City of Cockburn limit on local bottle shops

The City of Cockburn has received unanimous support after their decision to limit the number of bottle shops to two per local shopping centre. Compelling evidence from several Australian studies shows increased levels of alcohol are detrimental towards public health and safety. This move will prevent an increase in the availability of alcohol. Logan Howlett,…

Perth Ratepayers Voted For Change

Perth CBD ratepayers have voted in two new councilors in one of the most competitive local government election Western Australia has ever seen. Deputy Mayor James Limnios and counillor Reece Harley have retained their seats, while new counillors Lexi Barton and Steve Hasluck was voted in. Veteran counilor Judy McEvoy and councilor Keith Yong have…

Ex-Minister Jacob Sets Out To Connect Community As Joondalup Mayor

Former Barnett Government minister Albert Jacob believes becoming the City of Joondalup’s new mayor will help unite the community. Mr Jacob said Joondalup had become “a fractured community” and plans to help the community by focusing on projects that boost the city and bring residents together. “This is actually an opportunity for me to go…

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…

Perth City Budget Caps Rate Revenue At 1.5%

The Annual 2017/2018 Annual Budget was passed at a Council Meeting yesterday. The City of Perth will reduce operating expenditure by $4.4 million (2.3%), enabling it to cap this year’s overall rate revenue increase at 1.5 per cent. “We’ve managed to keep our rates at the level of Consumer Price Index (CPI), which is 1.5%,”…

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…

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…

PM Julia Gillard visits Perth

The Prime Minister Julia Gillard was in Perth this week trying her best to attract WA to sign the Gonski Reform. The PM announced the funding increase on Wednesday before she met with the Premier Colin Barnett. WAMN News understand the PM has tripled the Gonski funding to $920,000,00  if WA sign up to the…

Freo electrified as mayor unveils first Holden Volt

Fremantle becomes a home to two of WA’s first sold electric automobile, the Holden Volt. The first owner is Dr Janet Hornbuckle who lives in East Fremantle and the second owner is the Fremantle city council. The mayor believes that the car can help the city council can reduce carbon footprint and become a leading…