Media Statements

For Region: Great Southern

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

12/08/2022

McGowan; Carey

Premier; Lands

Landmark Middleton Beach hotel concept images unveiled

12/08/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Redeveloped Mount Lockyer Primary School officially open

8/08/2022

Kelly

Water

Funding to help secure water supplies in Great Southern and Southern Wheatbelt communities

3/08/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for flood-affected communities on WA’s south coast

30/06/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Awards ceremony honours long-serving Beelerup volunteers

30/06/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

South-West lithium miner thanked for stepping up in time of need

29/06/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

South-West volunteers bolstered by cutting-edge firefighting arsenal

28/06/2022

Buti

Finance

Warren-Blackwood call centre contract extended until 2032

28/06/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

Albany TAFE ahead of the curve with new automation equipment

24/06/2022

MacTiernan; Carey

Agriculture and Food; Lands

Satellite mapping helps farmers drill down on pastures

9/06/2022

Johnston

Energy

WA’s standalone power systems reach national milestone

8/06/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

AEGIC funding to grow market share for local grains

24/05/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

New trades workshops at Albany TAFE campus powering ahead

17/05/2022

Templeman

Sport and Recreation

Albany Sharks club president wins prestigious volunteer award

13/05/2022

Sanderson

Health

Radiation oncology services in Albany to be provided by GenesisCare

12/05/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Strong State Budget securing the Great Southern’s future

29/04/2022

Carey

Lands

Affordable housing options boosted at Albany’s Clydesdale Park

29/04/2022

Carey

Housing

Albany architect appointed to design eight new social housing units as part of Spencer Park renewal

28/04/2022

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Albany audiences take their seats for expanded CinefestOZ

26/04/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Albany Ring Road reaches new milestone for WA’s Great Southern region

22/04/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New Noongar meeting place to be built in Katanning

13/04/2022

Whitby

Environment

Lotterywest grant supports climate project in Great Southern

13/04/2022

Whitby

Environment

Boosting environmental volunteering in the Great Southern

9/04/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Great Southern volunteers armed with new firefighting equipment

1/04/2022

Kelly

Water

Boyup Brook and Plantagenet shires secure major water funding grants

25/03/2022

Kelly

Water

Healthy Estuaries WA funding to help rehabilitate valued Albany creek

15/03/2022

Carey

Housing

Factory homes help speed up delivery of social housing in regional WA

9/03/2022

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint Media Statement - Work on final section of Albany Ring Road underway

25/02/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New voucher program to help farmers seize carbon opportunities

25/02/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Tenders called for upgrade at Albany Waterfront Marina

18/02/2022

Kelly

Water

New report highlights Wilson Inlet’s resilience

15/02/2022

Kelly

Forestry

Farm Forestry Assist program supporting growth of local softwood plantation timber industry

14/02/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Herring stock recovery a fishing management success story

11/02/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Great Southern Tourism and Trade Partnership launched

10/02/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Meet the FLUPSY - innovative new infrastructure boosting Albany’s shellfish aquaculture

9/02/2022

Kelly

Forestry

Native forestry worker transition payment and reskilling programs

7/02/2022

Kelly

Forestry

Forest Products Commission Community Support Program opens

2/02/2022

Carey; Ellery

Housing; Education and Training

New housing for teachers in the Shire of Kent

27/01/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Masks mandatory in Wheatbelt and Great Southern from 6pm tonight

14/01/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

RED Grants deliver boost for Great Southern business

21/12/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Mandatory lifejackets to continue keeping people safe at Salmon Holes

9/12/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New pasture option to maximise production and resilience

6/12/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Regional Skills Summit series wraps up in Albany

3/12/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Target 120 Albany transitions to Aboriginal leadership

2/12/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Albany Aquaculture Zone to boost investment, growth and jobs

1/12/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Jobs course heads south to boost local hospitality workforce

26/11/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Sustainability superheroes recognised at Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities 2021 Awards

25/11/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Marine park Community Reference Committee members appointed

24/11/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Construction begins on $3 million Albany State Emergency Service facility

23/11/2021

Cook

Health

New alliance to transform health care delivery in regional WA

18/11/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New mine extends nickel-cobalt production in Ravensthorpe

12/11/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Employers in the State’s south supporting emergency services volunteers

9/11/2021

Buti; Whitby

Sport and Recreation; Volunteering

Surf’s Up! Lotterywest funds for Margaret River Surf Life Saving Development Centre

9/11/2021

Buti; Whitby

Sport and Recreation; Volunteering

Lotterywest grant funds new tech for Bibbulmun Track

5/11/2021

Templeman; Kelly

Heritage; Water

Lake Grace dam recognised for its historical and scientific values

4/11/2021

Kelly

Youth

Lotterywest funding providing a voice for regional youth

4/11/2021

Kelly

Water

$270,000 in community water supply grants for Upper Great Southern

4/11/2021

Kelly

Water

$62,000 grant to help secure additional water source for Albany

2/11/2021

Kelly

Water

Support provided to Water Corporation customers in Bruce Rock

30/10/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Heartland Journeys project celebrates WA’s Great Southern

29/10/2021

Carey

Housing

State-wide modular social housing program underway

19/10/2021

Kelly

Water

Huge water savings achieved in Great Southern as waterwise support continues

18/10/2021

Johnston

Energy

Registrations of interest open for WA’s first disconnected microgrid

17/10/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Shark Warning System upgrade to boost safety

15/10/2021

MacTiernan; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Forestry

Technology boost drives jobs at Albany sandalwood factory

15/10/2021

Buti

Lands

High demand expected for prime Oyster Harbour land release

14/10/2021

Buti; Sanderson

Sport and Recreation; Environment

Adventurous minds convene to plan the future of WA’s trails

2/10/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Troutfest celebrates WA’s enthusiasm for freshwater fishing

24/09/2021

Sanderson; Punch

Environment; Fisheries

Consultation underway on new marine park for the south coast

13/09/2021

McGowan; Carey

Premier; Housing

Premier unveils plans for new housing in Albany’s Spencer Park

9/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government delivers plan to keep the Agricultural Region strong

9/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government delivers plan to keep Albany strong

7/09/2021

Kelly

Water

$3.7 million investment enhancing water security in WA’s southern dryland agricultural areas

7/09/2021

Carey; MacTiernan

Housing; Regional Development

$20 million for regional social housing revitalisation

2/09/2021

Sanderson; Johnston

Environment; Corrective Services

Ground-breaking return of native rodents to Dirk Hartog Island

1/09/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Albany Ring Road Phase 2 designs unveiled following community feedback

25/08/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

$4 million R&D investment to support sheep industry

20/08/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Albany investment to advance new wave of renewable technology

12/08/2021

Kelly

Water

Funding partnership delivers greater water security for Shire of Gnowangerup

11/08/2021

Kelly

Water

Upgrades to dairy effluent systems good news for Geographe waterways

4/08/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Valiant variety to rev up WA’s grainbelt

22/07/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Regional residents encouraged to have their say about flights

16/07/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for WA’s storm-affected Great Southern

13/07/2021

Buti

Lands

Innovative housing edges closer for Middleton Beach

5/07/2021

Sanderson; Carey

Environment; Climate Action; Local Government

Western Australia's first Regional Climate Alliances revealed

2/07/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

International art featuring in the regions

25/06/2021

Carey

Housing

Regional communities to benefit from WA’s largest ever social housing maintenance program

17/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government’s South Coast Highway upgrades nearing completion

4/06/2021

Cook

Health

BreastScreen here to stay in Albany

28/05/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Food guide connecting Great Southern businesses and consumers

28/05/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Partnership established to boost WA wine exports

28/05/2021

Kelly

Water

Switch off sprinklers to save precious water this winter

21/05/2021

Kelly

Water

Students unite to champion WA’s sustainable water future

20/05/2021

Kelly

Water

Resilience and adaptability the key to Harbour health, says new report

18/05/2021

Buti

Sport and Recreation

Pony Club volunteer recognised with prestigious award

12/05/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Flight frequency back to pre-COVID levels on some regional routes

23/04/2021

MacTiernan; Punch

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

iHub to kickstart Great Southern business

21/04/2021

Cook

Health

Successful tender announced for lifesaving Albany radiation oncology service

2/02/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Watersmart Farms funding to drive on-farm desalination

29/01/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

$6.3 million funding injection to bring high-speed broadband to the grainbelt