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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 …

Investing to break the cycle of family and domestic violence
7th Sep 2017
Investing to break the cycle of family and domestic violence

The McGowan Labor Government has introduced a raft of measures in the 2017-18 State Budget to reduce the unacceptable levels of family and domestic violence in the community and provide extra services to support victims. As part of a multi-faceted approach, the McGowan Labor Government will deliver two new women’s refuges as well as extra …

McGowan Government implements fracking commitment
5th Sep 2017
McGowan Government implements fracking commitment

The McGowan Government has implemented its ban on fracking for existing and future petroleum titles in the South-West, Peel and Perth metropolitan regions. A moratorium has also been placed on the use of fracking throughout the rest of WA. The State Government’s ban and moratorium prohibits companies from using fracking during exploration or production. The …