John McGrath MLA with Vicki Morrell at Southcare among the thousands of items that have been donated by the people of South Perth so that needy families will be able to better celebrate Christmas.
Congratulations to the City of South Perth for completing work on the sensational promenade along the Swan River foreshore at Mends Street. As the Member for South Perth, I was able to persuade the State Government to contribute to the project, which is part of the City’s plan to enliven the Mends Street precinct. I’m sure it will be welcomed by all those residents and visitors to our beautiful foreshore.
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.
I was honoured to lay a wreath to honour the many lives lost in battle and pay tribute to all Australians who have served our great nation.
Thank you to the City, Mayor Sue Doherty, MC Kevin Trent, the St Colomba Primary School singers and all others involved for such a heartfelt service
This year I was fortunate to again support the City of South Perth’s Emerging Artist competition.This year there were 91 artworks on show of a very high standard. It is great to see the competition evolve into a recognised exhibition for local emerging artists.
Congratulations to Lydia Tretheway for winning the $500 John McGrath MLA Young Artist Award. Her artwork ‘Passing the Invisable’ was of a very high quality.
The Exhibition will remain open to the public until Saturday 31 October. Members of the public can purchase a piece of their own, as well as vote on their favourite piece to be awarded the Soco Realty People’s Choice Award post exhibition.
I am is delighted that a State Government project to construct eight new fully lit courts at the South Perth Lawn Tennis Club in Murray Street, Como, will finally go ahead.
I became concerned to find that the project seemed to have stalled after visiting the South Perth Tennis Club recently. I then raised the matter in State Parliament, complaining that the 117-year-old club had been let down.
The project was announced two years ago when the Canning Tennis Club was left homeless after their site in Bentley was resumed by the Housing Authority to become part of a multi-million dollar affordable housing development.
South Perth Tennis Club agreed to take in the homeless Canning members and the Housing Authority pledged $850,000 in funding to install an extra eight floodlit courts to accommodate the expanded membership.
The South Perth club also sought funding to renovate and expand the existing clubhouse.
But after two years nothing had happened. On Saturday afternoons and Wednesday nights players were forced to sit out and wait for court space.
There were simply not enough courts to accommodate the players and the club sought my assistance. Once I raised the matter in Parliament things started to move quickly. I’m very happy that the City of South Perth has now signed an agreement with the Housing Authority to project manage construction of the new courts and install lighting. Hopefully it won’t be too long before members are able to use the new courts.
Delighted to accept invitation from Soroptimists International of South Perth to attend a fundraising breakfast to support Starick,
An amazing organisation which provides safe refuge, support and advocacy for women and children affected by family and domestic violence. Caught up with Soroptimists’ president Vida Corbett and member Judy Kay, both local residents.