Fire Ants’ Foe: The QLD sniffer dogs saving WA

The battle against invasive pests has two new front-line warriors: Cola and Willow, sniffer dogs from Queensland. Highly trained biosecurity dogs, Cola and Willow, have been bought over from Queensland to search out the nests of the Red Imported Fire Ants found in the Fremantle area. Cola and Willow can smell the fire ants from…

WA travellers advised to be vaccinated against measles before travelling

Western Australians heading overseas this summer need to make sure measles immunisations are up to date, the State Government has advised, following outbreaks in popular holiday destinations. Travellers are being recommended to check their measles immunity before leaving Australia, following reminders that measles was a common and potentially deadly illness. The government said travellers need…

Sport Fishing Initiative Hoping To Attract Tourists To WA

A sport fishing bonanza set to benefit Perth and regional Western Australia thanks to the installation of offshore Fish Aggregating Device (FAD), with hopes the device can boost WA’s tourism. The move will give recreational boat fishers throughout the state a chance to ‘join the race’, as the floating fish beacon has the ability to…

Man charged over CBD traffic offences

A man has been charged following a series of traffic incidents in Perth yesterday. It will be alleged around 3pm the man was at a house in Camilo of a person known to him, before he took the keys to a Holden Station wagon without permission and left. It will further be alleged after 5:45pm…

Cape Le Grande car rollover injures three people

Three people have been injured following a serious car crash in Cape Le Grand National Park this week. A white 2000 model Jeep Cherokee  was travelling along the sand on Tuesday, when about 12:55pm the driver lost control and rolled several times. The front passenger, a 23-year-old man received serious injuries and was conveyed to…

Future the aim for WA’s water management

WA has the next generation and beyond in its sights for its water supply, with aims to ensure its water security for the future. The State said it would make sure Perth continued liveability standards against the impacts of climate change while also safeguarding water resources for a population growth by 2050. To combat what…

WA encouraged to become waterwise in face of climate change

An action plan is encouraging WA to become a waterwise city as part of its co-ordinated response to climate change. The State Government has launched its Waterwise Perth Action Plan to develop it into leading waterwise city by 2030, with climate change making Perth drier and hotter, affecting Perth’s water resources. Under the plan, targets…

St Andrew’s Church moves from the Terrace to new East Perth home

With over 130 years of history formerly on St George’s Terrace, St Andrew’s Church has a new home in East Perth. Continuing its pastoral outreach from their new modern facilities, St Andrew’s hopes to attract members of all ages. Having to leave the heritage listed premises due to an unsafe roof, the Church then spent…

Attempted murder charge for man after alleged serious assault

A man has been charged with attempted murder following a serious assault in Perth’s southern suburbs on Thursday night. Police were called to the Forward Street home in Mandurah just after 9.00pm on Thursday night where they arrived to a 45-year-old man allegedly assaulting a 43-year-old man. The victim was left so badly injured, officers…