Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Reece Whitby MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

24/06/2022

Whitby

Environment

South-western snake-necked turtle conservation funding boost

23/06/2022

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Climate Action

Ambitious interim target set for State Government emissions

15/06/2022

Buti; Whitby

Aboriginal Affairs; Environment

Historic native title settlement secures benefits for Traditional Owners in renamed Pila Nature Reserve

9/06/2022

Whitby

Environment

WA builder appointed for first projects of Perth Zoo masterplan

8/06/2022

Whitby

Environment

First look at upgrades planned for John Forrest National Park

3/06/2022

MacTiernan; Whitby

Agriculture and Food; Climate Action

More funds to drive carbon farming in WA

31/05/2022

Whitby; Punch

Environment; Disability Services

McGowan Government making WA parks more accessible for people with disability

27/05/2022

Whitby

Environment

Container Exchange points save containers from the fill

26/05/2022

McGowan; Cook; Whitby

Premier; Tourism; Environment

New environmentally sensitive tourism offerings for national parks

26/05/2022

Whitby

Environment

New native vegetation policy for Western Australia

24/05/2022

Whitby

Climate Action

New partnerships boost climate science capability

20/05/2022

Whitby

Environment

Waste champions recognised at 2022 WasteSorted Awards

20/05/2022

Johnston; Whitby

Energy; Environment

Milestone for East Rockingham Waste to Energy project

16/05/2022

Whitby

Environment

2022 Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards now open

16/05/2022

Whitby; Punch

Environment; Fisheries

Significant progress for environmental protection of Exmouth Gulf

16/05/2022

Whitby

Environment

Reducing the reporting burden on industry

16/05/2022

Whitby; Ellery

Environment; Education and Training

Funding boost for waste management activities in WA schools

14/05/2022

Whitby

Environment

Community litter grants launched in Dampier

12/05/2022

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Treasurer; Climate Action

$1.25 billion Climate Action Fund for WA’s low-carbon future

10/05/2022

McGowan; Whitby; Saffioti; Johnston

Premier; Climate Action; Transport; Energy

WA’s climate action efforts accelerate with $60 million EV package

5/05/2022

Templeman; Whitby

Sport and Recreation; Environment

New website puts WA’s world-class trails on the map

5/05/2022

Whitby

Environment

New Board Chair to help guide Perth Zoo Master Plan

3/05/2022

Whitby; Punch

Environment; Fisheries

Significant step forward for creation of Marmion Marine Park

3/05/2022

Whitby

Environment

Perth Zoo gives mums free entry on Mother’s Day

29/04/2022

Whitby; Dawson

Environment; Emergency Services

Celebrating 50 years of bushfire aerial detection

29/04/2022

Whitby; Buti

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Warlibirri National Park created in Plan for Our Parks milestone

28/04/2022

Whitby

Environment

Funding boost for Darling Range Wildlife Shelter

21/04/2022

Whitby; Buti

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

State Budget provides $11 million boost for Murujuga National Park

14/04/2022

Whitby

Environment

Help for hospitality venues to become "Plastic Free Places"

13/04/2022

Whitby

Environment

Lotterywest grant supports climate project in Great Southern

13/04/2022

Whitby

Environment

Boosting environmental volunteering in the Great Southern

12/04/2022

Whitby

Environment

New innovative AR experience launched at Kings Park

11/04/2022

Whitby

Environment

Finalists announced for the 2022 WasteSorted Awards

9/04/2022

Sanderson; Whitby

Health; Environment

‘Taking it to the streets’ vaccination campaign for school holidays

8/04/2022

Whitby; Johnston

Environment; Energy

Clean energy projects to lower emissions and create jobs

1/04/2022

Whitby

Environment

New and improved boardwalk open at Lake Goegrup Nature Reserve

31/03/2022

Whitby

Environment

Long-awaited Mungada Ridge National Park created in Mid-West

22/03/2022

Whitby

Environment

Funding now available for Swan and Canning rivers foreshore restoration

14/03/2022

Whitby

Environment

Online mapping tool to help shape proposed South Coast Marine Park

9/03/2022

Whitby

Environment

Cutting-edge science sees new Blue Kangaroo Paw available to buy

9/03/2022

Johnston; Whitby

Mines and Petroleum; Environment; Climate Action

Draft Bill to help WA’s resources industry reduce emissions

6/03/2022

Whitby

Environment

McGowan Government continues to support cleaner, low-waste WA

2/03/2022

MacTiernan; Whitby; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Environment; Water

2022 State Natural Resource Management funding round open

28/02/2022

Saffioti; Whitby

Tourism; Climate Action

First electric CAT bus hits the streets in Joondalup

25/02/2022

Whitby; Buti

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

$22 million boost to Aboriginal Ranger Program as funding round opens

25/02/2022

Whitby

Environment

Architect appointed for enhancement of WA’s oldest national park

16/02/2022

Cook; Whitby

Tourism; Climate Action

New zero-emission aircraft fleet to launch in WA

16/02/2022

Whitby; Dawson

Environment; Innovation and ICT

Vital research informs industry on best practice to recycle and divert e-waste from landfill

10/02/2022

Whitby

Environment

Public invited to have a say on enhancing Murujuga National Park

8/02/2022

Whitby

Environment

World-first scientific breakthrough with numbat genome mapped

4/02/2022

Whitby; Punch

Environment; Fisheries

Planning for the future of Marmion Marine Park

4/02/2022

Whitby; Buti

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Expert advisory group to shape $50 million expanded Aboriginal Ranger Program

2/02/2022

Whitby

Environment

Perth Zoo Masterplan comes to life with new designs

1/02/2022

Whitby; Carey

Environment; Local Government

Local governments encouraged to apply for grants to transition to three-bin FOGO service

31/01/2022

Johnston; Whitby

Energy; Climate Action

Western Australia’s rapid solar evolution

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