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Gingko + Hiroshima = Peace

City of South Perth plants home-grown, international gift 6 August 2020 PEACEFUL: GINGKO BILOBA TREE AND PLAQUE A six-year-old sapling, grown from the seeds of a Gingko Biloba tree which survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945, was today planted at the scented gardens in Sir James M


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Electric tram soon to be displayed at Windsor Park

It has been 22 years in the making but the faithfully restored B Class electric tram that used to run along Mends Street, South Perth, and up to Como between 1922 and 1950 will soon be on display in Windsor Park. Congratulations to the City of South Perth, the South Perth Historical Society


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Motorists the winners with new ramp 13 July 2020 South Perth MLA John McGrath believes constituents living in the southern part of his electorate will not be the only motorists to benefit from the new southbound on-ramp to the Kwinana Freeway on Manning Road. “I’m sure this lo


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OFFICIAL OPENING OF MANNING ROAD ON-RAMP JOHN McGRATH WITH TRANSPORT MINISTER RITA SAFFIOTI AND SWAN MHR STEVE IRONS AT THE OPENING OF THE MANNING ROAD ON-RAMP South Perth MLA John McGrath believes constituents living in the southern part of his electorate will not be the only motorists to be


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Parking near Coode Street riverfront should be free

Sailing vessels provide unique local and tourist attractions on the Swan River I feel the City of South Perth should review its parking policy of the bays behind The Boatshed Café and Funcats Watersports at Coode Street, South Perth. Bays in this car park were previously free all day but hav


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Address in Reply 2020

MR J.E. McGRATH (South Perth) [4.45 pm]: As a prelude to my address today I would like to remind the house that this will be the last time that I make an address in reply to the Premier’s Statement. Who knows? I might miss it. This afternoon I want to take advantage of the opportunity to speak ab


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Connecting South Perth

The giant numbat as part of the City of South Perth's Connect South project. Work finished on the South Perth foreshore near Mends Street late in the year as the city's Connect South project began to blossom. Ferry travellers and other visitors walk beneath a giant numbat to access Mends Stre


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Retirement announced

On 31 October 2019 I announced that I would not be standing for the seat of South Perth at the State Election in March 2021. Liberal Party State Parliamentary Leader Liza Harvey made the official announcement to a media conference at Parliament House. Leader Liza Harvey invites me to the micr


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