Media Statements

For Region: Goldfields/Esperance

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

22/05/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

$111 million investment in critical regional programs

21/05/2020

MacTiernan; Johnston

Regional Development; Energy

Western Power community battery unlocks Kalgoorlie’s solar future

21/05/2020

Cook

Health

Tender released to build MRI suite at Kalgoorlie Health Campus

15/05/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Multimillion dollar investment in Esperance training and jobs

29/04/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Major McGowan Government Kalgoorlie election commitment delivered

9/04/2020

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Funding to continue support for regional arts community

21/03/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Updated Directions provide further clarity to remote Aboriginal communities

11/03/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

New body to oversee WA’s cultural assets

9/03/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Support for studies to drive Goldfields growth

7/03/2020

Kelly; MacTiernan

Water; Agriculture and Food

Water deficiency declared in the Shire of Esperance - Salmon Gums

4/03/2020

Tinley; MacTiernan

Fisheries; Regional Development

Mobile communications at Twilight Beach supports public safety

25/02/2020

Johnston

Energy

New technology for WA’s electricity network

13/02/2020

Kelly; MacTiernan

Water; Agriculture and Food

Unprecedented seventh water deficiency declared in WA

5/02/2020

Kelly

Water

McGowan Government supports regional communities as lack of rain impacts dams and water supply schemes

30/01/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

RED grants shape future growth in Goldfields-Esperance

24/01/2020

MacTiernan

Ports

New chairperson to lead Southern Ports Authority

17/01/2020

Dawson

Environment

Recycling charities funded through dumping reduction program

9/01/2020

Johnston

Energy

Reducing carbon emissions for Esperance power

19/12/2019

Kelly; MacTiernan

Water; Agriculture and Food

Water deficiency declared in the shires of Jerramungup and Esperance

19/12/2019

Cook

Health

Kalgoorlie Health Campus gets 24/7 security

18/12/2019

Kelly

Water

McGowan Government invests in three new projects to boost rural water supplies

12/12/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Site works begin for new Goldfields mental health service

3/12/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Minister Johnston opens Gruyere gold mine in eastern Goldfields

29/11/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

WA’s newest gold mine opens near Coolgardie

26/11/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Step forward on Kalgoorlie City Centre project

15/11/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Extra support for southern rangelands pastoralists

13/11/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Funding for Wiluna school’s training program

7/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Restrictions on movement of oversize agricultural vehicles eased

24/10/2019

Roberts

Police

New canine teams to hit the Mid-West and Goldfields

16/10/2019

Saffioti; Roberts

Transport; Road Safety

Upgrade works start on Great Eastern Highway between Walgoolan and Southern Cross

10/10/2019

Cook

Health

Goldfields to receive significant boost to palliative care services

23/09/2019

Kelly

Water

New Goldfields regional communities announced for Waterwise program

17/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Nominations open for 2020 WA Rural Women’s Award

9/09/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Woodlands Visitor Centre taking shape in Norseman

9/09/2019

MacTiernan; Wyatt

Regional Development; Aboriginal Affairs

Agreement to boost Aboriginal employment opportunities in the Goldfields

8/09/2019

McGowan

Premier

$15,000 grant to support Coolgardie Day celebrations

8/09/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

New funding to upgrade Laverton Visitor Centre

8/09/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Laverton Aquatic Centre opens with a splash

3/09/2019

McGowan

Premier

Regional cabinet roadshow comes to the Goldfields

28/08/2019

Dawson

Environment

Company fined for burying waste oil at its Esperance abattoir

23/08/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Applications open for Round 20 of EIS co-funded drilling

20/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government welcomes capped airfares for Kalgoorlie and Karratha residents

2/08/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

$2m Goldfields motorsport improvement shifts into gear

22/07/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Appointments in Goldfields-Esperance to drive economic development

27/06/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Dry Conditions Response Grants to aid feral pest control endeavours

27/06/2019

Kelly

Water

Kalgoorlie-Boulder to save with Waterwise Towns Program

26/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

$4.9 million contract awarded for weir construction

11/06/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government allocates funding to ensure Kambalda pool re-opens

5/06/2019

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Efficiency-boosting plan for agricultural region freight released for comment

31/05/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Pringle Village aged accommodation opens in Kalgoorlie-Boulder

31/05/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Work begins on Kalgoorlie cell fence

30/05/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Mobile coverage boost in remote tourism destinations and communities

27/05/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Young people in Kalgoorlie among those to benefit from latest round of sport and recreation funding

24/05/2019

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Regional WA secures million-dollar event funding

23/05/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Extension of historic State Barrier Fence begins

16/05/2019

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Wiluna-Meekatharra Road upgrade to support local jobs

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 Goldfields-Esperance 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

18/04/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Nominate an outstanding local government for achievement awards

12/04/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

BEN signs are already playing their part in coastal emergencies

12/04/2019

Cook

Mental Health

New Goldfields mental health service to open next year

12/04/2019

Cook

Health

MRI for Kalgoorlie Health Campus

10/04/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Internet of Things DecisionAg grants to drive agtech

3/04/2019

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

WA regions become the backdrop once again

3/04/2019

Cook

Health

Have your say on Western Australia’s voluntary assisted dying legislation

27/03/2019

Kelly

Regional Development

Local builder wins Esperance sports stadium contract

23/03/2019

Cook

Mental Health

Boost for mental health services at Kalgoorlie Health Campus

22/03/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Fairer deal secured for mobile black spot funding

22/03/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Esperance extension funding welcome, but not enough

11/03/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Response to regional airfares inquiry continues to progress

5/03/2019

Johnston

Energy

Reliable, safe Micro Power Systems for Esperance farmers

22/02/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Joint media statement - Norseman flights impervious to Thor’s hammer

22/02/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

More than $900,000 for Goldfields-Esperance economic development

30/01/2019

Dawson

Environment

Conservation efforts intensify for WA’s rarest bird

26/01/2019

Roberts

Police

Top Australia Day Honours for WA Police officers

25/01/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Coastal radar upgrade to make WA’s weather service nation’s best

23/01/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Traineeship call for regional areas

14/01/2019

Kelly; MacTiernan

Fisheries; Regional Development

New fishing mecca off Esperance in place to attract anglers

8/01/2019

MacTiernan

Ports

New chief executive for Southern Ports

20/12/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Ports

Iron ore exports recommence from Esperance

11/12/2018

Saffioti

Lands

New legislation to bring certainty for Tjuntjuntjara community

11/12/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Community fares land on the Northern Goldfields routes

30/11/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New exploration projects on the rise

30/10/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Ancestral remains returned to Goldfields community

22/10/2018

Tinley

Veterans Issues

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

21/09/2018

McGowan

Premier

McGowan Government’s liquor laws spur business for local brewery

21/09/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Goldfields school on right path to remarkable turnaround

21/09/2018

McGowan; Ellery

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

First regional Jobs and Skills Centre launched in Kalgoorlie

8/09/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

New providers to continue valued services at camp schools and Landsdale Farm

4/09/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Feds must come to the table on Esperance extension

27/08/2018

Kelly

Water

$6.5m project to secure Norseman’s water supplies starting soon

1/08/2018

Dawson

Environment

New island home for south coast endangered species

19/06/2018

Dawson

Environment

New hope for the Gilbert’s potoroo

6/06/2018

Kelly

Forestry

Community Support Program grant recipients announced

6/06/2018

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Lands; Regional Development

Goldfields land to be activated for lithium facility

4/06/2018

Templeman; Kelly

Culture and the Arts; Science

‘Nugget’ flies high over Goldfields to foster STEM learning in regions

31/05/2018

MacTiernan; Wyatt

Regional Development; Energy

Pursuing innovative solar opportunities for the Goldfields

10/05/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Growing regional WA: Boost for jobs and services in the Goldfields-Esperance region