Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Rita Saffioti MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

14/05/2021

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government delivering $30 million of transport upgrades through Mid-West

12/05/2021

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government welcomes an additional $142 million for regional road safety

12/05/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Second stage of Great Northern Highway upgrades underway

12/05/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Flight frequency back to pre-COVID levels on some regional routes

12/05/2021

Saffioti; Buti; Sanderson

Transport; Planning; Lands; Environment

McGowan Government to permanently protect Beeliar Wetlands

11/05/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Next phase of community consultation begins for Swan River Crossings Project

11/05/2021

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Quinns Beach groyne upgrade completed in time for winter

7/05/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - METRONET Bayswater Junction hits the switch

6/05/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Electric buses on track to start Joondalup CAT trial in January

4/05/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Federal Budget infrastructure boost to help build Western Australia’s economic recovery

3/05/2021

Saffioti

Ports

New Fremantle Ports Chief Executive Officer appointed

30/04/2021

Saffioti

Planning

Fair policy reform delivers funding for community infrastructure

28/04/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Boom gates long gone as traffic starts under Davis Road underpass

28/04/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Proponents shortlisted for iconic new Swan River Causeway Bridge

21/04/2021

Ellery; Saffioti

Education and Training; Transport

McGowan Government initiative to get more truckies on the road

19/04/2021

McGowan; Cook; Saffioti; Sanderson

Premier; Health; Transport; Environment

Iconic Perth Kids’ Bridge taking shape over Winthrop Avenue

16/04/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Concessions for Classics scheme roars into action

16/04/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Major transformation of Mitchell Freeway southbound a step closer

6/04/2021

Templeman; Saffioti

Heritage; Planning

Heritage specialists awarded contract for Ascot Kilns conservation

3/04/2021

Saffioti

Transport

All aboard the new C-Series railcar at Yagan Square

1/04/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Bye-bye boom gates - Denny Avenue level crossing closes for good

31/03/2021

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government welcomes more flight options for Pilbara residents

29/03/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning

Major demolition works start at former Princess Margaret Hospital site

25/03/2021

Saffioti; Buti

Planning; Sport and Recreation

Joint media statement - Final designs revealed for WACA Ground transformation in East Perth

3/02/2021

Ellery; Saffioti

Education and Training; Transport

Further support for transport industry to keep WA moving

2/02/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Community feedback guides next stage of Swan River Crossings project

2/02/2021

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Contract awarded for road gateway in Perth’s eastern suburbs

2/02/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Funding program to deliver rest area upgrades for heavy vehicle drivers in regional WA

1/02/2021

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government delivering key intersection upgrades for Armadale

29/01/2021

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Tenders called for new Carnarvon Fascine boat pens

29/01/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Biggest ever South-West road project now underway, unlocking thousands of local jobs

29/01/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Expressions of interest now open to build iconic new Causeway Bridge

28/01/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Transformation of Mitchell Freeway southbound continues

26/01/2021

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Matagarup Bridge climb starts activation of Stadium precinct

22/01/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Record WA cycling investment continues with latest grants round

22/01/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Votes are in for Cockburn Station tower’s new artwork

21/01/2021

Saffioti

Transport

$3 million for airport upgrades in regional Western Australia

21/01/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Boaties rejoice: further $1.5 million to improve WA boating facilities

21/01/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Industry workshop starts search for Tonkin Highway Extension contractor

20/01/2021

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

$4 million of grants available for coastal planning and management

20/01/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

METRONET delivering for local businesses and local jobs

20/01/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - METRONET steaming ahead with three projects moving to shortlist phase

15/01/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Matagarup Bridge climb to open Australia Day

14/01/2021

McGowan; Cook; Saffioti; Dawson

Premier; Health; Transport; Environment

Construction of rainbow Perth Kids’ Bridge now underway

14/01/2021

Saffioti

Planning

Public realm plans for first Subi East neighbourhood open for comment

11/01/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Major infrastructure projects developing Stirling into a hub of activity

8/01/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - More than $250 million of regional road upgrades rolling out across Western Australia

4/01/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Additional weekly flight to be trialled between Kununurra and Balgo

27/12/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Celebrate the New Year with free public transport after midnight

23/12/2020

Cook; Saffioti; Murray

Health; Planning; Seniors and Ageing

McGowan Government cuts red tape, making aged care more available

20/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government delivering Wi-Fi to the Prospector train

18/12/2020

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government delivers new sports pavilion for Ellenbrook

18/12/2020

Saffioti

Planning

New planning regulations streamline system and cut red tape

17/12/2020

Saffioti

Planning

New Design WA policy guides development of local precincts

17/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; Ellery

Premier; Transport; Education and Training

TAFE graduates straight on the job on major METRONET projects

17/12/2020

Cook; Saffioti; Dawson

Health; Transport; Environment

Local builder Civmec to construct rainbow Perth Kids’ Bridge

17/12/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Next tranche of Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Network projects announced

16/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Commonwealth and State Governments collaborate to deliver millions in regional road safety improvements

15/12/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Transformation of northern suburbs road network continues

14/12/2020

Saffioti; Roberts

Transport; Road Safety

McGowan Government secures unprecedented funding for regional roads safety

14/12/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Wheel clamping ban now in effect in WA

12/12/2020

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government commits $45 million to Stirling Bus Interchange

12/12/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Voting now open on new artwork for Cockburn Station tower

11/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Contract awarded to deliver fast-tracked Mitchell Freeway Extension

11/12/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Preferred proponent chosen for METRONET’s Lakelands Station

10/12/2020

Saffioti

Planning

New development standards for City of Joondalup infill areas

10/12/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Volgren Australia’s Malaga workshop celebrates 2,000th bus milestone

10/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government welcomes new Virgin fares for regional residents

8/12/2020

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government drops in with wheely good news for Morley skaters

4/12/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Swan Valley Planning Bill passes Parliament protecting region

4/12/2020

Saffioti

Transport

State Government allocates additional $3.4 million to plan for fast train to Bunbury

4/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Ranford Road Station piling on Thornlie-Cockburn Link milestones

4/12/2020

Saffioti

Planning

New East Wanneroo plan sets 50-year vision for strategic growth

3/12/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Perth-Fremantle Principal Shared Path extension to commence

3/12/2020

Wyatt; Saffioti

Aboriginal Affairs; Transport

Aboriginal heritage place at Alkimos Central to be protected

3/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; MacTiernan

Premier; Transport; Regional Development

Bunbury Waterfront project delivering benefits for the South-West

2/12/2020

Saffioti; Templeman

Planning; Heritage

Call for expert team to rekindle historic Ascot Kilns

2/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Wheel clamping banned in Western Australia from December 14

1/12/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Government-industry partnership improves Pilbara road safety

27/11/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning

Medium density policy to create more diverse housing opportunities

27/11/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Speed limit change for section of South Western Highway in Picton East

26/11/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Minister makes call on Broome planning proposal

26/11/2020

Saffioti; Roberts

Transport; Road Safety

Works now underway at busy Stock Road intersection

26/11/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Governments partnering to deliver additional upgrades to Dampier Peninsula roads

26/11/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - $65 million Broome Cape Leveque Road sealing project now complete

25/11/2020

Saffioti

Transport

$1 million in funding to support trial Derby to Broome air services

25/11/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Reference Group established to guide regional road signage review

24/11/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Ageing Australind train taken out of service for major repairs

24/11/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - $100 million transformation planned for Thomas Road around Byford

24/11/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Thomas Road works mark start of METRONET Byford Rail Extension

23/11/2020

Wyatt; Saffioti

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs; Transport

Public art and celebration of Aboriginal culture take centre stage at Alkimos Central

20/11/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Pickering Brook’s future planning blueprint report endorsed

16/11/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Edith Cowan University seeking lead architect and lead design engineers for multi-million-dollar city campus

16/11/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Industrial park to create jobs and spur growth north of Perth

13/11/2020

MacTiernan; Saffioti

Regional Development; Transport

Work starts on Spoilbank Marina road upgrades

11/11/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Third stage of South Coast Highway works now underway

10/11/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - METRONET Forrestfield Airport Link steaming ahead

6/11/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning

Approval marks significant milestone for planning reform

5/11/2020

Saffioti

Planning

New subdivision policy plans for connected communities

2/11/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Concept designs revealed for METRONET’s new Midland Station