Category Archives: City of Swan

The Swan Valley like you’ve never seen it before

The full Swan Valley experience and all it has to offer is now available at your fingertips. The City of Swan has launched its new website www.swanvalley.com.au and just like the Swan Valley, there is a lot to see and do. The … Continue reading

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Shake-up to change the face of councils

The West –  Mayors and councillors could have salaries and allowances increased or slashed depending on their training and qualifications as part of changes being considered by WA Labor to shake up local government. The idea comes as the State … Continue reading

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New auditing laws raise local government accountability standards

Media Statement: Laws passed to extend Auditor General’s powers to local governments Independent oversight to improve local government standards New laws will increase community confidence in the sector Auditing laws which raise the standards of accountability for local governments to … Continue reading

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Draft Ellenbrook Local Area Plan

The City of Swan values your comments and feedback to help form the Ellenbrook Local Area Plan. Following on from the Community consultation workshops held in November 2016, the City invites you to comment on the draft Ellenbrook Local Area Plan to … Continue reading

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City of Swan reduces rates increase for 2017/18

The City of Swan Council resolved to implement a lower rates increase than first proposed when it adopted the 2017/18 Budget on Wednesday evening. City of Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said Council had listened to the concerns of ratepayers, and … Continue reading

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Agile, smart, inclusive. Review to transform WA local government

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 Election commitment honoured with commencement of Local Government Act review Review to reduce red tape, modernise local governments and deliver for communities Election participation, online reporting and gift disclosures first to be targeted A major review … 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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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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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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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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Truck takes down power poles in Caversham

The West Falling power poles have narrowly missed homes in Caversham. It was only a matter of time before this happened given the mismanagement by the City of Swan to control the amount of heavy haulage trucks terrorising this growth … Continue reading

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Rural properties revegetation program

Need some green? If your property is 10,000 square metres (2.5 acres) or over, and is located in the City of Swan, you are eligible to receive a free allocation of plants. The City is pleased to announce the launch … Continue reading

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City of Swan proposed ward changes

The City of Swan Council has voted to alter its wards at a special council meeting on Monday, March 27. At the meeting, the council resolved to reduce the number of wards from six to five, retain the same number … Continue reading

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Minister to review councils Act

Eastern Reporter NEWLY appointed Local Government Minister David Templeman says he will consult with councils to review the Local Government Act this year. While the current act does not cover no-confidence motions, Mr Templeman did not rule out the motions … Continue reading

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Double dipping: seven WA mayors moonlighting in private roles

PerthNow MAYORS at some of Perth’s biggest councils are working second jobs while receiving their ratepayer-funded six-figure salaries. A survey of the 28 metropolitan councils by The Sunday Times revealed seven mayors are moonlighting in private roles. Another four mayors … Continue reading

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Trucks on Park Street

Road Works to Lower Crest on Park Street Near Partridge Street Good News – the City of Swan have advised that road works will commence in May to lower the very dangerous crest on Park Street near Partridge Street. This … Continue reading

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Changes to Council Meetings

From January 2017, the format of Council meetings at the City will change from a three to four weekly cycle, with agenda forums held the week prior to Council meetings. What is an agenda forum? An agenda forum is held … Continue reading

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