Business cases begin to re-instate Tier 3 grain lines

Sections of the Wheatbelt’s Tier 3 rail network could be restored in what could be a bid to re-open the rail lines, the McGowan Government has revealed. The government has announced an independent engineering assessment to investigate the challenges to bring it back into service, with business cases to be prepared to return the lines…

Edwards guilty of Rimmer, Glennon murders but escapes Spiers conviction

Bradley Robert Edwards has been convicted of willfully murdering two of three women he has been accused of abducting and killing from Claremont in the 1990s. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Hall said while handing his verdict on Thursday, he was satisfied former Telstra technician Edwards murdered Ciara Glennon and Jane Rimmer but was not satisfied…

Man wanted for questioning over Armadale man’s death

WA Police are searching for a man over a death at a home in Armadale. Homicide Squad detectives are seeking to identify the man, who may be able to provide information about the Lowanna Way death on Tuesday 15 September. At around 3:30pm St John Ambulance requested WA Police Force assistance at the home, who…

McGowan counter-sues Palmer for defamation

Mark McGowan has turned the tables on Clive Palmer, counter-suing the mining magnate for defamation. The WA Premier has launched his counter-claim in the Federal Court, stating that Mr Palmer defamed him on a number of occasions. In his claim, Mr McGowan alleged he was defamed on at least seven occasions in interviews, social posts…

Teenage motorcycle riders injured in Webberton car crash

Two teenage boys have been injured after their motorcycle crashed with a car in Webberton. Mid West-Gascoyne Traffic officers are investigating the crash after the 16-year-old rider and his 15-year-old pillion passenger crashed their off-road motorcycle on Tuesday afternoon. The boys were travelling north on Anderson Street at around 1:55pm, when the rider lost control…

Albany Ring Road construction gets underway

The Albany Ring Road has begun construction, creating jobs and economic benefits for WA’s south-west. The $175 million project has been made a priority to fast-track regional projects ready to being, in an effort to get money flowing into jobs and businesses. Under the first phase of the connection, the road will include a new…

Wanneroo becomes home to affordable housing

New housing developments have begun construction in Wanneroo in an effort to provide affordable homes to Western Australians, the McGowan Government has revealed. The homes will improve diversity and variety of housing options near the town centre for the community while boosting jobs. Seven lots will be developed as part of the Hastings Quarter project…

EXCLUSIVE: Perth mayor candidate Anghie to boost residential growth with “city of neighbourhoods” plan

The individual needs of Perth city suburbs will become a greater focus, a City of Perth mayoral candidate has promised, in an effort to drive residential growth in in the city. Sandy Anghie has claimed that Perth’s CBD is “lacking livability” and wants a neighbourhood approach across Perth city suburbs to increase the number of…

WA’s employment improves but rate still lags behind the nation

Employment in WA has improved revealing a strong economic and social recovery, according to new data. Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) data has revealed on Thursday and unprecedented increase of 32,200 jobs for the month of August. The ABS’ Labour Force Report data has showed WA’s social and economic recovery has continued to improve with…