Lots of rea­sons to celebrate as the Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group reaches its 30th an­niver­sary

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Western Opinion - Matt Zis, Editor-in-Chief

IT is a big year for Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group and that means it is a big year for you too, our read­ers. This month marks 30 years since the for­ma­tion of Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group, which has grown into Perth’s big­gest and most suc­cess­ful chain of free lo­cal news­pa­pers. Like the world around us and the peo­ple and sub­urbs we cover, we have changed a lot in the years since 1985. From the orig­i­nal nine weekly news­pa­pers, Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group now boasts a sta­ble of 17 mast­heads that pro­vide lo­cal news, im­ages and event in­for­ma­tion to ter­ri­to­ries from Yanchep to Man­durah. And while it used to be all about the copy in your let­ter­box, there are now even more ways for read­ers to stay in touch with the news from their com­mu­nity. Our web­site com­mu­ni­tynews. com.au is ac­ces­si­ble from any dig­i­tal de­vice, in­clud­ing mo­bile phones, tablets or com­put­ers. Dig­i­tally savvy read­ers who know their lo­cal pa­per as the place to look for a tradie can now also use LookLocalWA.com.au – another fresh Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group of­fer­ing that con­nects read­ers with lo­cal trades and ser­vice providers. We have cer­tainly grown and changed over the years, but our aim is the same as it was in the be­gin­ning – to help you make the most of where you live. Thanks for read­ing lo­cal. PS – I trust you will en­joy read­ing our spe­cial 30th birth­day fea­ture each week in July as we take a look back at life as it was 30 years ago. And did I men­tion we also have $30,000 cash to give away as part of our cel­e­bra­tions? Don’t for­get to get your en­try in the draw each week.

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