Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Rita Saffioti MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

16/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport

New railcar drivers sought ahead of METRONET expansion

15/08/2019

MacTiernan; Saffioti

Ports; Transport

Independent Westport Taskforce releases shortlist of future port options

13/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Infrastructure Australia audit shows McGowan Government's transport plan is working

13/08/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Planning Reform Action Plan to simplify and modernise the system

12/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport

3km extension of Perth-Fremantle Principal Shared Path now open

8/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Congestion busting the Karel Avenue bottleneck

5/08/2019

Papalia; Saffioti

Tourism; Transport

Affordable community airfares encouraging more people to the regions

5/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

$1.5 million allocated towards coastal projects across WA

5/08/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Premier calls for Commonwealth support to manage coastal erosion

4/08/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Full steam ahead for the METRONET rail line to Ellenbrook

1/08/2019

Saffioti; Roberts

Transport; Road Safety

Federal backing sought for WA road safety initiative

31/07/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Federal Government needs to fund Lakelands Station commitment

31/07/2019

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Ports

Election commitment target for freight on rail share achieved

30/07/2019

Saffioti; Logan

Planning; Emergency Services

New action plan to fix bushfire inconsistencies

29/07/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Public Transport; Transport

Two years of Forrestfield-Airport Link tunnelling completed

25/07/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Major Kalgoorlie road upgrade now officially underway

22/07/2019

Saffioti; Murray; Papalia

Transport; Sport and Recreation; Tourism

Matagarup Bridge and Stadium precinct adventures a step closer

21/07/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Mt Claremont bus depot opens today

5/07/2019

Saffioti; Wyatt

Transport; Finance; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal employment and participation recognised

4/07/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Community to have their say on draft Two Rocks Marina master plan

4/07/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Revised developer contribution policy to improve infrastructure delivery

3/07/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Mitchell Freeway widening to ease journey times for commuters

3/07/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Stephenson Avenue extension reaches significant milestone

3/07/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Construction taking shape at Wanneroo Road congestion hotspot

3/07/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Planning underway for upgrade to Leach Highway and Welshpool Road intersection

3/07/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Armadale Road transformation taking shape to ease congestion in southern suburbs

3/07/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Perth's big job-creating road build making huge progress

2/07/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Transport

Skybridge construction takes to the skies in latest milestone

2/07/2019

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Congestion busting relief for Perth’s eastern suburbs one step closer

1/07/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Toodyay’s Duke Street footbridge to receive $145,000 upgrade

28/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Bassendean residents embrace Your Move program

27/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

$1.5 million of funding to boost public boating infrastructure

26/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

$4.9 million contract awarded for weir construction

24/06/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; Saffioti

Premier; Lands; Planning

Community invited to farewell Subiaco Oval

22/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Last ever B-series railcar delivered - METRONET railcars next

22/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

New METRONET railcar proposal will mean more trains, more often

20/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Local WA company delivers new boat pens at iconic marine hotspots

19/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Perth’s first Smart Freeway project on track

15/06/2019

Saffioti

Planning

North Perth Common ready to activate Fitzgerald Street

14/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Improvement for ‘WA’s riskiest intersection’ at Swan Christian College

13/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

New Graham Farmer Freeway entrance art to feature WA icon

6/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Marble Bar Road realignment officially opens to traffic

6/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Work starts on Beadon Creek breakwater upgrade

5/06/2019

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

$10m of upgrades for Commodity Freight Routes across WA

5/06/2019

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Efficiency-boosting plan for agricultural region freight released for comment

5/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Great Northern Highway upgrade reaches new milestone

4/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Preferred alignment chosen for Bunbury Outer Ring Road

4/06/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Small lots policy big on innovation and affordability

3/06/2019

Saffioti

Planning

New METRONET East Redevelopment Area to help create vibrant centres

31/05/2019

Saffioti; Dawson

Planning; Environment

Planning guidance to help communities cash in on recycling

27/05/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Construction of another job-creating road project underway

24/05/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Expert panel to oversee design quality of new major developments

23/05/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Internet infrastructure set to keep pace with new developments

21/05/2019

Saffioti; Wyatt

Transport; Aboriginal Affairs

Bidyadanga upgrade works officially completed

20/05/2019

Wyatt; Saffioti

Finance; Transport

Taxis the winners from changes to motor injury insurance

17/05/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Coastal awards recognise environmental planning excellence

16/05/2019

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Wiluna-Meekatharra Road upgrade to support local jobs

16/05/2019

Saffioti; Murray

Transport; Sport and Recreation

Transport just the ticket for Perth Glory grand final

15/05/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Bunbury’s iconic Australind train back on the tracks

15/05/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Denny Avenue level crossing removal procurement and demolition works begin

14/05/2019

Saffioti

Planning

WA company awarded Subiaco grandstand demolition contract

11/05/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Record METRONET budget as TBM Grace reaches Redcliffe Station

10/05/2019

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government takes cycling investment up a gear in State Budget

9/05/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Further transition assistance available to country taxi operators

9/05/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Transport

Roads budget delivers congestion busting solutions and WA jobs

9/05/2019

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government’s record regional road budget continues

9/05/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Transport

METRONET construction on track in the State Budget

6/05/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Planning

New job-creating development set for Elizabeth Quay

2/05/2019

Saffioti

Transport

RADS grant funding a boost for 26 regional airports

30/04/2019

Saffioti

Planning

McGowan Government stops Liberal and Nationals plan to hit Peel and Greater Bunbury with new tax

23/04/2019

Saffioti

Transport

$31 million Wanneroo Road duplication to Flynn Drive completed

22/04/2019

Saffioti

Transport

New Fremantle Traffic Bridge funded in State Budget

15/04/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

METRONET boom gate blitz planned for Armadale Line

14/04/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

$1.7 billion transformation of Tonkin Highway and eastern corridor

13/04/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Swan River speed radar trial to target dangerous boaties

12/04/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Mandogalup Improvement Plan No. 47 paves way for future development

12/04/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Final approval of Nedlands planning scheme complete

11/04/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Alliance sought for METRONET Bayswater Station upgrade

9/04/2019

Tinley; Saffioti

Housing; Planning

Affordable apartments will complement Bayswater METRONET

6/04/2019

Saffioti

Transport

METRONET’s Thornlie-Cockburn Link and Yanchep Rail Extension tender reaches next phase

28/03/2019

Saffioti

Transport

State Government welcomes Federal Government's final quarter effort on transport

28/03/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Upgrade flagged for notorious freeway bridge-strike hotspot

25/03/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

More cycle routes and road upgrades for the growing eastern suburbs and Perth hills

22/03/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - WA’s biggest free-flowing freeway-to-freeway interchange opens

21/03/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

METRONET projects bolstered by $200 million Federal Labor boost

20/03/2019

Saffioti; Wyatt

Planning; Aboriginal Affairs

Yagan Square celebrates Bunuru with free community event

18/03/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Local business to help build next generation of Transperth buses

17/03/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Mitchell Freeway extension to Romeo Road to start next year

16/03/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Subiaco farewells Hamilton Street Bridge ahead of rebuild

14/03/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Bike grants pave the way for connected communities

13/03/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Optus Stadium transport options expand for start of AFL season

12/03/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Wanju and Waterloo plans re-released for public comment

12/03/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Blueprint for future Perth and Peel cycling network starts

11/03/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Liberals and Nationals forget the regions in recent WA visit by PM

11/03/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Response to regional airfares inquiry continues to progress

10/03/2019

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Congestion solutions for Perth’s north-east underway

3/03/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Yagan Square celebrates first birthday

28/02/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Long-term cycling strategy for Leeuwin-Naturaliste region outlined

28/02/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Margaret River Perimeter Road reaches practical completion

28/02/2019

McGowan; Ellery; Saffioti

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Education and Training; Transport

Midland TAFE to be transformed into METRONET training facility