Neds defies Saffioti order

Nedlands councillors are ignoring a direct order from Planning Minister Rita Saffioti as the fight over infill in Dalkeith escalates. At a committee meeting on Tuesday, councillors voted not to deal with Ms Saffioti’s order to advertise the rezoning of a block of Philip Road from R10 to R80. Mayor Max Hipkins said he had legal advice that the order was not legal, because resident Matt Negus had only requested an R40 zoning when he appealed the council’s knock-back to theformer minister Donna Faragher in 2016.

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A Claremont primary school student helped reunite a missing woman with her family on Monday. Chloe Liu (9) was presented with a certificate by police on Tuesday to recognise her work. “You have to be extra-special to get one of these,” Constable Laura Sawyer told Chloe’s classmates at St Thomas’ Primary School. The woman (68) is staying in Nedlands and went walking at 7.30am, but was soon lost.

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