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Peter Abetz - Member for Southern River
Unit 4, 2 Furley Road
Southern River WA 6110

Telephone: 08 9256 4900
Fax: 08 9256 4995

A Warm Welcome!


October 3rd will see the launch of Western Australia’s flagship healthcare campus, when Fiona Stanley Hospital is officially opened in a formal ceremony by the Premier and the Minister for Health. The hospital is opening in four stages, with the State Rehabilitation Service opening on October 4, 2014. The $2billion hospital will have more than 780 beds, 16 operating theatres, two maternity wards, large specialist units for intensive care, mental health and coronary care, a new State burns service and the biggest emergency department in WA. I had a “behind the scenes” tour of the hospital recently, and it is certainly impressive and will be a fantastic service for our local area.

While I have not received many complaints about aircraft noise for some years, I understand that noise from aircraft and helicopter circuit training from Jandakot Airport is still of concern to some residents in some areas of Canning Vale. AirServices Australia is seeking information about the noise problem, and will be placing a monitor in the suburb to get an accurate picture of the noise being experienced in the area. I am collecting feedback from residents about the noise in their area for the Jandakot Civil Aviation Consultation Group and after this information has been collated, a decision can be made as to the best place to put the noise monitoring unit. If you would like to let me know what noise you are experiencing in your area, please contact me via email and I will pass on this information to the consultation group.


Finally, you may also want to mark these dates in your diary:

Sunday 19th October – Parliament House will be open to the public as part of Perth Heritage Days 2014. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War One and the 75th anniversary of the commencement of World War Two. In addition to Parliament House tours, there will be a 10th Light Horse re-enactment troop in full military dress and saddlery from St Georges Terrace to Parliament House and the Westralian Great War Living History Association will re-enact a parade of Australian WWI soldiers.

There will be displays by the Army Museum of Western Australia and the Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia honouring the lives of the men and women who went to war, including genuine uniforms from WWI and WWII; battlefield, battalion battle honour and military aviation photographs; and military medals and artefacts.

This family event is from 10am–4pm (last tour at 3.30pm). The 10th Light Horse Troop will be at 11am and the Westralian Great War Living History Association parade at 1pm.

All activities are free and open to the whole community.  Click here for more information.

Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October – Amanda Young’s Garden Fete will be held in the beautiful Amanda’s Gardens, at the junction of Matison and Margaret Sts in Southern River. There will be Devonshire teas, sausage sizzle, plant sales, arts and craft stalls, and paddy’s market. Proceeds go to the Amanda Young Foundation which promotes meningococcal awareness and research. Open 10am – 4:30pm each day.


Warm regards,