Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Rita Saffioti MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

23/09/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Tender for air services on regulated air routes opens

21/09/2022

Saffioti

Education and Training

WA Training Awards 2022 winners celebrated

21/09/2022

Saffioti

Planning

Northbridge homeless centre receives planning approval

21/09/2022

Saffioti

Planning

Potential for up to 76,000 new homes with resolution of Planning Investigation Areas

21/09/2022

Saffioti

Planning

Bold program of planning reforms continue to streamline process

21/09/2022

Carey; Saffioti

Local Government; Transport

McGowan Government supports Telethon Family Festival with $100,000 grant and free public transport

21/09/2022

Saffioti

Education and Training

Training boost for Ukraine and Afghanistan humanitarian migrants

21/09/2022

Saffioti; Papalia

Education and Training; Defence Industry

South Metropolitan TAFE wins national defence award

20/09/2022

Saffioti

Transport; Planning; Ports

Recognition for outstanding coastal care and conservation

20/09/2022

Saffioti

Transport

New Airport Line a win for commuters with services to almost double

20/09/2022

Saffioti

Transport

$50,000 in grants to crank up WA Bike Month celebrations

20/09/2022

Saffioti

Education and Training

Finalists announced for WA Education Awards 2022

18/09/2022

Saffioti

Transport

One-month renewal option reduce financial burden on WA drivers

7/09/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Family fun day and free travel to mark opening of new Airport Line

5/09/2022

Saffioti

Planning; Transport

Grants lock in almost $4 million in coastal conservation projects

5/09/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Driving Access and Equity grants open to Mid-West and Gascoyne

5/09/2022

Saffioti

Transport

New Transport one-stop-shop opens in Geraldton

2/09/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

New road coach service trial for Collie and Manjimup

2/09/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Plans unveiled for new Bunbury intersection and road connection

1/09/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Safety improved as speed limit reduced through major signalised intersections

1/09/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Milestone for Tonkin Gap and Morley Ellenbrook Line with final bridge beams installed on new Broun Avenue Bridge

31/08/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Bus network changes to support METRONET Airport Line opening

30/08/2022

Carey; Saffioti

Housing; Lands; Planning

Expressions of interest open for nine housing development sites

28/08/2022

Cook; Saffioti

Tourism; Ports

WA gets ready to welcome back big ship cruising

26/08/2022

Saffioti

Transport

New boat pens completed as ramp upgrade confirmed

26/08/2022

Saffioti; Cook

Transport; Tourism

Expanded accommodation opportunities for Exmouth landowners for Total Solar Eclipse in 2023

26/08/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Tourism and hospitality front and centre for Exmouth Boat Harbour

24/08/2022

Saffioti

Transport

$225,000 to gear up WA schools to support active families

22/08/2022

Saffioti; McGurk

Transport; Women's Interests

Writing on the wall for offensive advertising on WA vehicles

21/08/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning; Ports

Final concept design for Swan River crossing released

19/08/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Shared path upgrade improves bike safety for Ellenbrook families

19/08/2022

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government delivers boost to Motivation Foundation

19/08/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Regional Airports Development Scheme grants now available

16/08/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning; Ports

All aboard: date set for opening of METRONET Forrestfield-Airport Link

15/08/2022

Kelly; Saffioti

Water; Transport

Iconic Australind Jetty refurbishment works to begin

14/08/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Locally manufactured trains back on the network after 30 years

4/08/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Reduced impact on Royal Show commuters with Midland Line shutdown moved

3/08/2022

Saffioti

Transport

First regional safe active street complete in Geraldton

1/08/2022

Saffioti; Punch

Transport; Disability Services

Broome to pilot new regional wheelchair accessible taxi grants

28/07/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

WA regions get on board new regional capped airfares

28/07/2022

Saffioti

Ports

Joint study in the Pilbara assesses future of ammonia bunkering

28/07/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Derby to Broome air service trial extended for an additional year

27/07/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Final design unveiled for new Woodman Point Ammo Jetty

27/07/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Final beams installed on Ranford Road Bridge

25/07/2022

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Applications open for timber from the historic One Mile Jetty

24/07/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Future of Fremantle harbours unveiled in draft master plan

24/07/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Black Spot funding making a difference on WA roads

22/07/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Safety boost for road traffic controllers following signage review

14/07/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Speed limit to be reduced through Dawesville

14/07/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning; Ports

Joint media statement - Expressions of Interest called for Mandurah Estuary Bridge Duplication Project

14/07/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Pinjarra Heavy Haulage Deviation to improve safety and create jobs

13/07/2022

McGowan; Carey; Saffioti

Premier; Housing; Planning

New Keystart loan to support urban infill goals and boost home ownership

12/07/2022

Saffioti

Transport

New bus contracts to provide better job security for drivers

11/07/2022

Saffioti

Transport; Planning; Ports

Joint media statement - Trinity Shared Path Project in East Perth completed

23/06/2022

Saffioti

Transport

New alignment for Lloyd Street Bridge to be examined

23/06/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Treasurer; Transport

New Rail Access Code ready for consultation

22/06/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Owner-driver legislation introduced to Parliament

22/06/2022

Saffioti

Transport

New alignment for southern section of Dongara-Geraldton-Northampton Route

22/06/2022

Ellery; Saffioti

Education and Training; Transport

Construction of METRONET training facility reaches next stop

21/06/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Redcliffe Bridge lands a new milestone

20/06/2022

Saffioti

Planning

Surf park vision for Perth a step closer with lease agreement signed

20/06/2022

Saffioti

Transport

$1.5 million of grants to upgrade boating facilities now available

19/06/2022

Saffioti; Templeman

Planning; Sport and Recreation

Work underway on new Sandover Medal Walk at Subiaco Oval

16/06/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Community supports plan to protect future of West Coast Highway

15/06/2022

Saffioti

Transport

New public transport trial on schedule for Esperance

15/06/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Planning for potential future Bunbury faster rail continues

14/06/2022

Saffioti; Templeman

Planning; Sport and Recreation

Joint media statement - Stand down: WACA makes way for all-abilities playground

10/06/2022

Saffioti

Transport

More regions to benefit from Driving Access and Equity Program

10/06/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Work to start on $14 million jetty upgrades at Hillarys and Freo

7/06/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Stage one of Geraldton Cycling Network Expansion Project underway

7/06/2022

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Next stage of the Bunbury waterfront transformation set to begin

1/06/2022

Saffioti

Transport

On-demand Passenger Transport Levy lifted from today

25/05/2022

Templeman; Saffioti

Heritage; Transport

Main Roads Headquarters added to State Register

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