Reality TV hits town

Celebrity host Johanna Griggs.
Celebrity host Johanna Griggs.

The show’s celebrity host Johanna Griggs jetted into Perth and was on the set at the bushland home for filming on Wednesday.

As part of the show, teams from different States compete by renovating homes and gardens, with the major prize being their entire mortgage paid off.

At the end of each renovation, which usually lasts several weeks, the judges look at every zone in the house and score each team out of 10 for their efforts.

Channel 7 declined to comment on whether House Rules was being filmed in the region. The show is expected to go to air next year.

However, the Shire of Mundaring was contacted by Channel 7 in early September and received a road management plan and associated road closures last month.

One lane along a section of Coulston Road, between Marriott Road and Musgrove Close, has been closed between 6am and 6pm.

Traffic controllers are managing the road during these times.

Shire of Mundaring CEO Jonathan Throssell said the council had received many queries about what has been happening in the area.

‘Coulston Road is always quite busy with traffic but is otherwise its a quiet area, so the fact there has been a lot happening over the past couple of weeks has attracted a lot of attention,’ Mr Throssell said.

‘We thank local residents and motorists who use the road for their patience during this time.’

Mr Throsselll said it was great for the suburb to be featured on the high-rating television show.

‘It will be great to have part of our Shire captured and promoted to audiences around Australia,’ he said.

‘Often with television programs, they not only capture the target location but also the local community and surrounds, so such attention is great not only for our Shire but for the metropolitan area.’