Alan Carpenter

Alan Carpenter

Premier; Minister for Federal-State Relations; Trade; Innovation; Science; Public Sector Management

    State Cabinet heads to Geraldton

    7/07/2008 12:00 AM

    Premier Alan Carpenter and his Cabinet are heading to Geraldton to meet members of the local community, local governments and business representatives on Monday, July 28 and Tuesday, July 29.


    Premier Alan Carpenter said the State Government initiative was designed to foster greater communication between local communities and Cabinet.


    “I am very happy that Geraldton has been chosen for Cabinet’s program of regional visits for 2008,” he said.


    “It will give the city and Mid-West region the opportunity to showcase itself and, most importantly, enable Ministers to hear from the local people first-hand.


    “This is the 45th regional Cabinet since the Labor Government was elected in 2001 and the fourth time Geraldton has been chosen to host the event, including one in 2006 which coincided with regional Parliament.”


    A key feature of Cabinet’s visit will be Meet the Minister, to be held on Monday, July 28, where local people will be able to make appointments to discuss issues directly with Ministers.


    On Tuesday, July 29, the City of Geraldton-Greenough will deliver a presentation of local issues to Cabinet, followed by a formal Cabinet meeting and then a community lunch.


    “The Government has made important contributions to Geraldton and the Mid-West in providing essential infrastructure - boosting confidence for local business and stimulating local jobs - as well as providing vital health, education and law and order services,” the Premier said.


    "However, there is still much to be done to ensure we keep the momentum going and the visit by Cabinet will be a valuable opportunity to chart these future directions.”


    Geraldton MLA Shane Hill welcomed the Government on choosing Geraldton to visit.


    Mr Hill said he would keep the community informed about the Cabinet visit as more details came to hand.


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