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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.

Transforming boring walls

TWO colourful murals have sprung up to greet shoppers at Kalamunda Central Shopping Centre and residents are invited to pick up a paint brush to help create more artwork during a community day in July. The murals were created to ...

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Spending big

THE Federal Budget has allocated a $2.3 billion road and rail infrastructure package for Western Australia, including congestion-busting upgrades to Roe and Reid highways expected to create 1000 jobs. Funding for the projects is the result of a new Commonwealth-State ...

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The business of success

BUSINESS owners in the City of Swan are being invited to buck the trend and network their way to success, following dire economic figures that has ranked Western Australia as the worse performing economy in the nation. Earlier this year, ...

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Historic hotel fails to make the grade

A DECISION by the Heritage Council to knock back the Darling Range Hotel for state heritage listing has not deterred residents who say they are determined to get their fight to save the venue back before the council via a ...

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One Nation moves in with a win

THE landslide Liberal wipe out has continued with East Metropolitan MLC Alyssa Hayden losing her seat to Pauline Hanson’s One Nation (ONP) candidate Charles Smith at the close of counting on Friday last week. Six places were up for grabs ...

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Residents tell McDonald’s to “Burger off”

THE new planning minister Rita Saffioti has quashed hopes she will introduce new laws, similar to The Swan Valley Planning Act, to protect Guildford against inappropriate development, following a backlash against McDonald’s plans to move in. The Guildford Association (GA) ...

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Residents urged to be on the look out

THE hills community has being urged to report any sightings of the declared pest European wasp, after three recent discoveries in unexpected locations across the metropolitan area thanks to watchful residents. The Department of Agriculture and Food has more than ...

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Midlandia launches

Midlandia urban circus and comedy festival officially launched last week with guests treated to an interactive circus performance by 360 Allstars. Thewell-attendedlaunchtookplaceonthecornerofCaleStandTheCrescentin Midland on Thursday, March 23. DrivenbytheCityofSwaninpartnershipwithJumpClimbthereturnofMidlandiawillseeamixoftalentedandpopularperformers,tastyfoodoptionsandapop-upbarwhichwilllightuptheeventsprecinctatCaleStreetandMidlandOval. Midlandia brings together leading Australian comedians, magicians and an urban circus spectacular, ...

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Selling wine online

THE president of the Swan Valley Winemakers John Griffiths has welcomed new laws that allow producers to sell their wines online and also at farmers’ markets. The new laws will let winemakers sell their product online without a storefront. Producers ...

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Singing from the same song sheet

A CHOIR that preserves Noongar language and brings cultures tougher will sing loud and proud in a Fringe World Festival performance next month and the Forrestfield based songsters say new members are always welcome. In 2011, the Madjitil Moorna won ...

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