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Revegetation project hits milestone

The Bushmead community celebrated a major milestone over the weekend with the planting of the 500,000th tree. The event held at Archerfield Park celebrated the revegetation project, where 185 ha of retained bushland is to be handed to the State ...

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Horror crash kills mother

By Melissa Sheil The close friend of a 23-year-old woman killed in a car accident last week says the new mother was discovering a “new meaning in life” after the birth of her first child just three weeks before. Darryleen ...

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Road noise nightmare ends

By Claire Ottaviano CHARLOTTES Vista residents should be sleeping a little easier from next year, with the extension of the Northlink noise wall in Ellenbrook to dampen traffic noise. Surveying, planning and contract development work to extend the wall south ...

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Election race takes off

By Claire Ottaviano THE local government election race is now on. At Echo News’ deadline on Thursday morning 20 City of Swan candidates, eight City of Kalamunda candidates and 15 Shire of Mundaring candidates had nominated for positions on their ...

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Threatened species in the spotlight

By Claire Ottaviano A BULLSBROOK nursery has partnered with the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority to grow some of WA’s threatened flora, launching the project on National Threatened Species Day, September 7. Bullsbrook Plantrite, along with support from not-for-profit Austem ...

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Homecoming mural complete

By Melissa Sheil HIGH Wycombe train station is now one step closer to completion, as the paint dries on a nature-themed mural decorating its eastern wall. Painted by artist Haylee “Fieldey” Fieldes with the assistance of 12 local young people, ...

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Top honours for art

By Claire Ottaviano TWO Middle Swan high school students have taken out two awards at this year’s Secondary Angelico Exhibition. La Salle College Year 12 student Ellyssah Summers-Mack won the Caritas Award for her work Dichotomy and Year 10 student ...

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Ladies writing group launches 25th book

By Rebecca Peppiatt One of the longest running groups at the Katharine Susannah Prichard (KSP) Writer’s Centre is next month reaching an important milestone. The Writefree Women’s Writing Group will be publishing its 25th anthology, titled Unlocked, marking 25 years ...

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Aboriginal art pride of place

By Claire Ottaviano SWAN Council have approved $35,000 for the commission of Noongar artwork to be installed in the council chamber in 2022/23. On August 25, council approved the budget allocation for the artwork to be located in the left ...

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