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WA Labor to commit $650k to local road safety projects
28th Feb 2017
WA Labor to commit $650k to local road safety projects

A McGowan Labor Government will invest $650,000 to fund local road safety upgrades in Hilton, Beaconsfield and South Fremantle. The projects will be delivered in response to community calls for action at three accident hotspots in the Fremantle area. The funding will go towards determining and putting in place the best safety options for each …

Roe 8 works continue despite dangerous asbestos find
16th Dec 2016
Roe 8 works continue despite dangerous asbestos find

Current works in the Roe 8 reserve in Coolbelup should be halted immediately, with exposed asbestos found dumped throughout the bushland. Despite some asbestos removal having taken place today, complete removal is expected to take weeks. The site was not cordoned off and residents were not notified. Worksafe has been called, but it has confirmed …

On White Ribbon Day, WA Labor calls for better protections for family and domestic violence victims
25th Nov 2016
On White Ribbon Day, WA Labor calls for better protections for family and domestic violence victims

As Western Australians recognise those affected by family and domestic violence on White Ribbon Day, Shadow Minister Simone McGurk has re-affirmed WA Labor’s calls for better protections for victims. Earlier this year, WA Labor introduced a Bill into Parliament which incorporated a number of important protections to deal with the high number of family and domestic violence …

Much-needed boost for Freo as Housing to relocate
10th Nov 2016
Much-needed boost for Freo as Housing to relocate

Fremantle’s struggling economy is set to receive a boost after the Barnett Liberal Government finally announced the relocation of the Department of Housing and State Government employees to Fremantle. The relocation means the project to revamp Kings Square can now go ahead, with up to 1,500 public servants expected to be working in the Port …

New look Warders, but concerns remain
7th Nov 2016
New look Warders, but concerns remain

Fremantle historic Warders Cottages have partially reopened, but concerns remain over the Government’s plan to sell them off to private owners. State Labor MP Simone McGurk, who alongside residents and the Fremantle Society, has campaigned for years to have the heritage icons restored, welcomed the opening of the first two cottages, but urged the State Government to …

Hami Hill residents eye school site for development
2nd Nov 2016
Hami Hill residents eye school site for development

Hamilton Senior High School could be the site of a new cutting-edge residential development once its students have moved to the new Fremantle College. The site, which is located along Stock Road in Hami Hill, is expected to be sold when the amalgamation of South Fremantle Senior High School and Hamilton Senior High School is completed in …

WA childcare and neighbourhood centres face closure as Nahan refuses to reverse cuts
22nd Sep 2016
WA childcare and neighbourhood centres face closure as Nahan refuses to reverse cuts

Child care workers and parents outraged at the Liberal Government’s cuts to funding for child care and neighbourhood centres came to State Parliament today, demanding the decision is reversed. Around 65 not-for-profit community child care and neighbourhood centres across WA face an uncertain future, following the Barnett Liberal Government’s decision to cut accommodation assistance. The …

Fee increases for community based early childhood centres
15th Aug 2016
Fee increases for community based early childhood centres

Community based early childhood centres in WA will have to lift fees or will be forced to close after the Barnett Government decided to abolish the accommodation assistance provided to these centres. These centres provide high quality care, are not for profit and provide an important community hub around early childhood education and care. Hundreds …

Supporting Communities – delivering better services to those in need
6th May 2016
Supporting Communities – delivering better services to those in need

A McGowan Labor Government will work with the community sector to ensure that we maximise every opportunity to deliver quality services to Western Australians in need. With our economy slowing and unemployment rising, more Western Australians were relying on the community services sector to make ends meet. It is vital for the community services sector …

Premier must revitalise Freo as Tourism Minister
5th Apr 2016
Premier must revitalise Freo as Tourism Minister

The Premier must provide vital infrastructure for Fremantle if he wants provide leadership in his new tourism portfolio. With the Port City recently receiving nods in both Lonely Planet’s top destination guide and a ranking from travel company Flight Centre, the State Government should provide the infrastructure to match. While Fremantle has captured the attention …