Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Rita Saffioti MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

22/06/2020

McGowan; Roberts; Saffioti

Premier; Road Safety; Transport

McGowan Government secures funding towards WA’s biggest-ever regional road safety initiative

21/06/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Tonkin Gap contract fast tracked unlocking thousands of jobs

21/06/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Perth’s newest METRONET train station designs unveiled

21/06/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - $223 million to unlock hundreds of local infrastructure jobs

19/06/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Transwa upgrades to provide more opportunity

19/06/2020

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government delivering roads of opportunities for Goldfields

17/06/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Wheel clamping legislation introduced to Parliament

16/06/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Bye, bye boom gates - transformational plan released for Armadale Line

16/06/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Success in sight for Perth to Midland shared path

12/06/2020

Ellery; Saffioti

Education and Training; Planning

Multi-million dollar revamp for Kiara College

11/06/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government delivering upgrades for Thomas Road

10/06/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Local contractor to deliver phase one Stephenson Avenue Extension

5/06/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Local councils encouraged to fast-track community improvement projects

5/06/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Driving tests on the road to recovery

4/06/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Iconic Subiaco Oval opens gates to the community

3/06/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

New initiative unveiled to help attract visitors to Hillarys Boat Harbour

2/06/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Freeway upgrades to ease traffic pain

29/05/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Free public transport travel extension for WA pension card holders

28/05/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning

Historic planning reforms pass Legislative Assembly after late night sitting

28/05/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Key Armadale Railway Line Shared Path project gathers speed

26/05/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Community views to help shape plan for Cape Peron’s future

25/05/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Government seeks architect to shape future development vision

25/05/2020

Saffioti; Wyatt

Transport; Treasurer; Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

Joint media statement - Great Central Road (Outback Way) sealing works underway

24/05/2020

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint Federal media statement - Leach Hwy and Welshpool Rd intersection upgrades a step closer

22/05/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

New bays on Old Coast Road to improve accessibility and safety

20/05/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning

Major planning reforms to drive economic recovery

19/05/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Major METRONET project construction contracts awarded

16/05/2020

Saffioti; Dawson; Wyatt

Transport; Environment; Lands

Election commitment delivered to save Beeliar Wetlands

15/05/2020

Tinley; Saffioti

Housing; Transport

Bayswater and Maylands housing projects boost METRONET vision

12/05/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Driving tests that were cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions now being rebooked

12/05/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Local businesses kick-starting WA’s economic recovery

12/05/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Preferred proponent announced to build congestion-busting Tonkin Gap project

12/05/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Works to start on Leach Highway turning lane upgrades

11/05/2020

Saffioti

Transport

New weir at Bandy Creek delivered by local WA company

9/05/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Perth traffic returning to normal, meaning clearways required again

8/05/2020

Saffioti

Planning; Transport

Joint media statement - Preferred builder for Mandurah Station multi-storey car park

6/05/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Thousands have their say on future art for Cockburn station tower

4/05/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Request for Proposal issued for METRONET Lakelands Station

4/05/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Community input sought on name of METRONET station

3/05/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Infrastructure Australia green lights METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line

30/04/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Contract awarded for early planting to support Bunbury Outer Ring Road

30/04/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Major projects fast-tracked to support jobs during COVID-19

29/04/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Major McGowan Government Kalgoorlie election commitment delivered

28/04/2020

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Mitchell Freeway extension to Alkimos shifts into high gear

28/04/2020

Ellery; Saffioti

Education and Training; Planning

New-look Subiaco Oval ready for students return to school

26/04/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Return of regular public transport services brought forward

24/04/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line procurement narrowed to two

23/04/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - WA’s biggest road project, NorthLink, open, finished and ready for business

22/04/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Planning reform delivers robust Development Assessment Panels

21/04/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Ground-breaking milestone on METRONET project

19/04/2020

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Murdoch Drive Connection opens to traffic

17/04/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Public transport services to increase when WA schools return

11/04/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Minister issues exemption notice for local planning approvals

9/04/2020

Saffioti

Transport

METRONET’s new Bayswater Station project set to create jobs

3/04/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Planning changes support COVID-19 response and recovery

1/04/2020

Saffioti

Transport

$9 million relief package for On-demand Transport industry passes Parliament’s Lower House

31/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Public transport services to be scaled down temporarily due to COVID-19

27/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

New funding secures essential Rex air services for WA

27/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Radio Systems Replacement contract update

27/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Temporary licensing changes in place to help elderly and essential workers

20/03/2020

Saffioti; Wyatt

Planning; Treasurer

Amara City Gardens Booragoon development another step closer

19/03/2020

Saffioti

Planning

New METRONET precincts to unlock potential of Perth’s east

18/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Intersection upgrades underway for busy Airport link

17/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Increased sanitation regime underway across public transport fleet

17/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government closing the gaps on Perth cycling network

17/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Two consortia shortlisted to build Bunbury Outer Ring Road

12/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Liberal Party leader opposes local railcar manufacturing

11/03/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Planning scheme amendment paves way for local jobs in Peel region

10/03/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Construction starts on METRONET’s Bellevue railcar facility

9/03/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Expressions of Interest sought for Mitchell Freeway southbound upgrade

5/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Applications sought from coastal champions for Government grants

5/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Better boatie behaviour follows CCTV and radar rollout

28/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Lift-off for the METRONET Airport Central Station

27/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Funding to support local businesses to tender for Bunbury Outer Ring Road

26/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; Roberts

Premier; Transport; Road Safety

Regional Road Safety Program recognised as high priority initiative

26/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Western Australia secures a record number of priority projects

24/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Road projects across the Great Southern taking shape and creating jobs

21/02/2020

Saffioti

Planning

State’s Government Architect term concludes

21/02/2020

Templeman; Papalia; Saffioti

Culture and the Arts; Tourism; Transport

Hell’s Bell ready to ring in the world’s largest homage to AC/DC at Perth Festival’s closing event

19/02/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Network upgrades trucking along

19/02/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Enabling legislation for METRONET Morley-Ellenbrook Line passes Parliament

19/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Phase one of Stephenson Avenue Extension tender now open

18/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

TBM Grace completes Forrestfield-Airport Link tunnelling journey