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New era for Fremantle Netball Association as McGowan Government backs pavilion upgrades
18th Sep 2018
New era for Fremantle Netball Association as McGowan Government backs pavilion upgrades

The award-winning Fremantle Netball Association is set to undergo a revitalisation, with the McGowan Government supporting the southern suburbs netball hub to build a brand new $1.8 million pavilion. Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray, Bicton MLA Lisa O’Malley and Fremantle MLA Simone McGurk visited the club’s busy bee on Sunday (September 16) to discuss …

Wheels in motion for Fremantle bike path construction
14th Sep 2018
Wheels in motion for Fremantle bike path construction

A tender to extend the Principal Shared Path (PSP) along the Fremantle railway line from Grant Street to Victoria Street Station was released today. The announcement follows the McGowan Government’s decision to fast-track construction of the highly anticipated missing section of the PSP as part of the 2018-19 State Budget. The 2.8-kilometre project, which makes …

Exhibition offers rare insight into the lives of young people in care
31st Aug 2018
Exhibition offers rare insight into the lives of young people in care

The State Government today launched the As Eye See It Photographic Exhibition, featuring a series of images captured by young people in care. The project provides an opportunity for Western Australian young people living in out-of-home care to share their story through the medium of photography, while allowing the general public an insight into their …

WA Health awards $1.56 million for family and domestic violence prevention
25th Aug 2018
WA Health awards $1.56 million for family and domestic violence prevention

WA Health has allocated $1.56 million for a three-year program to improve screening rates for family and domestic violence during pregnancy, starting this year. Western Australia has the second highest rate of reported physical and sexual violence perpetrated against women in Australia, second only to the Northern Territory. The nationwide projected health burden of family …

Midland Child Advocacy Centre receives $4.5 million grant
17th Aug 2018
Midland Child Advocacy Centre receives $4.5 million grant

A child advocacy centre in Midland, set to help thousands of children and families experiencing trauma, has been given $4.5 million in State Government funding. The Lotterywest grant will support the construction and fit out of the new Midland Child Advocacy Centre, run by Parkerville Children and Youth Centre. The centre will wrap services around …

McGowan Government levels the playing field for women’s sport
14th Aug 2018
McGowan Government levels the playing field for women’s sport

Women’s sport is set to benefit from a new $250,000 annual fund to enable the State’s grassroots clubs to revitalise change rooms and other facilities to accommodate booming participation levels. A lack of adequate facilities has for many years forced women’s sporting teams to use public toilets, cars, bushes or the sidelines of playing fields …

Over $1 million funding allocated to support animal welfare in Western Australia
11th Aug 2018
Over $1 million funding allocated to support animal welfare in Western Australia

The RSPCA WA has been provided with two combined State Government grants worth more than $1 million to support animal welfare activities and continue the Pets in Crisis program. A Lotterywest grant of $922,780 will assist in purchasing essential equipment and upgrades for RSPCA WA’s Malaga facility. It will also support RSPCA WA’s regional work …

Winterfold Primary Receives State Government Water Wise Grant
7th Aug 2018
Winterfold Primary Receives State Government Water Wise Grant

Member for Fremantle, Simone McGurk, has congratulated Winterfold Primary School which is among the WA schools to benefit from more than $100,000 worth of school projects being funded by the McGowan Government to give students practical tools to divert waste from landfill. The school has been awarded a $4,393 grant. Successful schools around WA will …

Real stories to guide State Government’s 10-Year Strategy on Homelessness
7th Aug 2018
Real stories to guide State Government’s 10-Year Strategy on Homelessness

Western Australians who have experienced homelessness are being encouraged to share their stories as part of the development of the State Government’s 10-Year Strategy on Homelessness. Announcing the strategy as part of Homelessness Week 2018, Community Services Minister Simone McGurk said the strategy needed to consider first-hand accounts of how individuals coped with homelessness and …

Local groups share in community grants to wage the war on waste
7th Aug 2018
Local groups share in community grants to wage the war on waste

Member for Fremantle, Simone McGurk, has congratulated local community groups Fremantle Education Resource Network, Waste Recycling Education, Hamilton Hill Community Group, and Hilton Harvest Community Garden set to benefit from a share in $242,657 worth of funding under the McGowan Government’s Community Grants Scheme (CGS). Environment Minister Stephen Dawson today announced 4 grants $20,315 for …