Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Minister for Public Sector Management; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Federal-State Relations

    Premier visits Exmouth to open Ningaloo Centre

    15/09/2017 5:30 PM
    • Ningaloo Centre brings new research, education and tourism facilities to Exmouth
    • $22 million State Government investment through Royalties for Regions 

    Premier Mark McGowan has officially opened the new Ningaloo Centre in Exmouth.


    The $32 million centre has been designed to deliver new research, education, tourism and community facilities to Exmouth.


    It also provides a conference destination and an excellent starting point for visitors exploring the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage area.


    The centre will be a hub for scientific research, housing the only marine research centre between Perth and Darwin.


    The State Government has contributed $22 million in Royalties for Regions funding towards the project.


    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:


    "I'm pleased to officially open the Ningaloo Centre and look forward to seeing the centre flourish as a research hub and tourist destination.


    "It will build capacity in the region to contribute to high-quality scientific research and attract researchers and their families to the area, who in turn will strengthen Exmouth's economy.


    "The McGowan Labor Government will continue to work with industry to capitalise on these opportunities to grow WA's regional research, education and tourism capabilities.


    "We acknowledge there have been issues with the Ningaloo Centre. However, a significant taxpayer investment has gone into this facility and we're getting on with the job of fixing the issues inherited from the previous government.


    "As we've indicated, our Government will be taking a much stronger oversight role of these big taxpayer funded projects, rather than leaving it up to local government."


    Premier's office - 6552 5000