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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.

Changing place a first in the hills

A NEW adult changing place on Great Eastern Highway in The Lakes is the first of its kind in the hills. Changing places are secure, clean facilities for people with disability who need space and assistance to use the bathroom ...

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Oval lighting needs federal funding

AN upgrade to flood lighting at Mundaring Oval, essential for Australian Rules Football night games, could be axed if Mundaring Shire cannot secure additional Federal Government funding.  The $390,000 project was to be jointly funded in thirds by the Federal ...

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Supreme court appeal withdrawn

AN ONGOING dispute over a Supreme Court appeal has been put to bed with the City of Kalamunda council resolving to withdraw its case against Pachamama Early Education and Childcare. The council went behind closed doors at Tuesday night’s council ...

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Youth service debate continues on Monday

THE decision to provide youth services internally at the Shire of Mundaring could be revoked at a special council meeting this Monday. Councillor Jason Russell moved an alternative motion to deliver the shire’s youth services internally through a partnership funding ...

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Last of five NBN towers approved in Shire

THE last of five applications for NBN communications towers in the Shire of Mundaring was approved at this month’s council meeting. The 40m tower on a 30-hectare property on Sertorio Road, Chidlow completes the set of previously approved towers in ...

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Invasive wattle a bushfire risk

RESIDENTS in the Shire of Mundaring are encouraged to remove Flinders Range Wattles as a part of bushfire preparedness efforts around their homes. Fire hazard inspection officer, Allan Entwistle said the South Australian native, scientifically known as Acacia Iteaphylla, is ...

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