Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon David Templeman MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

1/07/2020

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Relief fund to support galleries to bounce back

1/07/2020

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

$1 million program to rekindle regional arts

1/07/2020

Templeman

Local Government

MyCouncil website keeps ratepayers and residents up to date on how their councils manage their money

30/06/2020

Wyatt; Templeman

Finance; Local Government

Land tax exemptions to assist owner-occupied relocatable homes in residential parks and caravan park owners

30/06/2020

Templeman

Heritage

Culture and tourism excel in State heritage awards

30/06/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Western Australia to host nation’s first post COVID-19 live music event

30/06/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards shortlists announced

24/06/2020

Templeman

Local Government

WA Opposition rejects Stop Puppy Farming legislation

23/06/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Funding to give abandoned pets a brighter future

17/06/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

New Museum project provides jobs for local creative industries

16/06/2020

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Continued investment into regional film production

10/06/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

The lights go up at Albany Entertainment Centre

10/06/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

New platform promoting treasures from across WA goes live

5/06/2020

Templeman; Kelly

Heritage; Innovation and ICT

Online resource brings past to the fore

5/06/2020

Templeman

Heritage

Bruce Rock’s ‘living memorial’ and garden heritage listed

3/06/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Exciting new job opportunities at WA’s stunning new museum

1/06/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Sounds of the Kimberley heard around the world

26/05/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Town of Cambridge issued with show cause notice

25/05/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Support for WA artists through $1.5 million COVID support program

23/05/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

His Majesty’s Theatre revitalised

18/05/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

State Library reopens - Welcome home

16/05/2020

Templeman

Heritage

Iconic city landmarks claim their place in the State history pages

13/05/2020

Templeman

Heritage

Landmark Ascot brick kilns receive permanent heritage listing

12/05/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Local Government sector urged to take leadership role

8/05/2020

Templeman

Local Government

McGowan Government exercises new powers to help ratepayers

7/05/2020

Wyatt; Ellery; Templeman

Treasurer; Education and Training; Local Government

$100m short-term lending facility to support local governments and universities through COVID-19

1/05/2020

Templeman

Local Government

City of Perth Inquiry extension granted after COVID-19 impacts

23/04/2020

Templeman; Dawson

Local Government; Disability Services

Big increases in fines for drivers illegally parking in ACROD bays

15/04/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Local Government Act changes to support COVID-19 response

9/04/2020

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Funding to continue support for regional arts community

24/03/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Council meetings to continue electronically during emergencies

11/03/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

New body to oversee WA’s cultural assets

10/03/2020

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

New tour of State Art Gallery works to visit 10 regional communities

29/02/2020

McGowan; Templeman; Papalia

Premier; Culture and the Arts; Tourism

High-voltage Highway to Hell finale closes epic Perth Festival season

26/02/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Contemporary design breathes new life into Perth’s historic buildings

24/02/2020

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Arts, culture and heritage strategy for the Great Southern

21/02/2020

Templeman; Papalia; Saffioti

Culture and the Arts; Tourism; Transport

Hell’s Bell ready to ring in the world’s largest homage to AC/DC at Perth Festival’s closing event

17/02/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Heartfelt stories from Australia’s last leprosarium to be shared in the New Museum thanks to generous loan

14/02/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery features 68 artists at bi-annual exhibit

9/02/2020

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Local Government

McGowan Government to introduce legislation to end puppy farming

30/01/2020

Templeman

Local Government

City of Perth elections will take place in October

30/01/2020

Cook; Templeman

Health; Mental Health; Culture and the Arts

$1.6 million in funding towards mentally healthy arts programs

28/01/2020

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Culture and the Arts

World first display for Western Australia’s iconic blue whale ‘Otto’

22/01/2020

Templeman

Heritage

New chairperson appointed to lead heritage matters

17/01/2020

Templeman

Fisheries

New Government-backed beach patrol services for Mandurah

16/01/2020

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Culture and the Arts

FRINGE WORLD festival back even bigger and better for 2020

14/01/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Arts program to build capacity of outer metro communities

19/12/2019

Templeman; Wyatt

Culture and the Arts; Finance

Spectacular spaces revealed as New Museum build complete

12/12/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Western Australian Premier’s Book Awards open for entries

11/12/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Three-year partnership for WAAPA and Perth Theatre Trust

11/12/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Give rescued dogs a second chance this Christmas

10/12/2019

Templeman; Tinley

Culture and the Arts; Asian Engagement

WA artists to benefit from exchange program with South East Asia

6/12/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Reassurance needed for $111.7 billion creative industries

5/12/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Taskforce for Perth Cultural Centre announced

5/12/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Treasures of Western Australia digitised and accessible to all

4/12/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts; Heritage

New Museum for WA shortlisted for national construction award

27/11/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Pet greyhounds to be muzzle free

7/11/2019

MacTiernan; Templeman

Regional Development; Culture and the Arts

Gwoonwardu Mia Aboriginal Cultural Centre re-opens

6/11/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Panel appointed to help develop new Local Government Act for WA

1/11/2019

MacTiernan; Templeman

Ports; Culture and the Arts

Out of the box 'Container' exhibition at Victoria Quay

31/10/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Fremantle Biennale brings international act to our shores

30/10/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Town of Port Hedland will hold elections in October 2020

29/10/2019

Templeman

Adjustment to Legislative Assembly sitting schedule

24/10/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Significant investment into WA arts organisations

20/10/2019

McGowan; Papalia; Templeman

Premier; Tourism; Culture and the Arts

Local and international artists pay high-voltage homage to AC/DC at Perth Festival

15/10/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Picabar future secured

11/10/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

New partnership to strengthen contemporary dance sector

9/10/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Contemporary Music Fund nurtures aspiring young musicians

7/10/2019

Templeman

Heritage

Search for new WA heritage champions begins

5/10/2019

MacTiernan; Templeman

Regional Development; Culture and the Arts

New HEART for Margaret River arts and tourism scene

4/10/2019

Templeman

Heritage

Urgent conservation works at Fremantle Prison to proceed

19/09/2019

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Grant programs to increase regional arts activity

17/09/2019

Papalia; Templeman

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Culture and the Arts

Online portal promotes culturally diverse artists

13/09/2019

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Culture and the Arts

Multimillion dollar support for Western Australia’s screen industry

13/09/2019

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

State Art Gallery works to go on new regional tour

4/09/2019

Templeman

Heritage

New appointments to Heritage Council

29/08/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Homegrown music artists reaching new audiences

29/08/2019

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

CinefestOZ showcases WA-made films

28/08/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Diversity sought in ‘Put Yourself Forward’ elections campaign

27/08/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

WA screen industry reaching new heights

9/08/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Minister appoints new commissioner for City of Perth

6/08/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Report into Shire of Perenjori handed down

26/07/2019

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Culture and the Arts

Premier’s Book Award winners announced

26/07/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

State Library’s Disrupted Festival of Ideas on this weekend

13/07/2019

MacTiernan; Templeman

Regional Development; Culture and the Arts

WA Museum to reopen Carnarvon cultural centre

9/07/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Commissioner appointed to administer Town of Port Hedland

6/07/2019

Templeman; Kelly

Culture and the Arts; Innovation and ICT

‘Game on’ at VR festival these school holidays

5/07/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

New interim leadership team for Art Gallery of Western Australia

5/07/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Innovative food, beverage and creative operators sought for new museum

5/07/2019

Templeman

Heritage

WA’s only inland port added to State Heritage Register

28/06/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Collie to launch second edition of major regional art prize

27/06/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Landmark local government reform brings councils into the 21st century

27/06/2019

Templeman

Heritage

Stronger protections for heritage places take effect on July 1

27/06/2019

Templeman

Local Government

City of Melville report indicates need for cultural change

26/06/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Commissioner appointed to administer Shire of Perenjori

20/06/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Spotlight on WA Aboriginal musicians for NAIDOC Music Awards

19/06/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Disrupted 2019 program announced

13/06/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Contemporary Music Fund delivers over $300,000 in grant funding

11/06/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Briefing outlines state of the arts in business

5/06/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

WA mourns an all-round entertainer, community member and friend