Category Archives: Tourism

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Grape growers say it’s decision time

ECHO News –  SWAN Valley planning needs to retain and support viticulture or to ditch the idea completely and allow natural planning processes to take place, according to Grape Growers Association of WA president Darryl Trease. Mr Trease who has … Continue reading

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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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Swan Valley review to shape region’s future

Media Statement – ​John Kobelke to lead review of Swan Valley planning framework Review presents an opportunity for the local community to have their voices heard Planning Minister Rita Saffioti has appointed Hon John Kobelke to conduct a review of … Continue reading

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Wine industry receives boost for exports

skyNEWS – The federal government will inject $50 million into the Australian wine industry to boost exports and attract more international visitors to wine producing regions. The export and regional wine support package will provide money for marketing campaigns in … 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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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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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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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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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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METRONET: Construction to start on the Morley-Ellenbrook Line in 2019

Now that we have a Labor government in WA we can start a whole new chapter on the promises that will benefit the Swan Valley and surrounding areas. Let’s start with METRONET as reported on our new Premier’s website:- Thursday … Continue reading

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MAJOR PARTIES COMMIT TO VALLEY FUNDING

Ellenbrook Advocate TOURISM funding for the Swan Valley has been highlighted as a major priority ahead of this weekend’s State Election. Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said election pledges to protect the Swan Valley and market it as a tourist destination … Continue reading

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Unlimited China flights to boost tourism

SkyNews A landmark aviation deal between Canberra and Beijing could let the genie out of the bottle and boost Chinese tourist numbers to Australia. Capacity restrictions for Chinese and Australian airlines were lifted late last year allowing carriers to offer … Continue reading

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NO FRACKING IN THE SWAN VALLEY UNDER LIBERALS – MISLEADING SPIN SCARING THE COMMUNITY

There will be no fracking in the Swan Valley under a Liberal Government. Liberal Candidate for West Swan and City of Swan Councillor Rod Henderson said that misleading information had been provided to residents on the potential for such mining … Continue reading

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Whiteman Park trumps Rotto, Perth Zoo as WA’s top tourist attraction

WAtoday Whiteman Park has trumped a host of higher-profile competitors to be named Western Australia’s top tourist attraction. The shock win for the popular family park came at the 2016 Tourism Council of WA Awards on Tuesday evening, where Rottnest Island … Continue reading

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