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SITA offers to collect waste as Transpacific grounds fleet

Rubbish collection for thousands of homes and businesses across Perth is under a cloud after a fatal crash in Adelaide.

UPDATE: In the western suburbs, all councils, except Subiaco, use Cottesloe-based garabage collector Perth Waste, which also picks up for Vincent, Fremantle, Serpentine-Jarradale, Kalamunda and Kwinana councils. more »

Big wheels keep on turning

Tractor restorer Ron Waterhouse.  Picture: Bruce Hunt  d424268

FROM the wheat crops of the old family farm in Goomalling to volunteer work at the Tractor Museum of WA, Ron Waterhouse has never been too far away from tractors. more »

Scale of housing concerns residents

A map of the proposed Gidgegannup housing project.

RESIDENTS battling to save Gidgegannup from losing its rural identity are calling on their neighbours to help fight a planning amendment they say would have a wide-reaching impact on other Hills communities. more »

Nastiness in tree debate

The fig trees at the centre of the debate.

THE decision to retain 13 fig trees in Madeley was dampened tonight by claims of bullying and disharmony within the community. more »

Helicopter rescues girl in Hillarys

Police vision from the helicopter rescue last night.

A POLICE helicopter winched a girl to safety after she became dizzy and unable to stand up on rocks at Hillarys Boat Harbour last night. more »

Museum provides shear bliss

Trevor Keating at the museum

SHEARER Trevor Keating has set up a historical shearing treasure-trove for the Serpentine Jarrahdale Men's Shed, to protect memories he says are unique in Australia. more »

Three-bin trial comes at too high a price, say councils

GOSNELLS, Armadale, Serpentine Jarrahdale and Canning councils all opted out of trialling a three-bin system, saying it would cost a lot and achieve little. more »

Green credentials rubbished

South Cardup landfill will be full in less than two years.

A PROPOSED waste to energy plant, which southern Perth councils plan to send their waste to, has poor environmental credentials, South Metropolitan MLC Lynn McLaren says. more »

Not having a lend

Anthony Maguire was not allowed to hire books from Inglewood Library because he is homeless. Picture: Andrew Ritchie d424456

ANTHONY Maguire (47) has been homeless for the past month and says he felt numb when staff at his local library told him he could not borrow books or DVDs. more »

Club's wings clipped

Bullcreek Airforce Association Bowling Club members Kevin Thomson, Beryl Armstrong, Lesley Martin, Joe Elliott and Kath Hancock. Picture: Martin Kennealey d424564

MEMBERSHIP at the 40-year-old Bull Creek Air Force Association Bowling Club is dwindling, with the danger of reverting to social games only, ending a healthy tradition of entering men’s and women’s teams in metropolitan pennant competitions. more »

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