Media Statements

For Region: Kimberley

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

12/08/2022

Punch

Fisheries

New fisheries patrol vessel for northern WA waters

9/08/2022

Whitby

Environment

$1 million funding boost for Kimberley cultural fire management

4/08/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Broome company Morrgul awarded contract to build capacity of Aboriginal businesses

3/08/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for cyclone impacted communities in WA's Kimberley

1/08/2022

Templeman; MacTiernan

Sport and Recreation; Regional Development

Funding boost helps Broome athletes reach their full potential

1/08/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New Jobs and Skills Centre for the East Kimberley

1/08/2022

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

State Government raises curtain on $69,000 Theatre Kimberley grant

1/08/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

McGowan Government invests $7.8 million into Kimberley emergency services

1/08/2022

Saffioti; Punch

Transport; Disability Services

Broome to pilot new regional wheelchair accessible taxi grants

1/08/2022

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Rebuilt Broome Primary School facilities officially open

31/07/2022

Papalia

Police

Operation Regional Shield making an impact

31/07/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Round one KCAF grants support crime reduction initiatives in the Kimberley

31/07/2022

McGurk

Community Services

Support for young offenders to turn their lives around

31/07/2022

McGowan; Carey; Sanderson; Buti

Premier; Lands; Health; Aboriginal Affairs

Broome Health and Wellbeing Campus to be first of its kind

31/07/2022

McGowan; Whitby; Buti; Punch

Premier; Environment; Aboriginal Affairs; Fisheries

Three new marine parks in the Buccaneer Archipelago

31/07/2022

Templeman

Sport and Recreation

AFL partnership shines light on Kimberley footy talent

28/07/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Derby to Broome air service trial extended for an additional year

26/07/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

New Managing Director appointed for North Regional TAFE

5/07/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

State Government steps in to continue funding support for Kimberley Sexual Abuse Prevention and Support Service

20/06/2022

Sanderson

Health

Sports program to support Aboriginal children’s mental health

15/06/2022

McGurk

Women's Interests

Funding boost to help shape future female Aboriginal leaders

14/06/2022

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

New family and domestic violence hub announced in Broome

10/06/2022

Kelly

Water

Kimberley community groups benefit from $70,000 in Water Corporation grants

2/06/2022

Buti; McGurk

Aboriginal Affairs; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Support for prevention of family and domestic violence in Derby

2/06/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

Funding boost for youth programs and facilities in West Kimberley

2/06/2022

Buti; Sanderson

Aboriginal Affairs; Health

Remote Kimberley medical service receives $2 million boost

2/06/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Kimberley community safety grants now open

1/06/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

Bandwidth boost for Broome Senior High School

1/06/2022

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Energy

Broome North Primary School first of 28 new solar schools

27/05/2022

Carey; Buti

Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

Architects appointed for $20 million Kununurra Aboriginal Short Stay

13/05/2022

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government to deliver new direct flight between Geraldton and Karratha

12/05/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Strong State Budget securing the Kimberley’s future

6/05/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Shinju Matsuri support renewed for another three years

3/05/2022

MacTiernan; McGurk; Johnston; Papalia

Regional Development; Child Protection; Corrective Services; Police

$40.4 million package to tackle juvenile crime in the Kimberley

29/04/2022

Whitby; Buti

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Warlibirri National Park created in Plan for Our Parks milestone

28/04/2022

Saffioti

Transport; Ports

Fitzroy Crossing runway renewal a boost for the region

28/04/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

WA’s exploration sector continues to prosper

20/04/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Lake Kununurra barramundi fishing on show to the world

5/04/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Aboriginal Pastoral Academy nurturing the next generation of the pastoral workforce

5/04/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

RED grants creating jobs & developing skills in the Kimberley

31/03/2022

Carey

Housing

Youth Housing service to support Broome's Aboriginal young people in education and employment

28/03/2022

Kelly

Water

Funding now available to kickstart community projects in the Kimberley

24/03/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Further $1.6 million to support learner drivers in Pilbara and Kimberley

18/03/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

WA petroleum acreage released for exploration

16/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for flood-affected communities in WA’s Kimberley

11/03/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Thousands of free RATs delivered to the Kimberley

4/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

New marine rescue vessel pays homage to local history

28/02/2022

Carey

Housing

Social housing boost on the way for East Kimberley and Kununurra

23/02/2022

Carey

Housing

$1.7 million water upgrade for Junjuwa remote community

16/02/2022

Cook; Whitby

Tourism; Climate Action

New zero-emission aircraft fleet to launch in WA

11/02/2022

Carey; Buti

Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government seeks architect to design Kununurra’s $20 million Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation

10/02/2022

Johnston

Corrective Services

Preferred site identified for new Broome Regional Prison

9/02/2022

Saffioti

Transport

$1.8 million allocated to improve access for regional learner drivers

4/02/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New Chair appointed to Kimberley Development Commission

2/02/2022

McGurk

Child Protection

Pilot program empowers Aboriginal communities to keep children safe

17/01/2022

McGurk

Community Services

Derby under-fives helped to thrive through Early Years Initiative

4/01/2022

Papalia

Police

Boost to Kimberley police resources to tackle youth crime

17/12/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Broome Sobering Up Centre to re-open, Step Up/Step Down community consultation begins

17/12/2021

Carey

Housing

McGowan Government to boost housing availability in Derby

16/12/2021

Cook

Health

New $3.7 million Community Health Service building for Derby

6/12/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Landmark exhibition of Aboriginal art from the Pilbara to open

6/12/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New CEO to drive opportunities in the Kimberley

24/11/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Key milestone for Halls Creek District High School improvement

23/11/2021

Cook

Health

New alliance to transform health care delivery in regional WA

23/11/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Increasing access to licensing services in remote communities

15/11/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Second Kimberley Regional Skills Summit underway in Broome

10/11/2021

Johnston

Energy

Battery storage systems for regional towns

9/11/2021

Templeman; Dawson

Culture and the Arts; Aboriginal Affairs

New Aboriginal literacy initiative launched

6/11/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Broome’s Town Beach fishing jetty officially opened

5/11/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Chinatown revitalisation complete as Stage 2 officially opens

2/11/2021

McGurk

Women's Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services

Lotterywest grant to support Fitzroy Valley women and families

2/11/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Work starts on Kununurra Health and Hospitality training centre

2/11/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Refurbished Ord building opens at East Kimberley College

25/10/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

One-off payment to support rangelands biosecurity groups

19/10/2021

Kelly

Water

Free waterwise offers available to North-West communities

15/10/2021

MacTiernan; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Forestry

Technology boost drives jobs at Albany sandalwood factory

15/10/2021

Cook; Johnston

Health; Energy

Derby Hospital solar contract awarded to local companies

11/10/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Kununurra first of two Regional Skills Summits in the Kimberley

8/10/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New era for Kimberley beef processing welcomed

6/10/2021

Johnston

Energy

Partnerships with regional community groups announced

30/09/2021

Carey; Dawson

Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

First family enters home ownership through Jalbi Jiya program

28/09/2021

Punch

Disability Services

Funding will help develop culturally appropriate NDIS services in the Kimberley

26/09/2021

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Kimberley footy set to reach new heights with $5 million boost

15/09/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Kimberley cotton gin one step closer to reality

14/09/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Ord Valley event musters up millions for east Kimberley economy

9/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government delivers plan to keep the Kimberley strong

8/09/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Additional funding to bolster minerals research

3/09/2021

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Broome artists to present workshops for local community

3/09/2021

Templeman

Tourism

New Aboriginal tourism campgrounds to be developed

29/08/2021

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New training centre to deliver skilled workers for the Kimberley region

28/08/2021

McGowan

Premier

Broome kids to benefit from Lotterywest grant

28/08/2021

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Police

Newly revamped Broome PCYC opens its doors

28/08/2021

McGowan

Premier

Thousands flock north to pearler of a festival

24/08/2021

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Aboriginal Affairs

Polly Farmer program expanded so students can follow dreams

18/08/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Broome-based inspector a win for animal welfare

18/08/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Half-price sale to welcome Western Australians back to Kalbarri

16/08/2021

Saffioti

Transport

First flight between Derby and Broome takes to the skies

13/08/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Thousands of discount airfares to State’s north snapped up

6/08/2021

Johnston

Energy

Derby benefits from smart solar solutions

5/08/2021

Johnston

Energy

Horizon Power opens first Customer Experience Centre in Broome