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Elizabeth Quay

Perth a city on the move

Walk down many major city streets these days and there seems to be a renewed sense of vibrancy and excitement. This is particularly true of Perth, where once shady, unloved laneways are being brought back to life with fashionable new bars, restaurants and shops springing to life on an almost-weekly basis.

Venues to grow and diversify appeal - SPECIAL REPORT

With the convention market in Perth showing no signs of slowing, the focus has turned to the city’s largest venues and their capacity to attract major national and international events.

Barnett squeezed from all sides

Colin Barnett is in for his biggest test as premier in 2015, as mounting financial woes threaten to drain his political capital.

State to proceed with Perth Act

The state government is proceeding with plans to create a City of Perth Act as part of its reform of local governments, with cabinet approving the drafting of legislation to be released early next year.

Yes, he’s the state’s big spender

Colin Barnett hopes his capital works program will one day be seen in the same light as those of WA political giants, Charles Court and John Forrest.