WA Museum goes back in time with new dinosaur exhibit

Dinosaurs, ancient megafauna and prehistoric marine creatures have made their home at WA’s new museum, taking visitors back to the land that time forgot in a new exhibit. WA Museum Boola Bardip will feature the animals in the display, featuring them as some of the most extraordinary animals to roam the Earth. The museum’s Portals…

“Polly” Farmer’s football and charity life to be preserved by State Library

Indigenous WA football player Graham “Polly” Farmer life will be preserved for future generations with the State Library acquiring a collection of memorabilia acknowledging his football career. The State Library purchased a number of historical souvenirs from the WA sporting legend’s life in an auction that included a collection of documents and medals. The collection…

Western Australians encouraged to Wander out Yonder for a Perth “staycation”

Western Australians have been encouraged to have a staycation to rediscover Perth, in a new campaign inspiring them to Wander Out Yonder. A mini-campaign to promote Perth’s world-class hospitality, entertainment and accommodation will encourage people to extend a visit to the city to a stay in Perth hotel. The $500,000 campaign will encourage Western Australians…

$76m investment helps reactivate WA arts industry

WA’s arts sector will get support for its COVID-19 recovery with a $76 million investment that will include a restoration of Perth’s iconic concert hall. The McGowan Government made the announcement on Thursday that will include initiatives to assist the sector’s social and economic recovery. Among the initiatives as part of the government’s WA Recovery…

EXCLUSIVE: Templeman guarantees WA art sector assistance amid COVID-19

The McGowan Government has advised creatives working in WA’s arts industry to “hold strong” as it assures them they are being assisted in their recovery from COVID-19. Artists have been encouraged to keep working while demonstrating the importance of the sector during the coronavirus pandemic, as the government promised arts workers were being supported. The…

New jobs created as WA’s new museum on track for opening

WA’s new museum has created new jobs for WA, with the project expected to be complete for its expected open later this year. The State Government has revealed that the COVID-19 pandemic has not slowed construction of the museum, providing a boost to WA’s economy. Local jobs have been created for the construction industry, with…

Ascot kilns heritage listed to be preserved for future

A Perth landmark is set to be immortalised with the former Bristile Kilns to be included on the State Register of Heritage Places. The kilns which are located opposite of Ascot Racecourse, includes the largest group of circular kilns and tall brick chimneys still standing in Australia. The site had a significant impact on the…

Amendments to Local Government Act to support Covid-19 response

Local governments will be supported in new changes to legislation that will help them respond to the coronavirus crisis. The Local Government Act 1995 will be amended to assist councils deal with the COVID-19 outbreak, enabling them to be more agile to changing local conditions. The Local Government Amendment (COVID-19 Response) Bill 2020 amends the…

Local council meetings to continue electronically during coronavirus pandemic

Local government council meetings will continue electronically during the coronavirus pandemic, the McGowan Government has announced. The government has announced new regulations in an effort to continue communications during a public health emergency or state emergency. Taking effect on Thursday, the new regulations will enable local governments to hold meetings by teleconference, video conference or…