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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.

Driven to action

A CAMP-OUT protest spurred by the imminent construction of a road through Midland Oval ended on Tuesday after the group was allegedly asked to move on by the City of Swan.  The call-to-arms came after it became known The Avenue ...

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Traps under the microscope

A MOTION that questions the legitimacy of fox trapping will be considered by Kalamunda Council on June 26 after an incident with a trap and a pet labradoodle sparked  media attention earlier this month.  Councillor Tracey Destree told Echo News ...

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Mundaring rate increase lower than expected

MUNDARING Shire’s 2.6 per cent rate increase is 0.4 per cent lower than last year’s long term financial plan prediction. The shire’s 2018-19 annual budget, 10-year long term financial plan and three-year corporate business plan were adopted at Tuesday’s council ...

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More land for rare tortoise

WESTERN Swamp Tortoises that call Ellen Brook Nature Reserve home had a win this month with the extention of their habitat.  Up to 70 tortoises, believed to be the last self-sustaining population in the world and one of Australia’s rarest ...

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Newsman stands for Darling Range

LONG time media personality Russell Goodrick will stand for Mundaring and Kalamunda residents as the Western Australia Party candidate for the highly sought after Darling Range electoral seat. Mr Goodrick has been a familiar face on WA television since 1974 ...

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Anthony Pyle for jobs and education

DISABILITY advocate and support worker Anthony Pyle will contest the seat of Darling Range for the Greens WA in the June 23 by-election. Mr Pyle said he could relate to residents struggling with the cost of living and the lack ...

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Chidlow Cats prowl for funding

THE Chidlow Cats continue to hold onto their nine lives after a successful bid to enter into an informal partnership arrangement with the Shire of Mundaring, effectively saving the club basketball courts from decommission.  The closure of the Chidlow hardcourts ...

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History interest inspires book

A FAMILY connection and a fascination of the Great War inspired a Darlington author to publish his first novel. Former Guildford Grammar teacher Chris Durrant combined stories of his uncle, who died and was buried in Africa, with his own ...

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Mundaring youth service gap filled

MORE than $30,000 has been allocated to fill a six to nine-month gap in the Mundaring Shire’s youth services program.  Councillor Doug Jeans moved a motion at Tuesday’s council meeting to implement a youth services transition plan while the Shire’s ...

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