Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Rita Saffioti MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

15/12/2019

McGowan; Saffioti; Tinley

Premier; Transport; Veterans Issues

Western Australia’s newest bridge named after Victoria Cross hero

15/12/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - New bridge honours Western Australian Victoria Cross recipient

14/12/2019

Saffioti; Dawson

Planning; Disability Services

Pia’s Place playspace captures spirit of inclusion and adventure

12/12/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Funding ramps up for boat facilities in WA communities

11/12/2019

Saffioti; Dawson

Transport; Environment

All aboard for the first ride on MV Tricia

11/12/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Greater diversity of housing options secured in City of Armadale

10/12/2019

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Northlink WA - northern section - opening date

10/12/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Historic contract signed for WA-made METRONET railcars

10/12/2019

Saffioti

Transport

New regulations to lift standards of WA towing industry

6/12/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Vision now reality with breakwater completion at Beadon Creek

2/12/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Seeking new ideas for Cockburn Station Tower

1/12/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Congestion relief for southern suburbs gathers pace with construction commencing on $237 million bridge

26/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Wanneroo Road and Joondalup Drive Interchange taking shape

26/11/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Industry briefing on Morley-Ellenbrook Line to encourage local content

24/11/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Work starts on METRONET Yanchep Rail Extension unlocking thousands of local jobs

22/11/2019

Saffioti; Dawson

Planning; Environment

Reforms pave the way for WA’s first special entertainment precincts

22/11/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Master Planning underway for Subi East with major demolition milestone reached

21/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Pre-summer boat safety blitz starts this weekend

20/11/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Safety improvements for pedestrians in the northern suburbs

20/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Karnup Station project planning continues as METRONET rolls out

20/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government secures Federal funds for Lakelands Station

20/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Highway upgrades to improve safety, bust congestion and create jobs

20/11/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Infrastructure to boost jobs and bust congestion

19/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Expressions of interest called for Albany Ring Road

18/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Morley-Ellenbrook Line environmental assessment commences

15/11/2019

Saffioti; Dawson

Transport; Environment

The name of Perth’s new locally-built ferry revealed

14/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Great Northern Highway upgrades continue

13/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Community responds positively to boat safety consultation

11/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Construction of the Rio Tinto Iron Ore Koodaideri Road Over Rail Bridge

7/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

New bus contracts to provide better job security for drivers

7/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Restrictions on movement of oversize agricultural vehicles eased

5/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Major milestone for Mitchell Freeway extension

1/11/2019

Saffioti; Roberts

Transport; Road Safety

Multi-language sign trial to help boost safety on key tourism routes

31/10/2019

Saffioti

Planning

South Perth development called in by Planning Minister

30/10/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Welshpool company awarded METRONET car park contract

29/10/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Construction commences for new Manning on-ramp

28/10/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - City deal to boost CBD density and economy

28/10/2019

Cook; Murray; Saffioti

Health; Seniors and Ageing; Planning

New policy to cut red tape and improve aged care planning

25/10/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - The only way is up for Mandurah Station multi-storey car park

23/10/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; Saffioti; Tinley

Premier; Treasurer; Planning; Housing

New stimulus measure to promote infill and job growth

21/10/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Mitchell Freeway northbound widening works to commence

17/10/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Another milestone reached for Ocean Reef Marina redevelopment

16/10/2019

Saffioti; Roberts

Transport; Road Safety

Upgrade works start on Great Eastern Highway between Walgoolan and Southern Cross

15/10/2019

McGowan; Ellery; Saffioti

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Education and Training; Transport

Reduction in TAFE fees paves the way for new METRONET jobs

12/10/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Community to have their say on recreational vessel safety review

4/10/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Mount Street pedestrian bridge open after $3 million refurbishment

4/10/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Works underway to upgrade ‘WA’s riskiest intersection’

4/10/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Have your say and give Transperth's new ferry an oar-some name

3/10/2019

Tinley; Saffioti

Housing; Transport

First sod turns on $2.32 billion METRONET-linked project in Brabham

2/10/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Onslow marine services hub a step closer

2/10/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Final stage of Onslow Road upgrades underway

2/10/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Coastal planning leaders awarded for innovation and commitment

2/10/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Bussell Highway dual carriageway pre-construction works begin

1/10/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Swan Valley’s iconic character to be preserved and enhanced

29/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

New bridge over Mitchell Freeway to provide missing cycling link

27/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

West Coast Eagles 2018 Premiership number plates now available

26/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

New legislation to significantly increase rail trespass penalties

26/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

First stop Parliament, next stop Ellenbrook

25/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

All-time high passenger satisfaction with Transperth services

25/09/2019

Tinley; Johnston; Saffioti

Housing; Energy; Planning

Innovative housing affordability experiment launches in WA

25/09/2019

Tinley; Saffioti

Housing; Transport

Ellenbrook’s newest housing project to reap benefits of METRONET

23/09/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Tender to build METRONET Bellevue railcar depot released

19/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

New bus route saves patrons the walk to Manning Community Hub

19/09/2019

McGowan; Saffioti; MacTiernan

Premier; Planning; Agriculture and Food

Perth Royal Show to remain at its home in Claremont

18/09/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Strategic vision for East Wanneroo revealed

17/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Tender to remove Denny Avenue level crossing now open

17/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

New locally built Transperth ferry motoring ahead

16/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Improvements to major Orrong Road intersection getting underway

14/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Roe Highway and Kalamunda Road interchange construction underway

13/09/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Bullsbrook rezoning set to support local growth and create jobs

13/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Long-serving transit officers to be awarded national medals

12/09/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Pilbara road safety improvements welcomed

12/09/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Stage 3 of Karratha-Tom Price Road construction underway

11/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Armadale Line level crossing removals a step closer as tenders released

11/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Key safety upgrades planned for Indian Ocean Drive and Brand Highway

10/09/2019

Saffioti

Planning

McGowan Government invests $4.3 million in Rivervale foreshore

10/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Expressions of interest called for Bunbury Outer Ring Road

6/09/2019

Saffioti

Planning

New policy balances freight corridors and community amenity needs

5/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Byford rail extension takes next step forward

4/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Construction beginning on new Pinjarra bus depot

3/09/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Collaboration the focus of National Planning Minister’s Forum

3/09/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Forrestfield Station reaches new heights at 50 per cent completion

2/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Public transport patronage increase follows strong METRONET campaign

30/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Black Spot funding to reduce risks on some of WA’s worst roads

30/08/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Community input sought for Pickering Brook and surrounds plan

29/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

New Hamilton Street Bridge now open to traffic

29/08/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning

McGowan Government brings Subi East revitalisation a step closer

28/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Protection of Beeliar wetlands a step closer to becoming law

27/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Roll-out of roller barrier in Perth road project a WA-first

22/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Shortlisted proponents for Bayswater Station upgrade announced

22/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Broome-Cape Leveque Road project on track for 2021

20/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government welcomes capped airfares for Kalgoorlie and Karratha residents

19/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport

New Australind rail cars delivering Western Australian jobs

18/08/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Made in WA: METRONET railcars to be proudly built in WA

17/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - NorthLink WA central section completed, slashing Ellenbrook travel times

16/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport

New railcar drivers sought ahead of METRONET expansion

15/08/2019

MacTiernan; Saffioti

Ports; Transport

Independent Westport Taskforce releases shortlist of future port options

13/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Infrastructure Australia audit shows McGowan Government's transport plan is working

13/08/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Planning Reform Action Plan to simplify and modernise the system

12/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport

3km extension of Perth-Fremantle Principal Shared Path now open