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Solar Powered Electric Ferries on the Swan River

John McGrath with Kevyn Townley

I recently enjoyed a cruise on the Swan River in one of the new solar powered electric ferries which have just commenced a regular shuttle service around Perth’s central waterways. The Little Ferry Company will provide tourists and locals alike with a unique perspective of our stunning river an


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New $300 million civic heart for South Perth

South Perth MLA John McGrath welcomes Finbar’s plans to create a $300 million ‘iconic development’ in South Perth. The initial design concept includes a 30-level apartment tower, speciality stores, cafes and a plaza fronting Mends Street. “The creation of a new civic heart is great n


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South Perth Youth Member for Youth Parliament

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  Today I visited Parliament House to watch Dimitrio Sidi open the Adjournment Debate as part of the 2014 Western Australian YMCA Youth Parliament program. I had sponsored Dimitrio to attend the program. He was chosen as the Member for South Perth and also elected as this year’s Youth Prem


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Mill Point Rotary Club Changeover

Long-time South Perth resident Lew Thomas has taken over as president of the Mill Point Rotary Club for 2014-15. He succeeds Renee Poot, who was praised by members at the traditional changeover dinner for her outstanding contribution to the club during the past year. The changeover was well atten


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Burswood Peninsula Petition

On Tuesday I presented a petition to Parliament signed by 3533 residents concerned about parts of Burswood Peninsula being excised from a proposed merger between the City of South Perth and Town of Victoria Park. The proposal by Minister Tony Simpson to the Local Government Advisory Board is that


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Esther Foundation Cafe Grant

South Perth MLA John McGrath supports the Liberal-National Government’s decision to approve a Community Crime Prevention Fund grant of $25,000 for the Esther Foundation Café project in Como. The grant was approved recently by Police Minister Lisa Harvey. In announcing the grant, Minister Harvey


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Combining City of South Perth with Town of Victoria Park

South Perth MLA John McGrath has urged ratepayers in his constituency to stand up against a State Government proposal under its Local Government amalgamation agenda that will see the City of South Perth come under the control of the Town of Victoria Park for a period from July 1, 2015. This is a re


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Wesley College recognised at PALS Awards

Congratulations to Wesley College staff and students for being recognised as the winner of the Partnership Acceptance Learning Sharing (‘PALS’) Schools Reconciliation Awards 2013 in the Arts category. PALS is an initiative of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs that encourages young people to


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