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New programs introduced to help people with financial difficulties
2nd May 2018
New programs introduced to help people with financial difficulties

People struggling to pay their water bills and those with a specific medical conditions will benefit from new programs announced today by Premier Mark McGowan at the WA Council of Social Service 2018 Conference. Three new programs will be available to Water Corporation customers from July 1, 2018. The programs are: Medical Assist – for households …

Victoria Cross recipients protected for generations to come
21st Apr 2018
Victoria Cross recipients protected for generations to come

The State Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding today, fulfilling a pledge to protect the graves and memorials of Victoria Cross (VC) recipients commemorated in WA cemeteries, including the grace of Leonard Trent at Fremantle Cemetery. The agreements will ensure the future preservation of VC graves and memorials while safeguarding the rights of the families …

Grant secured to make East End intersection more cycle and pedestrian friendly
3rd Apr 2018
Grant secured to make East End intersection more cycle and pedestrian friendly

The intersection of Parry, Adelaide and Queen Victoria Streets will be upgraded to improve safety and facilities for cyclists and pedestrians. The State Government today announced the 2018/19 recipients of the WA Bicycle Network Grants program, with $175,000 allocated to the busy intersection in Fremantle’s East End. The grant matches funding by the City of …

Awards honour inspirational young Western Australians
29th Mar 2018
Awards honour inspirational young Western Australians

A total of 32 young people who have overcome significant obstacles to strive towards an independent and fulfilling future have been recognised at the Perth Airport Achiever Awards today. The Perth Airport Achiever Awards, hosted by the Department of Communities, are the only known Australian award program of their kind that financially rewards young people …

State awards honour heritage champions
27th Mar 2018
State awards honour heritage champions

The transformation of Cue Public Buildings into a Community and Visitor Centre received the top project award for adaptive reuse at the Western Australian Heritage Awards held last Friday (March 23). The awards, which are celebrating their 26th anniversary, recognise outstanding contributions to heritage conservation, adaptive reuse, promotion, tourism and interpretation. The high standard of …

Domestic violence survivor Rosie Batty reflects on public life
22nd Mar 2018
Domestic violence survivor Rosie Batty reflects on public life

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk will today meet and attend events with former Australian of the Year and outspoken family and domestic violence campaigner, Rosie Batty. Ms Batty will visit a State Government-funded women’s refuge this morning before addressing an event at Parliament House. The event will hear Ms Batty share …

Economic windfall as cruise line commits to record 141 days in WA
19th Mar 2018
Economic windfall as cruise line commits to record 141 days in WA

The McGowan Labor Government today welcomed an announcement from Princess Cruises that it would homeport the Sun Princess superliner in Fremantle for a record 141 days in 2019-20. The announcement follows the Government’s commitments to improvements and upgrades at Fremantle, Broome and Geraldton ports. The Sun Princess, which carries 2,000 guests, will also visit regional …

$49.3 million investment into early childhood initiative
13th Mar 2018
$49.3 million investment into early childhood initiative

The State Government, Minderoo Foundation and Telethon Kids Institute have today announced a $49.3 million investment into a long-term early childhood initiative. The unprecedented 10-year partnership will see community leaders, all levels of government, researchers, business and philanthropic organisations come together to look at ways to better design and deliver services for children aged 0-4 …

Improved safety and congestion relief on the way for High Street
6th Mar 2018
Improved safety and congestion relief on the way for High Street

The congestion-busting upgrade of High Street in Fremantle has reached a significant milestone today, with the release of the draft concept plan. High Street, between Stirling Highway and Carrington Street, will be widened to include a new roundabout and a median, improving safety, freight efficiency and the general flow of traffic. The High Street Upgrade …

New Science Lab coming to East Hamilton Hill Primary School
13th Feb 2018
New Science Lab coming to East Hamilton Hill Primary School

East Hamilton Hill Primary School will be among the first 100 schools to receive funding to convert classrooms into science labs and purchase equipment, as part of the McGowan Labor Government’s $17 million commitment to science in schools. Primary schools across Western Australia – from the Kimberley to the Great Southern – put up their …