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Planning Minister John Day today announced he has approved a planning scheme amendment that will allow a 16-storey development on the site of the former Pavilion Markets in Subiaco.

The amendment will also ensure any development on the corner of Roberts and Rokeby roads will include public arcades, food and beverage outlets and short stay hotel rooms and apartments, with a focus on street activation and high-quality design outcomes.

Mr Day said the site was an important asset to Subiaco and a prime location for a quality, high-density development that would attract more people to the area. 

“The Pavilion site’s proximity to the Subiaco train station, retail, job opportunities and the CBD make it a prime candidate for a development of this kind,” he said.

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Hospitals and nursing posts across southern Western Australia will benefit from a $325.8million funding boost under the single biggest investment in regional health made by the State Government.

Residents in 36 communities will have access to significantly upgraded hospital services and infrastructure, including a new $31.4million hospital in Manjimup and a $46.1million hospital upgrade in Northam, as part of the Royalties for Regions funded Southern Inland Health Initiative (SIHI).

Health Minister Kim Hames and Regional Development Minister Terry Redman will visit six towns this week to announce funding for the projects, which include expanded cancer services, dental clinics, pathology facilities, rehabilitation units and outpatient services.