Lathlain Park Redevelopment Planned

lathlain-park-2-web-300x200The WA state government has allocated $10 million in the state budget for the redevelopment of Lathlain Park over the next 4 years to help support community sport.

The funding was confirmed by Premier Colin Barnett which he said would go towards community aspects of the redevelopment including adding an oval and rebuilding an existing oval, lighting, scoreboard, 2 lane synthetic running track, pathways, tennis courts and a playground.

The redevelopment will also include an administration and training facility for the West Coast Eagles, who will fund its own dedicated facilities as part of the project.

Construction work will start at the end of the 2016 WAFL season. Source: https://www.communitynews.com.au/news/WA-Budget:-Lathlain-Park-gets-$10m-for-redevelopment/7687278

World’s Biggest Airplane Lands in WA

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If you weren’t already aware the world’s largest plane has touched down in Perth, sending around16,000 aviation fanatics into a frenzy as they gathered at Perth Airport to catch a glimpse of the impressive aircraft.

It was the Antonov 225’s first visit to Australia for its first commercial flight. The plane took off from Kiev carrying a 133 tonne generator made in The Czech Republic. The plan can carry up to 250 tonnes.

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, the massive plane was stranded in Ukraine but in 2001 it was decided that the plane would be recommissioned.

Once it leaves Australia, the plane will visit Turkmenistan, India and Malaysia.

Source: http://www.skynews.com.au/news/national/wa/2016/05/15/world-s-biggest-plane-to-touch-down-in-perth.html

 

South Fremantle Power Station Accident Claims One Life

south fremantleTragedy struck when a Byford man was killed after falling from the second floor of the old South Fremantle Power Station.

It is believed the 24 year old man fell approximately 15 metres through a hole in the floor while with a woman at the derelict building on Saturday night.

Although emergency crews arrived at the scene and administered medical assistance, the man did not survive. He died on the scene.

The building is a heritage site that has been closed since 1985. Source: http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/man-24-dies-after-falling-from-old-south-fremantle-power-station-20160501-gojfoq.html