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Canning Bridge Precinct

South Perth MLA John McGrath has welcomed comments by the State’s leading planners that high-rise towers should be placed along major transport routes and not destroy the fabric of established suburbs. He said the City of South Perth and State Government should keep that in mind when making dec


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May Gibbs’ Nutcoate Visit

During a recent trip to Sydney I stumbled by chance upon the Nutcote House, which was the home of May Gibbs (1877 – 1969) - one of Australia’s foremost children’s authors and illustrators – for 44 years. May is best known for the story 'The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie'. M


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Manning Men’s Shed AGM

I was delighted to speak at the Manning Senior Citizens Centre AGM on September 24 2014. Robert Uphill moved to admit  John Collins as an honorary life member and it was carried. I was also very pleased to present to the President of the Manning Seniors a $1,000 cheque for the Manning Men’s Sh


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Collier Primary CUA Community Care Grant Winners

I was delighted to present Collier Primary school with the $5,000 CUA Community Care Grant. The grant will go towards a play area development which will be installed in sections over the next 5 years. The great thing about the play area is it will be accessible to the local community. Winning thi


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Manning Rippers win Historic Grand Final

Congratulations to the Manning Rippers for winning the 2014 Year 8 Grand Final on Saturday against the South Perth Junior Football Club. As the first Final series and first Grand Final for the Rippers of the new era, the match was a historic event in the junior club’s history. Both teams played


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A Pinnacle for South Perth

Last night I was delighted to attend the launch of 'Pinnacle' - where a new 20 storey, $100 million residential tower in South Perth was announced by developers Zone Q. It is exciting to see the changes happening in the South Perth electorate, especially the Mends Street precinct.  


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Waterford Plaza Street Festival wins Best Community Activity of the Year

Well done to the 2014 Waterford Plaza Street Festival for winning Best Community Activity of the Year at the WA Property Awards. Congratulations to all the stores and the local community for coming along and making it such a great weekend.The City of South Perth and Curtin University partnered with


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Chevron City to Surf Award Presentation

Represented the Premier at the presentation of the Chevron City to Surf for Active Marathon. Champion Wildcat Damian Martin helped out with the trophy presentations to the winner, Yuki Kawauchi of Japan, who set a new course record of 2.12.55. Tonight he will be on the plane back to Tokyo and of


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