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The Advocate (Perth) - - NEWS -

THE most en­joy­able part of edit­ing was get­ting to know the com­mu­nity and ex­plor­ing an area of Perth that is beau­ti­ful in so many ways.

El­len­brook has be­come a bustling me­trop­o­lis over the years and the Swan Valley just keeps get­ting bet­ter and bet­ter as a tourism des­ti­na­tion.

But go a lit­tle fur­ther out and you come across the beau­ti­ful coun­try­side that cov­ers Gin­gin, Chit­ter­ing and Bulls­brook.

The lo­cals are in­cred­i­bly proud of their home and this was no more ev­i­dent than when we ran a series on the Shire of Chit­ter­ing go­ing head to head with a min­ing com­pany to pre­vent a baux­ite mine in its back­yard.

Ju­lian Wright’s ex­tended cov­er­age of the is­sue showed a com­mu­nity – and its lo­cal rep­re­sen­ta­tives on coun­cil – that re­fused to bow to the whims of big busi­ness in a time when the min­ing boom was still go­ing strong.

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