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Important distribution notice

FROM July 1, hard copies of Echo News will only be available from bulk dispensers located throughout the Cities of Swan and Kalamunda and Shire of Mundaring. The decision to stop home distribution was a difficult one to make, but ...

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Noise complaints push back proposal

THE impact of aircraft noise on a proposed development in Wattle Grove has Perth Airport seriously concerned. A proposal to amend Cell 9 Wattle Grove Outline Development Plan (ODP) was taken off the agenda at the City of Kalamunda’s council ...

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Top honours for La Salle library tech

ONE dedicated library technician has proven there is much more to her role than stacking books. La Salle College library technician Elena Preiato was recently presented the WA School Library Association Library Technician of the Year Award for her innovation ...

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Revamped sports hall for Ballajura students

MAJOR upgrades have transformed Ballajura Community College’s sports hall into a modernised facility fit for students’ needs. New specialised flooring and a roofing upgrade were part of the $400,000 refurbishment officially opened by MLA Rita Saffioti. “The upgrades have provided ...

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Gidgegannup Men’s Shed first birthday

BORN out of a critical need for community support, the Gidgegannup Men’s Shed recently celebrated its first birthday along with the many milestones it has made on the way. After the February 2021 bushfire that tore through Wooroloo and Gidgegannup, ...

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Building resilient communities

A NEW pilot program launched in Wooroloo last weekend hopes to raise an army of volunteers to help Australians become more bushfire ready and resilient. Volunteers and groups from Gidgegannup and Wooroloo came together over two days to learn about ...

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Garrick celebrates 90th with new show

Dracula

NOTHING stops Guildford’s Garrick Theatre, not time and certainly not a pandemic. After 90 years, Perth’s longest continually running metropolitan community theatre is celebrating its birthday with a new thrilling show. The not-for-profit is celebrating its big birthday with a ...

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