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Centre not up to scratch

By Melissa Sheil A MULTI-MILLION dollar Kalamunda building that was only built seven months ago has been slammed by associates of the disabled community for its lack of usability. The Kalamunda Community Centre, which is located in Jorgensen Park, is ...

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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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Find the fairy doors

By Melissa Sheil MAGIC is in the air in Kalamunda, as five new fairy doors popped up across Stirk Park. The doors, which now join the other 23 across the village were installed and created by a mysterious benefactor. “My ...

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Bikes targeted by thieves

By Rebecca Peppiatt A spate of burglaries in the Mundaring area is concerning police who say they are almost powerless to stop them without assistance from the public. Mike Tite, Officer in Charge at Mundaring Police Station, says he believes ...

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Lesmurdie lotto luck

By Melissa Sheil ONE Lesmurdie resident is counting his lucky stars after winning a substantial prize on a Scratch’n’Win ticket he purchased on a whim. The man, who works as a mechanic in the area, won $100,000 on his $20 ...

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Fundraising push for autistic son

By Rebecca Peppiatt The mother of a 17-year-old star basketballer with autism is doing all she can to ensure her son makes it to a national championship comp next year. Jayden Hislop from Swan View has been playing the sport ...

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Church land won’t be sold

By Rebecca Peppiatt A 112-year-old church in Mount Helena has a slightly brighter future after Swan Hills member Jessica Shaw last week announced the land that it sits on will not be sold. Ms Shaw, who is also the Heritage ...

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Better phone signal on the way for Chidlow

Chidlow residents will soon have better mobile phone and internet coverage thanks to a new Telstra base station. Regional manager Boyd Brown said the new base station, jointly funded by the Federal Government and Telstra under the Priority Locations Round ...

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Disadvantaged kids given trip of a lifetime

By Rebecca Peppiatt A group of disadvantaged children from Midland and Swan View are taking part in a once-in-a-lifetime trip to the Pilbara this week, thanks to funding from Indigenous Minister and member for Hasluck Ken Wyatt. The Koodoormitj Institute, ...

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