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Noise complaints push back proposal

THE impact of aircraft noise on a proposed development in Wattle Grove has Perth Airport seriously concerned. A proposal to amend Cell 9 Wattle Grove Outline Development Plan (ODP) was taken off the agenda at the City of Kalamunda’s council ...

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Hike in rates for hills homeowners

City of Kalamunda

ECONOMIC stress and inflation have contributed to a 4.9 per cent rates increase for residents in the City of Kalamunda. The increase comes after a downward trend was identified in the City’s ability to cover operational costs and have revenue ...

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Zig Zag keeps night closure

Zig Zag Scenic Drive

CITY of Kalamunda councillors pushed back against a staff recommendation this week to permanently close the Zig Zag Scenic Drive, instead proposing an alternate motion to maintain evening closure only. A lengthy debate ensued at Tuesday’s council meeting where staff’s ...

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Park conservation mission

Perth College students at Jorgenson Park

STUDENTS from an inner-city high school recently tidied up a spot in the hills best known for its stunning valley views and dog-friendly trails. The City of Kalamunda welcomed the hands-on help of 120 Perth College students who undertook conservation ...

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Zig Zag closure back on the table

Zig Zag impending closure

THE privilege of allowing cars on the popular Zig Zag Scenic Drive has proven too costly, with City of Kalamunda staff recommending the road be closed to traffic for good. Kalamunda Council first made the call to close the tourist ...

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Wattle Grove South plan under review

CONCERNS the rezoning of Wattle Grove South could have severe ecological impacts has led to a formal environmental review. Last month the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) found future development in the urban proposed area, south-east of the Tonkin Highway and ...

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Stirk Park wheels in motion

Stirk Park

A FLYING fox, water park, basketball court and skate park are all included in the design of Stirk Park’s new playground. Kalamunda Council approved the $3.8 million project this week and will now proceed to final design and call for ...

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Pool thrown a lifeline

Kalamunda pool

THE Kalamunda pool has won a reprieve. The decision to adopt a foothills aquatic strategy, which would see a new pool in High Wycombe built and Kalamunda Water Park (KWP) closed, split council 6/6 at Tuesday night’s meeting. Mayor Margaret ...

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Fate of Kalamunda pool pending

Kalamunda pool

THE decision to build a new multifunctional aquatic centre in the foothills and close Kalamunda Water Park could split Kalamunda Council when it next meets on April 26. Councillors have been presented with a recommendation to  proceed with a Foothills ...

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