Shalom House’s Fight Against Recommendations To Relocate

Shalom House rehabilitation centre is at the mercy of the City of Swan Council’s recommendations. Recent disputes between Shalom House and the City of Swan, have been referred to the State Administrative Tribunal and Supreme Courts, with the fight still continuing. Recommendations given by the City of Swan want Shalom House to relocate within 12…

Perth Airport’s New Runway Plan In Community Consultation

Perth Airport is planning and seeking approvals for a new runway, and will see the creation of almost 500 jobs. The New Runway Project will require an investment of $520 million, and is scheduled to become operational between 2023 and 2028. Major Development Plans are underway, including approvals under Commonwealth legislation, and a 60 day…

State Operations Command Centre ready for Monday opening

The State Operations Command Centre is set to officially open on Monday July 2nd, coinciding with the commencement of the new Fremantle and Mandurah police districts. Based at the Maylands Incident Control Centre, the newly renovated centre has state of the art equipment allowing links in through CCTV, and will have particular focus on the…

Community Groups Winners For Community Service

Community organisations and individuals have been recognised for their contribution to the community services sector. Eight organisations won awards at the WA Council of Social Services’ (WACOSS) 19th biennial Community Services Excellence Awards across eight categories, while two people were also acknowledged for their service to the community. “These awards recognise the vital role that…

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…

Amber-Jade Rides the Wave of Change

A shift from WA Opposition to State Government has given Labor’s New Member for Morley Amber-Jade Sanderson a bigger opportunity to help people in the community. A new job is often an exciting experience, but for Amber-Jade Sanderson, not much has changed. “All I’ve had to do is change the signs on my office,” she…

Funding Pledge for Community Legal Services

The WA State Government has pledged $1.2 million in funding to community legal centres, so disadvantaged or vulnerable Western Australians don’t lose access to free legal services. This comes as a relief to the sector, as it was believed funding cuts would be made as of July this year, limiting the services on offer. However,…

Freo Suggests New Boundaries

The City of Fremantle has rejected the state government’s plan to merge with Melville. The council made its formal submission to the Local Government Advisory Board on Wednesday. The Fremantle Council recommended a merge with the Town of East Fremantle, aligning the eastern boundary to Stock Road, south to North Coogee and incorporate Rottnest Island. Meanwhile, Bicton and Palmyra will given…