Media Statements

For Region: Great Southern

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

22/05/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

$111 million investment in critical regional programs

20/05/2020

Dawson

Environment

Iconic Bluff Knoll walk trail reopened after bushfires

17/04/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Planning underway on Great Southern agribusiness precinct

9/04/2020

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Funding to continue support for regional arts community

17/03/2020

Kelly

Youth

Young people to benefit from more than $35,000 in grants

11/03/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

New body to oversee WA’s cultural assets

27/02/2020

McGurk

Community Services

Target 120 to help turn young lives around in Albany

25/02/2020

Johnston

Energy

New technology for WA’s electricity network

24/02/2020

McGowan; Tinley

Premier; Fisheries

WA salmon boosts our economy and delivers great autumn fishing

24/02/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Innovative shearing camp heads to Great Southern

24/02/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Specialist care closer to home for Great Southern patients

24/02/2020

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Arts, culture and heritage strategy for the Great Southern

24/02/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

State Government provides $535,000 to improve Great Southern sporting facilities

24/02/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Seeding reconciliation through Agribusiness in the Great Southern

24/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Road projects across the Great Southern taking shape and creating jobs

23/02/2020

McGowan; Tinley

Premier; Veterans Issues

National Day for War Animals commemorates our loyal mates

21/02/2020

Kelly; MacTiernan

Water; Agriculture and Food

Water deficiency declared in the shires of Dumbleyung and Kent

13/02/2020

Kelly; MacTiernan

Water; Agriculture and Food

Unprecedented seventh water deficiency declared in WA

11/02/2020

McGowan

Premier

Premier pays tribute to Speaker Peter Watson

5/02/2020

Kelly

Water

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

3/02/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Land-based warning beacons boost Sea Sense capability in Esperance

29/01/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

$5.5 million assistance for local governments to mitigate bushfire risks

24/01/2020

MacTiernan

Ports

New chairperson to lead Southern Ports Authority

22/01/2020

Dawson

Environment

Bushfire recovery plan for western ground parrots

17/01/2020

Dawson

Environment

Recycling charities funded through dumping reduction program

15/01/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

RED grants drive manufacturing, tourism in Great Southern

19/12/2019

Kelly; MacTiernan

Water; Agriculture and Food

Water deficiency declared in the shires of Jerramungup and Esperance

18/12/2019

Kelly

Water

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

13/12/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Tender awarded for Albany surf reef design

13/12/2019

Cook

Health

New Albany radiation oncology service on track

22/11/2019

Kelly; MacTiernan

Fisheries; Regional Development

New reefs taking shape in Oyster Harbour

19/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Expressions of interest called for Albany Ring Road

13/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

Contract awarded for William Bay renewal project

7/11/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Sport fishing bonanza more than a passing FAD

7/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Restrictions on movement of oversize agricultural vehicles eased

1/11/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Albany wave research centre officially opens

25/10/2019

Kelly

Water

Talented young writers put pen to paper to help ‘change the world’

22/10/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Local Albany builder delivering major school upgrade

27/09/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Albany schools to receive nearly $2.7 million in new job-creating package

24/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Funding secured for Katanning sheep processor

23/09/2019

Kelly

Water

New regional communities in the Great Southern announced for Waterwise program

17/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Nominations open for 2020 WA Rural Women’s Award

9/09/2019

Kelly

Water

McGowan Government moves to secure Denmark’s water supplies

26/08/2019

Dawson; Kelly

Environment; Fisheries

Reel It In fishing line bin project continues to grow

22/08/2019

Dawson; McGurk

Environment; Women's Interests

Call for more women in fire management

22/08/2019

McGowan

Premier

Albany’s revitalised Centennial Park Sporting Precinct complete

22/08/2019

McGowan

Premier

Albany tourism breaking records and enticing visitors

22/08/2019

McGowan

Premier

Black Spot funding announced for Great Southern region

12/08/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Great Southern water users switched on to scientifically proven personal shark deterrents

24/07/2019

Tinley

Youth

Albany youth precinct gets $950,000 Lotterywest boost

27/06/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Albany artwork a shining light for South-West tourism

26/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

$4.9 million contract awarded for weir construction

14/06/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Work commences on Katanning sheep feed facility

14/06/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New Katanning civic centre opens

5/06/2019

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Efficiency-boosting plan for agricultural region freight released for comment

4/06/2019

Kelly; MacTiernan

Water; Agriculture and Food

Water deficiency declared in the Shire of Kent

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

20/05/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation; Volunteering

Volleyball volunteer scoops up Great Southern award

20/05/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

State Government signs up to provide $1.4 million for Albany’s motorsport park

15/05/2019

Kelly; MacTiernan

Water; Agriculture and Food

Water deficiency declared in the Shire of Lake Grace

15/05/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Albany Doppler radar upgrade complete

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 the Great Southern region 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

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

10/04/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Internet of Things DecisionAg grants to drive agtech

28/03/2019

McGurk

Child Protection

Awards honour outstanding young Western Australians

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

Tinley

Housing

Locals have their say on Spencer Park urban renewal

12/03/2019

Cook

Health

Funding for lifesaving new cancer service in the Great Southern

12/03/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Funding agreement with Carnegie Clean Energy terminated

11/03/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Liberals and Nationals forget the regions in recent WA visit by PM

1/03/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

More than $700,000 for Great Southern regional economic development

6/02/2019

McGowan; Ellery

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

Employment and job services enhanced in the Great Southern

5/02/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

South Coast Highway safety improvement works underway

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

15/01/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Local firm wins Albany student accommodation tender

8/01/2019

MacTiernan

Ports

New chief executive for Southern Ports

20/12/2018

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Community Services

Central Great Southern communities to join historic Early Years Initiative

11/12/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

Enhanced tourism opportunities with Greens Pool now closed to fishing

11/12/2018

Kelly; Dawson

Fisheries; Environment

New lifejacket trial to commence at Salmon Holes on January 1

22/11/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Renewable energy research hub makes waves online

2/11/2018

Cook

Mental Health

New community mental health service for people in the Great Southern

30/10/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Wagin business takes to food game like duck to water

22/10/2018

Tinley

Veterans Issues

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

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