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Gnangara aquifer – water use crackdown!

The West – Almost 200,000 homes with backyard bores face tougher rules on their use as water levels in the Gnangara aquifer system — Perth’s most important drinking water supply — hit new lows. Citing declining rain, the Department of … 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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From today Ellenbrook Police Station is open 24/7

twitter – We never close. Ellenbrook Police Station now operates front counter services 24/7. pic.twitter.com/mK4zuba23Z — Ellenbrook Police (@EllenbrookPol) July 24, 2017

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New Housing Authority project for Brabham (old Caversham Airfield)

ECHO NEWS –  THE McGowan Government has selected Peet Limited as the preferred proponent to partner with the Housing Authority in developing a 220ha site at Lot 800 Youle-Dean Rd, Brabham. Housing Minister Peter Tinley said the Brabham project, 22km … 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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Jobs boost as construction begins on new water tank in Ellenbrook

Wednesday, 21 June 2017 ​Work begins in Ellenbrook on biggest tank ever to be built by the Water Corporation The new tank will cater for growth in the north-east metropolitan corridor More than 200 Western Australians will be employed to … 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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Initial test results back from Whiteman Park water

Friday, 16 June 2017 ​First results back from water testing at Whiteman Park show no contamination in water supply system Taps being examined as potential source of contamination All public water outlets to remain closed until taps are replaced and … Continue reading

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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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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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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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