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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.

Tavern wins exemption to feed roos

THE Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) says it’s working closely with John Forrest National Park Tavern to allow supplementary feeding of kangaroos but maintains the public is not allowed to feed them. Tavern manager Megan Braid said the ...

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Pickering Brook focus of tourism plan

THE spotlight shined on Perth Hills this week when State Government ministers announced a specialised taskforce for the development of a Pickering Brook and surrounds tourism strategy. Premier Mark McGowan, Tourism Minister Paul Papalia and Planning Minister Rita Saffioti addressed ...

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BYO bags as plastic phase-out starts

JULY 1 marks the end of an era for single-use plastic bags in WA, but shoppers are reminded that some stores, including Woolworths, stopped using the environmentally harmful bags from Wednesday this week.  Woolworths Midland operations manager Zoe Corcoran said ...

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Swan View good Samaritan bashed

A SWAN View man remains in hospital after he was attacked outside his home while attempting to aid in a verbal dispute that  turned violent on Saturday night.  The 60-year-old victim is being treated for a fractured skull, broken nose ...

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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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