Pavilion boss wins again

Subiaco’s contentious Pavilion market building could remain derelict for another six years under a change being sought by the owner. Melbourne businessman Andrew Abercrombie this week fi nally succeeded in excising the site from Subiaco’s activity centre plan. He also wants the deadline for planning approval of the 16 storey project stretched out to 2023 before substantial work needs to begin.

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Victoria Cross recipient Mark Donaldson has quit the Special Forces and the Australian armed services. He surprised a big Remembrance Day-eve audience at Cottesloe Civic Centre on Friday last week when answering a question about what life now held for the winner of the ultimate award for bravery.

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