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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

26/02/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

State Government partners with Rio Tinto to build new Tom Price hospital

25/02/2021

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - $18.1 million to support communities affected by the Wooroloo bushfire

17/02/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Victoria set to move to low risk from Saturday February 20

12/02/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Return to pre-lockdown life from 12.01am Sunday, February 14

9/02/2021

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following damaging tropical low

5/02/2021

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following Wooroloo bushfires

4/02/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Post lockdown plan to come into effect 6pm, Friday, February 5

3/02/2021

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Extended outage payment doubles for those affected by bushfire

3/02/2021

McGowan

Premier

Statement from the Government of Western Australia

3/02/2021

Kelly

Science

McGowan Government invests in sustainable housing research

3/02/2021

Kelly

Youth

Lotterywest grant to support WA’s youth sector

3/02/2021

Kelly

Water

McGowan Government announces funding to help WA farmers deal with impacts of climate change

3/02/2021

McGurk

Community Services

$9.4 million in contracts awarded to support Housing First rollout

3/02/2021

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Construction contract awarded for women’s refuge expansions

3/02/2021

Johnston

Energy

Virtual Power Plants to become a reality in WA-first

3/02/2021

Ellery; Saffioti

Education and Training; Transport

Further support for transport industry to keep WA moving

3/02/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Digital connectivity boost to Northern Goldfields

2/02/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Community feedback guides next stage of Swan River Crossings project

2/02/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Medicinal cannabis facility to grow job opportunities in Collie

2/02/2021

Dawson

Environment

Joint media statement - $174 million boost for Western Australian recycling

2/02/2021

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Contract awarded for road gateway in Perth’s eastern suburbs

2/02/2021

Dawson

Environment

Proposed Helena and Aurora Ranges National Park one step closer

2/02/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Renewed partnership sets Pilbara students up for success

2/02/2021

Dawson

Environment

Grants now open to get Waste Sorted in our schools

2/02/2021

MacTiernan; Dawson; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Environment; Water

Funding round for community natural resource management now open

2/02/2021

Kelly

Water

McGowan Government brings more roles in-house at Water Corporation

2/02/2021

Dawson

Environment

Plan for Our Parks milestone as new Mid-West reserves created

2/02/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Boutique espresso bar, community festival and heritage restoration among latest grant recipients in Collie

2/02/2021

Dawson

Environment

Reserves reinstated into D’Entrecasteaux National Park

2/02/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Funding program to deliver rest area upgrades for heavy vehicle drivers in regional WA

2/02/2021

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

$3 million to improve CaLD community facilities

2/02/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Investment to revitalise Southern Rangelands landscape and pastoral enterprises

2/02/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Watersmart Farms funding to drive on-farm desalination

2/02/2021

McGurk

Community Services

$6.8 million contract awarded as part of Housing First rollout

2/02/2021

Logan

Emergency Services

$47.5 million to build up to 300 new WA-built firefighting appliances

2/02/2021

Johnston

Energy

WA Government launches Boundary Power joint venture

2/02/2021

Wyatt

Lands

Mount Misery renamed Bilbiljim in recognition of Miriwoong people

1/02/2021

Dawson

Environment

Funding boost for food and garden organics bins

1/02/2021

Cook

Health

Milestone achieved in contract negotiations for Joondalup Health Campus

1/02/2021

Templeman

Local Government

Legislative changes to deliver local government good governance

1/02/2021

Papalia

Defence Issues

New funding round for collaborative defence research projects

1/02/2021

Dawson

Disability Services

New NDIS worker screening takes effect

1/02/2021

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government delivering key intersection upgrades for Armadale

1/02/2021

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

New council to help steer multiculturalism in WA

1/02/2021

Murray; Cook

Sport and Recreation; Health

New funding program seeks innovative ideas to get people moving

1/02/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Search is on for innovation and excellence in the resources sector

31/01/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Western Australia enters five-day lockdown from 6pm tonight

31/01/2021

Wyatt

Finance

Successful Aboriginal Procurement Policy to be extended

31/01/2021

Wyatt

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Kimberley land transfer creates new reserve for traditional owners

31/01/2021

Quigley

Commerce

More financial help to secure tenancies after moratorium ends

30/01/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Technology and innovation boost for Community Resource Centres

30/01/2021

Roberts

Police

Government approves $1 million reward to help solve Kalgoorlie mystery

30/01/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Queensland and Victoria to transition to ‘very low risk’ category

30/01/2021

Kelly; Cook

Innovation and ICT; Health

WA Government invests $150,000 to manufacture rapid virus testing technology locally

30/01/2021

Papalia

Defence Issues

Contract awarded for $87.6 million defence infrastructure projects

29/01/2021

Cook

Mental Health

Chair appointed to lead taskforce into public mental health services for children and adolescents

29/01/2021

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Tenders called for new Carnarvon Fascine boat pens

29/01/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

World-class precinct delivered for South-West tourist town

29/01/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Biggest ever South-West road project now underway, unlocking thousands of local jobs

29/01/2021

Dawson

Environment

Upgrades at two mountain bike trail networks completed

29/01/2021

Tinley

Fisheries

Lure of Western Australia hooks giant Huon Aquaculture

29/01/2021

MacTiernan; Tinley

Regional Development; Fisheries

Geraldton signature festival kicks off with funding injection

29/01/2021

Logan

Emergency Services

Construction complete on Cockburn’s new $11 million Fire Station

29/01/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

$6.3 million funding injection to bring high-speed broadband to the grainbelt

29/01/2021

Kelly

Water

Greater water security for Karratha with $15.5 million investment

29/01/2021

Murray

Sport and Recreation

National swim competition making a splash in the Kimberley

29/01/2021

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

Curtin’s Binar Space Program takes off with McGowan Government investment

29/01/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Great Southern Development Commission CEO acknowledged for substantial contribution to region

29/01/2021

Papalia

Tourism

Five-year funding locked in for regional tourism organisations

29/01/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Expressions of interest now open to build iconic new Causeway Bridge

29/01/2021

McGowan

Premier

State Government approves Pilbara gas project

29/01/2021

McGowan; Cook; Papalia

Premier; Health; Small Business

Mandatory contact registers expanded to keep WA safe

28/01/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Lead contractor appointed for Kal City Centre project

28/01/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Regional festivals receive funding boost

28/01/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New student accommodation opened in the heart of Albany

28/01/2021

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Local clubs share in State Government support

28/01/2021

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Basketball project powers forward in remote Aboriginal community

28/01/2021

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Grants enliven WA’s regional sporting participation

28/01/2021

Tinley

Fisheries

New research facilities to support jobs and grow aquaculture industry

28/01/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Transformation of Mitchell Freeway southbound continues

28/01/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

$9.4 million bioenergy project to turn trash into treasure and create jobs in Collie

28/01/2021

Tinley

Asian Engagement

Big boost for local businesses looking to grow in Asian market

28/01/2021

Cook

Mental Health

New initiatives to deliver greater support for people entering hospitals and returning to the community

28/01/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Unique proposal to transform historic Collie Roundhouse

28/01/2021

Tinley

Asian Engagement

WA Government reaffirms strong relationship with Indonesia

28/01/2021

Johnston

Energy

Contracts awarded for Australia’s largest SPS rollout

28/01/2021

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Lands

Work begins on breakwaters for the landmark Ocean Reef Marina project

28/01/2021

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

New online gateway to drive global investment into WA

27/01/2021

Johnston

Industrial Relations

New arrangements for leading the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission

27/01/2021

Johnston

Industrial Relations

New Chair for Commission for Occupational Safety and Health

27/01/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Value-add funds to spur WA food manufacturing

27/01/2021

Kelly

Science

Funding boost for Gingin’s Gravity Discovery Centre and Observatory

27/01/2021

Kelly

Water

$750,000 tree canopy grant program to help combat urban heat

27/01/2021

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New pilot program to employ mature-age apprentices and trainees

26/01/2021

Logan; Dawson

Emergency Services; Environment

Australia Day Honours for distinguished emergency services personnel

26/01/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Upgrades to Collie’s underground tourist attraction and expanded visitor servicing facilities

26/01/2021

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Matagarup Bridge climb starts activation of Stadium precinct

26/01/2021

Logan

Corrective Services

Women prison officers dominate Corrective Services honours

25/01/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Technology and innovation boost for Community Resource Centres

25/01/2021

Dawson

Disability Services

EOI now open to boost disability advocacy