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How Perth's lord mayor hopefuls plan to tackle one of the city's toughest issues

How Perth's lord mayor hopefuls plan to tackle one of the city's toughest issues

It was November when Basil Zempilas said he would forcibly remove "disgusting" homeless people from the CBD if he was elected Perth Lord Mayor. 

  • by Marta Pascual Juanola

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City of Perth walks back wording on 'treaty' with Noongar elders
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Indigenous

City of Perth walks back wording on 'treaty' with Noongar elders

The City of Perth plans to sign an agreement with the Whadjuk Noongar people in a bid to mend fractured relations over the handling of the Heirisson Island protests. Just don't call it a 'treaty'.

  • by Marta Pascual Juanola
Former City of Perth councillor charged with fraud, forging records
Crime

Former City of Perth councillor charged with fraud, forging records

A former City of Perth councillor has been charged with forging records and gaining benefit by fraud following a long-running inquiry into the dysfunctional council. 

  • by Marta Pascual Juanola
Criminal charges loom over former City of Perth councillors and staff
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Local government

Criminal charges loom over former City of Perth councillors and staff

Former City of Perth councillors and staff have been referred to law enforcement authorities over suspected criminal offences by a long-running inquiry into the dysfunctional council.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Futuristic design for Perth’s west end revealed, but court fight with Woodside goes on
Big Perth

Futuristic design for Perth’s west end revealed, but court fight with Woodside goes on

The second tower's bullet shape has now been changed to a 'Jetsons'-worthy angular one. But it was not the shape of the towers that Woodside was worried about.

  • by Emma Young
Harvey accuses government of City of Perth interference as inquiry drags on
Council controversy

Harvey accuses government of City of Perth interference as inquiry drags on

Opposition Leader Liza Harvey has criticised the government's handling of the scandal-prone City of Perth, accusing it of parachuting in a new chief executive without an OK from elected councillors.

  • by Marta Pascual Juanola
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Rottnest Island Authority boss appointed new City of Perth CEO
Local council

Rottnest Island Authority boss appointed new City of Perth CEO

As the City of Perth council election looms, the troubled local government has appointed Rottnest Island Authority boss Michelle Reynolds as the city's new chief executive. 

  • by Marta Pascual Juanola
Competition for Perth uni campus 'ferocious' as coronavirus delays funding
Big Perth

Competition for Perth uni campus 'ferocious' as coronavirus delays funding

An announcement on the Perth City Deal has been pushed back as budget surpluses are magicked into stimulus packages. Yet new details on the deal have now emerged.

  • by Emma Young
Apartments without car bays: Perth property group outlines bold vision
Big Perth

Apartments without car bays: Perth property group outlines bold vision

To make people buy – and live in – Perth city apartments will require radical change, the Property Council has said ahead of its City Deal event.

  • by Emma Young
Deal to shift Edith Cowan University into Perth CBD falters as coronavirus costs hit
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University

Deal to shift Edith Cowan University into Perth CBD falters as coronavirus costs hit

As the budget impact of coronavirus looms on the horizon, a plan to sell ECU's Mount Lawley campus and shift it to the CBD could fall over because of massive costs.

  • by Nathan Hondros and Emma Young
NIMBYs shut down as Perth pushes for WA's broadened 'anti-whinge' laws
Local government

NIMBYs shut down as Perth pushes for WA's broadened 'anti-whinge' laws

The threat of NIMBYs shutting down some of Perth's biggest clubs and pubs over noise complaints has been put to sleep.  

  • by Marta Pascual Juanola