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6. May 2015 22:09  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (0)


The following article appeared in REIWA.com news on 6 May 2015…

“The Reserve Bank of Australia’s (RBA) decision to lower interest rates by a further 25 basis points to two per cent has been welcomed by the Real Estate Institute of Western Australia. 

REIWA President David Airey said the rate cut presented home buyers with financial approval with a very good opportunity. 

“There’s plenty of property to choose from in our sluggish market, with sales down by around 11 per cent on last year. 

“People who have put off buying might now be enticed to act with such low interest rates and huge competition to lend,” Mr Airey said. 

RBA Governor Glenn Stevens said the Board judged that inflation outlook provided the opportunity for monetary policy to be eased further and to reinforce recent encouraging trends in household demand. 

Yesterday’s interest rate cut is the second this year, following the 0.25 per cent drop in February.” 
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9. February 2015 20:18  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (0)


 Are you eligible for a KidSport grant? If so, the Ellenbrook Community Library can process your application.

The Department of Sport and Recreation provides financial assistance so that kids who otherwise may not have been able to afford it can join local sporting groups and clubs. The benefits of participation in organised sport go far beyond the purely physical – participation helps form friendships, teamwork, leadership skills and a sense of belonging.  

For details of the grant and eligibility go to the website below or ask at the library;

http://www.dsr.wa.gov.au/funding/individuals/kidsport/information-for-parents

23. January 2015 17:30  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (0)


The following is an extract from the Echo Ellenbrook News, article by Rashelle Predovnik January 17th 2015

THE welfare of 200 kangaroos in Ellenbrook has been under the spotlight this week following a push by concerned residents to ensure they would be relocated safely by the developer.

Residents have kept a watchful eye on a mob of kangaroos that live on Millhouse Drive and will be shot with tranquilizer darts, then relocated.

Ellenbrook resident Julie Church said she thought the kangaroos would be moved this week and residents were worried about their welfare.

She said many people were extremely concerned the Department of Parks and Wildlife, which signed off on the operation, would not have qualified animal welfare carers onsite to help.

“The wildlife carers I contacted over the weekend are very concerned that a contractor will carry out this work without vets and wildlife carers at site at the tranquilising and more importantly the release point,” she said.

“They said the kangaroos will be extremely distressed and very often abandon their joeys out of the trauma of the procedure.
“So there needs to be carers at both points to pick up abandoned joeys and help the animals that will injure themselves.”

Ms Church said details about the release point had not been released and residents wanted to know if sufficient research had been done to ensure there would be enough food and water for the mob over the long hot summer months ahead.
Stocklands project manager Stuart Sinclair said an approved contractor would move the kangaroos soon but a date for the move had not yet been finalised.

A Department of Parks and Wildlife spokesperson said the kangaroos would be moved to a state forest in Sawyers Valley that had plenty of water and food.

He said there would be a vet onsite and the process would be done as humanely as possible.

Ms Church said residents would continue to stay in touch with the department and local native animal care groups hoped they would have the opportunity to offer a helping hand when the transfer took place.

 

9. December 2014 17:21  /  swanvalleyrealtyblog Comments (0)


As outlined in a past post there are a variety of events in Ellenbrook and Aveley hosted by community groups and businesses getting into the spirit of Christmas with Pageants, Concerts, Carols, and Arts and Markets. Now the fantastic residents of Ellenbrook and Aveley are putting on their own shows too!

The poster below gives the addresses of the great residents who have put an effort into spreading some Chrissy Cheer around the neighbourhood.

What a great cheap family night out to map out and drive by these wonderful houses. I’m looking forward to showing my children. My own photos to come…