“It is hard to think of an activity with more benefits than cycling,” Auditor General Colin Murphy said in a report released today that concludes Perth’s cycle network needs better planning before bike riding can become a significant mode of transport.
Former West Coast Eagles coach John Worsfold has been named the new senior coach of the Essendon Bombers, while West Coast coach Adam Simpson is likely to be awarded a contract extension after taking the Eagles to this year's grand final.
Fremantle Dockers and West Coast Eagles fans will be heavily invested in the on-field action at the two preliminary finals in Perth tonight and tomorrow, but the operator of the ageing Domain stadium is counting on an even bigger bet coming off.
Sport is taking over business in Perth as the AFL finals loom, with the ‘Go Freo’ sign on Woodside Plaza rivalled by a ‘Go Eagles’ sign on BHP Billiton's home at Brookfield Place, while the mining giant also committed to a new investment at the under-construction Perth Stadium.
The Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) has announced a $200 million redevelopment that will transition its ground to a 'boutique' venue designed to complement the new Perth Stadium, which will host all Big Bash League and major international matches.
UPDATE: Perth Glory denies it has breached the salary cap and is considering its legal options, after it was banned from this year's A-League finals series over allegations it overpaid its players for the past three years.