Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Mark McGowan MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

19/01/2021

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

The grass is greener in Baldivis as turf is laid for significant sporting infrastructure project

15/01/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Safe approach for Victoria under WA’s border controls

15/01/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Mental Health

New Goldfields mental health service delivered by McGowan Labor Government

14/01/2021

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

New $16 million Western Power energy facility for Albany

14/01/2021

McGowan; Cook; Saffioti; Dawson

Premier; Health; Transport; Environment

Construction of rainbow Perth Kids’ Bridge now underway

13/01/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Ground-breaking tender for Spoilbank Marina project

12/01/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Agriculture and Food

Powering ahead on Ord cotton gin

11/01/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Mental Health

New Mid-West mental health service delivered by McGowan Labor Government

11/01/2021

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; Youth

Young people winning thanks to Ellenbrook Youth Centre

11/01/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Major infrastructure projects developing Stirling into a hub of activity

8/01/2021

McGowan

Premier

More measures to protect against COVID-19 and variant virus

8/01/2021

McGowan

Premier

WA bolsters border arrangements with Queensland immediately

8/01/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - More than $250 million of regional road upgrades rolling out across Western Australia

27/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

Historic Bob Hawke family home to be preserved

24/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

WA delivers strongest projected economic growth in the country

24/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

WA Government reaches agreement on job creating domestic gas project

22/12/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Safer travel from SA as it transitions to ‘very low risk’ category

20/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government delivering Wi-Fi to the Prospector train

20/12/2020

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

Mandurah to house WA’s second Common Ground

19/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

WA hard border reinstated with New South Wales

17/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

Updated statement from Premier Mark McGowan

17/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

Statement from Premier Mark McGowan

17/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; Ellery

Premier; Transport; Education and Training

TAFE graduates straight on the job on major METRONET projects

17/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

Fee relief extended to support 500-plus Lotterywest retailers

16/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Commonwealth and State Governments collaborate to deliver millions in regional road safety improvements

16/12/2020

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; Water

McGowan Government delivers on election commitment to protect the Peel-Harvey Estuary

14/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

Premier turns first sod for major redevelopment at Mount Lockyer Primary School

14/12/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Lands

Landmark new hotel for Albany’s Middleton Beach

13/12/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Ellery

Premier; Defence Issues; Education and Training

New campaign to attract Western Australians to defence jobs

11/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Contract awarded to deliver fast-tracked Mitchell Freeway Extension

10/12/2020

McGowan; Roberts; Logan

Premier; Police; Emergency Services

Advanced operational communications for WA’s emergency services

10/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government welcomes new Virgin fares for regional residents

9/12/2020

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

Lake Kepwari transformed into major tourism drawcard

9/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

Visitors surge to Collie as Collie Mural Trail nears completion

9/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

Premier outlines plan for Collie’s Just Transition

8/12/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Three new primary schools announced for Perth’s growing suburbs

7/12/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Latest health advice allows for more safe travel from VIC and NSW

7/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

Statement from Premier Mark McGowan

6/12/2020

McGowan; Cook; Wyatt

Premier; Health; Treasurer

Surplus delivers a fully funded new Women and Babies Hospital

5/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

McGowan Labor Government contributes $1.5 million to construct new WA Indian Community Centre

4/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Ranford Road Station piling on Thornlie-Cockburn Link milestones

3/12/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Additional $5.5 million to further improve training in Peel region

3/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; MacTiernan

Premier; Transport; Regional Development

Bunbury Waterfront project delivering benefits for the South-West

2/12/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

McGowan Government’s WA Recovery and Jobs Plan accelerates economic growth

2/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Wheel clamping banned in Western Australia from December 14

1/12/2020

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Premier welcomes decision from INPEX to transition to local workforce

1/12/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New science lab opens at Rangeway Primary School

1/12/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan; Dawson; Kelly

Premier; Agriculture and Food; Environment; Water

Grants boost community effort to care for State’s natural assets

1/12/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Places of worship to operate at a greater capacity under health advice

1/12/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Careful and cautious step for Victoria and New South Wales arrivals

30/11/2020

McGowan; Kelly; Dawson

Premier; Innovation and ICT; Environment

New strategy to power electric vehicles in Western Australia

30/11/2020

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

Climate policy supports Western Australia’s low-carbon future

30/11/2020

McGowan

Premier

New Screenwest production kicks off Lotterywest Films for Perth Festival

29/11/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

McGowan Labor Government’s new future for Peel Health Campus

27/11/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning

Medium density policy to create more diverse housing opportunities

27/11/2020

McGowan; Ellery; Papalia

Premier; Education and Training; Small Business

Up to $50,000 to support WA’s international education providers

26/11/2020

McGowan

Premier

New café and kitchen facilities completed at Darling Range Sports College

25/11/2020

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Premier welcomes $460 million job-creating investment in the Northern Goldfields

25/11/2020

McGowan; Cook; Papalia

Premier; Health; Small Business

Maintaining contact registers, a requirement to keep WA safe

24/11/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - $100 million transformation planned for Thomas Road around Byford

24/11/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Thomas Road works mark start of METRONET Byford Rail Extension

23/11/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New sports facilities officially opened at Wanneroo Secondary College

23/11/2020

McGowan; Roberts

Premier; Police

McGowan Government to deliver historic Police compensation scheme

22/11/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Lands

Ocean Reef Marina full steam ahead with selection of local contractor

22/11/2020

McGowan; Roberts

Premier; Police

Operation Heat Shield to deliver a major policing boost this summer

21/11/2020

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Culture and the Arts

Spectacular new $400 million WA Museum Boola Bardip officially opens

19/11/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Hillarys Primary School set for a $16.7 million major rebuild

19/11/2020

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

$27 billion Pipeline of Work to support long-term recovery and create jobs

18/11/2020

McGowan; Wyatt; Tinley

Premier; Treasurer; Housing

Government incentives driving surge in WA’s property market

16/11/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Additional stricter controls for SA arrivals to keep WA safe

16/11/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Edith Cowan University seeking lead architect and lead design engineers for multi-million-dollar city campus

12/11/2020

McGowan; Tinley

Premier; Veterans Issues

New veterans’ hub opens at new home for RSL

12/11/2020

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Culture and the Arts

Get ready to binge on FRINGE, as tickets go on sale today

11/11/2020

McGowan; Tinley

Premier; Veterans Issues

Remembrance Day: Kings Park ceremony and local services

10/11/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

Explorers show strong interest in EIS co-funded drilling

10/11/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - METRONET Forrestfield Airport Link steaming ahead

7/11/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Cook

Premier; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Health

Diwali lights up WA with message of hope

6/11/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Support for international education providers to enhance online capability

6/11/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning

Approval marks significant milestone for planning reform

5/11/2020

McGowan; Roberts

Premier; Police

Another 119 police officers join the frontline to keep WA safe

4/11/2020

McGowan; Logan

Premier; Emergency Services

New Bill to extend timeframe for COVID-19 response measures

4/11/2020

McGowan

Premier

New facilities to put Mount Lawley students at the cutting edge

2/11/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Job-creating congestion-busting road and rail project underway

1/11/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

$600 Household Electricity Credit commences this weekend

1/11/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Issues

Prime Minister must resolve full-cycle docking uncertainty

30/10/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Health-based cautious transition to WA’s controlled interstate border

30/10/2020

McGowan

Premier

BP must honour commitment to workers following Kwinana closure

27/10/2020

McGowan; Roberts

Premier; Police

New $8 million Capel Police Station open to the community

27/10/2020

McGowan; Wyatt; Saffioti

Premier; Lands; Planning

Iconic City development to create thousands of jobs

26/10/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Small Business

Think small first this WA Small Business Day

25/10/2020

McGowan

Premier

State Government donates a record $5.5 million to Telethon

22/10/2020

McGowan

Premier

New Beenyup Primary School proving popular with local families

22/10/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New tool to link Western Australians to jobs in the resources sector

22/10/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Fees slashed on another 107 TAFE courses to continue recovery

22/10/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Industrial Relations

Work Health and Safety Bill passes Upper House

21/10/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Science on show at Harvey Primary School

20/10/2020

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

24,500 more kids can bounce back to sport thanks to Lotterywest

20/10/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Treasurer

Building Bonus extension to provide WA job certainty

19/10/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

New exemptions introduced to continue WA’s strong recovery

18/10/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Main construction contract awarded for highly anticipated METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line