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Heritage ignored

EXCLUSIVE By Anita McInnes THE State Government has ignored a 2001 Heritage Council submission, which called for more protection of the heritage-listed Henry Bull’s Cottage from urbanisation of the area. Last month Echo News asked Heritage Minister Albert Jacob and ...

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Sporting clubs to move soon

By Anita McInnes SPORTING teams to be based at the Ellenbrook District Open Space northern pavilion and playing fields are keen to move into the new facilities, which were officially opened last week. Echo News understands the cricket and AFL ...

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No heritage review

  By Anita McInnes A THREE metre wide walkway and a strip of Western Australian Planning Commission land has stopped Stockland’s Vale development from being referred to the Heritage Council. Both the Heritage Minister Albert Jacob and the Heritage Council ...

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Footy champs

By Sarah Brookes THIS winter kids of all abilities are getting the chance to join their local footy club like all their mates as part of the inaugural Footy Champs program at the High Wycombe Junior Football Club. Team coach Floyd ...

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Mundaring shire budgets rate rises

By Sarah Brookes RATES will rise by 5.5 per cent this year as State Government waste charges skyrocket and the Shire of Mundaring embarks on its largest capital works program in a generation. The shire’s 2015-16 annual budget, corporate business ...

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Rullo’s historic V8 win

By Sarah Brookes HE may be too young for a driver’s license but 15-year-old Gooseberry Hill resident Alex Rullo has made motorsport history by taking out first place at the V8 Touring Car Series. In his ex-Ford performance racing Falcon Alex ...

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Bushfire warriors

By Sarah Brookes DURING a forest fire they are sent to do the hardest, dirtiest work. Armed with everything from shovels to bulldozers, the fire gangs are known to insiders as the elite troops in the state’s firefighting army. Bushfire ...

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Funding chop a shock

Financial counselling services in Midland and Forrestfield say they expected a funding cut but they were blindsided last week by the shock announcement their State Government funding has been axed. At an extraordinary meeting on Friday, the Department of Child ...

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