Environmental concerns over waste to energy project

As the new Avertas Energy project was unveiled, Kwinana was announced as the site for Australia’s first thermal to waste energy facility. During the announcement, protesters gathered outside the gate chanting for Premier Mark McGowan to “avert a disaster”. Mr McGowan explained this is an innovative process used all around the world, and allows waste…

WA iconic Yagan Square turns one

By Vesh Arumugam Exactly one year ago today, the McGowan Government opened the award-winning public space and local foodie hotspot, Yagan Square. Since then, the iconic tourist destination relentlessly educated the locals and tourists of the Aboriginal history in WA. Since its opening, Yagan Square has helped put Perth on the global map with mentions…

Grants program for WA contemporary musicians

An open access grants program has been announced for WA Contemporary music artists. The Contemporary Music Fund Grant Program will provide $1 million dollars across the bird to musicians and industry professionals, with the hope of assisting homegrown contemporary music artists with projects that enable them to produce and promote their work, nationally and internationally.…

$121 million dollar Commonwealth funding for remote housing

Support for remote communities will continue as the State Government agreed to a $121 million dollar deal with the Commonwealth to help fund remote communities in WA. Following the previous 10 year $1.1 billion dollar National Partnership Agreement expiring on June 30th this year, an initial offer of $60 million dollars over three years being…

Union demands action for METRONET worker safety

The Government’s $1.8 billion dollar METRONET Forrestfield airport link project is under fire from workers unions over safety concerns and workplace conditions. Unions are demanding the Government takes action in regards to work place safety issues, with fears that workers may be injured if conditions don’t improve. It is reported that workers are performing tasks…

New Lithium Plant approved by McGowan Government

The Albemarle Lithium plant has been granted environmental approval from the McGowan Government, giving the go-ahead for a lithium manufacturing plant in the State’s South West. The Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area, 17kms north east of Bunbury, will be home to the new plant, and will process spodumene ore concentrate, through five process trains, to produce…

New individual suspension legislation for Local Governments

New legislation passed will now allow the Minister for Local Government to suspend or dismiss individual council members, as opposed to previously only being able to take action against an entire council. Council members who are failing to appropriately perform their duties and are affecting the local government’s ability to function effectively will face tougher…

Multi million dollar job skilling partnership creates youth employment

Written by: Stephanie Acevedo The McGowan Government has signed a new $126 million dollar deal with the Federal Government’s Skilling Australians Fund National Partnership. Twenty thousand new apprenticeships and traineeships will be created for young Western Australians, as well as pre-apprenticeships. A McGowan Government employer incentive scheme will be implemented, providing training to support employers…

Christmas trading hours extended for busy Perth shoppers

By Stephanie Acevedo Perth customers will now have more time to do their Christmas shopping, due to trading hours approval from the McGowan Government. There will be an added 4 hours each Sunday starting from Monday the 17th December to Sunday the 30th December . Shops will be able to open at 7am on weekdays…