Construction Begins at Fremantle’s Kings Square

The construction of the Kings Square Fremantle renewal project has officially begun and is set to deliver a new commercial office and retail space plus a new administration and civic centre by the end of 2019. The $270 million project is expected to create more than 1100 fulltime jobs over the two-and-a-half-year construction period. The…

Hamilton Senior High School set to be demolished

After 55 years of educating the local community, Hamilton Senior High School is set to close at the end of the year. “The Hamilton Senior High School site is integral to the Cockburn Community, and the fact that the high school is closing at the end of the year has a lot of varying opinions,”…

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…

Help the Homeless Art Auction Raising Funds for the Homeless

The annual Help the Homeless Art Action is held on Saturday night, auctioning off the works of local artists to raise funds to help homeless women, and those at risk of becoming homeless in Fremantle. Soroptimist International will host the annual event in Fremantle in order to provide funds for homelessness services such as The…

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…