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Mundaring bucks trend on allowances

SHIRE of Mundaring president John Daw has bucked a trend in the Echo News readership, being the only leader of a local council not being paid the the maximum renumeration available under law. Figures obtained by Echo News show that ...

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Aged care needed, not wanted

THE spokesperson for a group of Gooseberry Hills residents campaigning against a planned aged-care facility has admitted what many have suspected for some time – that while everyone accepts more-aged care is needed in the hills, nobody wants it next ...

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Good news about Ellenbrook line has sombre side

THERE is more good news about the proposed Morley-Ellenbrook rail line but also some sobering considerations. First the good news – on Friday the Turnbull Government committed $500 million towards the construction of the Morley-Ellenbrook line. After the announcement Premier ...

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Pollies squabble over 24/7

POLICE Minister Michelle Roberts has hit back at the Opposition for saying the only reason the police stations such as Ellenbrook were open 24/7 was because of political interference. After a report saying having the Ellenbrook Police Station and two ...

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Marshall Rd closes for four months

PARTS of Marshall Rd in Bennett Springs and Dayton Blvd in Dayton will be temporarily closed for a period of 16 weeks, as part of the New Lord St project.  The temporary road closures will allow for the construction of ...

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Bullsbrook bushfire info sought

A BUSHFIRE in the southern part of Bullsbrook has been deemed suspicious so people are asked to report any information they may have to police. On Wednesday, April 25 about 11am the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) issued ...

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Pachamama gets nod over staff

PACHAMAMA Early Education and Childcare has had an application to increase child numbers and operating hours approved at a special Kalamunda council meeting on Monday night, despite staff objections that moved supporters of the controversial centre to tears. The staff ...

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Papalia pumps up hills tourism opportunities

TOURISM opportunities topped the agenda of a breakfast meeting at The Vault restaurant in Kalamunda this week.  The Kalamunda Chamber of Commerce and MLA Matthew Hughes invited Tourism minister Paul Papalia to the breakfast attended by about 70 local businesses ...

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Vault gets new life

A THREE decade old Chubb safe is the feature of a new restaurant in Kalamunda and inspired its name, The Vault.  Co-owners Vince Giglia, his neighbour Zack Carnegie-Smith along with his 25-year-old son Jackson Carnegie-Smith have combined their experience and ...

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Family fights breast cancer

A MAMMOGRAM saved Mandy Reiher’s life. Now the 47-year-old is promoting awareness of early breast cancer detection and raising funds while walking 8km with her sons Lee (12) and Darcy (14) Reiher at the Mother’s Day Classic on May 13. ...

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