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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.

Big plans at pool this summer

A NEW swimming club in Mt Helena has started the summer season with 32 members, but is still in need of a coach. Mt Helena Residents and Ratepayers Association president Joan Quinn has been on a mission to save the ...

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Six decades of health care

MEAD Medical has celebrated its 60th anniversary. The GP centre, established by the late Dr John “Jamie” Jamieson, celebrated with a public event at its Kalamunda surgery last week. Past and present doctors, staff and patients, as well as a ...

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Postal services vital to small community

MUNDARING Shire president John Daw and Swan Hills MLA Jessica Shaw have thrown their support behind the replacement of postal services in Mt Helena when the current licensed Australia Post Office closes in March. Owner Jeffrey Webster has been running ...

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Gift donation appeal for Christmas

THE Swan Valley Visitor Centre needs your help to fill its Salvation Army Christmas appeal collection box.  The drop-off point, on the corner of Swan St and Meadow St in Guildford, has received plenty of food items but no gift ...

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Proposed Hills townsite moves ahead

AFTER two decades the proposed North Stoneville townsite has taken another step forward with public comment on the structure plan now open.  The revised North Stoneville Structure Plan 34 (structure plan), released in November, includes 1350 residential and 60 rural ...

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Mundaring electors move 17 motions 

YOUTH, skateparks, pool hours, bushfire guidelines, and financial reporting were some of the topics addressed by Mundaring ratepayers at the 2018 annual electors’ meeting on Wednesday. Nine electors made 17 motions, all carried by about 60 people and passed back ...

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Sandpiper answers to come soon

SANDPIPER Coffee Lounge staff are waiting to find out if they will have jobs this Christmas. The closure of the Midland Gate Shopping Centre café triggered an outcry of community support this week when centre management forced its closure over ...

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Wattle Grove South saga rolls on

TENSIONS ran high in Kalamunda on Monday night as community members and council reconvened to bring the potential industrialisation of Wattle Grove South back to the table.  About 260 people filled the public gallery and a second room for two ...

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No winners in battle over child care

THE fate of Little Possums daycare and kindergarten will be decided at a Mundaring Council meeting on Tuesday.  The announcement of the centre’s closure ignited a strong community outcry for a continuation of the services. Currently more than 130 families ...

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