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Whiteman Park taps shut off in lead scare

perthnow –  TODAY TONIGHT EXCLUSIVE: A special investigation into Perth’s drinking water found high lead levels in the taps at Whiteman Park. We’ll have an update on tonight’s show, 6.30pm on Channel 7 Posted by Today Tonight on Tuesday, June … Continue reading

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NBN rolls out across east

Eastern Reporter –  About 5300 premises in Ashfield, Caversham, West Swan and remaining parts of Bassendean and Lockridge are expected to be able to connect in coming months. NBN WA spokeswoman Ebony Aitken said the community would join more than … Continue reading

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Swan Valley to become major tourism precinct

Media Statement – ​ ​Strategy to see visitor spend in region grow by $132 million by 2020 Marketing partnerships, experience trails and tourist transport to encourage growth The Swan Valley is set to become one of Western Australia’s premier tourism precincts … Continue reading

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City of Swan Financial Health and Councillor Remuneration

The Financial Health Indicator (FHI) is a measurement of a local government’s overall financial health. It is calculated from the seven financial ratios that local governments are required to calculate annually. An FHI result of 70 and above indicates sound … Continue reading

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Middle Swan set to be the site of new aged care facility

The Liberal Government is providing an additional $649 million per year to create 9911 new residential aged care places with Pearce set to benefit.  Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, welcomed the news that a residential aged care facility will … Continue reading

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A YEARLING sales complex planned for Middle Swan

Ellenbrook Advocate – FACILITY WOULD BOOST REGION A YEARLING sales complex planned for Middle Swan will bring tourism and business to the area, says Magic Millions Perth manager David Houston. Mr Houston said the venue, proposed for a Dale Road … Continue reading

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Distillery to draw tourists

Eastern Reporter – THE Swan Valley will soon be home to an Australian first, with plans approved this month to build a one-stop shop cellar door and cafe. The craft distillery, which also produces craft beer, wine and cider, will … Continue reading

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Life Penalties for Methamphetamine Traffickers

WAtoday –  The WA government stuck to its word, introducing the Misuse of Drugs Amendment (Methamphetamine Offences) Bill 2017 on Tuesday, which will see the maximum sentence for meth trafficking increased from 25 years to life imprisonment. The bill will … Continue reading

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City of Swan 2017/18 RATES UP 3%

City of Swan ratepayers can expect a rate rise of approximately 3% for the 2017/18 financial year. The following rating principles are proposed in this Statement of Objects and Reasons for the 2017/18 rating year: Gross Rental Values apply to … Continue reading

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NORTH-EAST ROAD AND RAIL PROJECTS FOR WEST SWAN

A series of major road and rail projects announced by the McGowan Government in recent weeks is a much-deserved windfall for the north-eastern suburbs. At the election, WA Labor committed to fixing several congestion hotspots and taking a long-term, integrated … Continue reading

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$2.3 billion jobs boost for WA

perth now – A LANDMARK $2.3 billion roads and rail deal struck between the Federal and State Governments will create 6000 new jobs in WA over the next two years. Lauded as a “game changer for WA”, the multibillion-dollar windfall … Continue reading

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Swan River in ‘palliative care’ after decades of mismanagement

WAtoday – The Swan and Canning rivers are on life support after a decade of being treated as a “political football”, a provocative new report by a collective of WA policy and environmental experts says. My Clean River, a new … Continue reading

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Review of the Swan Valley Protection Bill

ECHO News – PLANNING Minister Rita Saffioti has asked the Department of Planning to review the Swan Valley Protection Bill and associated draft development plan, which lapsed at the end of the last Parliament. Ms Saffioti, who is also the … Continue reading

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Ellenbrook Police Station will be open 24/7 as of 24 July

Ellenbrook Police Station Open Day – TODAY 10am -2pm with @Jess4SwanHills. Ellenbrook Station will be open 24/7 as of 24 July @WAPoliceCED pic.twitter.com/jQKReWVlsM — Michelle Roberts MP (@MichelleMidland) April 30, 2017

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Lord Street dual carriageway plan to speed up Ellenbrook commute!

perth now – ELLENBROOK residents are being promised faster commute times in their cars, with the State Government announcing a new dual carriageway for Lord Street. The project, which will replace the previous government’s bus rapid transit plan to Ellenbrook, will … Continue reading

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Turnbull Government has ordered an inquiry into GST distribution

perth now – WA has scored a victory in its battle to receive a fair share of GST, with the Turnbull Government ordering an independent inquiry into the scandal which robs our State of billions of dollars. It can be … Continue reading

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CRACKDOWN on crime with more CCTV cameras and lighting installations

Midland Reporter A CRACKDOWN on crime with more CCTV cameras and lighting installations in central areas of Midland and Kalamunda is good news for businesses in the fight against lawbreakers and anti-social behaviour. Hasluck MHR Ken Wyatt said the Federal … Continue reading

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