Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly has signalled he may well walk back plans to take control of about 17 per cent of an enlarged local lobster catch, saying his priorities would be an International Lobster Festival in Perth and a domestic quota.
Scarborough Beach Bar has been thrown a lifeline, with insolvency specialist WA Insolvency Solutions selling the company to hospitality operator the ARK Group, which currently operates venues including The Generous Squire and Market Grounds.
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The future of the Perth Cultural Centre’s Picabar has been placed in doubt, after its operators disclosed their lease had been terminated by the state government, which has transferred management of the precinct to the Perth Theatre Trust.
Western Australian wineries have continued their recent run of success, with Howard Park’s Janice McDonald crowned the Gourmet Traveller winemaker of the year and Frankland Estate's Judi Cullam claiming the Len Evans award last night.