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…

Cockburn Aquatic and Recreation Centre to House Dockers

The new Aquatic and Recreation Centre (ARC) in Cockburn opened this week and will serve as the new headquarters and training facility of the Fremantle Dockers. Over 300 guests were in attendance at the opening for the ARC on Friday evening. The Fremantle Dockers President Dale Alcock acknowledged the contributions of the City of Cockburn,…

Waterslides the Main Attraction For Cockburn’s New Recreation Centre

Tall, looping waterslides will be the major drawcard when the City of Cockburn opens a new aquatic and recreation centre. The slides will feature as part of the facilities on offer at the new Cockburn ARC, when the $109 million centre opens its doors next week. Cockburn ARC will feature a six-court multi-purpose stadium, three…

EXCLUSIVE: Roe 8 Ramifications A Disaster For Murdoch Precinct

A new development in the Roe 8 saga has occurred. Murdoch University have revealed a plan to further develop the university site, but there may not be any access to the future site. The Mayor of Melville, Russell Aubrey says, “What we’re interested in is to be able to be free and live our lives…

Nalder Faces Music Over Roe 8 Construction

Dozens of Cockburn residents front up Transport Minister Dean Nalder demanding the government to ditch the Perth Freight Link construction. The minister spoke with residents briefly yesterday afternoon at the front of him electoral office before departing. Mr Nalder told residents a definite answer will be given to them between August and September regarding the future…

Calls For Local Councils To Cut Red Tape

This story is written by WAMN Journalist, Daniel Edwards. Local Government Minister, Tony Simpson, has called for local governments across metropolitan Perth to work together in order to reduce the number of rules facing ratepayers seeking to subdivide land, build homes or add carports and patios. Mr Simpson urged local governments to introduce simpler rules,…

High Rise Housing Takes Shape In Ten Days

A brand new construction method has successfully built a block of apartments in Perth in 10 days. The design allows different parts of the building to come together like Lego blocks, erecting 15 units each day. The entire housing project can be completed and ready to sell in 12 months. A 77-home six-storey building was…