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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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Hannah Green wins 2019 Women’s PGA Championship

HANNAH Green won the Women's PGA Championship at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota in June 2019. Hannah became only the fifth player in more than 60 years to lead from start to finish in the PGA event. Congratulations to Hannah, a former captain of the Como Golf Academy, whic


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RSL in South Perth celebrates a century

On 26 November the local sub-branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL) celebrated 100 years of involvement in the South Perth area. RSLWA members and other special guests attended to celebrate the occasion. RSLWA chief executive officer John McCourt presented the local sub


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11/11: Remembrance Day at City of South Perth

The City of South Perth Remembrance Day service on 11 November was attended by a large and diverse crowd from veterans to young children. St Columba's Catholic Primary School choir gave a beautiful rendition of We Are Australian and I was proud to represent the electorate in laying a wreath to r


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Manning Road off-ramp: a dream of ’05

WHEN I FIRST entered State Parliament in 2005, there was a need for an off-ramp from Manning Road to cater for motor vehicles wanting to access Kwinana Freeway South. On 29 October 2019 this became a reality when State Transport Minister Rita Saffioti, Federal member for Swan Steve Irons and I l


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