• Salt fever ignites rider. More.. 
  • Pay day for councillors. More.. 
  • NDIS launched in the Perth Hills. More.. 
  • John Carpenter is searching for leeches from clean water sources in the region to treat Parkinsonā s disease. More.. 
  • Calls. More.. 
  • HIGH Wycombe residents living next to a public alleyway are sick of the anti-social behaviour plaguing the region. More.. 
Echo Newspaper


No to extra tip passes

ANY residents who agree with Janet Green of Jane Brook that ratepayers should receive four tip passes a year instead of kerbside pick-ups will be disappointed. At its May 9 meeting the City of Swan decided to continue to issue bulk material tip passes only where [...]


Disability overhaul

THE story of Peter Darch, who became a quadriplegic at 16 after a swimming accident, shows why attitudes and services for people with disabilities need to change. Speaking this week at the launch of the National Disability Insurance Scheme trial in the Perth Hills, Mr Darch [...]


Salt fever ignites rider

FORRESTFIELD woman Evelyne Scholz is looking to become the second woman in history to join the exclusive Bonneville ā€˜200 Clubā€™ when she attempts a land speed record on the salt flats of Utah next month. Ms Scholz will join global enthusiasts who drive hot rods, roadsters [...]


Pay day for councillors

SHIRE of Mundaring councillors have voted unanimously to grant themselves a three per cent wage increase following a ruling by the Salaries and Allowances Tribunal last month. At the council meeting on July 8, the council voted to increase elected membersā€™ fees to $20,110 and set [...]

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Thank you

Thank you for the article you wrote for Connections Counselling regarding protective behaviours.  The evening was very positive, with excellent feedback, there were people who attended the seminar because of the article in the Echo. Hopefully childrenā€™s lives will be impacted in a positive way by the information the parents .....

Real Estate

Bassendean listings jump

PERTHā€™S median house price remained steady in June despite a downturn in sales and an increase in properties on the market according to preliminary Real Estate Institute of Western Australia data. President David Airey said the sub-region of Bayswater Bassendean saw the highest jump in listings .....


Play portrays power struggle


THE Kalamunda Dramatic Society is presenting Charitable Intent, the third play in the Jack Manning Trilogy by Australian playwright David Williamson. Actors Rhett Clarke, Gael Campbell-Young, Caroline McDonnell, Karen Woodcock-Hall, John Pomfrett, Natalie Aung Tan, Kristen Twynam-Perkins, Kassandra Smith take to the stage in the play .....



Restaurant Reviews :  Food with a view

DESPITE the blood of the British flowing through my veins thanks to my born and bred English grandparents, Iā€™ve never really understood the fuss about Yorkshire puddings. But my dining guest who spent her formative years in Old Blighty was salivating when she witnessed the colossal Yorkshire pudding making its way ....

Chef Profile :  The Vineyard Kitchen: Bickley

RYAN Felsā€™ flair for cooking lay dormant for years until he met his wife Kelly, who inspired him to get more creative in the kitchen, when they first started dating and he was cooking to ....

Health and Beauty

Cooking up food for thought

AN employee at a dementia day centre in Mundaring is using her cooking skills to stimulate the memory of patients through taste. When Helen Mitchell joined Rise in April last year she noticed the members who attended a weekly dementia day at Wahroonga Social Centre were ....

Headspace launches in Midland

HEADSPACE Midland launched this week to provide much needed resources to young people, helping them to combat depression, self-harm and suicide. The centre provides information and support to people aged 12-25 who may be going through a hard time or experiencing mental health issues such as ....
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