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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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Prisoners riot over COVID

Acacia Prison.

COVID restrictions are thought to be behind why a group of prisoners were rioting at Wooroloo’s Acacia Prison last weekend. Hills locals reported seeing up to a dozen police cars and fire engines roaring up the Great Eastern Highway on ...

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Daughter charged with Gidgegannup fires

Fire bug leaves community on high alert.

A Gidgegannup woman has this week been left reeling after her 18-year-old daughter was charged with lighting a string of fires on her property. Melissa Shadbolt told Echo News she was “shocked and confused” after police arrested and charged her ...

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Firefighter backlash over arson charges

Firefighter backlash

By Rebecca Peppiatt NEWS this week that a volunteer firefighter was responsible for lighting a string of bushfires in the Hills over Christmas and new year has devastated the tight knit community of Wooroloo and forced other local vollies to ...

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Deadly intersection upgrade

Old Northam Road upgrade.

By Rebecca Peppiatt  A $14 MILLION upgrade to one of Perth Hills’ most dangerous intersections is well underway, thanks to the persistence of one local man. Peter Hackett has spent 33 years living in and travelling along the roads of ...

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