Media Statements

For Region: Kimberley

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

5/08/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government increases support for mining exploration

30/07/2021

Kelly

Water

Water Corporation recommits to Aboriginal Procurement Policy and triples value of Aboriginal contracts

24/07/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Celebrating 75 years of agricultural research in WA’s far north

22/07/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Regional residents encouraged to have their say about flights

18/07/2021

Punch

Disability Services

Wunan Foundation to deliver disability advocacy program across East Kimberley

18/07/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Barramundi stocking passes one million at Lake Kununurra

16/07/2021

Whitby

Racing and Gaming

Banned Drinkers Register trial ramps up in the Kimberley

14/07/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Safe path network on track for Broome community

14/07/2021

Saffioti

Transport

$330 million of road projects underway across the Kimberley

14/07/2021

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government delivering for Kimberley aviation

13/07/2021

Johnston

Energy

Broome to benefit from additional rooftop solar

25/06/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

Safe Haven to extend hours in Kununurra to support people with mental health challenges

25/06/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

A new service at Ngnowar-Aerwah Aboriginal Corporation (NAAC) - Community Centre Wyndham

25/06/2021

Carey

Housing

Regional communities to benefit from WA’s largest ever social housing maintenance program

24/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Wheels up on Derby to Broome flights from August

1/06/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Target 120 Kununurra transitions to Aboriginal leadership

27/05/2021

Kelly; MacTiernan; Sanderson; Dawson

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

Fitzroy River water discussion paper comment period extended

27/05/2021

Punch

Disability Services

$3.44 million funding boost for disability advocacy

22/05/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Connectivity boost for remote tourist gems

21/05/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New chairperson to drive Kimberley economic development agenda

13/05/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Hospitality course upskills job seekers and teaches tricks of the trade

12/05/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Second stage of Great Northern Highway upgrades underway

7/05/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Broome training centre to produce more skilled hospitality workers a step closer

6/05/2021

Johnston

Energy

Savings for Broome residents as Smart Sun pilot ends

1/05/2021

Whitby

Racing and Gaming

Banned Drinkers Register technology rolls out in the Kimberley

1/05/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Boat tours recommence at the spectacular Danggu Geikie Gorge

31/03/2021

Kelly

Youth

2021 WA Youth Awards finalists announced

29/03/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Opportunity to wander through East Kimberley too good to pass up

9/02/2021

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following damaging tropical low

2/02/2021

Johnston

Energy

WA Government launches Boundary Power joint venture

2/02/2021

Wyatt

Lands

Mount Misery renamed Bilbiljim in recognition of Miriwoong people

31/01/2021

Wyatt

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Kimberley land transfer creates new reserve for traditional owners

29/01/2021

Murray

Sport and Recreation

National swim competition making a splash in the Kimberley

29/01/2021

Papalia

Tourism

Five-year funding locked in for regional tourism organisations

28/01/2021

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Local clubs share in State Government support

28/01/2021

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Basketball project powers forward in remote Aboriginal community

25/01/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Technology and innovation boost for Community Resource Centres

21/01/2021

Cook

Mental Health

Two Safe Havens opening to support people with mental health challenges in a first for WA

12/01/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Agriculture and Food

Powering ahead on Ord cotton gin

6/01/2021

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Banned Drinkers Register to be trialled in the Kimberley

4/01/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Additional weekly flight to be trialled between Kununurra and Balgo

24/12/2020

Tinley; McGurk

Housing; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Derby to get improved family and domestic violence refuge

24/12/2020

Templeman; Tinley

Local Government; Fisheries

BEN signs to aid safety at beaches in the State’s north

23/12/2020

Tinley

Housing

Aboriginal trainees and apprentices to benefit from housing in Kununurra

17/12/2020

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Milestone for Fitzroy River

17/12/2020

Wyatt; Ellery

Treasurer; Education and Training

World-class facilities officially opened at Broome Senior High School

16/12/2020

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Proposed marine parks on Buccaneer Archipelago progressing

15/12/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Ground-breaking pilot project launched to drive economic development in remote Aboriginal communities

14/12/2020

Wyatt; Ellery

Treasurer; Education and Training

McGowan Government commits $20.9 million to redevelop Derby District High School

11/12/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Native title determinations in the north-west Kimberley region

10/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government welcomes new Virgin fares for regional residents

4/12/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Inspiring young Aboriginal careers in the cattle industry

4/12/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Almost $1 million awarded in arts grants

2/12/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Kimberley Aboriginal communities get $1.75 million for sport and recreation projects

1/12/2020

Tinley; Wyatt

Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

Jalbi Jiya program to aid Aboriginal home ownership in Broome

27/11/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Economic development opportunity unlocked for Yawuru community

27/11/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Maximising Aboriginal employment on the Dampier Peninsula

26/11/2020

Saffioti

Planning

Minister makes call on Broome planning proposal

26/11/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Governments partnering to deliver additional upgrades to Dampier Peninsula roads

26/11/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - $65 million Broome Cape Leveque Road sealing project now complete

25/11/2020

Saffioti

Transport

$1 million in funding to support trial Derby to Broome air services

24/11/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Technology grants for Community Resource Centres