Media Statements

For Region: Great Southern

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

5/10/2018

Tinley

Housing

Albany locals encouraged to help guide growth of Spencer Park

5/10/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Update on Albany wave energy technology development project

20/09/2018

Dawson; Templeman

Environment; Culture and the Arts

West Australian Opera returns to Valley of the Giants

19/09/2018

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

Google Trekker showcasing WA's natural attractions

13/09/2018

Saffioti

Lands

Search for Middleton Beach hotel developer continues

28/06/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Taste Great Southern secured for three more years

22/06/2018

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Puppet show pulls on heartstrings across Western Australia

20/06/2018

Saffioti

Lands

Albany offers developers premium beachfront hotel opportunity

14/06/2018

Wyatt; Ellery

Energy; Education and Training

New scholarships offered to those starting energy careers

13/06/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Regional Development

WA Industry Link rolled out to the regions

12/06/2018

Saffioti

Lands

Big brand hotel chains respond to Middleton Beach opportunity

6/06/2018

Kelly

Forestry

Community Support Program grant recipients announced

1/06/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

First production milestone at new Albany Shellfish Hatchery

31/05/2018

Kelly

Water

Five billion reasons to turn your sprinklers off for winter

30/05/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

Volunteers and staff praised for Great Southern firefighting efforts

21/05/2018

Kelly

Water

Water Corporation ‘grey cabinets’ in Albany to be splashed with colour

16/05/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Funding ramped up for boating facilities

11/05/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

New and improved facilities to better support Albany students

10/05/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

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

10/05/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Growing regional WA: Budget boost for jobs in the regions

7/05/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

Funding open for bushfire mitigation treatment activities

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

26/04/2018

McGowan

Premier

Future certainty for Albany Entertainment Centre

26/04/2018

Cook

Health

Emergency department and outpatient facilities opened

24/04/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

New centre to ride the next wave of renewable energy research

22/04/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Albany’s new visitor centre opens to help drive visitation

21/04/2018

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

WA holds its Breath for national film release of Tim Winton novel

21/04/2018

Templeman

Heritage

Albany a heritage hotspot with new listings

10/04/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Regional airports receive funding boost for upgrades

10/04/2018

Wyatt

Energy

New renewables projects in WA given ‘green light’

5/04/2018

McGurk

Community Services

Lotterywest grant to establish Denmark community precinct

4/04/2018

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

The Lighthouse Girl shines a spotlight on regional Anzac Centenary commemorations

28/03/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

This Easter have fun fishing from some of the world’s best beaches

27/03/2018

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Agriculture and Food

Agricultural Region Freight Strategy to boost freight efficiency

24/03/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Albany silos shine in public art project

23/03/2018

Dawson

Environment

Fitzgerald Biosphere listing brings international recognition

23/03/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Grants chip in to potato industry growth

22/03/2018

Papalia

Racing and Gaming; Small Business

Extended Easter Sunday trading for regional liquor stores

20/03/2018

Cook

Mental Health

Turning the wheels to focus on Western Australia’s youth

19/03/2018

Cook

Health

Albany community welcomes launch of new after-hours health service

16/03/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Katanning Harmony Festival showcases multicultural gem

7/03/2018

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

Innovation fund to drive regional jobs

27/02/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Construction begins at Albany’s Centennial Park

23/02/2018

Templeman; MacTiernan

Local Government; Regional Development

Training for elected members builds country local government capacity

22/02/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Southern Ports post-amalgamation review complete

16/02/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Rural women driving job-creating business ideas

14/02/2018

Saffioti

Transport

New Phillips River Bridge open following flood

9/02/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Country athletes helped to travel and train

2/02/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

More than $1.4 million allocated to reducing bushfire risk

31/01/2018

Saffioti

Lands

Middleton Beach roadworks complete, hotel operator now sought

30/01/2018

Cook

Mental Health

First of its kind regional step up/step down service for Albany

26/01/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Luxury cruise liner makes maiden voyage to WA

16/01/2018

Templeman; MacTiernan

Local Government; Regional Development

Funding to build stronger regional communities

4/01/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Funding boost secures Albany Arts Festival

20/12/2017

Kelly

Water

Yakamia Creek restoration ramps up Albany estuary initiatives

20/12/2017

Kelly; Templeman

Fisheries; Local Government

McGowan Government helps regional councils improve beach safety

19/12/2017

McGowan

Premier

Premier presents $300,000 Lotterywest grant to honour Anzac sacrifice

19/12/2017

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Fisheries

New Albany hatchery to expand aquaculture and create WA jobs

14/12/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Marco Pierre White to get a taste of the Great Southern

7/12/2017

McGowan; Papalia; Tinley

Premier; Tourism; Veterans Issues

Albany to shine during Anzac commemorations

6/12/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Regional survey backs importance of Plan for Jobs

4/12/2017

MacTiernan; Dawson; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Environment; Water

Grants drive landcare and environmental work across WA

1/12/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Country areas enriched by sporting events support

30/11/2017

Templeman

Heritage

A 'Piesse' of Katanning history on the State heritage register

29/11/2017

Logan

Emergency Services

Bushfire mitigation funding available for high-risk priority local governments

28/11/2017

Kelly

Water

More water rebates help farmers battle climate change

24/11/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Regional WA short-changed on black spot funding

23/11/2017

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

Summit forges pathway to innovation economy in regional WA

21/11/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Albany Regional Airport upgrades complete

14/11/2017

Dawson

Disability Services

New office provides local disability supports in the Great Southern

3/11/2017

Kelly

Water

Grant to increase Bremer Bay's emergency bushfire water supply

27/10/2017

McGurk

Community Services; Women's Interests

Funding support for regional childcare services

24/10/2017

Dawson; MacTiernan

Environment; Regional Development

Replacement of historic pedestrian bridge

24/10/2017

Kelly

Water

Water rebates help farmers respond to climate change

23/10/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Boost for WA’s regional visitor centres

13/10/2017

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Finalists announced for WA Seniors Awards

12/10/2017

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

Summit to guide regional innovation

11/10/2017

Dawson

Environment

Dibbler populations bolstered

11/10/2017

Kelly

Water

Water grant to help build a greener Gnowangerup

9/10/2017

Templeman

Local Government

Country local government grants boost job opportunities

9/10/2017

Saffioti

Transport

$1.7 million in regional airport funding up for grabs

6/10/2017

Murray; MacTiernan

Sport and Recreation; Regional Development

Centre to make the Great Southern WA's adventure capital

6/10/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Albany to become wave energy innovation centre

3/10/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Record funding for smaller regional events

22/09/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Mountain bikes roll into Albany for Southern MTB 2017

14/09/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Additional funding for rural financial counselling

7/09/2017

Logan

Emergency Services

McGowan Labor Government strengthens bushfire risk identification

7/09/2017

McGowan; MacTiernan; Wyatt

Premier; Regional Development; Treasurer

McGowan Labor Government Plan for Albany underway

31/08/2017

Saffioti

Lands

Funding to help activate Middleton Beach redevelopment

25/08/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Amalgamation of former Albany, Bunbury and Esperance ports to be reviewed

15/08/2017

Dawson

Environment

10-year plan for Albany’s iconic conservation reserves

31/07/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Tender called for Albany wave energy project

29/07/2017

Saffioti

Lands

Roadworks pave the way for Albany Middleton Beach development

26/07/2017

Saffioti

Planning

State Government support for WA coastal planning projects

7/07/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Regional Development Commissions refocus on local jobs

22/06/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Port fees to assist with Budget repair task

15/06/2017

MacTiernan; Cook

Regional Development; Health

Funding extension for regional GP incentives

14/06/2017

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Wyatt applauds Native Title Bill passing

9/06/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Planning under way for Albany wave energy centre