Thief armed with axe wanted in Mount Barker robbery

WA Police are hunting a man who threatened a driver with an axe in Mount Barker on the weekend. The victim, who was a man in his 20s, drove his car to a house on Deane Street at around 10:45pm on Sunday 19 January when a man opened the door to his car. He produced…

North Dandalup Station opens following upgrades

A train station has reopened to the public following upgrades to improve its facilities for travellers. Work has completed to upgrade the new North Dandalup Station’s low-level platforms, allowing the station to open. Its new raised platforms are now fully compliant with disability Discrimination Act standards. Two new car bays and one ACROD bay, line…

Teaching program gives Indigenous Education staff new opportunities

A pilot program will support Aboriginal Department of Education staff to become teachers in WA public schools, the McGowan Government has revealed. The $3 million program to be run through a government partnership with Curtin University aims to provide greater opportunities for indigenous school staff. Staff will be offered a Bachelor of Education, which will…

Women’s T20 World Cup trophy visits WA in national tour

Australia will get the chance to see what the world’s women’s cricketing nations are playing for with the T20 World Cup trophy arriving in Perth. The ICC Women’s T20 World Cup trophy will begin a highlights tour of Perth as part of a national trophy tour, giving Perth an opportunity to see the sporting silverware…

Man charged over Beeliar attempted killing

Police have charged a man over an altercation at a home in Beeliar on the weekend. Police were called to a home in Britannia Avenue at around 4:15pm on Sunday where they found a 65-year-old man with critical injuries and a 35-year-old man with serious injuries. Both men were conveyed to Fiona Stanley Hospital for…

Nahan hits back at Saffioti’s “unilateral” to Subiaco planning scheme changes

The State Opposition has called on Rita Saffioti to back down on changes to the City of Subiaco’s new planning scheme following community outrage. Shadow Minister for Planning Dr Mike Nahan has demanded the Planning Minister immediately rescind 17 modifications made to the Local Planning Scheme No.5, (LPS5)claiming it “caused anxiety within the local community.…

Upgrades to Fremantle’s High Street, Stirling Highway to bust congestion and improve safety

A $118 million upgrade to a stretch of road in Fremantle notorious for nearly 300 crashes in five years will “bust congestion and dramatically improve safety”, the State Government has revealed. The High Street and Stirling Highway intersection upgrade turned sod on Wednesday, with the joint federal and WA project involving a 1.5km section of…

Toddler missing in Nullagine found safe

A toddler who went missing with her dog from her home near Nullagine has been found safe and well. Three-year-old Matilda had been missing for nearly 24 hours after she disappeared on Wednesday with her pet Jack Russell when she was spotted on Thursday afternoon. Matilda was last seen at around 2:30pm when she wandered…