The Western Echo is an independently owned and operated community full-glossnewsmagazine which services the inner western suburbs of Brisbane.

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An independently owned and published community news magazine - high gloss, full colour, A4 format, delivered to 15,700 Homes, Businesses and Clubs in The Gap, Ashgrove, West Ashgrove, Saint John's Wood, Enoggera, Dorrington, Keperra and Newmarket areas of the Western Suburbs of Brisbane, Queensland, since 1994.

The Western Echo is a locally themed newsmagazine distributed on the first Tuesday and Wednesday of each month to over 15,700 homes, businesses and clubs in Brisbane's Western Suburbs. It is directed towards the family unit and contains reports and stories about local events, organisations, clubs and businesses.

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Contributions from local organisations, clubs and schools are most welcome and can be sent to:-
Hot Metal Publications,
PO Box 270 The Gap Q 4061, 
or email to 
or Tel: 3300 1846 or 0408 496 737


Since 1994 I have been deeply committed to The Western Echo and the local business community. Over the years The Western Echo has been the primary marketing vehicle for many of our terrific local businesses, many of whom are still advertising each month,
26 years down the track! 

I am enormously pleased to have the opportunity to keep our readers appraised of the events and happenings of our wonderful local organisations, societies, schools, clubs and non-profit groups - and to encourage local shoppers to SHOP LOCALLY and support our local businesses, suppliers and tradespeople.

                                                        Philippa Wightman OAM  - publisher