Media Statements

For Region: Gascoyne

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

26/11/2020

Kelly

Water

$24 million Murchison water quality program reaches first milestone

24/11/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Technology grants for Community Resource Centres

5/11/2020

Johnston

Energy

Lead contractor appointed for solar schools program

23/10/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Gascoyne RED Grants supporting business recovery

21/10/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

State Government contributes $85,000 to enrich country sport

8/10/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Recovery Budget delivers relief for Gascoyne families and drives economic activity

8/10/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Recovery Budget delivers relief for regional families and drives economic activity

5/10/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Coral Coast tourism industry shares in $1.75 million support

21/09/2020

Kelly

Water

Exmouth residents to receive water-saving support

18/09/2020

Saffioti

Planning

New, modern planning scheme approved for Shire of Carnarvon

11/09/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Carnarvon rangelands cell fence construction kicks off

11/09/2020

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Energy

McGowan Government launches solar schools program for regions

7/09/2020

Dawson

Environment

Bandicoots released on Dirk Hartog Island to mark National Threatened Species Day

7/08/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Plan for Gascoyne region unveiled as part of WA Recovery Plan

7/08/2020

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

All aboard - $7 million for Carnarvon Fascine solution

28/07/2020

Wyatt

Lands

$116m affordable land package driving growth in the Gascoyne

22/07/2020

Kelly

Water

Work complete on $1.6 million upgrade to Carnarvon water tanks

17/07/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Infrastructure upgrades at Quobba Coast Tourism Precinct

17/07/2020

MacTiernan; McGurk

Regional Development; Tourism

Gascoyne Food Festival back on for 2020

17/07/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Bridging the digital divide for Carnarvon growers

17/07/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

New $330,000 vessel and trailer improve response times for Marine Rescue Exmouth

14/07/2020

Johnston

Energy

A boost to regional small business economic recovery

13/07/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Carnarvon basketball initiative to assist community players achieve their goals

30/06/2020

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Increase to Rex regional flights to help with COVID recovery

26/06/2020

Cook

Health

Modern aged and palliative care facility on track for Carnarvon

22/06/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Upgrades to Exmouth roads to improve safety and promote tourism

16/06/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Driving growth in the northern beef industry

22/05/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

$111 million investment in critical regional programs

13/05/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Solar investment for Upper Gascoyne

9/04/2020

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Funding to continue support for regional arts community

8/04/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for flooded WA communities

13/03/2020

Papalia

Tourism

New partnership encourages east coast tourists to road-trip to WA’s north

19/02/2020

Kelly

Water

Unrestricted pumping declared as Gascoyne flows into Carnarvon

5/02/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

CEOs appointed to Wheatbelt, Gascoyne Development Commissions

3/02/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following tropical cyclone Blake

17/01/2020

Dawson

Environment

Recycling charities funded through dumping reduction program

28/11/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

McGowan Government to build a new artificial reef off Carnarvon

15/11/2019

Cook

Health

Tender to build Carnarvon aged and palliative care centre released

15/11/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Extra support for southern rangelands pastoralists

14/11/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

$1.25 million for job-creating projects in the Gascoyne

13/11/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

New facilities open at Carnarvon Community College

7/11/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Sport fishing bonanza more than a passing FAD

7/11/2019

MacTiernan; Templeman

Regional Development; Culture and the Arts

Gwoonwardu Mia Aboriginal Cultural Centre re-opens

7/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Restrictions on movement of oversize agricultural vehicles eased

18/10/2019

Roberts

Police

Body worn cameras rolled out in the Mid West Gascoyne

1/10/2019

Dawson

Environment

Endangered Dibblers destined for Dirk Hartog Island National Park

19/09/2019

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

First look at ground-breaking $24m Kalbarri Skywalk project

17/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Nominations open for 2020 WA Rural Women’s Award

7/09/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Remote beachside school celebrating 50 years

20/08/2019

Kelly

Fisheries; Science

Citizen science to help provide valuable insights into artificial reefs

9/08/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Research boost supporting Carnarvon horticulture

17/07/2019

Johnston

Tourism

Tourism WA’s touching Ningaloo manta ray vision goes viral

13/07/2019

MacTiernan; Templeman

Regional Development; Culture and the Arts

WA Museum to reopen Carnarvon cultural centre

11/07/2019

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

Regional New Industries Fund grants driving northern innovation

30/05/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Mobile coverage boost in remote tourism destinations and communities

24/05/2019

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Regional WA secures million-dollar event funding

20/05/2019

Cook

Health

Gascoyne residents to have their say on voluntary assisted dying legislation

17/05/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

RED Grants to support Gascoyne projects

9/05/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Further transition assistance available to country taxi operators

9/05/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government’s strong investment in Gascoyne continues

9/05/2019

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government’s record regional road budget continues

9/05/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government driving jobs and opportunities in the regions

28/04/2019

McGowan; Roberts

Premier; Police

$11.3 million as McGowan Government and PCYC partner to tackle youth crime

26/04/2019

Cook

Health

More public consultation announced on voluntary assisted dying

18/04/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Nominate an outstanding local government for achievement awards

17/04/2019

MacTiernan; Wyatt

Regional Development; Aboriginal Affairs

Commemorative sculpture acknowledges Lock Hospitals’ history

17/04/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

One Mile Jetty centre opened in Carnarvon

17/04/2019

MacTiernan; Templeman; Wyatt

Regional Development; Culture and the Arts; Aboriginal Affairs

Funding to reopen Gwoonwardu Mia cultural centre

3/04/2019

Cook

Health

Voluntary assisted dying - Have your say on WA’s legislation

26/03/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Carnarvon cell fence to keep out wild dogs

22/03/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Fairer deal secured for mobile black spot funding

19/03/2019

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

First tour for 20 years: State Art Gallery works go on the road

13/03/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Fairer pest rate targets Carnarvon fruit fly

14/02/2019

Dawson

Environment

Public comment sought on draft joint management plan for Ningaloo Coast

23/01/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Traineeship call for regional areas

16/01/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Fairer pest rates for Carnarvon

12/12/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Benefits to flow from Gascoyne River land release

18/11/2018

McGowan

Premier

Upgraded resort creates new tourism opportunities for Monkey Mia

26/10/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Commemorative sculpture to acknowledge Lock Hospitals history

22/10/2018

Tinley

Veterans Issues

Red poppy extravaganza lights up WA landmarks as part of Armistice celebrations

11/10/2018

Dawson

Environment

Milestone for Kalbarri Skywalk project

1/10/2018

McGurk

Community Services

Mid-West and Gascoyne consultation to tackle homelessness

25/08/2018

McGowan; Dawson; Papalia

Premier; Environment; Tourism

Swimming with humpbacks success continues

15/08/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

Recfishers can now cast a line at Exmouth’s new artificial reef

25/06/2018

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Carnarvon and Monkey Mia to benefit from community airfares

8/06/2018

MacTiernan; Saffioti

Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Lands

Pastoral lands reform - Encouraging investment and ecological sustainability

25/05/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Free park entry during Ningaloo Whale Shark Festival

16/05/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

Gascoyne community works together to rebuild pink snapper stocks

16/05/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Funding ramped up for boating facilities

16/05/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

Fishing licence fees help create an Exmouth integrated artificial reef

10/05/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Growing regional WA: Boost for jobs and services in the Gascoyne region

10/05/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Agriculture investment growing jobs across Western Australia

10/05/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Growing regional WA: Budget boost for jobs in the regions

5/05/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Regional events receive funding boost

30/04/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Sustainable funding for Community Resource Centres

11/04/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Whale sharks' arrival signals excitement for 2018

10/04/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Regional airports receive funding boost for upgrades

10/04/2018

Dawson

Environment

Mass release of endangered loggerhead turtles

9/04/2018

Dawson

Environment

$400,000 upgrade for Ningaloo campground

29/03/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Benefits to flow as Gascoyne irrigated agriculture water increases