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Karrakatta Cemetery renewal shocks families as headstones destroyed

Karrakatta Cemetery renewal shocks families as headstones destroyed

The Western Australian community is largely unaware of the redevelopment of the Karrakatta Cemetery which has seen the graves of soldiers and many others ‘rezoned’, Susan Blunden says.

  • by Daile Cross

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Let the locals loose: Perth council launches radical planning strategy

Let the locals loose: Perth council launches radical planning strategy

Normally councils draft a strategy then show it to the public, in a process nicknamed ‘Design, Advise and Defend’; and they've been copping heat for it.

  • by Emma Young
Optus Stadium architects win big at national awards
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Optus Stadium architects win big at national awards

Optus Stadium has been recognised on the national stage, taking home two awards for its design at the National Architecture Awards.

  • by staff writers
LandCorp to create Perth micro-lot communities in huge land release

LandCorp to create Perth micro-lot communities in huge land release

More than 150 lots, worth $290 million, representing $1.3 billion for the economy, 12,000 jobs, and communities with "slow" streets and sustainable design.

  • by Emma Young
East Perth home for $192 million technology tower on table
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East Perth home for $192 million technology tower on table

The panel is considering an application for a $192 million nine-level data tower and 10-level office block on the corner of Newcastle and Lord streets from ASX-200 technology company NextDC.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Works to start at Piccadilly Arcade, cinema to reopen as live theatre
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Works to start at Piccadilly Arcade, cinema to reopen as live theatre

Tenders have closed for a builder to complete the long-awaited multimillion-dollar redevelopment of the art deco arcade and cinema, built in the 1930s.

  • by Emma Young
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Perth stalled as 'crisis of complacency' holds back city's economy

Perth stalled as 'crisis of complacency' holds back city's economy

Perth is being held back by a "crisis of complacency" in which political and business leaders have failed to set out a long-term economic strategy for the city.

  • by Nathan Hondros
Mum-and-dad plans languish while big developers surge ahead in WA Planning Commission
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Mum-and-dad plans languish while big developers surge ahead in WA Planning Commission

A group of Singleton landowners south of Perth are angry at the WA Planning Commission after their rezoning application has stalled for a decade while similar neighbouring developments have breezed through.

  • by Hamish Hastie
Subbie 'race to the bottom' continues as another WA builder goes bust
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Subbie 'race to the bottom' continues as another WA builder goes bust

Construction company Omega Construction Pty is expected to go into administration in the coming days. 

  • by Heather McNeill
'I'm not going anywhere': Perth wetlands protest reaches new heights
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'I'm not going anywhere': Perth wetlands protest reaches new heights

“There’s over 550 endangered species in these wetlands — they want to destroy it all.”

  • by Kate Hedley
A hundred trees, a hundred hearts: bid to protect Perth cockatoo roost
Planning and development

A hundred trees, a hundred hearts: bid to protect Perth cockatoo roost

The protesters hung their 100 handmade hearts at Perth's fourth-largest black cockatoo roost, protesting plans to cut down 100 trees for industrial development.

  • by Emma Young