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State Election 2021 profiles

All candidates in the districts of Midland, Kalamunda, Forrestfield, West Swan and Swan Hills were contacted by Echo News. Those who responses to questions and photo requests by deadline on Wednesday are featured left. More candidates may appear on the ...

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Hope in the hills

By Claire Ottaviano A HOUSE full of memories reduced to about the size of a skip bin has not diminished the spirits of one Tilden Park resident who says the Perth Hills community is rallying to help fill the void. ...

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Bushfire victims wrapped in love

By Melissa Sheil THROUGH the Quilts for Wooroloo initiative, it’s now possible to literally wrap someone in love. Fleur Adams and her dedicated team of sewers and seamstresses have produced and sourced hundreds of quilts for residents affected by the ...

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Focus on future of Perth Hills

By Melissa Sheil VOICES of the Perth Hills community will soon become louder in important decision-making processes thanks to the newly formed not-for-profit Perth Hills Future group, says founding member Paige McNeil. “There has been a very real disconnect between ...

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Class clowns

By Melissa Sheil IF you’re funny and you know it clap your hands – and sign up to join Australia’s best budding young comics in the 25th year of Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Class Clowns competition. The Perth heat will ...

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Traffic needs should be reassessed

By Sally McGlew CALLS for traffic flow to be properly assessed before cementing in a $2.8 million road in the Midland Oval redevelopment precinct has continued with one third of the City of Swan council signing the motion to put ...

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State election candidates 2021

By Claire Ottaviano, Melissa Sheil and Sally McGlew FORRESTFIELD Stephen Price – LABOR RUNNING on a re-election platform of jobs, education and sport for the Forrestfield seat is Stephen Price. Having delivered on previous commitments for  sporting clubs, community groups ...

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Dolce Blue reflect bittersweet hills summers

By Melissa Sheil DOLCE Blue’s new single SUMMERWAVE was born from suburban summers in the Kalamunda Hills, filled with twangy guitars, shuffling rhythms and destructive youth. Veronica Zurzolo (vocals/guitar), Lachlan Casey (guitar), Daniel Taylor (bass) and Brody Honey (drums) met ...

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