Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Rita Saffioti MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

9/04/2020

Saffioti

Transport

METRONET’s new Bayswater Station project set to create jobs

3/04/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Planning changes support COVID-19 response and recovery

1/04/2020

Saffioti

Transport

$9 million relief package for On-demand Transport industry passes Parliament’s Lower House

31/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Public transport services to be scaled down temporarily due to COVID-19

27/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

New funding secures essential Rex air services for WA

27/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Radio Systems Replacement contract update

27/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Temporary licensing changes in place to help elderly and essential workers

20/03/2020

Saffioti; Wyatt

Planning; Treasurer

Amara City Gardens Booragoon development another step closer

19/03/2020

Saffioti

Planning

New METRONET precincts to unlock potential of Perth’s east

18/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Intersection upgrades underway for busy Airport link

17/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Increased sanitation regime underway across public transport fleet

17/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government closing the gaps on Perth cycling network

17/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Two consortia shortlisted to build Bunbury Outer Ring Road

12/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Liberal Party leader opposes local railcar manufacturing

11/03/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Planning scheme amendment paves way for local jobs in Peel region

10/03/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Construction starts on METRONET’s Bellevue railcar facility

9/03/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Expressions of Interest sought for Mitchell Freeway southbound upgrade

5/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Applications sought from coastal champions for Government grants

5/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Better boatie behaviour follows CCTV and radar rollout

28/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Lift-off for the METRONET Airport Central Station

27/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Funding to support local businesses to tender for Bunbury Outer Ring Road

26/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; Roberts

Premier; Transport; Road Safety

Regional Road Safety Program recognised as high priority initiative

26/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Western Australia secures a record number of priority projects

24/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Road projects across the Great Southern taking shape and creating jobs

21/02/2020

Saffioti

Planning

State’s Government Architect term concludes

21/02/2020

Templeman; Papalia; Saffioti

Culture and the Arts; Tourism; Transport

Hell’s Bell ready to ring in the world’s largest homage to AC/DC at Perth Festival’s closing event

19/02/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Network upgrades trucking along

19/02/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Enabling legislation for METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line passes Parliament

19/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Phase one of Stephenson Avenue Extension tender now open

18/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

TBM Grace completes Forrestfield-Airport Link tunnelling journey

18/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government to ban wheel clamping in Western Australia

17/02/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Preferred proponent chosen to deliver Denny Avenue road package

16/02/2020

Cook; Saffioti

Health; Transport

Kids Bridge connects sick children with nature

16/02/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Fee waived for early movers to new driver authorisation

12/02/2020

Saffioti

Planning

McGowan Government responds to short-stay accommodation inquiry

10/02/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Draft WA Aviation Strategy sets the course for aviation in WA

10/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; Papalia

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Transport; Tourism

New funding boost for WA tourism and regional aviation

3/02/2020

Saffioti

Planning

South Perth Civic Heart development approved by Minister

3/02/2020

Saffioti

Planning

EOI issued for demolition of Princess Margaret Hospital

3/02/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Thornlie-Cockburn Link gets environmental green light

31/01/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Kimberley air route tender provides air service certainty

31/01/2020

Roberts; Saffioti

Road Safety; Transport

More projects earmarked to reduce run-off road crashes on rural roads

24/01/2020

Wyatt; Saffioti

Lands; Planning

Port Kennedy land transferred for new coastal community

24/01/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Call for nominations for Subi East Community Reference Group

24/01/2020

Saffioti

Transport

$7.6 million bike funding boost to connect Perth and regional communities

23/01/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Upgraded Cookernup Station open to Australind passengers

23/01/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Australind Action Plan and WA-made railcar design revealed

23/01/2020

Saffioti

Transport

New North Dandalup Station open for Australind passengers

22/01/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Construction begins for Fremantle High St upgrade

21/01/2020

Saffioti; Roberts

Transport; Road Safety

Road safety boost for towns along South Western Highway

20/01/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Hay Street Bridge height clearance to increase

18/01/2020

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government contributes $200,000 for Port Beach rock wall

18/01/2020

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government flags classic car and street rod rego discount

16/01/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government seeks builder for METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line’s main works contract

16/01/2020

Saffioti; Dawson

Planning; Environment

Register for special entertainment precincts info sessions

14/01/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Site chosen for METRONET’s Midland Station relocation

9/01/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Kurrajong tree relocated as part of Bayswater METRONET works

29/12/2019

Saffioti; Roberts

Transport; Police

Free Transperth travel after midnight on New Year’s Eve

20/12/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Preferred proponent chosen for METRONET Denny Avenue rail package

20/12/2019

Saffioti

Transport

MV Tricia launch celebrated with special Swan River journey

19/12/2019

Saffioti

Transport

More local connections for Bunbury Outer Ring Road

18/12/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Future redevelopment of Fremantle landmark on the horizon

18/12/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Subiaco's new planning scheme to retain character and support growth

17/12/2019

Saffioti

Transport

METRONET works to be integrated with Kwinana Freeway upgrade project

17/12/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Another METRONET project gets underway, as major contract signed

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