Media Statements

For Region: Kimberley

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

3/08/2020

Papalia; Saffioti

Tourism; Transport

Discounted Kimberley flights sell out in first week

30/07/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Significant native title agreement clears major hurdle

30/07/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Renewable energy technologies to improve power to the Kimberley

30/07/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Bolstering Kimberley training with $16 million TAFE investment

30/07/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

$3 million for final stage of Town Beach redevelopment

30/07/2020

McGowan

Premier

Plan for Kimberley unveiled as part of WA Recovery Plan

29/07/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Architect appointed for historic Broome Primary School rebuild

29/07/2020

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Disability Services

New state-of-the-art centre to meet local demand in aged care and disability

27/07/2020

Wyatt

Lands

$116 million affordable land package driving growth in the Kimberley

22/07/2020

Kelly

Water

Work complete on $1.6 million upgrade to Carnarvon water tanks

21/07/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Ellery

Premier; Tourism; Transport

Cheaper airfares a big boost to Kimberley tourism in WA’s recovery

15/07/2020

Logan

Corrective Services

Roll out begins for $6.2m Kimberley Juvenile Justice Strategy

14/07/2020

Johnston

Energy

A boost to regional small business economic recovery

13/07/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Research supports the development of new resources in the Kimberley

3/07/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Grant to pursue Ord cotton processing opportunity

3/07/2020

Wyatt

Lands

King Leopold Ranges renamed to honour Aboriginal culture

26/06/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Government seeks developer for former Kimberley pastoral station

16/06/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Driving growth in the northern beef industry

1/06/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Sounds of the Kimberley heard around the world

27/05/2020

Cook; Wyatt

Health; Aboriginal Affairs

Remote Aboriginal community digitally connected to metro medical experts

22/05/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

$111 million investment in critical regional programs

13/05/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Sport equipment scheme to help at-risk kids in the Kimberley and Pilbara

25/04/2020

Cook

Health

TeleChemotherapy comes to Narrogin and Broome

20/04/2020

MacTiernan; Dawson; Kelly; Wyatt

Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Environment; Water; Aboriginal Affairs

Consultation paused on Fitzroy River commitments

9/04/2020

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Funding to continue support for regional arts community

6/04/2020

Cook

Health

Second regional COVID clinic joins fight against coronavirus

3/04/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Indigenous entrepreneur wins 2020 WA Rural Women’s Award

2/04/2020

McGowan

Premier

Stronger restrictions in place to protect Kimberley residents from COVID-19

27/03/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following ex-Tropical Cyclone Esther

26/03/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Access restricted to protect people living in the Kimberley and remote Aboriginal communities

21/03/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Updated Directions provide further clarity to remote Aboriginal communities

16/03/2020

Kelly

Water

Grant scheme funding open to Kimberley community groups

13/03/2020

Papalia

Tourism

New partnership encourages east coast tourists to road-trip to WA’s north

10/03/2020

Cook

Mental Health

Providing a Safe Haven for people with mental health issues

9/03/2020

Tinley

Housing

Social housing income eligibility limits change will help pensioners

6/03/2020

Dawson

Environment

Grant boosts conservation efforts for rare wallaby

5/03/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

RED grants driving Kimberley jobs

25/02/2020

Tinley

Housing

Balgo swimming pool’s official opening delivers election promise

19/02/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Kimberley to host iconic sporting events in 2020

17/02/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Heartfelt stories from Australia’s last leprosarium to be shared in the New Museum thanks to generous loan

3/02/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following tropical cyclone Blake

23/01/2020

Ellery; Wyatt

Education and Training; Aboriginal Affairs

New program to support Aboriginal staff to become teachers

17/01/2020

Dawson

Environment

Recycling charities funded through dumping reduction program

19/12/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New lease of life for former Ellendale diamond mine

16/12/2019

Dawson

Environment

New plan to guide management of Kimberley islands

29/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

Joint management plan for conservation reserves in the Pilbara and Kimberley areas

20/11/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Upgrades at Warmun Community Aged Care facility

7/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Restrictions on movement of oversize agricultural vehicles eased

1/11/2019

Wyatt

Lands

Interest sought for unique Kimberley development

31/10/2019

Tinley

Housing

North-West Aboriginal Housing Fund boosts social outcomes in Pilbara and Kimberley

29/10/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Fishers to benefit from barra breeding boom

3/10/2019

Wyatt; Ellery

Finance; Education and Training

Local businesses big winners in Broome Senior High School project

24/09/2019

Cook

Health; Mental Health

Grant to develop and pilot mental health and arts program in the Kimberley

20/09/2019

MacTiernan

Ports

New marine facility securing economic future for the Kimberley

17/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Nominations open for 2020 WA Rural Women’s Award

13/09/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

A promising tourism boon for Broome

13/09/2019

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Culture and the Arts

Multimillion dollar support for Western Australia’s screen industry

13/09/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

$11.95 million for Broome’s job-boosting Chinatown development

11/09/2019

Tinley

Asian Engagement

Regional businesses and communities vital to WA’s focus on Asia

29/08/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Kimberley region’s delights to dazzle and draw in visitors

28/08/2019

MacTiernan; Papalia

Ports; Tourism

Dredging underway to grow Broome's cruise shipping industry

22/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Broome-Cape Leveque Road project on track for 2021

8/08/2019

Tinley

Housing

Work starts on long-awaited swimming pool for Kalumburu

15/07/2019

Wyatt; Logan

Lands; Transport

Action to be taken to improve the old Roebourne-Wittenoom Road

11/07/2019

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

Regional New Industries Fund grants driving northern innovation

4/07/2019

Cook

Health

New remote clinic is helping Wangkatjungka community

4/07/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal health big winners with Lotterywest

4/07/2019

Cook

Health

McGowan Government bolsters Kimberley renal dialysis services

3/07/2019

Cook

Health

Sexual health resources tackle rising infection rates

2/07/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development; Agriculture and Food

Northern irrigated agriculture to advance with new appointment

21/06/2019

Kelly

Water

Kununurra Diversion Dam retrofitted with a new gantry crane

18/06/2019

Wyatt

Lands

Traditional owners granted sole management of East Kimberley reserve

11/06/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Premier welcomes first shipment from Shell’s FLNG facility

11/06/2019

Cook

Health

Recruitment of clinical staff in the North-West goes digital

30/05/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Mobile coverage boost in remote tourism destinations and communities

26/05/2019

MacTiernan; Papalia

Regional Development; Tourism

Kununurra poised to receive direct flights from Melbourne

24/05/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Revitalised Chinatown officially opened

24/05/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Kimberley projects to receive more than $650,000 in grant funding

24/05/2019

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Regional WA secures million-dollar event funding

21/05/2019

Saffioti; Wyatt

Transport; Aboriginal Affairs

Bidyadanga upgrade works officially completed

20/05/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Perth to Broome Qantas special fares to continue

19/05/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Broome’s Roebuck Bay Lookout officially opens

15/05/2019

Templeman

Heritage

Derby’s ‘place for taking care’ heritage listed

12/05/2019

Cook

Health

Kimberley after-hours nurse manager wins 2019 Nurse of the Year

9/05/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Further transition assistance available to country taxi operators

9/05/2019

Logan; Wyatt

Corrective Services; Treasurer; Aboriginal Affairs

New funding to improve Kimberley youth justice outcomes

9/05/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government’s strong investment in the Kimberley continues

9/05/2019

Cook; Wyatt; McGurk

Health; Mental Health; Aboriginal Affairs; Child Protection

McGowan Government invests in vital youth services in the Kimberley

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

9/05/2019

Johnston; Wyatt

Energy; Aboriginal Affairs

Solar investment for remote communities

9/05/2019

Logan; Wyatt

Corrective Services; Treasurer

Planning to begin on new prison for Broome

28/04/2019

McGowan; Roberts

Premier; Police

$11.3 million as McGowan Government and PCYC partner to tackle youth crime

18/04/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Nominate an outstanding local government for achievement awards

18/04/2019

Johnston

Energy

A fairer way to pay for power in Aboriginal communities

5/04/2019

Dawson

Environment

10-year plan for the proposed Niiwalarra Islands National Park and Lesueur Island Nature Reserve

3/04/2019

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

WA regions become the backdrop once again

1/04/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New northern cattle partnership welcomed

28/03/2019

McGurk

Child Protection

Awards honour outstanding young Western Australians

26/03/2019

Tinley; McGurk; MacTiernan

Housing; Community Services; Regional Development

WA’s third Aboriginal short-stay facility formally opens in Broome