There's plenty to do, see, and learn in Perth, Western Australia.
Perth is the capital and largest city of Western Australia. It is the fourth most populous city in Australia. The Perth metropolitan area has an estimated population of 1.74 million.
The metropolitan area is located in the South West Division of Western Australia, between the Indian Ocean and a low coastal escarpment known as the Darling Range. The central business district and suburbs of Perth are situated on the banks of the Swan River. Shortly after the establishment of the port settlement of Fremantle, Perth was founded on 12 June 1829 by Captain James Stirling as the political centre of the Swan River Colony. As the business and administration centre for the resource-rich state, Perth has grown consistently.
Perth became known worldwide as the "City of Light" when city residents lit their house lights and streetlights as American astronaut John Glenn passed overhead while orbiting the earth on Friendship 7 in 1962. The city repeated the act as Glenn passed overhead on the Space Shuttle in 1998. Perth is tied for eighth place in The Economist's 2011 list of the world's most livable cities.
The central business district of Perth is bounded by the Swan River to the south and east, with Kings Park on the western end, while the railway lines form a northern border. This will change in the next few years as a State and Federally funded project named 'The Link' ensures the sinking of a section of the divisive railway line, in addition to the sinking of an existing above-ground bus terminal, will give street-level access from the CBD to Northbridge for the first time in over 100 years.
St Georges Terrace is the prominent street of the area with 1.3 million m2 of office space in the CBD. Hay Street and Murray Street have most of the retail and entertainment facilities. The tallest building in the city is Central Park, which is the seventh tallest building in Australia. The CBD has recently been the centre of a mining-induced boom, with several commercial and residential projects due for completion, including a 244m (801ft) office building for Australian/British mining company BHP Billiton.
West Aussies are among the most mobile in Australia - Perth Now
23 Oct 2017 at 4:59pm
Perth NowWest Aussies are among the most mobile in AustraliaPerth Now
WEST Australians are among the most mobile in the country ? but an increasing number are making their way to other parts of Australia
. Figures from last year's Census show almost 47 per cent of the State's population, or more than 990,000 West ...The gig economy has taken hold in Australia
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UK diver swims to safety after Australia shark scare - BBC News
22 Oct 2017 at 10:24pm
BBC NewsUK diver swims to safety after Australia shark scareBBC News
Mr Craig said he placed his spear gun between himself and the shark as it swam around him in Shark Bay, about 800km north of Perth
, the state capital. He then decided to swim towards the Francois Perron National Park after spotting a red cliff "very ...
British Man Narrowly Escapes Encounter with Sharks off Australia's
West CoastThe Epoch Timesall 33 news articles »
The hurdle for driverless car introduction in Australia | Perth Now - Perth Now
22 Oct 2017 at 11:47pm
Perth NowThe hurdle for driverless car introduction in Australia | Perth NowPerth Now
DRIVERLESS cars are inevitable but humans could be the biggest stumbling block to their introduction on Australian roads.and more »
Australia same-sex marriage poll: Perth Church leaders come out for 'yes' vot...
23 Oct 2017 at 8:28am
ChristianTodayAustralia same-sex marriage poll: Perth Church leaders come out for 'yes' voteChristianToday
A number of senior church leaders in Perth
are coming together to launch Australian
Christians for Marriage Equality in support of the 'yes' vote in the country's postal survey on gay marriage. Anglican, Catholic, Quaker and free church leaders united ...and more »
Housing affordability improves in Perth and regional WA - YourMortgage.com.au
23 Oct 2017 at 7:06am
YourMortgage.com.auHousing affordability improves in Perth and regional WAYourMortgage.com.au
The latest data from the Housing Industry Association (HIA) shows that affordability in Perth
and across regional Western Australia
has improved significantly, in part due to the Australian
Prudential Regulation Authority's (APRA) efforts to tighten ...
The Bachelorette's Blake Colman Pleads Guilty In Violent Perth Attack - Marie...
22 Oct 2017 at 3:23pm
Marie ClaireThe Bachelorette's Blake Colman Pleads Guilty In Violent Perth AttackMarie Claire
Colman, 29, appeared before the Perth
Magistrate's Court in April this year for assaulting 31-year-old Tristan Cooper in 2015, Perth
Now reports. When Cooper tried to break up an argument outside Hungry Jacks, he says Colman turned on him. ?Blake and ...Bachelorette bad boy Blake's sickening street attackNEWS.com.auall 9 news articles »
Perth's friendly welcome - The West Australian
23 Oct 2017 at 4:26am
The West AustralianPerth's friendly welcomeThe West Australian
The Mexican city of San Miguel de Allende pipped Perth
to the top spot. The only other Australian
city to make the cut was Hobart, which was ranked 15th on the list of 15 cities. Auckland and Wellington in New Zealand ranked sixth and 13th respectively.
Back together! Australian Survivor's Jericho Malabonga flies to Perth to reun...
22 Oct 2017 at 6:44am
Daily MailBack together! Australian Survivor's Jericho Malabonga flies to Perth to reunite with co-star Luke Toki... as the ...Daily Mail
They were best friends and alliance partners on the most recent season of Australian
Survivor. And on Saturday, Australian
Survivor's Jericho Malabonga reunited with co-star Luke Toki when he flew to Perth
to stay with the cheeky mining technician and ...
WA council elections 2017: Results from City of Perth, Fremantle polls - Pert...
21 Oct 2017 at 7:44am
Perth NowWA council elections 2017: Results from City of Perth, Fremantle pollsPerth Now
In other early results, Fremantle electors threw their support behind the council's decision to axe traditional Australia
Day celebrations, re-electing Mayor Brad Pettitt ahead of Ra Stewart who had promised to reverse the decision. Penny Taylor, a ...Perth
Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi says 'deliberate campaign' against herNEWS.com.auWA council elections: Lisa Scaffidi loses stranglehold as voters eye ...WAtodayWA local government elections: two Lisa Scaffidi allies lose out in City of Perth
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Telethon 2017 Perth: $26 million pledge by Prime Minister, foundation for chi...
21 Oct 2017 at 10:03am
Perth NowTelethon 2017 Perth: $26 million pledge by Prime Minister, foundation for children's healthPerth Now
Joondalup Health Campus paediatrics head Professor Desiree Silva said funding for the project would ?let us explore the causality of Australia's
growing and debilitating chronic illnesses and identify and implement interventions?. Paul Ramsay ...and more »