Media Statements

For Region: Great Southern

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

29/01/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Great Southern Development Commission CEO acknowledged for substantial contribution to region

29/01/2021

Papalia

Tourism

Five-year funding locked in for regional tourism organisations

28/01/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New student accommodation opened in the heart of Albany

15/01/2021

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

Great Southern innovation project moves ahead

14/01/2021

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Funding boost for historic Mount Barker swim facilities

14/01/2021

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

New $16 million Western Power energy facility for Albany

12/01/2021

Logan

Emergency Services

New $3 million facility for Albany’s State Emergency Service

15/12/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Science Partnerships to boost WA grains research capacity

14/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

Premier turns first sod for major redevelopment at Mount Lockyer Primary School

14/12/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Lands

Landmark new hotel for Albany’s Middleton Beach

1/12/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Recycled gas opportunity for Albany

24/11/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Technology grants for Community Resource Centres

17/11/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Regional groups across WA benefit from active community sports funding

17/11/2020

Dawson

Environment

William Bay National Park now open

16/11/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

New $470,000 purpose-built Broomehill fire station opens

11/11/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Third stage of South Coast Highway works now underway

10/11/2020

Cook

Health

Albany radiation oncology groundwork to commence next month

5/11/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Funding provides opportunities to Great Southern theatre artists

27/10/2020

MacTiernan; Templeman

Regional Development; Heritage

Historic Strawberry Hill upgrades complete

21/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Contract awarded for third stage of South Coast Highway works

20/10/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Jobs for locals as architect appointed to design new trades workshops at Albany TAFE campus

13/10/2020

Kelly; MacTiernan

Water; Agriculture and Food

Water deficiency revoked in the Shire of Jerramungup-Gairdner Area

9/10/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

RED Grant boost to Great Southern manufacturing, tourism

8/10/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Recovery Budget delivers relief for Great Southern families and drives economic activity

8/10/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Recovery Budget delivers relief for regional families and drives economic activity

7/10/2020

Cook

Health

Two new breast cancer clinics to provide better access and care

7/10/2020

Cook

Health

Albany radiation oncology service one step closer as request for tenders close

5/10/2020

Papalia

Tourism

South-West and Great Southern tourism businesses share in Survival Grants funding

25/09/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Latest cut of trainees graduate from shearing camp

23/09/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - $175 million Albany Ring Road unlocks local jobs as construction gets underway

21/09/2020

Kelly

Water

Water-saving support extended to 19 communities between Walpole to Esperance

11/09/2020

Cook

Health

Albany radiation oncology service forward works tender

31/08/2020

Murray; Saffioti

Sport and Recreation; Health

Targeted funding program to benefit Tambellup and Albany projects

27/08/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

New look Mount Lockyer Primary School unveiled

7/08/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Harvest Road Oceans sets sustainable pace for shellfish aquaculture

7/08/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

WA Recovery Plan to fund Albany shellfish hatchery’s expansion

7/08/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Oyster Harbour Zone opens up for South Coast aquaculture

6/08/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Lands

Additional $1.1 million to extend Middleton Beach foreshore works

6/08/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

TAFE investment to boost trades training in the Great Southern

6/08/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Winds to power new local manufacturing opportunities in WA

6/08/2020

McGowan

Premier

Plan for Great Southern unveiled as part of WA Recovery Plan

3/08/2020

Wyatt

Lands

$116m affordable land package driving growth in the Great Southern

13/07/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Work on $175 million Albany Ring Road to begin in September, unlocking hundreds of local jobs