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State Government and City of Fremantle partnering to improve local roads
6th Oct 2017
State Government and City of Fremantle partnering to improve local roads

The City of Fremantle is set to receive $650,000 from the McGowan Labor Government to tackle long-neglected local road projects. The State Government is delivering another local election commitment, providing $250,000 for improving the intersection of Paget Street and South Street in Hilton, a dangerous pedestrian crossing home to constant close calls. Council will also …

Council’s scheme amendment approval is next step in Beaconsfield redevelopment
5th Oct 2017
Council’s scheme amendment approval is next step in Beaconsfield redevelopment

Housing Minister Peter Tinley has welcomed Fremantle City Council’s proposal to rezone the Davis Park area of Beaconsfield – a location colloquially known as the ‘Beacy Bronx’ due to its history of anti-social behaviour. The Fremantle council recently agreed to seek amendment of its town planning scheme, a decision that, if formally endorsed by the …

Local MP concerned about cut-price liquor
22nd Sep 2017
Local MP concerned about cut-price liquor

State Member for Fremantle, Simone McGurk is concerned about an application from ALDI to include a bottle shop in their new South Fremantle store. A number of ALDI stores in the metropolitan area are already selling liquor as cheap as $2.79 for a bottle of wine. The Douro Road shopping complex currently houses Dan Muphy’s …

Women to make up half of all Government board appointments
20th Sep 2017
Women to make up half of all Government board appointments

The McGowan Government expects to deliver on its election commitment to increase the total number of women appointed to Government boards and committees to 50 per cent by 2019. The Government has already boosted the number of women appointed to boards and committees from 43 per cent to 44 per cent since the election. Launching …

Fremantle Dockers AFLW game confirmed for Perth Stadium
19th Sep 2017
Fremantle Dockers AFLW game confirmed for Perth Stadium

The Fremantle Dockers Women’s side is on track to make history when it plays against an AFL Women’s rival at Perth Stadium on February 10, 2018 – with the match expected to be the biggest standalone women’s sport event ever held in Australia. Crowds are expected to be in excess of 30,000, breaking the attendance …

A major boost for freight on rail
16th Sep 2017
A major boost for freight on rail

Truck congestion to Fremantle Port will be reduced following the McGowan Government’s increase to the freight on rail subsidy in the 2017-18 State Budget. An allocation of $19.4 million over four years – equating to an additional $9.8 million – will enable the container rail subsidy to increase from $30 to $50 per Twenty-foot Equivalent …

Assistance available to conserve heritage properties
13th Sep 2017
Assistance available to conserve heritage properties

Private owners of State Registered heritage places are invited to apply for a share of $1.2 million to assist with urgent conservation works to their properties. The Heritage Council of Western Australia’s Heritage Grants Program offers dollar-for-dollar funding for grants of up to $100,000, including for conservation plans to help guide works. Last year, 13 …

New taskforce to deliver Outer Harbour vision
12th Sep 2017
New taskforce to deliver Outer Harbour vision

The taskforce that will complete the planning for the McGowan Government’s long-term Outer Harbour freight vision has now been established. The multi-agency Westport Taskforce will outline a long-range vision to guide the planning, development and growth of both the Inner Harbour at Fremantle and the future Outer Harbour at Kwinana. The Westport Taskforce will deliver …

$7.4 million for financial counselling for those in need
12th Sep 2017
$7.4 million for financial counselling for those in need

The McGowan Government’s election pledge to reinstate financial counselling services in the Perth metropolitan area has been honoured, with an extra $7.4 million committed over four years. Delivering on the election commitment, the additional investment ensures a greater number of people will have immediate access to support during times of financial hardship. Reduced waiting lists …

McGowan Government gives green light to bag ban
12th Sep 2017
McGowan Government gives green light to bag ban

Lightweight, single-use plastic shopping bags will be banned in Western Australia from July 1 next year. The State-wide ban will bring Western Australia into line with South Australia, Tasmania, the Northern Territory and the Australian Capital Territory which already have plastic bag bans in place. Queensland has also vowed to ban the bag from July …