Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Rita Saffioti MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

28/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

$6 million safety upgrade for busy inner-city intersection completed

25/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Community to shape future of cycling in Avon and Central Coast

25/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Community to have their say on proposed Dongara-Geraldton-Northampton route

24/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Business case to be prepared for Tier 3 grain lines

23/09/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - $175 million Albany Ring Road unlocks local jobs as construction gets underway

22/09/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Preferred proponent named to construct METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line

22/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Road safety program continues to shine a light on WA black spots

21/09/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

$2 million for road safety improvements in Derby

20/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Perth City Deal to boost cycling and walking connections in CBD

20/09/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; Ellery

Premier; Transport; Planning; Education and Training

Opportunities abound for Mount Lawley Senior High School

20/09/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - City deal to create 10,000 jobs and transform Perth CBD

20/09/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - World-class education campus to revitalise Perth’s CBD

19/09/2020

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Register now to be one of the first to enjoy Matagarup’s zip-line

18/09/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Improvement scheme signals new era for Port Hedland’s West End

18/09/2020

Saffioti

Planning

New, modern planning scheme approved for Shire of Carnarvon

15/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Stage 3 works underway on The Broadway

11/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Transformation complete of Reid Highway upgrade

8/09/2020

Saffioti; Templeman

Transport; Culture and the Arts

Collaboration to get in good books with Transperth passengers

8/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Record $50,000 boost for WA Bike Month events across the State

8/09/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Ground-breaking start for new Mandurah multi-storey car park

7/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - First shovel-ready WA project complete on Great Eastern Highway

6/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Discount to encourage more classic cars onto the roads

2/09/2020

Saffioti

Health

WA Telestroke Service to be available 24/7

2/09/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; Wyatt

Premier; Transport; Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Karratha-Tom Price Road officially named Manuwarra Red Dog Highway

2/09/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Third stage of upgrades to Manuwarra Red Dog Highway now complete

1/09/2020

Murray; Saffioti

Sport and Recreation; Health

Targeted funding to benefit community sport and recreation projects

31/08/2020

Murray; Saffioti

Sport and Recreation; Health

Targeted funding program to benefit Tambellup and Albany projects

31/08/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Armadale Line to be transformed with removal of level crossings

31/08/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Accessibility upgrade for three Armadale Line train stations

28/08/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning

Major Subiaco project to support up to 1,600 WA jobs

27/08/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Preferred contractor named for job-creating Bussell Highway duplication

27/08/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; Roberts

Premier; Transport; Road Safety

Regional road safety works across the South-West now underway

26/08/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

New Swan River bridge to be built as part of WA Recovery

24/08/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Initial works on the METRONET Byford Rail Extension to start

23/08/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Building for Tomorrow program a key feature of economic recovery

23/08/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - First look at Thornlie-Cockburn Link’s Ranford Road Station site

23/08/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Building road and rail infrastructure paves way to WA’s recovery

22/08/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Perth’s Smart Freeways switched on for quicker and smoother travel

21/08/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Progress on new planning regulations to cut red tape

20/08/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Hillarys Boat Harbour jetty works to help in recovery journey

20/08/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Local contractor to deliver Leach Highway and Welshpool Road upgrade

20/08/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Ground-breaking milestone on Stephenson Avenue Extension

19/08/2020

Saffioti

Planning

New laws set future development plans for iconic Swan Valley region

19/08/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; Papalia

Premier; Transport; Tourism

Regional aviation continues on the flight path to recovery

19/08/2020

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

McGowan Government investing in coastal erosion hotspots

19/08/2020

Saffioti

Planning

New Western Australian Government Architect appointed

18/08/2020

Saffioti; Ellery

Planning; Education and Training

Fresh approach to school planning open for community feedback

17/08/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Swan River Crossing reaches new milestone

17/08/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Claremont METRONET tracklaying contract awarded

17/08/2020

Saffioti; Roberts

Transport; Road Safety

$7 million upgrades planned for busy southern intersection

12/08/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Special COVID-19 Bill to keep Government moving

11/08/2020

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Work underway on Perth’s new, modern freight corridor

11/08/2020

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

$3 million in jetty funding to stimulate Geraldton tourism

10/08/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan; Saffioti

Premier; Ports; Transport

Visionary plan for future container port endorsed by Government

8/08/2020

Papalia; Saffioti

Tourism; Transport

Record infrastructure upgrades to support Rottnest Island’s growth

7/08/2020

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

All aboard - $7 million for Carnarvon Fascine solution

6/08/2020

Saffioti

Planning; Transport

Draft redevelopment scheme for METRONET East released

6/08/2020

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government delivering roads of opportunities for Kimberley

6/08/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Community feedback sought on Fremantle Traffic Bridge replacement

5/08/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

WA Recovery Plan boosts local manufacturing to create WA jobs

4/08/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Preferred proponent chosen for $852 million Bunbury Outer Ring Road project

4/08/2020

Saffioti

Transport

$115,000 funding available for schools to encourage active travel

3/08/2020

Templeman; Saffioti

Heritage; Planning

$6 million restoration of Ascot kilns secures historic Perth landmark

3/08/2020

Papalia; Saffioti

Tourism; Transport

Discounted Kimberley flights sell out in first week

2/08/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Coastal infrastructure to bolster Western Australia’s Recovery Plan

31/07/2020

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Sealing progresses on Great Central Road in Western Australian Outback

30/07/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Tracklaying underway on METRONET’s Airport Line

29/07/2020

Saffioti

Planning

WA company to demolish and remediate Princess Margaret Hospital

28/07/2020

Dawson; Saffioti

Environment; Transport

New boat ramp on the horizon for Canal Rocks

27/07/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Missing link in Mitchell Freeway bicycle path to open today

13/07/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Work on $175 million Albany Ring Road to begin in September, unlocking hundreds of local jobs

13/07/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Safer roads hustle as Bussell Highway tenders called

13/07/2020

Murray; Saffioti

Sport and Recreation; Transport

Western Australia leads nation as crowds return to major events

13/07/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Opening of time-saving Manning Road on-ramp to Kwinana Freeway

13/07/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Key McGowan Government election commitment moves to third stage

12/07/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Draft Master Plan released for landmark Subi East redevelopment

11/07/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Historic planning reforms cut red tape and open WA for business

10/07/2020

Saffioti

Transport

$1.5 million in grants available to improve boating infrastructure

9/07/2020

Saffioti; Cook

Planning; Health

Job-creating aged care precinct gets green light in northern suburbs

9/07/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Community shaping vision around future Morley Station precinct

8/07/2020

Saffioti

Transport

$23 million Marmion Avenue dual carriageway to Yanchep complete

7/07/2020

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Contractor sought for major works package in Perth’s eastern suburbs

6/07/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Regional Airports Development Scheme grants now available

2/07/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Artists sought for high-profile Cockburn tower artwork

2/07/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Electric bus trial for Joondalup CAT route

1/07/2020

Saffioti

Transport

New authorisation now in place for passenger transport drivers

30/06/2020

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Increase to Rex regional flights to help with COVID recovery

29/06/2020

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Agriculture and Food

Agricultural freight strategy sets course for future freight needs in WA

29/06/2020

Saffioti

Transport

South-West Supply Chain strategy sets course for freight infrastructure

29/06/2020

McGowan; Ellery; Saffioti

Premier; Education and Training; Transport

First stage of Collie TAFE upgrades complete as new truck driver training program launched

28/06/2020

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Matagarup Bridge adventure activities set for summer opening

26/06/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Community names new METRONET station High Wycombe

26/06/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Free late night trains back as COVID restrictions ease this weekend

25/06/2020

Saffioti

Planning

New plan for Bayswater Town Centre sets vision for growth

24/06/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Completed upgrades north of Muchea make Great Northern Highway even greater

24/06/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning

McGowan Government negotiates historic planning reforms through Parliament

23/06/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Quicker, safer journeys for Mitchell Freeway southbound users

22/06/2020

Saffioti

Transport

$10 million to improve road safety on two major freight roads

22/06/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Upgrades to Exmouth roads to improve safety and promote tourism

22/06/2020

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government secures funding for Bussell Highway duplication