Local Issues

ANZAC Spirit

On ANZAC Day we remember the many lives lost and pay tribute to all Australians who have proudly served our great nation. Their courage, mateship and bravery reinforces the unique values on which Australia is proud to be founded. Thank you to the City of South Perth for hosting a special ANZAC tri


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Hope yet for the Cynget

South Perth MLA John McGrath is optimistic that the iconic Cygnet Theatre in Como will not close. “Following a meeting today with the Stiles family, owner of this heritage listed site, I believe the cinema will continue to operate even after the current 35mm film is replaced by digital technology


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Supporting the people of Manning

Sporting facilities in Manning are set for an upgrade, Liberal MLA for South Perth, John McGrath, is delighted to confirm. Mr McGrath welcomed the Barnett Government’s announcement that the City of South Perth had secured $800,000 in funding under the Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities F


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Welcome to New Australian Citizens!

This Australia Day I had the pleasure of attending the City of South Perth Flag Raising and Citizenship Ceremony at Sir James Mitchell Park. It was a great ceremony and I congratulate all those candidates who were granted or reaffirmed their citizenship. Also announced on the day were the nominee


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Refurbishment of Karawara Community Centre

On Friday 7 December 2012 South Perth MLA John McGrath was pleased to officially open the newly refurbished Karawara Family and Community Centre at the launch function on behalf of the Minister for Community Services. The Centre has an impressive track record of providing a range of community servi


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Summer trial of late night ferries

I was delighted that the Treasurer and Minister for Transport Troy Buswell came to the electorate of South Perth today to announce that the operating hours of the Mends Street ferry service will be extended over the summer months. This is great news not only for South Perth locals travelling to and


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McHappy Day in South Perth

Thanks to the generous support of the Australian community, Ronald McDonald House Charities were able to raise over $3 million for last weekend. John rattled tins for the great cause and said "it was good to see people happy to contribute and getting into the spirit of the day". The funds rais


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City Celebrates Emerging Artist Awards

Last night I attended the City of South Perth Exhibition Launch and Awards Presentation for the Emerging Artist Awards. All art was of a very high standard and it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Now in its tenth year, the Award has evolved into a well recognised prize and exhibition that sh


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