Media Statements

For Region: Kimberley

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

26/03/2019

Dawson

Environment

Draft joint management plan released for Guniyan Binba Conservation Park

22/03/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Fairer deal secured for mobile black spot funding

22/03/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Broome Jobs and Skills Centre to assist youth at risk

22/03/2019

Tinley; Kelly

Housing; Water

Remote Aboriginal communities get water service upgrade

15/03/2019

MacTiernan; Dawson; Kelly; Wyatt

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

Meeting to progress plan for the Fitzroy

11/03/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Response to regional airfares inquiry continues to progress

6/03/2019

Tinley

Housing

State seeks partners for North-West Aboriginal Housing Fund

21/02/2019

Cook

Health

Brand new health clinic now open in remote Kimberley community

18/02/2019

Dawson

Environment

Draft plan released for jointly managed west Kimberley reserves

23/01/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Traineeship call for regional areas

7/12/2018

Kelly

Water

Three new aquatic centres dive into waterwise program

6/12/2018

Saffioti; MacTiernan; Papalia

Transport; Regional Development; Tourism

Broome Port dredging to begin mid-2019

30/11/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New exploration projects on the rise

20/11/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Digital connectivity boost for the Ord

20/11/2018

Ellery; MacTiernan

Education and Training; Regional Development

Additional Kimberley schools join initiative to encourage attendance

9/11/2018

Wyatt

Energy; Aboriginal Affairs

Lower electricity bills for Aboriginal communities installing solar

30/10/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

A win-win resolution for long-running Derby fishing conflict

26/10/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Grants to generate growth potential of northern beef industry

21/09/2018

Templeman; Saffioti

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Series of capsule exhibitions to tour regional WA

17/09/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Kimberley Land Council celebrates 40 years of advocacy

13/09/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Broome hosts 2018 national cruise conference

5/09/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Circus creates a moving feast

26/08/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Young Aboriginal women empowered with skills development program

25/08/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

State Government seeking operator to reopen Ellendale mine

22/08/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Direct Perth to Derby flights closer to reinstatement

21/08/2018

Cook

Mental Health

Help us plan for alcohol and other drug services in the Kimberley

16/08/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Fitzroy Pioneer Cemetery remains repatriated

31/07/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Pastoral sublease agreement leads to jobs and investment

30/07/2018

Dawson

Environment

Native rodent trapped for the first time in WA in 36 years

30/07/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Incentive Scheme rekindles diamond exploration in the Kimberley

27/06/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Marketing push to see Broome visitation grow

19/06/2018

Saffioti

Transport

New regional flights to further connect the Kimberley

18/06/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Seismic survey to uncover the Canning Basin’s deep geology

7/06/2018

Dawson; Kelly

Environment; Fisheries

Technology breakthrough for whale disentanglements

5/06/2018

McGowan

Premier

Premier welcomes Airbus decision to locate Zephyr aircraft in WA

24/05/2018

Wyatt

Energy; Aboriginal Affairs

Improving affordability of electricity in Kimberley communities

21/05/2018

Kelly

Water

West Kimberley groups invited to apply for innovative grants scheme

18/05/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Great Northern Highway upgrade to Wyndham delivers Aboriginal jobs

17/05/2018

Cook

Health

McGowan Government expands ear health services in the Kimberley

10/05/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Growing regional WA: Boost for jobs and services in the Kimberley

10/05/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Agriculture investment growing jobs across Western Australia

10/05/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Growing regional WA: Budget boost for jobs in the regions

5/05/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Regional events receive funding boost

4/05/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Transport Minister inspects Cape Leveque Road progress

2/05/2018

Cook

Health

Meet and greet service expanded for regional Aboriginal patients

2/05/2018

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Minister welcomes native title decision

30/04/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Sustainable funding for Community Resource Centres

28/04/2018

Cook

Health

Investment in Aboriginal health continues

24/04/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Works start on Great Northern Highway upgrade in the Kimberley

18/04/2018

MacTiernan; Saffioti

Regional Development; Lands

Support for financial sustainability for MG Corporation

10/04/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Regional airports receive funding boost for upgrades

4/04/2018

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

The Lighthouse Girl shines a spotlight on regional Anzac Centenary commemorations

22/03/2018

Papalia

Racing and Gaming; Small Business

Extended Easter Sunday trading for regional liquor stores

22/03/2018

Dawson

Disability Services

Disability advocacy services to make a difference in the Kimberley

16/03/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following Tropical Cyclone Kelvin

9/03/2018

Dawson; MacTiernan; Kelly; Wyatt

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

Consultation begins on visionary plan for Fitzroy River

7/03/2018

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

Innovation fund to drive regional jobs

3/03/2018

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Liquor ban declared in Kalumburu

23/02/2018

Templeman; MacTiernan

Local Government; Regional Development

Training for elected members builds country local government capacity

16/02/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Rural women driving job-creating business ideas

9/02/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Country athletes helped to travel and train

9/02/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following the tropical low and associated flooding in the Kimberley and East Pilbara