Media Statements

For Region: Great Southern

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

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