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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.

Vision to put Perth Hills on tourism map

A PROPOSED alliance between six local governments is set to bolster tourism opportunities and investment in the Perth Hills. The Perth Hills Tourism Alliance (PHTA) is a joint-collaboration between the Cities of Kalamunda, Swan, Armadale and Gosnells and the Shires ...

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Ellenbrook theatre celebrates 10 years

THE Ellenbrook Theatre Company has two reasons to celebrate its end of year pantomime as the occasion marks the theatre’s 10-year anniversary and its biggest performance yet.  Pioneers Carol and Brian Harris began the theatre company with a group of ...

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Big thrills and spectacular spills

SPEED wobbles and a few hard stacks at the inaugural Hills Billy Cart Festival had mothers gritting their teeth and race participants grinning as they zoomed down the track. Scrapes and bruises became badges of honor to those who spent ...

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Memorial Wall unveiling on November 11

A NEW Memorial Wall at Stirk Park aims to become a place of reflection and remembrance for the Kalamunda and Hills community.  The Memorial Wall will be officially unveiled by the Kalamunda Returned and Services League and Hasluck MP Ken ...

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Teen road racer takes state title

JUST one day after claiming the State Road Racing championship, 15-year-old Bronson Pickett was back in the classroom. The High Wycombe teenager won the production series title at Collie Motorplex on Sunday.   Bronson was the youngest competitor. “When I ...

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Combustion tech gets nod from EPA

A REPORT recommending the approval of combustion technology to turn waste to energy, in the form of electricity, at the East Rockingham Waste to Energy facility is open for public appeal until November 5. The revised Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) ...

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Have a say on heritage listing

LEMON scented gum trees once under threat of removal have been drafted for entry into the Municipal Heritage Inventory. The trees came under fire in November 2016 when council approved St Peter’s Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church, requiring the removal of ...

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Passion ignites female firefighting group

CHIDLOW Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade firefighter Catriona McCarthy has started WA’s first female firefighter organisation to create opportunities for women to network and support one another. Female Firefighters WA launched earlier this year with the philosophy to LEAD through leadership, ...

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