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Independent Westport Taskforce releases shortlist of future port options
15th Aug 2019
Independent Westport Taskforce releases shortlist of future port options

The independent Westport Taskforce has released its shortlist of five port and supply chain options for managing Perth’s growing long-term freight requirements, all of which feature a new port being established in the Kwinana Outer Harbour. Westport’s evidence-based assessments ranked 25 different options featuring the ports at Fremantle, Bunbury and Kwinana against each other. The …

3km extension of Perth-Fremantle Principal Shared Path now open
12th Aug 2019
3km extension of Perth-Fremantle Principal Shared Path now open

The long-awaited extension of the Fremantle Line Principal Shared Path from Grant Street to Victoria Street in Mosman Park is now complete, adding almost 3km of new path. Funding to build the missing link on the Fremantle Line PSP was brought forward in the McGowan Government’s 2018-19 Budget, allowing construction of the project to start …

20 Lives, 20 Homes to address rough sleeping in Freo
5th Aug 2019
20 Lives, 20 Homes to address rough sleeping in Freo

The McGowan Government is launching ’20 Lives, 20 Homes Freo’ to give vulnerable people sleeping rough in Fremantle a pathway out of homelessness. Acknowledging the complex needs of people experiencing homelessness, the two-year program aims to provide the permanent housing and support services they need to build solid foundations for a better future. It is …

No Jab, No Play to improve vaccination rates in WA children
22nd Jul 2019
No Jab, No Play to improve vaccination rates in WA children

The McGowan Government’s ‘No Jab, No Play’ policy is effective from today (July 22), meaning any child who is not fully vaccinated can be excluded from being enrolled in childcare services and kindergarten programs (non-compulsory early education and care). These changes will improve Western Australian vaccination rates to achieve optimal coverage. Children are vulnerable to …

Funding to boost safety for Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse families
5th Jul 2019
Funding to boost safety for Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse families

Services for Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) families experiencing domestic violence are set to be enhanced thanks to State Government grants of $1.5 million. Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk said the grants are for two respected community organisations to work with services and community groups to better respond to …

Architects enlisted to help develop a vision for Victoria Quay
28th Jun 2019
Architects enlisted to help develop a vision for Victoria Quay

 Local architects and urban planners joined the Victoria Quay Steering Group today to workshop ideas for built form, spaces and uses at the historic waterfront precinct. Victoria Quay Steering Group Chair and State Member for Fremantle, Simone McGurk, convened the workshop to harness local talent and expertise in the development of a vision for Victoria …

McGowan Government delivers $30m boost to community services
27th Jun 2019
McGowan Government delivers $30m boost to community services

The McGowan Government has shown its ongoing commitment to supporting the community services sector by reversing indexation changes made by the Liberal National Government, which had left organisations supporting our most vulnerable citizens out of pocket. The previous government changed the NGHSS Indexation Policy to be based entirely on CPI, which reduced funding to the …

McGowan Government delivers $30m boost to community services
27th Jun 2019
McGowan Government delivers $30m boost to community services

The McGowan Government has shown its ongoing commitment to supporting the community services sector by reversing indexation changes made by the Liberal National Government, which had left organisations supporting our most vulnerable citizens out of pocket. The previous government changed the NGHSS Indexation Policy to be based entirely on CPI, which reduced funding to the …

McGowan Government unveils revitalised Fremantle netball hub
23rd Jun 2019
McGowan Government unveils revitalised Fremantle netball hub

Premier Mark McGowan and Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray today delivered a key election commitment in Perth’s southern suburbs – officially opening the Fremantle Netball Association’s new, Western Australian-built facilities at Frank Gibson Park. The award-winning Fremantle Netball Association, which is also celebrating its 60th anniversary, is a fixture for many Western Australian families …

CSRFF focus on women’s facilities as demand surges
18th Jun 2019
CSRFF focus on women’s facilities as demand surges

Sport in Western Australia is set to benefit from an increased funding allocation to make facilities accessible to women in the latest round of the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF) program. The CSRFF provides $12 million a year to community groups and local governments to develop infrastructure for sport and recreation. The last …