Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Mark McGowan MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

3/07/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

$7 million boost to Kalgoorlie drill core library

3/07/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Regional Development

Revamped Buy Local policy to prioritise jobs in regional WA

2/07/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

$57 million recovery package for WA TAFE and training sector

2/07/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

$6,000 for employers who take on a displaced apprentice

1/07/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

McGowan Government invests $36 million for elective surgery blitz

30/06/2020

McGowan

Premier

Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund supports East Pilbara communities

30/06/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Contract awarded for redevelopment of Newman Health Service

30/06/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA to provide assistance to Victoria’s COVID-19 response

29/06/2020

McGowan; Ellery; Saffioti

Premier; Education and Training; Transport

First stage of Collie TAFE upgrades complete as new truck driver training program launched

29/06/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Premier inspects final stages of work on Collie’s groundbreaking technology training centre

28/06/2020

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Work due to start this year on Collie’s $2m indoor swimming pool

28/06/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan; Logan

Premier; Regional Development; Emergency Services

Collie’s emergency services projects poised to create jobs, help community safety

28/06/2020

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

Adventure awaits with new Collie mountain bike trails

28/06/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

$4.4 million to Collie tourism injection as world-renowned artist selected to paint Wellington Dam

28/06/2020

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Concept designs unveiled for $3.8 million Eaton Community Hub

26/06/2020

McGowan

Premier

Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund supporting families in need

26/06/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Port Kennedy community battery gives power to locals

26/06/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Murray

Premier; Tourism; Sport and Recreation

FIFA Women’s World Cup coming to Perth in 2023

26/06/2020

McGowan

Premier

A Stronger Tomorrow: Infrastructure WA releases discussion paper

24/06/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning

McGowan Government negotiates historic planning reforms through Parliament

23/06/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Defence Issues

Industry and community invited to have say on future of Australian Marine Complex

22/06/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

WA ready for the next phase of the COVID-19 roadmap

22/06/2020

McGowan; Roberts; Saffioti

Premier; Road Safety; Transport

McGowan Government secures funding towards WA’s biggest-ever regional road safety initiative

21/06/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Tonkin Gap contract fast tracked unlocking thousands of jobs

21/06/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Perth’s newest METRONET train station designs unveiled

21/06/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - $223 million to unlock hundreds of local infrastructure jobs

19/06/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Jobs boost coming: new secondary school for growing Piara Waters

17/06/2020

McGowan

Premier

Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund continues to support WA Community

16/06/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Bye, bye boom gates - transformational plan released for Armadale Line

14/06/2020

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Kick off time for world-class football facility in Queens Park

11/06/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government delivering upgrades for Thomas Road

11/06/2020

McGowan

Premier

State Recovery Advisory Group meets to guide WA’s recovery

10/06/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Major rebuild of John Forrest Secondary College on track

10/06/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Local contractor to deliver phase one Stephenson Avenue Extension

10/06/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Design complete and construction schedule set for Spoilbank Marina

9/06/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Gifted students set to thrive with new program

9/06/2020

McGowan; Tinley

Premier; Fisheries

New beach enclosure for Albany creates jobs and supports tourism

9/06/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

State-of-the-art early childhood centre officially opened in Albany

9/06/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Five-star vote of confidence for Margaret River and WA tourism

9/06/2020

McGowan

Premier

Message to east-coast FIFO workers: move to WA

8/06/2020

McGowan; Tinley

Premier; Housing

Housing stimulus protects jobs and charts path to economic recovery

8/06/2020

McGowan

Premier

Infrastructure WA chief executive officer appointment

7/06/2020

McGowan; Wyatt; Tinley

Premier; Treasurer; Housing

Building Bonus to support economic recovery and create WA jobs

7/06/2020

McGowan; Wyatt; Tinley

Premier; Treasurer; Housing

New $444 million housing stimulus for Western Australia

5/06/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Multi-million dollar upgrades for Hedland Senior High School

5/06/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Fees scrapped to support more than 3,000 displaced apprentices and trainees

4/06/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Geraldton health and mental health facilities moving forward

4/06/2020

McGowan; Cook; Wyatt

Premier; Health; Aboriginal Affairs

Kimberley to reopen to the rest of Western Australia

3/06/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

New initiative unveiled to help attract visitors to Hillarys Boat Harbour

3/06/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Building upgrades for 30-year-old North Woodvale Primary School

3/06/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Lands

New land release unlocks more jobs and business opportunities north of Perth

1/06/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

WA locals urged to ‘Wander out Yonder’ and explore stunning State

29/05/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Phase 3 of COVID-19 roadmap to commence from Saturday, June 6

28/05/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning

Historic planning reforms pass Legislative Assembly after late night sitting

27/05/2020

McGowan

Premier

State Recovery Advisory Group to guide WA's COVID-19 recovery

26/05/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Aboriginal Affairs

'In this together': online National Reconciliation Week celebrations begin this week

25/05/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Regional travel restrictions to be lifted as part of WA roadmap

25/05/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Lights, camera, action at Belmont City College!

22/05/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Grant to support Collie-Preston tourism bounce-back

22/05/2020

McGowan

Premier

Collie tourism projects progressing as WA looks to economic recovery

22/05/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

New bays on Old Coast Road to improve accessibility and safety

22/05/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

$111 million investment in critical regional programs

22/05/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Multi-million STEM centre complete at Newton Moore Senior High School

21/05/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Urgent review of skills, training and workforce development announced

21/05/2020

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government fast tracks community sport grants to assist with COVID-19 recovery

20/05/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Construction underway for school upgrades in Kinross

20/05/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning

Major planning reforms to drive economic recovery

15/05/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Increase in elective surgery for Western Australians

15/05/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Small Business

Supporting WA businesses re-opening through COVID-19

14/05/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

All WA students to return to school from next week

14/05/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Apprentices to benefit from TAFE partnership with Rio Tinto

13/05/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

$14.4 million package to support tourism industry and jobs

13/05/2020

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

McGowan Government announces streamlined environmental assessment processes during COVID-19 recovery

12/05/2020

McGowan

Premier

First Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund grants approved

12/05/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Local businesses kick-starting WA’s economic recovery

12/05/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Preferred proponent announced to build congestion-busting Tonkin Gap project

10/05/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

The WA roadmap for easing COVID-19 restrictions

9/05/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Ports

Push to create international LNG fuelling hub in the Pilbara

6/05/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Research expanded to FIFO workers to track possible COVID-19

3/05/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Infrastructure Australia green lights METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line

1/05/2020

McGowan; Cook; Ellery

Premier; Health; Education and Training

Research study to track impact of COVID-19 in schools

30/04/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Major projects fast-tracked to support jobs during COVID-19

29/04/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism; Small Business

COVID-19 hygiene training sets course for hospitality recovery

27/04/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Gearing up to support WA as TAFE classes resume

27/04/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Protect yourself and others from influenza by getting vaccinated

26/04/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Cautious easing of restrictions thanks to WA’s COVID-19 progress

24/04/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line procurement narrowed to two

23/04/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

$24.5 million support package for construction workforce

23/04/2020

McGowan; Wyatt; Quigley; Papalia

Premier; Treasurer; Commerce; Small Business

New $154.5 million relief package to support tenants, landlords and construction industry

23/04/2020

McGowan; Tinley

Premier; Veterans Issues

ANZAC spirit remains unbowed by COVID-19 pandemic

23/04/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - WA’s biggest road project, NorthLink, open, finished and ready for business

22/04/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Elective surgery to resume in Western Australia

21/04/2020

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Commerce

Eviction moratorium and code of conduct to protect WA businesses

21/04/2020

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Commerce

Moratorium on residential tenancy evictions becomes law in WA

21/04/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Ground-breaking milestone on METRONET project

18/04/2020

McGowan; Wyatt; Johnston

Premier; Lands; Energy

Transformation of iconic East Perth Power Station a step closer

17/04/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Soft Term 2 opening for public schools as part of COVID-19 response

15/04/2020

McGowan

Premier

New Lotteries laws to further support WA community in COVID-19

14/04/2020

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Attorney General

Urgent Bill to reappoint CCC Commissioner

14/04/2020

McGowan; Quigley

Premier; Commerce

New laws to provide support for commercial and residential tenants and landlords