Updated bin system encouraging organic recycling

The City of Melville is testing out a new three bin system in an effort to reduce the amount of rubbish being sent to landfills. Starting last month, seven thousands homes have implemented the Fulgro system, incorporating new 240L bin, sporting a bright green lid, which can be used for a range of organic waste…

Melville City Officer cleared of wrong doing by CCC

Todd Cahoon, the City of Melville’s Manager of Health and Leisure Services, has been cleared of serious misconduct allegations relating to his interest in the Wave Park Group project. It was claimed that Mr Cahoon did not properly declare the shares that he owned in the Wave Park Group, however, the Corruption and Crime Commission…

Melville Mayor Russel Aubrey hits at Roe extension plan

Melville City Mayor has criticised plans to link Roe Highway to Murdoch Drive, saying it will push all the congestion through to the Melville City area. The plan aims to reduce congestion on Murdoch Drive, South Street and Kwinana Freeway, improving access to Fiona Stanley Hospital and the Murdoch Activity Centre. Mr Aubrey, however, believes…

Rehabilitation Underway At Roe 8 Reserve

By Taylah Hanna A State Government lead rehabilitation program for the Roe 8 reserve is underway, in alliance with the City of Cockburn. The program commenced on May 22nd and saw the decontamination and removal of asbestos, the relocation of extensive piles of mulch to a temporary location, and the spraying of weeds. The 10…

Opposition Argues Roe 8 Despite Metronet Grants

Opposition Leader Mike Nahan and Melville Mayor Russel Aubrey attended a pro-Roe 8 rally this Thursday, where  supporters of the project gathered to protest the cancellation of the project. The protest’s petition gathered over 8000 signatures in support of starting the project up again. Mr Nahan attacked a number of the reasons that the McGowan…

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…

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,…

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…

Hands Off Cockburn!

In a strong show of solidarity, about 500 people turned up at Parliament House on thursday morning to protest against the Local Government Advisory Board (LGAB) and State Governments plans to split Cockburn with Fremantle, Kwinana and Melville. At the rally, a counter proposal recommending that the cities of Cockburn merge with Kwinana, along with…