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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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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

  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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Youth Show Keen Interest in Local History

 Nine year old Abbey Winship from St Columba Primary School, South Perth, has won the Phillip Pendal Young Heritage Award (Written and Photographic) for 2014 with her outstanding entry, My School's Story. The Year 4 student received $500 cash from the Pendal Family. I was delighted to contribute


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Como Hotel Redevelopment Special Electors’ Meeting

A special electors meeting has been called by the Save Como Community Group at 7pm on Monday 14 July. The meeting will discuss the 'Demolition and Redevelopment of the Bottle Shop and Alterations/Additions to the Como Hotel'. The meeting is in response to a petition recieving 150 signatures and


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$395,000 Lotterywest Grant to Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation

On Thursday 19 June I was delighted to present the Dyslexia-SPELD Foundation with a $395,000 Lotterywest grant. The Lotterywest grant will go towards building renovations enabling the organisation to continue to provide ongoing support and advocacy services to Western Australia children and adult


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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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