Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Reece Whitby MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

21/01/2022

Whitby

Environment

Perth waterways benefit from nearly $1 million for Community Rivercare Program

19/01/2022

Whitby

Environment

New look board to help guide the future of Kings Park

17/01/2022

Whitby

Environment

Dryandra Woodland is Western Australia’s newest national park

6/01/2022

Whitby

Environment

Nominations now open for the 2022 WasteSorted Awards

6/01/2022

Whitby

Environment

Conservation coup as endangered dibblers released into the wild

31/12/2021

Whitby

Environment

Phase out of single-use plastics begins tomorrow

28/12/2021

Whitby

Environment

Dont let the potential of your festive empties go to waste

22/12/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Temporary accommodation for WA workers rebuilding homes and structures damaged by Cyclone Seroja

17/12/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

New generation of firefighters step up for summer

16/12/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

WA responds to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements

16/12/2021

Whitby

Racing and Gaming

Goldfields third WA region to trial Banned Drinkers Register

15/12/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Next generation rescue helicopters to take to the skies

15/12/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

App updates make it easier to create a bushfire plan

9/12/2021

Ellery; Whitby

Education and Training; Emergency Services

Apprenticeship grants to help rebuild disaster hit communities

9/12/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - More than $2 million to bolster disaster risk reduction in Western Australia

7/12/2021

Whitby

Racing and Gaming

New regulations to tighten alcohol home deliveries

7/12/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Making waves! New rescue boat for Canning-South Perth SES

5/12/2021

Whitby

Volunteering

Nominations open for Volunteer Service Awards

5/12/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Rapid response water bombers boost firefighting capacity during harvest

2/12/2021

Whitby

Volunteering

Lotterywest funding grants to help volunteers shine

26/11/2021

Whitby

Racing and Gaming; Small Business

Extended trading for WA bottle shops this Christmas

24/11/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Construction begins on $3 million Albany State Emergency Service facility

23/11/2021

Papalia; Whitby

Police; Emergency Services

Firebugs on notice ahead of summer as Police Strike Force formed

23/11/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

More than $2.8 million for high bushfire risk areas

19/11/2021

Whitby

Volunteering

Funding to get the party started for Thank a Volunteer Day celebrations

17/11/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

$140 million investment in new emergency services fleet

16/11/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Topping up capacity for bushfire response in regional WA

12/11/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Employers in the State’s south supporting emergency services volunteers

10/11/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Recovery and Resilience Grants open for insured properties damaged by Severe Tropical Cyclone Seroja

9/11/2021

Buti; Whitby

Sport and Recreation; Volunteering

Surf’s Up! Lotterywest funds for Margaret River Surf Life Saving Development Centre

9/11/2021

Buti; Whitby

Sport and Recreation; Volunteering

Lotterywest grant funds new tech for Bibbulmun Track

8/11/2021

Whitby

Racing and Gaming

Know the signs - don’t gamble your friends and family away

5/11/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Employers leading the way in supporting emergency services

2/11/2021

Whitby; Carey

Small Business; Local Government

Small business and local government initiative celebrates milestone

29/10/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for South-West WA local governments hit hard by July storms

28/10/2021

Whitby; Templeman

Racing and Gaming; Tourism

Giddy-up! Broadcast trifecta for WA’s biggest horse racing festival

26/10/2021

Whitby

Small Business; Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Cyclone-impacted small businesses in WA get help to rebuild

22/10/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

$13.4 million Collie emergency services hub unveiled

20/10/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

New Bill to extend timeframe for COVID-19 response measures

15/10/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

State Recovery Controller for Wooroloo bushfire recognised

12/10/2021

Whitby

Racing and Gaming

TAB sale process resumes with new invitation for expressions of interest

22/09/2021

Buti; Whitby

Sport and Recreation; Small Business

Local suppliers in overdrive for Toyota AFL Grand Final preparations

17/09/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Record number of emergency service fuel cards help power volunteering efforts

16/09/2021

Whitby

Racing and Gaming

McGowan Government moves to stamp out sly grogging in the Kimberley

14/09/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Residential clean-up a milestone for Wooroloo bushfire recovery

12/09/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Emergency services personnel recognised for excellence

10/09/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Deadline extended for Wooroloo Bushfire inquiry submissions

9/09/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

$281.8 million State Budget boost for emergency services

8/09/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

$38.4 million firefighting package to boost frontline services

1/09/2021

Whitby; Saffioti

Racing And Gaming; Transport

New shared pathway puts Burswood Park development on the right track

30/08/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following flooding in the Gascoyne and Murchison regions of Western Australia

26/08/2021

Whitby

Volunteering

Funds for Bridgetown and Greenbushes railway stations to keep volunteering activities on track

20/08/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Submissions open for inquiry into Wooroloo Bushfire

20/08/2021

Whitby

Volunteering

Lotterywest revamp for booming Swanbourne Nedlands Surf Life Saving Club

13/08/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Inquiry into devastating Wooroloo Bushfire

9/08/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Initiatives for building resilience against disasters recognised

4/08/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Wooroloo bushfire recovery six months on

29/07/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Record $104.5 million for cyclone-affected communities

27/07/2021

Whitby

Racing and Gaming

New Burswood Park Board chairperson announced

26/07/2021

Whitby; Sanderson

Emergency Services; Environment

WA firefighters head to Canada to help battle wildfire disaster

23/07/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

New career firefighters ready to step up for winter

21/07/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Caravans deployed to Tropical Cyclone Seroja affected residents

19/07/2021

Whitby

Small Business

Applications for latest round of lockdown grants now open

18/07/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Local governments share record $7.5 million to reduce bushfire risk

16/07/2021

Whitby

Racing and Gaming

Banned Drinkers Register trial ramps up in the Kimberley

16/07/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for WA’s storm-affected Great Southern

9/07/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Small Business

McGowan Government delivers new small business boost

7/07/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Boost for emergency services in local communities

30/06/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following Exmouth flooding

23/06/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

$2.2 million emergency services complex for Gingin

23/06/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Small Business

More than $4.6 million in lockdown grants paid to small businesses

20/06/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

Help available for Cyclone Seroja devastated communities

11/06/2021

Whitby

Volunteering

Helping hand for Thank a Volunteer Day celebrations

4/06/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Baldivis volunteer firefighters benefit from new fire truck

3/06/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Eligible areas for Cyclone Seroja relief extended

28/05/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

New station marks next chapter for Bedfordale Bush Fire Brigade

28/05/2021

Sanderson; Whitby

Environment; Emergency Services

Western Australians turn their containers into $50,000 for fire, cyclone relief

27/05/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan; Whitby

Premier; Regional Development; Emergency Services

Applications for $4,000 Cyclone Seroja grants open

26/05/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Small Business

Perth, Rottnest and Peel small business lockdown grants now open

21/05/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

New $11 million fire station in Cockburn fully operational

21/05/2021

Whitby

Volunteering

Western Australians honoured at WA Volunteer Service Awards

19/05/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Expanded Support for Cyclone-Affected Communities

18/05/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Wear Orange Wednesday to thank the SES

17/05/2021

Whitby

Volunteering

Western Australia celebrates National Volunteer Week

9/05/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services; Small Business

Additional support for communities devastated by Cyclone Seroja

6/05/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Small Business

Small business relief on its way with targeted program

5/05/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

New Bill to extend timeframe for COVID-19 response measures

1/05/2021

Whitby

Racing and Gaming

Banned Drinkers Register technology rolls out in the Kimberley

28/04/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following floods in Shire of Wiluna

22/04/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following Pilbara and Goldfields flooding

20/04/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Cyclone Seroja recovery efforts continue throughout disaster area

19/04/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Tom Price to benefit from new $4 million emergency services facility

17/04/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance extended to more communities impacted by severe tropical cyclone Seroja

17/04/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following WA flooding

15/04/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

Cyclone recovery efforts underway in Mid-West-Gascoyne region

15/04/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following severe tropical cyclone Seroja

29/03/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Kensington Fire Station operational ahead of schedule