Media Statements

For Region: Mid West

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

8/08/2022

Kelly

Water

Funding to help secure water supplies in Great Southern and Southern Wheatbelt communities

8/08/2022

Kelly

Water

Funding to help secure water supplies in Mid-West and northern Wheatbelt communities

3/08/2022

Saffioti

Transport

First regional safe active street complete in Geraldton

1/07/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

New vessel to the rescue for Geraldton volunteers

1/07/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Mid-West Gascoyne emergency services heroes honoured

1/07/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for flood-impacted areas in WA’s Mid-West

24/06/2022

MacTiernan; Carey

Agriculture and Food; Lands

Satellite mapping helps farmers drill down on pastures

22/06/2022

Saffioti

Transport

New alignment for southern section of Dongara-Geraldton-Northampton Route

9/06/2022

MacTiernan; Buti

Regional Development; Aboriginal Affairs

Step forward for Mid-West Aboriginal businesses

9/06/2022

Johnston

Energy

WA’s standalone power systems reach national milestone

8/06/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

AEGIC funding to grow market share for local grains

7/06/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Stage one of Geraldton Cycling Network Expansion Project underway

3/06/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

Bandwidth boost for Geraldton Senior High School

31/05/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

New Managing Director appointed for Central Regional TAFE

27/05/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Co-operative loans a sweet catch for two regional businesses

18/05/2022

Templeman; Buti

Heritage; Aboriginal Affairs

Little Wilgie Ochre Mine included on State Register of Heritage Places

13/05/2022

Saffioti

Ports

$332 million investment to optimise growth at Geraldton Port

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 Mid-West’s future

11/05/2022

Carey

Housing; Homelessness

Geraldton rough sleepers to be housed as part of new pilot program

4/05/2022

Sanderson

Health; Mental Health

Extra $49.4 million for major hospital upgrade in Geraldton

4/05/2022

Ellery

Employment and Training

$9.9 million expansion at historical Muresk Institute

2/05/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Program to improve heavy vehicle rest areas now underway

28/04/2022

Cook; MacTiernan; Punch

Deputy Premier; Tourism; Regional Development; Fisheries

Shore Leave festival back showcasing the best of the Mid-West for 2022

20/04/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New CEO to drive opportunities in the Mid-West

6/04/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Mobile worker accommodation rolls out for Seroja recovery

31/03/2022

Whitby

Environment

Long-awaited Mungada Ridge National Park created in Mid-West

29/03/2022

Saffioti

Ports

New Mid West Ports Authority CEO appointed

18/03/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

WA petroleum acreage released for exploration

15/03/2022

Carey

Housing

Factory homes help speed up delivery of social housing in regional WA

25/02/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New voucher program to help farmers seize carbon opportunities

21/02/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Public invited to have their say on Abrolhos management plans

2/02/2022

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Energy

Kalbarri District High School secures renewable energy future

2/02/2022

Johnston

Energy

Launch of Australia’s largest connected microgrid

1/02/2022

Templeman

Sport and Recreation

Elite-level football matches scheduled for Northampton

31/01/2022

Templeman

Heritage

Rare convict bridge recognised in State Heritage Register

25/01/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Mid-West and South-West to lead regional boating demand

20/01/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Mid-West RED grants building sustainable communities

12/01/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Multi-million dollar investment for Northampton emergency service volunteers

21/12/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New chair appointed to Mid West Development Commission

21/12/2021

MacTiernan

Hydrogen Industry

Lead agency status for job-creating green hydrogen projects

10/12/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Construction to begin on Geraldton Cycling Network Expansion Project

10/12/2021

Kelly

Water

McGowan Government delivering better quality water to Murchison region

10/12/2021

Sanderson

Environment

New Mid-West conservation park created under Plan for Our Parks

9/12/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New pasture option to maximise production and resilience

8/12/2021

MacTiernan; Buti

Regional Development; Lands

Proponents sought for workforce accommodation site in Exmouth

8/12/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Three-year funding secured for festival shore to please

7/12/2021

Cook

Health

Carnarvon Health Campus welcomes state-of-the-art CT scanner

7/12/2021

Cook

Health

Carnarvon’s $19.9 million Gnullingoo Mia Residential Care officially opens

3/12/2021

McGowan; Sanderson; Punch

Premier; Environment; Fisheries

Historic protections to safeguard spectacular Exmouth Gulf

26/11/2021

Kelly

Water

Community water supply grant delivers water for public open space in Yuna

25/11/2021

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

2021 WA Seniors Awards winners announced

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

Templeman

Culture and the Arts; Heritage

Commemorating 80 years since Australia’s worst naval disaster

10/11/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Recovery and Resilience Grants open for insured properties damaged by Severe Tropical Cyclone Seroja

4/11/2021

Kelly

Youth

Lotterywest funding providing a voice for regional youth

19/10/2021

Kelly

Water

Mid-West residents encouraged to take up water-saving offers during National Water Week

18/10/2021

Johnston

Energy

Registrations of interest open for WA’s first disconnected microgrid

15/10/2021

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Geraldton Basketball Stadium election commitment in the basket

7/10/2021

Carey

Housing

Spalding renewal kicks into gear with works to deliver new road

6/10/2021

Johnston

Energy

Partnerships with regional community groups announced

30/09/2021

McGurk

Child Protection

Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making pilot launched in Mid-West

28/09/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Regional Skills Summit underway in Geraldton

24/09/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Chapman Valley leads northern rollout of McGowan Government’s BEN sign program

24/09/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Drummond Cove stabilisation and protection works complete

24/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan; Punch

Premier; Regional Development; Fisheries

Shore Leave Festival celebrates the best of the Mid-West

23/09/2021

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Construction starts on creative industries hub in Geraldton

17/09/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Funding to revitalise Southern Rangelands pastoral businesses

9/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government delivers plan to keep Geraldton strong

7/09/2021

Kelly

Water

$3.7 million investment enhancing water security in WA’s southern dryland agricultural areas

7/09/2021

Buti; Cook

Finance; Health

Locally manufactured hand sanitiser units to be trialled across WA

7/09/2021

Carey; MacTiernan

Housing; Regional Development

$20 million for regional social housing revitalisation

5/09/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Regional jobs in spotlight as workshops roll-out

30/08/2021

Cook; Papalia; Dawson

Health; Police; Mental Health

Mental Health Co-response team expanded to Geraldton

30/08/2021

Sanderson; Templeman

Environment; Tourism

Extra support for Kalbarri tourism operators and communities hurt by Cyclone Seroja

28/08/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Kalbarri half price promotion sold out in a week

25/08/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

$4 million R&D investment to support sheep industry

24/08/2021

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Aboriginal Affairs

Polly Farmer program expanded so students can follow dreams

16/08/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Sustainable projects shortlisted for DMIRS Awards for Excellence

5/08/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government increases support for mining exploration

4/08/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Valiant variety to rev up WA’s grainbelt

3/08/2021

Carey

Housing

Programmed Facility Management purchase of Pindan Asset Management

29/07/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Record $104.5 million for cyclone-affected communities

27/07/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Donations from Containers for Change top the $2 million mark

27/07/2021

Cook

Health

Dongara Health Centre redevelopment one step closer with tender award

26/07/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Mid West’s first heavy-vehicle brake testing facility builds regional capability

26/07/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Jobs boost for Mid-West METS

22/07/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Regional residents encouraged to have their say about flights

21/07/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Caravans deployed to Tropical Cyclone Seroja affected residents

25/06/2021

Carey

Housing

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

24/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport

$14 million of improvements to heavy vehicle rest areas across WA

22/06/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Preparations progress for dynamic creative hub in Geraldton

22/06/2021

Carey; Dawson

Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

Geraldton one step closer to Aboriginal Short Stay Accommodation facility

20/06/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

Help available for Cyclone Seroja devastated communities

4/06/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Kalbarri open for business and ready to welcome visitors

3/06/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Eligible areas for Cyclone Seroja relief extended

3/06/2021

Johnston

Energy

Funding and new power solutions for Cyclone Seroja recovery

3/06/2021

Cook

Health

Geraldton Health Campus redevelopment taking shape

27/05/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan; Whitby

Premier; Regional Development; Emergency Services

Applications for $4,000 Cyclone Seroja grants open