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Kalgoorlie-Boulder anti-bully photo shoot empowers kids

Boulder’s Ivanhoe Street played host to a special photo shoot on Saturday, with members of the True Brothers Social Club teaming up with local photographer Christy Stokes for an anti-bullying project. It was the brainchild of Ms Stokes, for whom the cause is close to the heart, having been bullied …

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Solar-passive design shines bright | The West Australian

Boasting a Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) score of 9.1, 54A Reserve Street, Wembley showcases what can be achieved when a variety of sustainable inclusions are brought together in the one place. Developed by Mair Projects, the home sits on a west-facing block, with solar panels along its northern …

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Smart layout game for anything

Distinguished by a smart floor plan, The Camden by Homebuyers Centre was built with the future in mind, with enough flexibility and clever use of space to allow a family to grow. “With four generously sized bedrooms, this home is ideal for those who need a little extra space for …

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North 2 South goes back to back

Albany builder North 2 South Executive Homes has won the coveted HIA Great Southern Home of the Year for a second consecutive year. The winners and finalists of the HIA Great Southern Housing Awards were announced on Saturday August 10 at Centennial Stadium, and HIA WA Executive Director Cath Hart …

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House plans protected by copyright law

When consumers hear the word copyright these days the mind generally goes to recordings of movies or songs. However, drawings, house plans and sketches are also protected by the laws of copyright. For the legally minded, copyright is a property right in ‘original works’, a right which is created by …

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Letting life steal the limelight

A forward-thinking take on the modern family home, The Avant by Webb & Brown-Neaves is an example of understated style matched with supreme functionality for the avid entertainer. Focusing on open and fluid interior spaces, this display was inspired by international style – an architectural movement which emerged from Europe …

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Study spaces that get the job done with style

From sophisticated office setups to small study areas, creating a workspace that works for you can be done with a few simple design inclusions. To help create a space that encourages productivity and new ideas, New Homes spoke to two industry experts who shared their top tips for creating the …

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Brookman descendant traces family history to Goldfields

Driving up the road leading to Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s famous Super Pit, Michael Harry was struck with emotion. He has followed his family history to the Goldfields, where his great-grandfather George Brookman played a crucial role in the pegging of part of the Golden Mile. “It’s a fascinating story,” Mr Harry said. …

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