Grant money to gift school a new pavilion and carpark

Capel Primary School has received carpark improvements and a new multi-purpose sport pavilion thanks to grant funding from the State Government. Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray was at the school on Friday to announce the upgrades which included $100,000 in Local Projects, Local Jobs funds for the carpark and $27,252 in …

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Alan Jones hit with $three.7 million defamation payout

Alan Jones and his team have been ordered to pay a record $3.7 million in compensation for defaming a Queensland family by claiming they were responsible for 12 deaths in the 2011 Lockyer Valley floods. Sydney radio broadcaster Jones, Harbour Radio and 4BC were sued by the prominent Wagner family, …

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Singaporean investor pays $33m for West Perth office

A private Singaporean investor has paid $33 million for a four-level A-grade West Perth office at 1 Havelock Street. The building, expected to fetch about $35 million when it was listed last year, was sold on behalf of property syndicator and developer Ascot Capital by CBRE’s Aaron Desange and Anthony …

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Panel rules on Iris’ Claremont designs

The fate of Iris Residential’s $120 million, 142-apartment Claremont on the Park development may be decided today. The development, opposed by the Town of Claremont last month, has created controversy because of its variation to stipulated heights, its departure from the design guidelines for the precinct and concerns about traffic …

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Paul McCartney talks of Beatles sex games with John Lennon

Paul McCartney recently turned 76, and while the ex-Beatle is showing no signs of slowing down, he’s also keener than ever to dish on the decades of stories he’s amassed as a living rock legend. The singer-songwriter opened up about everything from Quincy Jones deeming him “the worst bass player”he’d …

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Tokyo is dense but its neighbourhoods rock

One way that government agencies have been tackling the issue of affordable housing in Australia has been through examining housing models and density. Australian cities are among the least dense cities in the world. According to data published in Demographia World Urban Areas in April this year, Perth has a …

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Lynn wins 2018 Hayward Medal

Augusta-Margaret River midfielder Mitch Lynn claimed the 2018 Hayward Medal on Tuesday night, capping off a scintillating season. Lynn polled 31 votes across the season, finishing seven clear of Eaton Boomers livewire Graham Jetta on 24. After polling six votes in the opening five rounds, the Hawks maestro peeled off …

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Frustrating Freo flip on Woolstores baffles developer

Fremantle property developer and investor Silverleaf Investment’s Gerard O’Brien has expressed frustration that the City of Fremantle is not better defending its retail and tourism credentials, decrying the lack of vibrancy and density in the port city centre. His comments come as the City of Fremantle declared it would support …

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