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Recreation & Aquatic Facility

The City of South Perth is looking for feedback from ratepayers on its plan for a regional scale Recreation and Aquatic Facility (RAF). The city informs me they have already received more than 600 returned surveys since first putting them on their website late last week. It is important the s


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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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Bill Grayden AM turns 100

Congratulations to Bill Grayden AM, a legend of Western Australian politics who turns 100 today. Bill was the Member for South Perth from 1956 until 1993 and a Minister in the Charles Court Government from 1974-82. JOHN McGRATH MLA WITH BILL GRAYDEN AM IN 2007 Always a champion for his elec


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National Tree Day at Gowrie

Planting a new tree with children at early learning centre 31 July 2020 TALKING TREES: JOHN McGRATH MLA WITH CHILDREN, PARENTS AND EDUCATORS AT GOWRIE EARLY LEARNING CENTRE IN KARAWARA John McGrath MLA today joined children, parents and educators at Gowrie Early Learning Centre in Karawara.


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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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MEDIA RELEASE

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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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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