Local Issues

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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The McGrath Foundation and the Return of the Ashes

On Tuesday I was grateful to represent the Premier at a McGrath Foundation event celebrating the return of the Cricket Ashes to Australia. It was an excellent opportunity to acknowledge the great work the McGrath Foundation does in Western Australia in supplementing the services available, firstly


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Remembrance Day

Today I commemorated Remembrance Day with the City of South Perth and the Sub-Branch of the Returned and Services League  in the City’s Memorial Gardens in South Perth. The service marked the 95th anniversary of the cessation of hostilities in the Great War of 1914 -1918 and included the tradi


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Increased Police Presence in New Trial

Last week I was briefed on an exciting new WA Police initiative named ‘Frontline 2020’ which is a major police operating model soon to be trialled in the South East Metropolitan District, which includes the electorate of South Perth. The program will position WA Police to better provide efficien


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Emerging Artists Celebrated

This year I was fortunate to again support the City of South Perth’s Emerging Artist competition. The competition is a great way for establishing artists to gain some recognition for their work. Congratulations to Johanna Richardson of South Perth for being this year’s Young Artist Award winner


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Extra Hours for Summer Ferry

  South Perth MLA John McGrath would like to remind the community that the South Perth Mends Street ferry timetable has once again been extended for the summer months. Mr McGrath said last year’s trial timetable proved to be a great success and was welcomed by residents, tourists and near


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Men’s Shed A Go

Last month I presented a cheque for $150,000 to the Manning Seniors Citizens’s President, Mr Robert Burton  to assist in the construction of a publically accessible Manning Men’s Shed.  The hub’s construction was made possible by a  Lotterywest grant. Recently we’ve seen a movement dri


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