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St Mary’s Church 80th Anniversary

On Friday, 12 August 2011 I attended celebrations for the 80th anniversary of the consecration of the Church of St Mary the Virgin in South Perth. The Church recently underwent extensive renovations thanks to funding from the State Government and Lotterywest. The parishioners, clergy and members of


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Funding for Foreshore Restoration Announced

South Perth MLA, John McGrath has welcomed a state government grant of $78,475 for essential foreshore restoration works in the Swan Canning Riverpark within the City of South Perth. The funding will go towards the implementation of the Salter Point Foreshore Restoration Plan using bioengineering t


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New Stadium Site Announced

South Perth MLA John McGrath believes the State Government’s decision to build the new 60,000 seat major sports stadium on the Burswood Peninsula will create a world-class facility to be enjoyed by all West Australians. “The stadium will cater for not only major sports events but other things s


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Hensman Park Tennis Club claims another victory

Hensman Park Tennis Club in South Perth has again won the Men’s State League competition, beating the University of WA team in a tightly fought final.  Hensman, who have won 5 of the last 6 titles, were especially pleased with this win because of the way juniors Rhys Johnston and Jason Stodart


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Country Women’s Association of WA celebrates 60 years

On Tuesday 1 March 2011 I attended the 60th anniversary celebrations of the South Perth-Como branch of the Country Women’s Association of WA at the Uniting Church Hall in Como. The South Perth branch of the CWA has come a long way since its inception in 1951. In those days every woman was referre


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City of South Perth Recognises Active Citizens

  Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 City of South Perth Citizen of the Year and Premier's Australia Day Active Citizenship Awards. Outstanding achievements of the City’s community members are recognised through the City’s annual Citizen of the Year Awards. The criteria for these awar


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Nominations for WA Youth Awards 2011 now open

John McGrath MLA has called on South Perth residents to nominate an outstanding young person or youth worker for the 2011 WA Youth Awards. The awards are a great opportunity to recognise the success of talented and proactive young people across the State where each year the achievements and contri


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Ngala receives additional funding for Helpline

South Perth MLA John McGrath has welcomed an announcement by Health Minister Kim Hames that Western Australia's peak parenting helpline has received additional funding to support families with appropriate and timely information. Dr Hames said the Ngala Helpline Service in Kensington, which receive


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