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A battle’s brewing

By Sarah Brookes TOURISM and recreational areas will suffer in the Perth Hills if plans by a Chinese-backed consortium to mine bauxite on private farmland along the Darling Scarp go ahead, say residents. On the steps of WA Parliament on Tuesday, ...

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Henley Brook rehab house rejected

  By Anita McInnes A GROUP providing accommodation and support to people with entrenched behaviours and addictions, which has had a new application rejected by the City of Swan, used to operate a similar service next to Bandyup Prison. City ...

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Echo News celebrates 30 years

Journalist Ingrid Jacobson, who worked on the paper during its first year, (third from the right) charts its brave beginnings driven by a love of the local, which still remains today. To coincide with Echo News’ 30th birthday, the entire ...

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From humble beginnings

In August, 1985, The Midland-Kalamunda ECHO published its first edition out of an old house in Keane Street, previously the home of pastors who had preached at the long ago demolished church, which once stood on the vacant land next ...

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Harking back to the headlines

Grapes of Wrath, was the first front page headline for the new Midland-Kalamunda Echo, a report on the angry reaction of winemakers and liquor retailers to a litreage tax proposed by the State Government. Alongside it was a story about ...

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Incinerator plans are ‘unproven’

By Sarah Brookes RESIDENTS are appealing the approval of an incinerator in Hazelmere amid claims an independent peer review of the proposal shows the technology is not proven, a key requirement of the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). Guildford resident Andrew Kiely, ...

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Matildas boost

By Sarah Brookes SOCCER clubs are hoping the Matildas history-making tilt at the Women’s World Cup, will promote the game as an attractive sport for girls and women. Perth Hills United Football Club secretary Phil Lindsay said the success of the ...

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Tarmac rally back in town

  By Anita McInnes RALLY driver Broderick Williams of Bullsbrook is preparing for his fifth Quit Targa West in his 1998 Nissan 180SX. Last year Williams and his co-driver Tammy Adams were forced to retire from the Competition Modern category ...

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Plan for state’s smallest lots

By Anita McInnes ELLENBROOK could be home to Western Australia’s tiniest freehold lots if a plan by LWP Property Group to build two-storey homes on 80sqm blocks gets approved. At its Wednesday, July 22 council meeting councillors voted on a ...

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