• KALAMUNDA Community Radio station is a step closer to staying on the airwaves. More.. 
  • Pensioners are outraged at the spiralling cost ratepayers are forking out for waste services. More.. 
  • Concerns current laws do not offer lifestyle village residents security of tenure. More.. 
  • ANTISOCIAL behaviour has dropped in the Midland Central Business District but stealing is on the rise. More.. 
  • The Bridges Estate. More.. 
  • KERBSIDE collection is underway and residents are being warned scavenging through the unwanted goods is not permitted. More.. 
Echo Newspaper


Fighting to be heard

RESIDENTS who feel exhausted, frustrated and confused trying to engage with their council will continue to be baffled by bureaucracy despite having to pay millions of dollars for local government reform next year. Simply because the reform is focused on shire boundaries and the local government [...]


The Bridges zone changes

THE City of Swan has voted for a staff recommendation to initiate an amendment to the city’s local planning scheme No. 17 in relation to zoning uses in The Bridges estate. An officer’s report said The Bridges had mostly been developed using the approved modified outline [...]


Station to move

KALAMUNDA Community Radio station is a step closer to staying on the airwaves after it was given in-principle support for a proposed development and lease of the 36 Collins Rd site in Kalamunda. The Shire of Kalamunda’s only community radio station has been in search of [...]


Rubbish rates plea

A USER pays system for rubbish should be introduced say pensioners, who are outraged at the spiralling cost ratepayers are forking out for waste services. Shire of Mundaring chief executive officer Jonathan Throssell and shire president Helen Dullard attended a community meeting at The Hub of [...]

 Anne Lynch Conveyancing

Thank you

Thank you for the article you wrote for Connections Counselling regarding protective behaviours.  The evening was very positive, with excellent feedback, there were people who attended the seminar because of the article in the Echo. Hopefully children’s lives will be impacted in a positive way by the information the parents .....

Real Estate

Grand home has northerly aspect


STEP down to your own parkland from this four-bedroom, four-bathroom Gooseberry Hill home, which was built at the turn of the century by Grandwood Homes. Built on a 1ha block the home with a double door entry, high ceiling and about 370sqm of living space has .....


Gastronomical journey nourishes the soul


3 & 1/2 stars IF there is one thing I have learned as both a movie and food reviewer, it would be this. Never go to a foodie movie on an empty stomach. There seems to have been quite a number of food flavoured films out lately .....



Restaurant Reviews :  Quaint setting for valley venue

WHAT better way to try out a new café restaurant than to take three self-confessed foodies who’d show those Masterchef contestants a thing or two about good tucker. Add two 50-somethings who give the microwave a good work out a’la Lean Cuisine style most nights and you’ve got yourself a ....

Chef Profile :  The Vineyard Kitchen: Bickley

RYAN Fels’ flair for cooking lay dormant for years until he met his wife Kelly, who inspired him to get more creative in the kitchen, when they first started dating and he was cooking to ....

Health and Beauty

Cooking up food for thought

AN employee at a dementia day centre in Mundaring is using her cooking skills to stimulate the memory of patients through taste. When Helen Mitchell joined Rise in April last year she noticed the members who attended a weekly dementia day at Wahroonga Social Centre were ....

Headspace launches in Midland

HEADSPACE Midland launched this week to provide much needed resources to young people, helping them to combat depression, self-harm and suicide. The centre provides information and support to people aged 12-25 who may be going through a hard time or experiencing mental health issues such as ....
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