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.
Australian Rugby Union turns down multi-million offer from Andrew Forrest - P...
22 Aug 2017 at 2:45am
Perth NowAustralian Rugby Union turns down multi-million offer from Andrew ForrestPerth Now
The mining magnate has already warned the ARU he will investigate setting up a rival competition to Super Rugby based in Perth
and including teams from the Indo-Pacific region. Welborn, Forrest's rugby adviser said he was shocked by the ARU's stand.Australian
Rugby Union rejects $50 million offer from Andrew 'Twiggy' ForrestThe Sydney Morning HeraldSea of blue in Perth
as Western Force fans march in fight to keep rugby teamStuff.co.nzWestern Force fans protest against Super Rugby axing, Andrew Forrest fires off warning to ARUABC OnlineThe Guardian -The Australian -New Straits Times Onlineall 120 news articles »
Liquor truck in flames after crash in South Australia - Perth Now
22 Aug 2017 at 6:13pm
Perth NowLiquor truck in flames after crash in South AustraliaPerth Now
ABOUT 26,000 litres of alcohol bound for Melbourne has gone up in flames after two trucks collided in South Australia's
southeast. The trucks were travelling in opposite directions on the Dukes Highway when the crash occurred about 2.30am on Wednesday.and more »
Cricket Australia recover nearly 3000 scalped Ashes tickets for Perth Test - ...
22 Aug 2017 at 10:33pm
Fox SportsCricket Australia recover nearly 3000 scalped Ashes tickets for Perth TestFox Sports
CA said the 2890 tickets were being sold on eBay for the third Test of Australia's
five-Test series against England. The tickets will be placed back on sale through CA channels next Monday in what the sport's governing body is a warning to scalpers ...
Almost 3000 scalped tickets for Perth
Ashes Test recoveredWAtodayScalped Ashes tickets to go back on salecricket.com.auAshes 2017-18: More than 2800 scalped tickets recovered for Perth
TestCricket Countryall 4 news articles »
Illegal workers detained in visa fraud crackdown - Perth Now
21 Aug 2017 at 4:57am
Perth NowIllegal workers detained in visa fraud crackdownPerth Now
ABF Commander Field and Removal Operations, Robyn Miller, said the operation should act as a warning to both employers of illegal workers and non-citizens who are, or are intending to, work illegally in Australia
. "Combatting visa fraud and ...
workers rounded up as part of Border Force crackdownWAtodayall 8 news articles »
Missed the eclipse? Here's when you can catch one - ABC Online
21 Aug 2017 at 3:57pm
ABC OnlineMissed the eclipse? Here's when you can catch oneABC Online
A small patch of South Australia
will see three total solar eclipses in the next 100 years. And Queensland's Gold Coast will see two in the same period. Exmouth and the North West Cape in Western Australia
will also experience a solar eclipse in April ...and more »
The Perth suburbs in line for jobless drug testing - The West Australian
22 Aug 2017 at 5:52pm
The West AustralianThe Perth suburbs in line for jobless drug testingThe West Australian
Senator Xenophon said yesterday Australia
had a serious substance abuse problem and he wanted to work constructively with the Government on ?lifting people up and away from drug addiction?. But he questioned whether jobseekers should be sub-jected ...
Australian Basketball Team Perth Wildcats Launch Wilbot Chatbot - SportTechie
21 Aug 2017 at 8:05am
SportTechieAustralian Basketball Team Perth Wildcats Launch Wilbot ChatbotSportTechie
Artificial intelligence chatbots are one area where technology continues to evolve rapidly within the sports business. Entering this space is the Perth
Wildcats basketball club ? the first National Basketball League team in Australia
to launch a ...
Brothers showing their mettle down under - The Star Online
22 Aug 2017 at 6:03pm
Brothers showing their mettle down underThe Star Online
Two Malaysian-born brothers, Radheya, 18, and Rahul Jegatheva, 15, have carved a name for themselves on the world stage in two very different fields ? filmmaking and aquathlon. Although both siblings moved to Perth
13 years ago, they ...
ATSB report finds metal fatigue to blame for AirAsia engine failure - Perth Now
22 Aug 2017 at 9:16pm
Perth NowATSB report finds metal fatigue to blame for AirAsia engine failurePerth Now
However, AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes lavished praise on the pilot and crew saying he was ?super proud of Captain Ibrahim?. The A330 returned to Perth
and landed safely 90 minutes later, at about 11am. ?Engine manufacturer found that a section of the ...and more »
Stats that matter: Round 23 - Adelaide Crows
22 Aug 2017 at 8:08pm
Adelaide CrowsStats that matter: Round 23Adelaide CrowsPERTH
- JUNE 11: Taylor Walker (c) and Rory Atkins of the Crows wrestle with Luke Shuey of the Eagles during the 2016 AFL Round 12 match between the West Coast Eagles and the Adelaide Crows at Domain Stadium on June 11, 2016 in ...and more »