Media Statements

For Region: Mid West

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

12/06/2020

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

The wait is over - Kalbarri Skywalk opens

4/06/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Geraldton health and mental health facilities moving forward

22/05/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

$111 million investment in critical regional programs

9/04/2020

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Funding to continue support for regional arts community

26/02/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

DMIRS to cut timeframes in half for exploration applications

25/02/2020

Johnston

Energy

New technology for WA’s electricity network

21/02/2020

Cook

Health; Mental Health

Geraldton Health Campus redevelopment: new milestones reached

12/02/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Progress on the finfish nursery to boost WA aquaculture growth

7/02/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Agreement delivers economic boost to Yamatji people

23/01/2020

Ellery; Wyatt

Education and Training; Aboriginal Affairs

New program to support Aboriginal staff to become teachers

17/01/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

First Aboriginal trainees graduate from Mid-West shearing camp

16/01/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

RED Grant job boost for Mid-West

9/01/2020

Cook

Health; Mental Health

Geraldton Health Campus redevelopment underway

20/12/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Affordable airfares between Perth and Exmouth extended

13/12/2019

MacTiernan

Ports

New Geraldton tugs named

10/12/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

WA’s niche Sea Cucumber Fishery recognised for environmental sustainability

4/12/2019

Johnston

Energy

Badgingarra Solar Farm officially opens

15/11/2019

Cook

Health

Tender to build Carnarvon aged and palliative care centre released

15/11/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Extra support for southern rangelands pastoralists

13/11/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Funding for Wiluna school’s training program

7/11/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Sport fishing bonanza more than a passing FAD

7/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Restrictions on movement of oversize agricultural vehicles eased

6/11/2019

MacTiernan

Ports

Naming competition for new Geraldton tug boats

24/10/2019

Roberts

Police

New canine teams to hit the Mid-West and Goldfields

18/10/2019

Roberts

Police

Body worn cameras rolled out in the Mid West Gascoyne

10/10/2019

MacTiernan

Ports

Draft Port Master Plan to guide Geraldton’s future growth

25/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Board appointments to drive Mid-West development

23/09/2019

Kelly

Water

Dongara and Port Denison announced for Waterwise program

19/09/2019

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

First look at ground-breaking $24m Kalbarri Skywalk project

17/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Nominations open for 2020 WA Rural Women’s Award

7/09/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Remote beachside school celebrating 50 years

26/08/2019

Kelly

Water

McGowan Government delivers project to improve Leeman water supply

23/08/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Applications open for Round 20 of EIS co-funded drilling

16/08/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Sports tourism helping to drive Mid-West economy

16/08/2019

Johnston

Energy

Drone trial to inspect faults in regional areas

6/08/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Report into Shire of Perenjori handed down

31/07/2019

Kelly; MacTiernan

Science; Agriculture and Food

McGowan Government brewing innovation talent to grow the regional economy

27/07/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

New $1.9 million state-of-the-art headquarters for Geraldton-Greenough SES

3/07/2019

McGurk

Community Services

Funding boost for Meekatharra multipurpose hub

27/06/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Dry Conditions Response Grants to aid feral pest control endeavours

26/06/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Commissioner appointed to administer Shire of Perenjori

21/06/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Premier officially opens Iluka Resources’ Cataby mine

12/06/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Geraldton Doppler radar upgrade complete

5/06/2019

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Efficiency-boosting plan for agricultural region freight released for comment

24/05/2019

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Regional WA secures million-dollar event funding

16/05/2019

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Wiluna-Meekatharra Road upgrade to support local jobs

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 Mid-West 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

30/04/2019

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

State Budget delivers increased funding for national parks and reserves

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

17/04/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

$7 million to boost growth of the Mid-West aquaculture industry

10/04/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Internet of Things DecisionAg grants to drive agtech

3/04/2019

Cook

Health

Voluntary assisted dying - Have your say on WA’s legislation

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

11/03/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Response to regional airfares inquiry continues to progress

26/02/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

New $20 million upgrades to Champion Bay Senior High School

26/02/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

New Geraldton Jobs and Skills Centre to boost opportunities for Mid-West region

14/02/2019

Dawson

Environment

Company convicted for illegal feedlot

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

22/12/2018

Saffioti

Transport

WA boatbuilder to deliver new Transperth ferry

21/12/2018

Johnston

Energy

McGowan Government announces construction to start on WA's newest wind farm next year

12/12/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Mid-West a frontrunner in new hydrogen economy

28/11/2018

Logan

Corrective Services

Report finds localised issues factors in Greenough riot and escape

18/11/2018

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Innovative world-first lead refinement technology to be used in WA

8/11/2018

Templeman; Roberts

Heritage; Police

Recognition of 120 years of regional policing

25/10/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Busy North West Coastal Highway junction roundabout completed

24/10/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New pasture species a boost for sheep industry

22/10/2018

Kelly

Water

Five billion reasons for us all to reduce our water use this spring

22/10/2018

Tinley

Veterans Issues

Red poppy extravaganza lights up WA landmarks as part of Armistice celebrations

12/10/2018

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Fisheries

Green light for jobs with Huon Aquaculture to set up WA operations

1/10/2018

McGurk

Community Services

Mid-West and Gascoyne consultation to tackle homelessness

10/09/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

New $180,000 base for Three Springs Bush Fire Brigade

8/09/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

New providers to continue valued services at camp schools and Landsdale Farm

15/08/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

Recfishers can now cast a line at Exmouth’s new artificial reef

8/08/2018

McGowan

Premier

New era to begin for secondary students in Geraldton

7/08/2018

McGowan

Premier

Science lab boost for Geraldton students

30/05/2018

Cook

Health

Mid-West cancer hostel officially opened

30/05/2018

Cook

Health; Mental Health

New CT scanner for Geraldton as planning begins for major hospital expansion

18/05/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

From Another View - A reimagining of John Forrest’s 1874 exploration of WA

10/05/2018

Cook

Health; Mental Health

State Budget delivers expanded services at Geraldton Hospital

10/05/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Growing regional WA: Boost for jobs and services in the Mid-West

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

12/04/2018

Templeman

Heritage

Conference explores Western Australia’s sacred heritage

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’

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

22/03/2018

Papalia

Racing and Gaming; Small Business

Extended Easter Sunday trading for regional liquor stores

16/03/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Families at the heart of Harmony Week in Three Springs

7/03/2018

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

Innovation fund to drive regional jobs

6/03/2018

Templeman

Heritage

‘Perfect murder’ crime scene State heritage listed

23/02/2018

Templeman; MacTiernan

Local Government; Regional Development

Training for elected members builds country local government capacity