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A Shed redevelopment to transform Victoria Quay
11th Aug 2020
A Shed redevelopment to transform Victoria Quay

Fremantle’s Victoria Quay is set to be transformed into a tourism landmark, with a new micro-brewery, eatery and café set to open in the historic A Shed building next year. The McGowan Government has granted a lease to Western Australia brewing company Gage Roads Brewing Company to refurbish and develop the almost 100-year old building …

New trial to help address number of Aboriginal children in care
10th Aug 2020
New trial to help address number of Aboriginal children in care

The McGowan Government is investing $715,000 in an Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making (AFLDM) pilot to support improved collaboration with families at risk of child protection intervention. The trial will promote greater self-determination and participation for Aboriginal people to address the overrepresentation of Aboriginal children in out-of-home care and child protection systems. The two-year pilot …

Visionary plan for future container port endorsed by Government
10th Aug 2020
Visionary plan for future container port endorsed by Government

The McGowan Labor Government has endorsed the independent Westport Taskforce’s recommended location and design for a future container port at Kwinana, to meet Western Australia’s long-term freight needs and remove container trucks from Perth’s suburbs. The final report has recommended a land-backed port be built within the Kwinana Industrial Area, connected by an uninterrupted freight …

Carers to receive one-off payments to ease household pressures
8th Aug 2020
Carers to receive one-off payments to ease household pressures

Thousands of foster and family carers will receive one-off payments of $500 or more from the McGowan Government to help ease household financial pressures experienced through the COVID-19 pandemic. An estimated 7,359 children living in carer households are expected to benefit from the financial boost, which will be provided directly to foster and family carers, …

Record infrastructure upgrades to support Rottnest Island’s growth
8th Aug 2020
Record infrastructure upgrades to support Rottnest Island’s growth

Over $30 million will be spent upgrading Rottnest Island’s ageing water supply and road network to shore up the holiday hotspot’s infrastructure and plan for future growth. Tourism to the Island has increased significantly in recent years, with visitation up 21 per cent from 2017 to 2019 thanks to the McGowan Government’s increased efforts to …

Community feedback sought on Fremantle Traffic Bridge replacement
6th Aug 2020
Community feedback sought on Fremantle Traffic Bridge replacement

The McGowan Government is seeking community feedback on the project to replace the Fremantle Traffic Bridge across the Swan River. The Swan River Crossings project involves the replacement of the deteriorated Fremantle Traffic Bridge with a new solution that considers future needs for road, rail, walking, cycling and boating. Infrastructure Australia listed the bridge replacement …

Mobile mental health service to deliver co-ordinated care
6th Aug 2020
Mobile mental health service to deliver co-ordinated care

An innovative mental health service will continue to bring mental health care to the homeless populations of Perth and Fremantle with a funding extension granted by the McGowan Government. $3.7 million has been allocated to continue to deliver mental health triage, assertive outreach, clinical assessment and treatment via a Mobile Clinical Outreach Team (MCOT). The …

New homeless services portal to remove barriers to getting help
3rd Aug 2020
New homeless services portal to remove barriers to getting help

The State Government is developing a $2.3 million online data and case management system to make it easier for people experiencing homelessness to access appropriate accommodation and other frontline services when they need them. Community Services Minister Simone McGurk today spoke about the Government’s investment in the new Online Homelessness Services Portal today at an …

Historic Fremantle icon gets million-dollar conservation lift
31st Jul 2020
Historic Fremantle icon gets million-dollar conservation lift

One of the State’s most historic places, home to Western Australia’s oldest existing building, will undergo urgent conservation works after the McGowan Government today confirmed $500,000 of funding for the project. With a matched contribution from the City of Fremantle, the $1 million project will stabilise the Arthur Head cliff face, securing the reserve and …

New home for southern suburbs residential mental health service
31st Jul 2020
New home for southern suburbs residential mental health service

A new refurbished State-wide community mental health transitional facility has been opened by the McGowan Government in East Fremantle. Located on Moss Street, the refurbished house, which was part of a generous bequest to Fremantle Hospital, has been given a $500,000 upgrade, creating a welcoming and home-like environment for people with mental health issues. Hampton …