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bayswater bridge claims latest victim


perth, we spoke to soon.earlier this week, watoday asked the question: was monday's latest prang at the bayswater overpass bridge the last for 2017? the truck became wedged on wednesday morning. photo: hannah barryunfortunately not.just two days after a fruit and veggie truck collided with the bayswater overpass, the website "how many days since bayswater bridge has been hit" was forced to reset its counter yet again.a truck carrying skip bin became stuck on wednesday morning after attempting to go under the "low clearance" bridge on railway parade,it became wedged under the overpass, and the embarrassed truckie was forced to switch the hazard lights on while onlookers snapped photos of bayswater's latest victim.the bridge is a notorious hot spot for overambitious truck drivers?...






homicide squad investigating 'suspicious' death in bayswater north


police are investigating a "suspicious" death after finding a body at a property in melbourne's eastern suburbs in the early hours of saturday. homicide squad detectives were called to a bayswater north property after the discovery of a deceased man. homicide squad detectives are at an address in bayswater north after discovering a body. photo: rohan thomsonthe body was found outside the bayswater road home about 12.30am.the cause of the man's death is yet to be determined, but investigators are treating it as suspicious.anyone with information is urged to contact crime stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.






bayswater power station's pollution masking lasted decades, documents show


managers of bayswater power station in the hunter valley provided staff with precise instructions on how to blend coal to avoid triggering pollution alerts, documents stretching across almost two decades show.as fairfax media reported, the nsw environment protection authority has contacted all coal-fired power stations to determine whether operators took advantage of partial monitoring to conceal the full extent of their emissions of sulphur, nitrous oxides and other pollutants. bayswater power station in the hunter valley. photo: glen mccurtayneplant operating notes obtained by fairfax show that as far back as 1991 bayswater staff were told they had to keep sulphur emissions below 600 parts per million for unit one because "any exceedence of this limit is reportable to the state p...






bayswater bridge claims yet another victim


another truck has crashed into the bayswater overpass bridge.the truck, which had a forklift in the back, crashed into the bridge at about 2.50pm. the truck, which had a forklift on the back, hit the bridge. photo: scott hay/facebookits understood the truck driver managed to free his vehicle from the bridge moments after getting stuck and drove off."police did speak to the driver at the scene, minor damage is believed to have been caused to the bridge," a police spokesman said.the bayswater bridge is a notorious hot spot for overambitious truck drivers.the bridge has become so notorious a website has been set up dedicated to the number of drivers who have crashed into it and the number of days it has been since the last incident.the website lists every case of a truck crashing...






police hunt for mystery caller after 'suspicious' death in bayswater north


police are appealing for a mystery caller who alerted emergency services to a dead man in front of a vacant flat in bayswater north early saturday.paramedics found an unresponsive man with multiple wounds to his chest and face about 12.30am. he was pronounced dead at the scene. a body has been found at a property in north bayswater. photo: paul jeffersthe man is yet to be identified but is believed to be in his 50s.detective sergeant nick densley said an autopsy would be conducted saturday morning to determine if the wounds were the cause of his death. homicide squad detectives are at the scene. photo: paul jeffers"[they are] not consistent with gunshot or knife wounds," he said. "they're consistent with some sort of fall, or being possibly struck, or falling onto a hard s...






bayswater council knocks back guildford road proposal


the city of bayswater has knocked back plans from the wa planning commission to widen guildford road, saying many houses would lose their front yard and some local tenants could be displaced completely if the proposal went ahead.  the city of bayswater presented its report on the wapc's proposed plans on february 21, and said the council would not support the commission's attempts to widen the five-kilometre stretch of guildford road. part of guildford road. photo: google mapsthe report found some residents would lose land, property value, their driveways and front yards if the plan was to go ahead, and that the wapc had not made it clear what would happen to the buildings within the proposed expansion.maylands residents and ratepayers association (mrra) president elli petersen-pik...






elderly man dies after falling off bicycle in bayswater


an elderly man has died in hospital after falling off his bicycle in bayswater earlier this month. a police spokesman said the 71-year-old was riding his brown-coloured bicycle on railway parade between 11.30am and 11.50am on september 1 when he fell near the intersection of lawrence street.  major crash is investigating the death of a 71-year-old man who died while riding his bike.  "he suffered serious injuries and sadly passed away in hospital on wednesday," he said. major crash are investigating the incident and are appealing for anyone who may have seen the incident to contact crime stoppers on 1800 333 000.






perth council ditches street verge rulebook


bayswater council, one of perth's more adventurous councils when it comes to verges, has further empowered residents by throwing out the rule book when it comes to nature strips.verges are a hot topic in perth, with a dizzying variety of rules across the city on the allowances for hardstand, synthetic turf and plant height and type. cr cornish with his verge garden.  photo: suppliedfew councils have permitted plants over about 50-75 centimetres, or raised garden beds, until now, and food gardens are a rare sight on perth verges.but the city of bayswater has been quietly ripping pages from its rule book and chucking them away with the help of a red-tape reduction working group.mid last year, the council empowered staff to create a simple policy allowing local businesses to put plante...






perth councils say no to marriage equality motion


a contentious issue has divided a number of perth councils, and residents may be surprised to learn the debate has not revolved around bin pick-up, park maintenance or sports club funding.rather, it's the issue of marriage equality. the city of bayswater passed a vote supporting marriage equality last month. the city of bayswater drew fierce scrutiny when one of its councillors broke ranks to criticise the council for focusing on federal government concern and voting in favour of marriage equality at a meeting on april 26.the city of fremantle also supported a motion in favour of marriage equality around the same time.watoday canvassed 29 local perth councils, and found while the decision had sparked discussion from locals, a number of local governments still refused to make a call o...






perth councils say no to marriage equality motion


a contentious issue has divided a number of perth councils, and residents may be surprised to learn the debate has not revolved around bin pick-up, park maintenance or sports club funding.rather, it's the issue of marriage equality. the city of bayswater passed a vote supporting marriage equality last month. the city of bayswater drew fierce scrutiny when one of its councillors broke ranks to criticise the council for focusing on federal government concern and voting in favour of marriage equality at a meeting on april 26.the city of fremantle also supported a motion in favour of marriage equality around the same time.watoday canvassed 29 local perth councils, and found while the decision had sparked discussion from locals, a number of local governments still refused to make a call o...






bayswater burns midnight oil over high-density station plan


a crowd of bayswater locals kept tuesday night's council meeting going until nearly midnight as discussions raged over a developer-led high-density plan for the meltham station precinct.watoday understands at one point security guards had to dispel a disturbance outside the meeting.waterfront homes under erosion threat video duration00:45previous slidenext slidevideo duration02:20policewoman seriously injured during ...policewoman seriously injured during chase in yokinea policewoman is recovering from leg injuries this morning after she was seriously injured during a chase in yokine. vision: nine news perth. waterfront homes under erosion threat video duration00:45video duration00:45waterfront homes under erosion threat waterfront homes under erosion threat confronting hazard maps showin.






melbourne express, wednesday, december 6, 2017


some terrifying police news from overnight. a woman has been doused with flammable liquid believed to be petrol during a robbery at an adult store early this morning.two men attended the club x store on scoresby road in bayswater just after midnight and sprayed a 45-year-old attendant with a substance before demanding cash.the men stole an amount of money before fleeing on foot. the woman was not injured.it follows a robbery on a moorabin sexyland store on sunday in which a $5000 sex doll was stolen.an investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact crime stoppers on 1800 333 000.






london underground incident sees man charged with attempted murder after passeng


a 29-year-old has been charged with attempted murder after a man suffered serious injuries when he was hit by a london tube train.the alleged victim, aged in his 50s, was hurt during the rush hour incident at bayswater underground station in central london on thursday, the press association reported. british transport police said the man was “struck by a train” at the station shortly after 5pm and taken to hospital, where his injuries were deemed non-life threatening. 






man found shot dead in queens park


a man was shot to death in a queens park saturday night, officials said. cops responded to gunfire in bayswater park by beach channel drive and bay 32nd st. around 9:15 p.m. in far rockaway, according to police. they found a man on the ground in the park with at least one gunshot wound to the head and at least one to the chest, cops said. paramedics rushed to the scene but could not save the man, according to fdny officials.man dead in queens funeral home parking lot shot himself the man’s identity was not immediately released, officials said. the gunfire was picked up by the nypd’s shotspotter system, which uses audio sensors to provide cops with real-time information on when and where shots are fired.tags:gun violencefar rockawaysend a letter to the editorjoi...






man found shot dead in queens park


a man was shot to death in a queens park saturday night, officials said. cops responded to gunfire in bayswater park by beach channel drive and bay 32nd st. around 9:15 p.m. in far rockaway, according to police. they found a man on the ground in the park with at least one gunshot wound to the head and at least one to the chest, cops said. paramedics rushed to the scene but could not save the man, according to fdny officials.man dead in queens funeral home parking lot shot himself the man’s identity was not immediately released, officials said. the gunfire was picked up by the nypd’s shotspotter system, which uses audio sensors to provide cops with real-time information on when and where shots are fired.send a letter to the editorjoin the conversation:facebooktweet






perth councillor warns developers' new powers could change face of the city


perth developers are flexing bigger planning muscles granted them through a law change, with councils worried by the results but largely powerless to change them.separate groups of developers have hatched plans to transform the sorrento beachfront, and the area around meltham train station, with developments of up to six storeys; plans affecting not just their own land but whole precincts. protests continue over plans for the meltham station precinct.  photo: suppliedcommunity backlash in both places have hit headlines but what was not immediately obvious was their common origin in a 2015 law change, a "sleeper" issue destined for repetition across perth, according to bayswater councillor dan bull. structure and activity centre plans allow an area to be rezoned, usually to a hig...






pennsylvania man found fatally shot in queens park


a pennsylvania man was shot to death in a queens park saturday night, officials said. cops responded to gunfire in bayswater park by beach channel drive and bay 32nd st. around 9:15 p.m. in far rockaway, according to police. they found reggie nat white, 37, on the ground in the park with at least one gunshot wound to the head and at least one to the chest, cops said. paramedics rushed to the scene but could not save the man, according to fdny officials.man dead in queens funeral home parking lot shot himself a police source said white was in new york due to marital strife at home, in lansdowne. the gunfire was picked up by the nypd’s shotspotter system, which uses audio sensors to provide cops with real-time information on when and where shots are fired. with jo...






de blasio plans to spend $145m on parks to protect rockaways


on the fifth anniversary of hurricane sandy, mayor de blasio announced plans to spend $145 million on seven park projects to help protect the rockaways from future floods. the city will launch the projects – with federal approval – starting with rebuilding bayswater park. the work includes installing a berm along the waterfront, plus building sports fields, play areas and a kayaking spot. the cash comes from $120 million left over from the $480 million the feds earmarked for rebuilding the rockaway boardwalk, which sandy destroyed. the money can be moved to other resiliency projects in the neighborhood. the city is kicking in another $25 million.new mta team will handle response to storms and heat waves “we cannot solve climate change ourselves,” de blasio said...






de blasio plans to spend $145m on parks to protect rockaways


on the fifth anniversary of hurricane sandy, mayor de blasio announced plans to spend $145 million on seven park projects to help protect the rockaways from future floods. the city will launch the projects — if approved by fema — starting with a rebuilding of bayswater park, which will install a berm along the waterfront and also include new sports fields and play areas and a kayaking spot. the cash comes from $120 million left over from the $480 million the feds earmarked for rebuilding the rockaway boardwalk, which was wrecked by sandy. the money can be moved to other resiliency projects in the neighborhood. the city is kicking in another $25 million of its own money.students in rockaway beach still working on school's sandy damage “we cannot solve climate cha...






state government shelves extension plans


the state government has knocked back plans from the wa planning commission to widen guildford road, but residents remain cautious the move could lead to 'policy paralysis'.the proposal was widely criticised by local residents and businesses, with maylands vet, rifos cafe and restaurant amore mio all negatively impacted by the planned extension. guildford road is the subject of plans from the wa planning commission for it to be widened. photo: google mapsresidents would also lose land, property value, their driveways and front yards, and the bayswater council refused to support the proposal due to the western australian planning commission's inability to disclose what would happen to the buildings affected by the proposed extension.minister for planning rita saffioti said the labor...






coal export priority left nsw power plants with 'weeks' of supplies


a shortage of rail capacity in nsw prompted partly by rising coal exports has led three of the country's biggest power stations to run down stockpiles to "historic lows".agl energy's twin bayswater and liddell power stations near muswellbrook saw stockpiles dwindle to about three weeks' supplies during winter despite rationing since october, the company said.  coal crunch: a rail squeeze is blamed for drop in hunter valley coal stockpiles. photo: nic walkerthose stocks, which dipped below 1 million tonnes, have since been increased but "remain well below normal", the energy giant said. together the two plants have about 4300 megawatts of capacity, and burn about 12 million tonnes of coal a year.origin energy, which operates australia's biggest coal plant – the 2880-m...






liberal mp heidi victoria abstains from voting on assisted dying after revealing


liberal mp heidi victoria is one of the only mps who  abstained from the vote on the state's assisted dying bill on friday and also revealed she received threats during the campaign over the legislation.the member for bayswater, in melbourne's east, said she felt abstaining was her only course of action as the feedback from her electorate was "50-50" on the issue. housemate dies in camberwell house firevideo duration01:13previous slidenext slidevideo duration01:55assisted dying bill: how it happenedassisted dying bill: how it happenedafter four days, 141 proposed amendments and a gruelling 26-hour marathon sitting, historic voluntary euthanasia laws have passed victoria's lower house. vision courtesy seven news. housemate dies in camberwell house firevideo duration01:13video dura...






developer who knocked down heritage facade of hensley hall in potts point fined


the developer who smashed down the protected heritage facade of a 1912 building in potts point in front of a new apartment block it is constructing has been fined $6000 by the city of sydney council as well as being ordered to rebuild the wall.this will now take place in february next year and the original bricks, taken away and stored off-site, will be brought back and re-used “where possible”, the singapore-based developer roxy pacific has pledged.the unauthorised demolition of the front of the old hensley hall building on bayswater road – leaving only two skinny gables propped up by steel girders – provoked an outcry from the local community. the facade’s retention had been a condition of developing a new eight-storey, 44-apartment block called the hensley on the site.the heri...






man arrested after fleeing on foot after crashing allegedly stolen car in berwic


a man who fled on foot after crashing an allegedly stolen car in berwick on monday afternoon has been arrested.police arrested the 19-year-old bayswater man about 4.55pm. he was located hiding in a shed in a nearby backyard. a man has fled on foot after crashing an allegedly stolen car in berwick.  p o: the man escaped  after abandoning both the car and his female companion.victoria police spokesman alistair parsons said  police and emergency services were called to the intersection of greaves and centre roads, berwick, following a two-car collision."it's believed a stolen white nissan skyline was travelling south on clyde road when it allegedly ran a red light and struck a black toyota corolla about 2.40pm," mr parsons said. a 28-year-old female p enger in the skyline was arrested at the






perth council to tell residents to rip up paved verges


residents in the city of joondalup could be forced to rip up their paved verges at their own expense and replace them with mulch or gr after the council began cracking down on local laws it introduced two years ago.   more than 20 suburbs within the council's boundaries are being inspected by rangers who will instruct residents with verges made up of more than 50 per cent hard surface to have them replaced. residents in the city of joondalup could be forced to spend big to rip up hard surface verges. p o: google mapsmayor troy pickard confirmed warwick and greenwood were the first suburbs to be checked by rangers after a caller to radio 6pr's rumour file flagged the enforcement action on friday."there has been a growing concern within the community that some property owners have excessivel






‘highly paid jobs’ needed to buy houses in michael sukkar’s electorate – domain


the man assigned to solve australia’s housing affordability issues might be right: young people do need a “highly paid job” — or two — to get a foot on the property ladder, especially in his own backyard.michael sukkar, the assistant minister to the treas­urer, will be a key architect of the federal government’s housing affordability policies and yesterday said a highly paid job was the first step for a young people to buy a house.but perhaps a few key facts passed him by: house prices in many of the suburbs in mr sukkar’s own electorate of deakin, in melbourne’s east, are increasingly out of reach for first homebuyers. prices there are on the rise faster than melbourne’s average.affordable with a good job? a modest two-bedroom home in michael sukkar’s electorate sold for $1.28 million las






threat of blackouts on urday as nsw bakes in heatwave


power to the country's biggest aluminium smelter, tomago aluminium, will be cut back on urday for the second day running as an unprecedented heatwave gripping nsw pushes power reserves to the limit.the australian energy market operator has issued an alert for a potential lack of power reserve in nsw for between 4pm and 7.30pm on urday, when power reserves are likely to be below the minimum buffer, potentially causing blackouts for residents.australian fugitive: 'i sleep with a clear conscience' video duration02:20previous slidenext slidevideo duration00:33nsw heatwave: test february day on ...nsw heatwave: test february day on record predictedan extraordinary heatwave scorching much of nsw is set to bring yet more grief, with health authorities issuing an air pollution alert for increased






threat of blackouts on urday as nsw bakes in heatwave


power to the country's biggest aluminium smelter, tomago aluminium, will be cut back on urday for the second day running as an unprecedented heatwave gripping nsw pushes power reserves to the limit.the australian energy market operator has issued an alert for a potential lack of power reserve in nsw for between 4pm and 7.30pm on urday, when power reserves are likely to be below the minimum buffer, potentially causing blackouts for residents.australian fugitive: 'i sleep with a clear conscience' video duration02:20previous slidenext slidevideo duration00:33nsw heatwave: test february day on ...nsw heatwave: test february day on record predictedan extraordinary heatwave scorching much of nsw is set to bring yet more grief, with health authorities issuing an air pollution alert for increased