Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Rita Saffioti MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

2/11/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Job-creating congestion-busting road and rail project underway

30/10/2020

Saffioti

Planning

New planning policy to guide development of activity centres

29/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Bullsbrook Intermodal Container Terminal project reaches next stage

29/10/2020

Ellery; Saffioti

Education and Training; Transport

All aboard: first stage of METRONET Trade Training Centre completed

28/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government delivering critical road upgrades for the Mid-West

28/10/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Master plan finalised for landmark Subi East redevelopment

27/10/2020

McGowan; Wyatt; Saffioti

Premier; Lands; Planning

Iconic City development to create thousands of jobs

23/10/2020

Dawson; Saffioti

Environment; Transport

Canal Rocks upgrades tender awarded

22/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Mitchell Freeway Extension a step closer with preferred proponent named

22/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport

WA public transport patronage bouncing back from COVID-19

22/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Investigation uncovers fake Singaporean licences used in WA

21/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Contract awarded for third stage of South Coast Highway works

19/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Coolgardie-Esperance Highway set for $52 million upgrade

18/10/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Main construction contract awarded for highly anticipated METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line

16/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Highly-anticipated Bussell Highway dual carriageway now under construction

16/10/2020

Saffioti; Roberts

Transport; Road Safety

40kmh speed limits here to stay in four South-West towns

14/10/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Draft planning scheme for Swan Valley released for public comment

13/10/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Another congestion-busting northern suburbs road project delivered

12/10/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Bunbury Outer Ring Road contract to create thousands of local jobs

12/10/2020

Wyatt; Saffioti

Treasurer; Transport

Byford and Darling Range wins big in safe and strong WA Budget

9/10/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan; Saffioti

Premier; Regional Development; Transport

$78.1 million to continue transformation of Bunbury’s waterfront

8/10/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

METRONET creating local jobs and supporting local businesses

8/10/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Roads budget creating local jobs and busting congestion across WA

8/10/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Mitchell Freeway gets smart with $100 million for time-saving technology

8/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport

New Bayswater Station designs to reflect community feedback

7/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Volvo delivers 1,000th Transperth bus for Perth network

7/10/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; Ellery

Premier; Transport; Education and Training

Free training linked to hundreds of construction job opportunities

5/10/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - METRONET Byford Rail Extension procurement now underway

5/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Request for Proposals open for Inner Armadale Line Level Crossings Removal

5/10/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Saffioti

Premier; Tourism; Transport

Historic regional flights deal lands 50,000 tickets for WA’s north

5/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government welcomes $1.1 billion infrastructure spend

5/10/2020

Cook; Saffioti; Dawson

Health; Transport; Environment

Tenders to construct iconic rainbow Kids Bridge now open

3/10/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Time capsule offers Western Australians opportunity to farewell PMH

2/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - New Midland Station METRONET project on the move

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