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Boost for Fremantle’s heritage buildings
9th Jan 2018
Boost for Fremantle’s heritage buildings

Five heritage building in Fremantle are among 23 Western Australian heritage projects to receive funding under the State Government’s 2017-18 Heritage Grants Program. The grants program, overseen by the Heritage Council of Western Australia, offers dollar-for-dollar funding for grants of up to $100,000, including conservation plans to help guide works. The Heritage Council’s grants program …

Sports fans and concert goers urged to take public transport to Perth Stadium
5th Jan 2018
Sports fans and concert goers urged to take public transport to Perth Stadium

State Member for Fremantle, Simone McGurk, has encouraged Fremantle residents to leave the car at home and take advantage of new public transport options to reach Perth Stadium. Transperth has announced two new, high-frequency bus routes to carry Fremantle area residents to the stadium on event days. The new 658 route will run from Memorial …

Tenancy law changes to support victims of domestic violence
19th Dec 2017
Tenancy law changes to support victims of domestic violence

The McGowan Government will introduce proposed changes to tenancy laws aimed at supporting tenants who are victims of family and domestic violence in Western Australia. State Cabinet has approved amendments to the Residential Tenancies Act and the Residential Parks (Long-stay Tenants) Act, which will provide more options and greater support for those experiencing family and …

Royal Commission into child sex abuse hands down its final report
15th Dec 2017
Royal Commission into child sex abuse hands down its final report

The McGowan Government has commended the work done by those responsible for delivering the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (the Royal Commission). The Royal Commission was established in 2013, and during that time it has held 57 public hearings across all capital cities, sitting more than 400 days and involving 1,200 …

Fremantle firm wins Hilton infill housing design competition
14th Dec 2017
Fremantle firm wins Hilton infill housing design competition

Bernard Seeber Architects took centre stage tonight when Housing Minister Peter Tinley announced the Fremantle-based firm as winners of a design competition to deliver creative infill public housing solutions in the heritage suburb of Hilton. The intent of the competition, as part of the Hilton Revitalisation Project, was to help conserve heritage, deconcentrate public housing …

McGowan Government and community sector leaders working together
14th Dec 2017
McGowan Government and community sector leaders working together

At the inaugural Supporting Communities Forum today, Premier Mark McGowan and Community Services Minister Simone McGurk will meet with the newly appointed members. The forum brings together leaders of the community services sector and the State Government to provide advice on the implementation of the McGowan Government’s Supporting Communities election commitment. Forum members will provide …

Breath of Fresh Air for Glyde-in Community Learning Centre
13th Dec 2017
Breath of Fresh Air for Glyde-in Community Learning Centre

State Member for Fremantle, Simone McGurk, has presented the Glyde-In Community Learning Centre in East Fremantle with a $63,649 Lotterywest grant towards the construction of a new art shed. The grant will allow the centre to build, furnish and equip the new art shed, restore the grounds and upgrade their computer room. The new shed …

Grant supports better co-ordination of food relief
6th Dec 2017
Grant supports better co-ordination of food relief

Food relief to Western Australians in need will be better coordinated and more effective, thanks to a project to be developed by the Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS). Community Services Minister Simone McGurk today announced that Lotterywest is providing WACOSS with $340,568 to develop a framework which identifies food relief providers throughout the …

Spike in domestic violence incidents during the festive season
2nd Dec 2017
Spike in domestic violence incidents during the festive season

The State Government is urging people to seek assistance ahead of the upcoming Christmas and New Year period which is tragically characterised by a rise in family violence incidents. Western Australia Police Force figures show a sharp rise in reported family violence incidents during the 2016-17 Christmas holiday period, when compared to the daily average. …

WA parliamentarians unite on stopping domestic violence
28th Nov 2017
WA parliamentarians unite on stopping domestic violence

Members of the Parliament of Western Australia have united, calling for a stop to violence against women, acknowledging that it has wide-ranging effects on victims and their families, on communities, and on society as a whole. The bipartisan group of 54 MPs and Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia gathered …