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Major Upgrades to local schools in Fremantle
17th Feb 2021
Major Upgrades to local schools in Fremantle

State Member for Fremantle Simone McGurk welcomed an announcement from Premier Mark McGowan of a massive funding boost for schools across Fremantle and WA. A re-elected McGowan Labor Government will deliver a $355 million job-creating schools package to upgrade schools across the State and deliver quality Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education in all schools, …

$9.4 million in contracts awarded to support Housing First rollout
3rd Feb 2021
$9.4 million in contracts awarded to support Housing First rollout

The McGowan Government has awarded $9.4 million in contracts to experienced community service providers to improve outcomes for people experiencing homelessness in Perth and Bunbury. To be delivered by Ruah Community Services and Anglicare WA over five years, the two contracts are integral components of the Government’s $34.5 million Housing First Homelessness Initiative, which couples …

Construction to begin on new coastal terrace homes in Coogee
24th Sep 2020
Construction to begin on new coastal terrace homes in Coogee

Construction has started on the first of a range of quality new terrace homes at Salt Lane, the new medium density precinct at DevelopmentWA’s Shoreline coastal estate in North Coogee. Thirty-four local workers will be involved in the construction of 14 terrace homes, featuring bespoke design and strong sustainability features, is expected to be completed …

McGowan Government investing in coastal erosion hotspots
19th Aug 2020
McGowan Government investing in coastal erosion hotspots

The McGowan Government has allocated almost $7 million to four high priority coastal erosion hotspots and an additional 42 coastal management projects across Western Australia. Transport and Planning Minister Rita Saffioti today announced $5 million would be allocated to four high priority coastal erosion projects across WA including: $3.25 million to the City of Fremantle …

Fremantle Prison benefits from $1.6 million in WA Recovery funds
19th Aug 2020
Fremantle Prison benefits from $1.6 million in WA Recovery funds

Fremantle Prison will benefit from a cash injection of $1.6 million as part of the McGowan Government’s WA Recovery Plan investment in community and cultural infrastructure. Heritage Minister David Templeman said the $1.6 million was another contribution by the State Government towards the $9.6 million of essential conservation works identified in the recent master plan …

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, …