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Broadband rolls out

Ellenbrook and York are on the NBN Co’s expanded rollout in Western Australia but the City of Swan wants Malaga, Midland and Hazelmere added as well. ELLENBROOK and York are two of the latest winners in the Federal Government’s national ...

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Killer fungus worries WA

A workshop will run to educate residents about myrtle rust, that has the potential to devastate many important WA plant species. SOME of Western Australia’s most iconic native plants will be under the spotlight during free workshops next month to ...

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Walk of fame hits a milestone

(Right) Swan Chamber president Joe Natoli with Out and About Wine Tours owner operators Claude and Linda Rossetto. THE business bricks on the Swan Chamber of Commerce’s walk of fame were officially opened on Monday, when around 35 guests gathered ...

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Big crowds pay tribute

The Kalamunda Scottish Pipe Band leads the Mundaring RSL Anzac Day march. MORE than 2000 people attended the Mundaring sub branch Returned and Services League Anzac Day Service according to president Eric Smith. The march was led by the Kalamunda ...

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Is roundabout on time?

The City of Swan roadworks at the intersection of Gnangara and West Swan roads. ROADWORKS are underway at the West Swan and Gnangara roads intersection but they seem to have stalled recently. Whenever the Echo News has travelled through the ...

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Group dwelling not allowed

HENLEY Brook residents who want to reconvert a shed back to a residential dwelling have had their application for approval deferred until the City of Swan’s May 22 meeting. At the council’s April 10 meeting councillors Natasha Cheung and David ...

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Seniors gopher it safely

Frankie Woodward, Bruce King, John Daw, Eva Marjanovic, Frank Alban, Helen Dullard and Graeme Mackay test out safety improvements along Great Eastern Highway. SENIOR citizens will no longer have to ‘go for it’ to cross Great Eastern Highway in Mundaring ...

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Help for kids in need

Sergeant Deb Bowen and McDonald’s Ellenbrook franchisee Anne Hill pack comfort bags for children taken into care. Picture: ANITA McINNES SINCE October last year about 150 comfort bags containing a teddy bear or other age appropriate toy or book has ...

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The cost of health

A MEDICAL imaging service provider in Midland has welcomed calls for a systemic change in the health system following the release of a report this week which said Australia’s 2-tier health system caused more patients to delay visiting health providers ...

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Modified plan approved

Belhus landowners including Sue Hall have been arguing for a bigger buffer, from Stockland’s Vale estate, for their properties and the Belhus historic precinct. Picture ANITA McINNES BELHUS residents hoping to reach a compromise with the developers of about 148ha ...

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