Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Rita Saffioti MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

13/05/2022

Saffioti

Ports

$332 million investment to optimise growth at Geraldton Port

13/05/2022

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government to deliver new direct flight between Geraldton and Karratha

12/05/2022

Saffioti

Ports

McGowan Government boosting trade and jobs with port projects

12/05/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Record investment in cycling and walking paths continue

12/05/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Treasurer; Transport

$9 billion road network transformation for WA

12/05/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Treasurer; Transport

McGowan Government delivers $5.6 billion for regional roads

12/05/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Treasurer; Transport

METRONET powering ahead with record $6 billion investment

12/05/2022

McGowan; Saffioti; Carey

Premier; Treasurer; Planning; Housing

Tax reform and incentives to deliver a housing supply boost

11/05/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Victoria Quay vision ramping up as Westport powers ahead

10/05/2022

McGowan; Whitby; Saffioti; Johnston

Premier; Climate Action; Transport; Energy

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

10/05/2022

Saffioti

Planning

Bill before Parliament to reopen significant development pathway

10/05/2022

Saffioti

Transport

On-demand Passenger Transport Levy to end ahead of schedule

9/05/2022

Saffioti

Ports

Investing in Bunbury and Esperance Ports to drive trade

9/05/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Transformational Bunbury Outer Ring Road project progressing

9/05/2022

Saffioti

Transport

$3 million of upgrades planned for Australind Rail Corridor

8/05/2022

Saffioti

Transport

New $100 million Tonkin Hwy interchange unlocks 10,000 Ellenbrook homes

5/05/2022

Saffioti

Planning

2022 Coastal Awards recognise the importance of WA coastlines

3/05/2022

Saffioti

Transport

$200 million boost for Western Australia’s regional rail freight network

3/05/2022

Saffioti

Planning

New structure plan for Muchea to support industry and growth

2/05/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Program to improve heavy vehicle rest areas now underway

29/04/2022

Saffioti

Ports

Pilbara businesses set to benefit from new dredging contract

29/04/2022

Saffioti

Ports

Works commence on safe haven for tugs

29/04/2022

Saffioti

Ports

$78 million jobs boost with major investment at Port of Port Hedland

28/04/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Successful regional learner driver program given $5.5 million boost

28/04/2022

Saffioti; Punch

Transport; Disability Services

Boost for wheelchair accessible taxi services around the State

28/04/2022

Saffioti

Transport; Ports

Fitzroy Crossing runway renewal a boost for the region

27/04/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Further investment planned for Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour

26/04/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Albany Ring Road reaches new milestone for WA’s Great Southern region

14/04/2022

Saffioti

Transport

More than $8 million in grants to connect WA communities

13/04/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Midland Line shutdown to say Bye Bye Bayswater Bridge

12/04/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Final link in 74km Perth to Mandurah riding route complete

8/04/2022

Saffioti; Carey

Planning; Lands

Guidelines set for Bayswater’s transformation

7/04/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Federal Labor commits to major METRONET project in Beckenham

5/04/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Broun Avenue bridge demolished to make way for Morley Station

1/04/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Help plan Australind replacement services during extended Armadale Line closure

1/04/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government returning road maintenance jobs in-house

31/03/2022

Saffioti; Carey

Planning; Lands

$17.3 million settlement for Landgate building secures future of public sector in Midland

31/03/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

More affordable airfares have landed for regional Western Australians

29/03/2022

Saffioti

Ports

New Mid West Ports Authority CEO appointed

29/03/2022

Saffioti

Transport; Ports

Next step for Westport with Anketell-Thomas Road concept released

29/03/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Works starts on Point Peron groyne project

28/03/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government’s first locally built METRONET Railcar leaves facility

24/03/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Further $1.6 million to support learner drivers in Pilbara and Kimberley

24/03/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Enabling legislation for major METRONET projects passes Legislative Assembly

23/03/2022

Saffioti; Cook

Ports; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Plans progress to build new wharf at Port of Dampier

22/03/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Work underway to improve safety at regional roadwork sites

22/03/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Help us plan replacement services for the Armadale Line shutdown

22/03/2022

Cook; Saffioti

Commerce; Transport

McGowan Government to reform WA tow truck industry

21/03/2022

Saffioti

Planning

Caledonian Avenue level crossing to close on April 15

18/03/2022

Saffioti

Planning

Subi East recognised as world leader in sustainable community development

18/03/2022

Saffioti

Planning

Major initiatives to progress phase two of planning reform

17/03/2022

Saffioti; Templeman

Transport; Planning; Ports; Sport and Recreation

Joint media statement - Iconic WACA Ground light towers to be upgraded and beaming colour

17/03/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Major boost for the Perth City Deal

16/03/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Contract awarded for new METRONET Midland Station

15/03/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Phase 2 of Stephenson Avenue Extension now underway

13/03/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Countdown on until we farewell the infamous Bayswater Bridge

11/03/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Road train permits extended to help resupply State supermarkets

10/03/2022

Saffioti; Templeman

Transport; Planning; Ports; Culture and the Arts

Joint media statement - Architect named for Perth Concert Hall redevelopment

9/03/2022

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint Media Statement - Work on final section of Albany Ring Road underway

5/03/2022

Saffioti; Cook

Transport; Ports; State Development, Jobs and Trade

New taskforce to examine Western Australian shipping industry

1/03/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

METRONET Lakelands Station taking shape as work continues

28/02/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Additional flight added for Derby to Broome air service

28/02/2022

Saffioti; Whitby

Tourism; Climate Action

First electric CAT bus hits the streets in Joondalup

28/02/2022

Saffioti; Cook; MacTiernan

Planning; Tourism; Agriculture and Food

Draft report for Pickering Brook and Surrounds released for comment

27/02/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Purple CAT providing free travel to UWA, Perth Children’s Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

25/02/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Tenders called for upgrade at Albany Waterfront Marina

23/02/2022

Saffioti

Transport

New METRONET legislation introduced to enable major projects

21/02/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Remainder of Outback Way to be sealed as part of $678m project

21/02/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Congestion relief for Fremantle as High Street Upgrade reaches completion

20/02/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Major METRONET projects to transform the Armadale Line

18/02/2022

Carey; Saffioti

Housing; Lands; Planning

Housing Diversity Pipeline to boost social housing and support jobs

15/02/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Crucial east-west rail line re-opened after emergency repairs

14/02/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Endangered birds prioritised in coastal management work

14/02/2022

Saffioti

Planning

$4 million of grants now available to protect WA coastline

9/02/2022

Saffioti

Transport

$1.8 million allocated to improve access for regional learner drivers

8/02/2022

Saffioti; Templeman; Carey; Buti

Planning; Heritage; Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Anthony Kannis appointed Director General of the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

4/02/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Contract awarded for $2.3 million navigation upgrade at Rottnest

3/02/2022

Cook; Saffioti; Kelly; MacTiernan

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Ports; Water; Regional Development

Landmark $255 million Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility investment in Pilbara urea project

1/02/2022

Saffioti

Ports

Port of Port Hedland development plan reviewed to maximise exports

31/01/2022

Saffioti

Planning

Dark skies the limit for stargazers with new position statement released

30/01/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

METRONET train station on track for Ellenbrook

27/01/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Work to improve jetty at Port Bouvard Marina boat ramp to start in March

25/01/2022

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Tender now open for new Casuarina Boat Harbour boat ramp

25/01/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Mid-West and South-West to lead regional boating demand

24/01/2022

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Construction underway on new Hotham River Bridge

24/01/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Work to start on second phase of Two Rocks Marina redevelopment

21/01/2022

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Road Safety

Last chance to replace defective Takata airbags

21/01/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Fares reinstated for post-midnight trains from February 4

21/01/2022

Saffioti

Mines and Petroleum

Strong interest in geothermal energy prompts acreage release

20/01/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Innovative technology trialled at signalised pedestrian crossings

18/01/2022

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Industry engagement to ensure freight and supply keep moving

17/01/2022

Saffioti

Mines and Petroleum; Industrial Relations

Applications open for Mentally Healthy Workplaces Grant program

15/01/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Mandurah Line now open following successful 20-day Shutdown

6/01/2022

Saffioti

Transport

METRONET’s Thornlie-Cockburn Link on track

5/01/2022

Saffioti

Transport

New Principal Shared Path to fill cycling gap along Mitchell Freeway

4/01/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Construction now underway on new Carnarvon boat pens

30/12/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Significant McGowan Government public transport commitment delivered

29/12/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Roll out of Smart Freeway technology continues on the Mitchell Southbound

23/12/2021

Saffioti

Ports

Next stage for Spoilbank Marina underway with $10.6 million contract

23/12/2021

Saffioti

Transport

PCEC transforms into pop-up bus station for Mandurah Line Shutdown