Fremantle’s West End Granted Heritage Listing

Fremantle’s West End precinct has become the largest single place to be permanently included in the State Register of Heritage Places. The precinct, which is 200,000 square-metres and includes 250 buildings, was nominated by the City of Fremantle. This new status provides protection to the area and assists in boosting tourism. Heritage Minister Peter Tinley…

Western Australians Urged to Vote in Upcoming Elections

Western Australians are being encouraged to have their say on how their local community is run by voting in the upcoming local government elections on Saturday 21 October. In 2015, only 25 per cent of eligible Australians voted in the local government elections. Local Government Minister David Templeman said he urges people from de-represented sections…

EXCLUSIVE: Grave Headstone Removal to Create Space “Disgraceful”

A Perth resident has claimed an Act giving cemeteries permission to remove headstones and lay grass over burial plots after a grave lease has expired in Perth cemeteries is “disgraceful”. Carol Trigwell is angry about the Act after she discovered grass would be laid over her father’s burial plot, an act of disservice after he served Australia…

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…

Perth Council House turns 50

Perth Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi has marked the 50th year anniversary of Perth Council House, first built in 1963. The architects of the historic construction, Don Bailey and Greg Howlett, were in Perth this Monday, and had morning tea with The Lord Mayor to celebrate this milestone occasion. Ms Scaffidi said the Council House is home…