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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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A walk to remember

Ross Webster

FOR most Bibbulmun track ‘end-to-enders’, Albany marks the finish line of the beautiful and challenging 1000km trek – but for Ross Webster it was just the mid-way point. The Gidgegannup resident walked from Kalamunda to Albany in just 18 days, ...

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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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Volunteer week celebrates proactive locals

Kalamunda SES

TO combat serious injuries on roof rescues, one dedicated Kalamunda volunteer designed an innovative training resource that will boost the skills of emergency service providers across the state. During National Volunteer Week, May 16 to 22, volunteers like State Emergency ...

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Palliative care upgrades underway

Kalamunda Hospital

WORK is underway on a $9.5 million upgrade to the Palliative Care Unit at Kalamunda Hospital with construction expected to be complete by the end of the year. Practical completion of the Day Hospice is expected by July, with additional ...

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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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Local member weighs-in on Tavern plans

John Forrest Tavern

KALAMUNDA MP Matthew Hughes has questioned a recent Mundaring Council decision criticising State Government plans to close John Forrest Tavern. While Mr Hughes holds fond memories of evenings spent in the Tavern as a young(er) lad with renown local artists ...

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Abuse claims shut down rehab centre

Esther Foundation abuse

A KALAMUNDA rehabilitation centre is scrambling to find ongoing help and support for troubled women and children currently in their care after it was forced into administration last week. The Esther Foundation has faced tough public scrutiny in recent months ...

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