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Echo News gives readers an alternative to other media outlets in WA and enjoys a very high rate of readership in its distribution area. Our Echo News team are a small group of devoted individuals who work hard to give the local community an easy to read, yet intelligent mix of local community stories.

Small town ideas lead to success

BRINGING small town community focused ideas into a city school is working wonders for Edney Primary School principal Aaron Chaplin, who was recently nominated for WA Principal of the Year. Mr Chaplin took the role at the High Wycombe school ...

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Shire to stay in runway talks over noise

MUNDARING Shire will continue to stay involved in the Perth Airport new runway project to ensure noise concerns are addressed throughout the project’s public consultation period and into the future.  An alternative motion moved at Tuesday night’s Shire of Mundaring ...

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Shire of Mundaring objects to aircraft noise

MUNDARING Shire staff are recommending councillors support the Perth Airport major development plan, despite highlighting noise concerns.  An administrative report, including a letter in support of the new runway and development plan, will be presented at Tuesday’s council meeting for ...

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Private dams vital to research

FARM dams across the Perth Hills are shaping research to better understand the importance of biodiversity in WA’s drying climate. The East Metropolitan Regional Council (EMRC) freshwater biodiversity project will look at dams and streams, mostly on private property, in ...

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End of an era for stamp club

FOR more than 40 years the Kalamunda Stamp Club has met on the third Wednesday of every month, but on August 15 the club shall be no more.  After 30 years as club president, Richard Vickers is hanging up his ...

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Colourful art to defeat plastic pollution

STUDENTS in the Perth Hills take plastic pollution very seriously. Schools across the Shire of Mundaring entered artwork into the 2018 Environment Art Project with winning entries to be displayed on banners in the heart of Mundaring throughout 2019.  The ...

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Signs in response to kangaroo deaths

WILDLIFE activity hotspots are being targeted in response to a number of kangaroo deaths involving vehicle collisions in the first half of the year.  Last week, the City reported it had picked up 165 dead kangaroos between January and June. ...

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