Sudden Death on Rottnest Island

  At about 2:25pm today, a man in his 60’s was pulled from the water at a Rottnest Island beach, and was declared dead at the scene. Rottnest Island Police were contacted about a man who was in the water near Basin Beach in the Island. He was unresponsive when pulled from the water. Local…

Fremantle Mayoral Candidate Ra Stewart Focuses on Economic Issues

Upcoming Mayoral candidate for Fremantle Ra Stewart has concerns about the economic and financial state of Fremantle, but has few concrete opinions on other matters.  “I am in the process at the moment of putting together, finding out what are the community’s hot issues and putting together some thoughts on that” Ms Stewart said. “I…

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,…

Revolving Fund Benefits Freo Warders’ Cottages

The State Government has announced a $4 million revolving fund to revitalize heritage buildings in WA. The project will help to renovate dis-used buildings, allowing those properties to be leased or sold. The Fremantle Warders’ Cottages have become the first Heritage Project to benefit from this fund. The cottages which were built by convicts in the…

Perth & Vincent’s Boundary Wars

There has been dispute over the recent proposed boundary expansion of Perth carving parts of the City of Vincent. But Perth city council’s idea has suffered a severe backlash from the Mayor of Vincent, John Carey. This week, Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi justified the argument. “We came to an unanimous decision that we feel the area…

Mayor Urges Cockburn Residents To Put Pen To Paper

[youtube id=”iuaSPT_We0c” width=”620″ height=”360″] Please click on the player above to watch the video version of the story. EVENING NEWS – Mayor Urges Cockburn Residents To Put Pen To Paper (Story begins from 04:48) An economic study released last week by international firm, AEC Group, has shown that Cockburn residents are financially better off uniting with…

Carving Up Cockburn Will Cost 100,000: Independent Report

An independent report suggested that carving up Cockburn between Kwinana, Melville and Fremantle will cost the government $100,000. The report was written by the AEC Group, a Queensland based international economic company. The study has revealed that the original Cockburn – Kwinana Merge (community proposal) will only cost $24.3 million, at the same time confirming the…

Pro & Anti Live animal export protesters face off

The annual anti live animal export protest hits Fremantle today, hundreds of people attend the demonstration to form a human chain on the bridge. The organiser of the rally Katrina Love said the protest is evidence that there is wide spread support from the community to end live animal export. “We want to demonstrate that there is…