Policeman Died Of Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound In Cockburn

Police are investigating the death of a policeman at Cockburn Police Station this morning. Authorities says it appears the police officer has died as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. It’s confirmed the officer died is 50 year old First Class Constable Darren Igglesden, who have been with the force for six and a…

Surf Life Saving WA Gets New Funding For The Next 5 Years

The State Government has devoted 1.38 million a year to fund crucial equipment for Surf Life WA. Secured for the following five years, the funding will cover necessary lifesaving gear used everyday by surf lifesavers to Western Australian beachgoers. This commitment by the State Government will allow for the purchase of jet skis, trailers, rescue…

UPDATE: Protests against Outer Harbour off Kwinana

Over 50 protesters gathered outside Cockburn City Council last night, demonstrating against the development of an outer harbour off Kwinana. Protest spokesperson, Tim Barlow, commented today on the result of the meeting. He said the result was surprising. “It was more than expected,” Mr Barlow said. A lot of protestors left the meeting thinking their…

Byford Residents Take Long Trips To Access Public Transport

State Labor Members for Perth’s South East have expressed their excitement over Federal Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s pledge to build the Armadale to Byford railway line. Currently, Byford residents have to drive long distances if they want to access the Armadale or Mandurah train line. Labor Upper House East Metro MLC Matthew Swinbourn told WAMN…

City of Cockburn limit on local bottle shops

The City of Cockburn has received unanimous support after their decision to limit the number of bottle shops to two per local shopping centre. Compelling evidence from several Australian studies shows increased levels of alcohol are detrimental towards public health and safety. This move will prevent an increase in the availability of alcohol. Logan Howlett,…

Hamilton Hill High School Bids Farewell After 56 Years Of Education

After 56 years of service, and several generations of passing through its doors, Hamilton Hill Senior High School is closing. Events leading up to the closure allowed community members and past students to relive their memories at the school. Principal of Hamilton Senior High School, Paul Bottcher, said the school has played an integral role…

City of Cockburn denies reports of Australia Day date change

In a recent article, there are reports by the media that the City of Cockburn is the next local council to change the date of their Australia day celebrations. However, Cockburn Mayor, Logan Howlett, denied that they are considering shifting their festivities. Mr Howlett said their annual Australia day community beach party, citizenship ceremony and…

Melville Mayor Russel Aubrey hits at Roe extension plan

Melville City Mayor has criticised plans to link Roe Highway to Murdoch Drive, saying it will push all the congestion through to the Melville City area. The plan aims to reduce congestion on Murdoch Drive, South Street and Kwinana Freeway, improving access to Fiona Stanley Hospital and the Murdoch Activity Centre. Mr Aubrey, however, believes…

Rehabilitation Underway At Roe 8 Reserve

By Taylah Hanna A State Government lead rehabilitation program for the Roe 8 reserve is underway, in alliance with the City of Cockburn. The program commenced on May 22nd and saw the decontamination and removal of asbestos, the relocation of extensive piles of mulch to a temporary location, and the spraying of weeds. The 10…

Police Seize Big Cash, Arrest Two men Over Perth Crime Spree

Police have arrested two men and seized more than $100,000 worth of cash over burglaries committed throughout Perth. Midland Detectives arrested the offenders following an investigation into home burglaries in Greenwood, Ellenbrook, Wembley Downs and Claremont during May. Police will allege the offenders forced their way into homes and stole vehicles, cash and property. They…