Astronomer, William Ernest Cooke, have been donated and put on display at the Perth Observatory. As well as the donated items, which include a portrait of Cooke, personal letters to ...

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Local leaders reap rewards


TWO eastern region local government key players were recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours. City of Swan former chief executive  Mike Foley and Shire of Mundaring former president David Lavell both received Order of Australia (OAM) medals for service ...

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Four decades for youth


SWAN City Youth Centre has come a long way since its humble beginnings under the stairs of the Midland Town Hall 40 years ago. The not-for-profit is using its 40th birthday to springboard an awareness campaign and raise vital funds ...

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Stunning parkland retreat

Real Estate june 24

NATURE’S splendour frames this architect-designed home creating interiors tinted by its lush surroundings. Serenity and privacy are assured by a 9.6-acre block and fully reticulated gardens set against a backdrop of natural bush. A swathe of emerald-green lawn carries your ...

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Schools left high and dry

Swim cancelled

KALAMUNDA hills parents have been left angry and confused after their children’s swim classes were unexpectedly dumped last week. Five primary schools across Kalamunda, Pickering Brook, Lesmurdie and Walliston have been forced to find alternative arrangements after St Brigid’s College ...

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Kids’ opportunity of a lifetime

022 State of Origin

TEN lucky kids from Lockridge Primary School will take part in a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this weekend when they get the chance to play rugby league in front of 60,000 people. The school entered a competition to take part in round ...

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