Kalgoorlie-Boulder’s council elections will be decided by postal ballot and could cost ratepayers almost $90,000 if councillors approve a proposal being tabled at tomorrow’s council meeting.
A former mayor has questioned some of the decisions made by successor Brad Pettitt.
Premier Mark McGowan is urging Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas to honour the City of Perth’s agreement to help fund a public swimming pool at the WACA.
Police have begun to dismantle ‘tent city’ after the State Government took the extraordinary step to snatch power from the council this morning.
Rangi Hirini & Joe Spagnolo
The WA Government has taken an extraordinary step to end the 'tent city' saga in Fremantle's Pioneer Park.
Joe Spagnolo, Rangi Hirini & Shannon Hampton
The $100 million redevelopment of the WACA is in limbo after Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas revealed the council was examining the financial viability of its $25 million investment.
Fremantle’s tent city is on track to be dismantled by the end of the weekend, with every rough sleeper now being offered “appropriate accommodation” and authorities preparing to issue move-on notices.
Josh Zimmerman, Daryna Zadvirna & Michael Traill
WA Police have linked allegations two men sexually attacked two girls aged 13 and 14 in Fremantle in the early hours of New Year’s Day with the port’s homeless camp.
Opposition Leader Zak Kirkup has challenged Premier Mark McGowan to accommodate all the rough sleepers at Fremantle’s tent city by the end of the month.
Josh Zimmerman & Peter Law
Security guards will be doubled and CCTV ramped up in Scarborough as part of a plan to combat violence after confronting pictures revealed the ugly brawls troubling the beachfront strip.
Banning party buses in Scarborough won’t curb rising antisocial behaviour in the area, according to the operator of a bus service that regularly visits the coastal party hotspot.
The City of Stirling will meet with police to tackle antisocial behaviour after confronting photos exposed alcohol-fuelled violence plaguing nightlife in the seaside suburb.
A Perth homeless camp dubbed ‘tent city’ has become even more dangerous after a series of fires which destroyed all the belongings of some of its residents and left the site covered in ash.
City of Perth Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas has offered an ‘alternative home’ to the Perth Royal Show, as organisers claim they’re being pushed out of Claremont.
The City of Greater Geraldton has stopped short of condemning its mayor after a social media stoush in which he traded insults with a resident and accused him of being jailed for a serious crime.
Elise Van Aken
Leaders at Fremantle’s ‘tent city’ have called on Community Services Minister Simone McGurk to find them permanent housing, not just temporary crisis accommodation.
Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt wants the ‘tent city’ set up in the port city on Boxing Day to be cleared within a week.
In a year like no other, new Perth Mayor Basil Zempilas must be acknowledged for his work rejuvenating our city - according to Adrian Barich.
Adrian BarichSports Presenter
A bold new vision for the city, detailed in The West Australian today, has the potential to deliver on a number of fronts.
A bold plan to revitalise the city has raised hopes of breathing new life into long-neglected buildings in the centre of Perth.
Our frontline health workers and two mothers who fought for justice for their children are among WA’s people of the year — the West Australians who shone in an extremely challenging 2020.
The festive lights in Perth’s streets will soon be pulled down with City of Perth ratepayers being asked to fork out thousands just to store the extensive $2.6 million collection.
Fraud charges linked to local City of Perth elections have been dropped against ex-councillor Jim Adamos.
Health minister Roger Cook has conceded some young people in WA have been ‘badly let down’ by existing mental health services, and promised to ‘listen’ to their concerns.
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