Mike enjoying the fun of the fair with the "Go for 2 & 5"
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Annual Willetton Rotary Community Fair 2014

The Rotary Club of Willetton is once again hosting the annual Willetton Rotary Community Fair on Sunday 30 March 2014 from 10am to 4pm at Burrendah Reserve, Cnr Pinetree Gully Rd and Burrendah Boulevard, Willetton, where local businesses, charities, schools and others can showcase their products, services and activities whilst raising funds and having fun!

Entry is FREE and is an alcohol- and smoke-free event.

I encourage everyone to come along and enjoy a multicultural, fun-filled, family day out with lots of free entertainment, a variety of stalls, sideshow alley, farm animals, hole-in-one golf and food and refreshments from around the world! To top off a great day, as part of the City of Canning's "Act Belong Commit" Music Series, the rock 'n roll band "Easy Tigers" will be playing all the family favourites from 3pm-4pm.

I look forward to seeing you there to support this fabulous community event, with 100% of funds raised by the Willetton Rotary on the day to be distributed to deserving individuals and organisations, including local schools and community groups, the Perth Hills Bush Fire Victims, the IGA Community Chest, and a range of national and international projects.

For more information, please feel free to contact my electorate office on 9457 1282.

State Government reaffirms truck ban on Leach Highway

Riverton MLA Dr Mike Nahan has received support from his State Government colleagues to continue the ban on large trucks on Leach Highway, east of Kwinana Freeway to Albany Highway. In a recent media release he said:

"This is a major issue for the residents of Riverton, given the noise created by large trucks driving through residential communities."

"There has been a recent push to remove the ban, to allow trucks commuting between Fremantle and Kewdale to utilise Leach Highway."

"I lobbied the Transport Minister to ensure that the ban remains, and I welcome the Government's support in this matter."

"It is clear that the ban has helped ease congestion, reduce noise pollution and furthermore, Main Roads has confirmed that the impact of the restrictions on the road network in terms of congestion has been negligible."

"The issue of large trucks on Leach Highway has long been a concern for the residents of Riverton, Shelley and Rossmoyne, and so I welcome the Government's ongoing commitment."

Main Roads Transport Inspectors are regularly patrolling Leach Highway to ensure that the Transport Industry continues to operate in accordance with the restrictions and local amenity is maintained.


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Mike was delighted to present the trophy to the winners of the
Parkwood Tennis Club Championships

Parkwood serves up first class tennis!

Recently I attended the awards ceremony for the Parkwood Tennis Club Championships where I had the privilege of presenting the winners with their hard-earned trophy. The Championships were hard fought, with the trophy won by Trevor Thompson and Puna Rere, after defeating Ryan Markwell and Viv Nicholas.

I was very happy to once again sponsor the prizes for the winners and runners-up and I congratulate them on making the final four. They should be extremely proud of their efforts in making the final and I was very happy to hear of the excellent quality of tennis on display, as well as the good spirits in which the tournament was played.

After the tournament, competitors regathered their breath around the Barbeque and enjoyed a well-earned drink together.

The Parkwood Tennis Club was formed 30 years ago and continues to be a family-orientated social Tennis club, catering for both seniors and juniors, from August until April. For those who can't get enough tennis, the club also offers all year tennis on Wednesday evenings.

If you have a desire to take part in social tennis in a fun-friendly environment, I encourage you to visit parkwoodtennisclub.org.au/ to obtain details on how you can become involved.

No Change to School Catchments Resulting from Local Government Reforms

6 September 2013: In a press release issued today, Dr Nahan reassured Riverton constituents that there will be no changes to local school catchment areas resulting from the proposed Local Government amalgamation reform:

    "I have received a number of emails and calls expressing concern that changes to local government boundaries would result in changes to local school boundaries."

    "For the record, there is no relationship between local government boundaries and school catchment areas of the primary and secondary schools in my electorate."

    "Burrendah, Rostrata, Willetton, Riverton, Parkwood, Rossmoyne and Shelley Primary Schools as well as Lynwood, Rossmoyne and Willetton Senior High School will retain their current boundaries."

The full press release is here.

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I encourage you to join me at the Riverton RSL's moving Dawn Service to be held at 6am on Friday 25 April 2014 at their premises at 153 High Road, Willetton. The service will be followed by a Gunfire Breakfast in the upstairs lounge (gold coin donation).

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Reform of Local Government (Revised boundaries)

Here are the current proposed local government boundaries as they affect my Electorate. The Local Government Advisory Board is charged with assessing all proposed boundary changes and will be calling for public comment soon.

For more detail on the proposed changes to Metropolitan Local Government boundaries click here.

I would appreciate comment from Riverton constituents on the proposed reforms. Please email me here.

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