Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Rita Saffioti MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

27/07/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Highway upgrades kick off supporting local jobs and improving safety

27/07/2021

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Contract awarded for new pens at Carnarvon Boat Harbour

26/07/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government transforming southern suburbs transport network

23/07/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Ground breaks on first development approved under historic planning reforms

22/07/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Regional residents encouraged to have their say about flights

22/07/2021

Saffioti

Transport

$1.5 million widening of Castletown Beach on track for completion

18/07/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Bye bye boom gates: elevated rail to remove level crossings

16/07/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Track laying complete on METRONET Forrestfield-Airport Link

14/07/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Safe path network on track for Broome community

14/07/2021

Saffioti

Transport

$330 million of road projects underway across the Kimberley

14/07/2021

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government delivering for Kimberley aviation

11/07/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Creative names sought for METRONET micro tunnel boring machine

6/07/2021

Buti; Saffioti

Lands; Planning

WA's newest land tenure unlocking opportunities for property sector

25/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Freight and Logistics Council of WA welcomes new Chair

25/06/2021

Saffioti

Planning

Community members invited to help guide Swan Valley future

25/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport

$1.5 million in grants available to improve public boating infrastructure

24/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Wheels up on Derby to Broome flights from August

24/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport

$14 million of improvements to heavy vehicle rest areas across WA

24/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Rottnest Island among 54 recipients to share in $4m coastal grants

24/06/2021

Saffioti; Sanderson

Transport; Environment

Roads to Reuse initiative paves way to success

17/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government’s South Coast Highway upgrades nearing completion

15/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government rolling out solar panels on train and bus stations

13/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport; Planning; Ports

Future planning of Fremantle underway with Westport

11/06/2021

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Safety risk forces partial demolition of cyclone damaged One Mile Jetty

9/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Edith Cowan University awards five major contracts in multi-million-dollar Perth City Deal milestone

8/06/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Construction underway to fix one of WA’s most dangerous intersections

7/06/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government returns railcar manufacturing to WA

6/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Let’s prepare: Perth’s biggest public transport shutdown coming

4/06/2021

Saffioti

Ports

Seafarers set for a new fit-for-purpose centre in Port Hedland

3/06/2021

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Ports; Regional Development

Ground-breaking construction kicks off at Spoilbank Marina

2/06/2021

Saffioti

Planning

Medium density policy proceeds to next stage of development

2/06/2021

Saffioti; McGurk

Transport; Women's Interests

End of the road for offensive and demeaning slogans on vehicles

2/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport

10,000 more interstate vehicles roll into Western Australia

1/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Roe Street transformation to revitalise the CBD

29/05/2021

Sanderson; Saffioti

Environment; Transport

Upgrades to Canal Rocks boat ramp complete

28/05/2021

Saffioti; Carey

Planning; Local Government

Phase two of planning reform to continue transformation of system

27/05/2021

Saffioti; Buti

Planning; Lands

METRONET East Redevelopment Scheme sets vision for vibrant station precincts

18/05/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - METRONET transforming Perth’s southern suburbs

18/05/2021

Saffioti

Transport

New flight option for travel between Perth and Kalgoorlie

17/05/2021

Saffioti

Transport

WA’s biggest manufactured bridge beams installed on METRONET

16/05/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Job-creating transformation of Mitchell Freeway now underway

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