Media Statements

For Region: Mid West

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

19/05/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Expanded Support for Cyclone-Affected Communities

19/05/2021

Johnston

Energy

Western Australia’s biggest wind farm officially opens

19/05/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Public consultation open on Houtman Abrolhos Islands National Park draft management plan

14/05/2021

MacTiernan

Hydrogen Industry

Initial results confirm Oakajee as ideal site for green hydrogen

14/05/2021

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government delivering $30 million of transport upgrades through Mid-West

14/05/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Changes to support recovery of WA’s western rock lobster fishery

12/05/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Flight frequency back to pre-COVID levels on some regional routes

11/05/2021

McGurk

Community Services

$2.4 million awarded to support Geraldton Housing First rollout

9/05/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services; Small Business

Additional support for communities devastated by Cyclone Seroja

5/05/2021

MacTiernan

Hydrogen Industry

Major boost for WA renewable hydrogen

5/05/2021

McGurk

Child Protection

Geraldton to host Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making pilot

30/04/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Kalbarri District High School students and staff to return to school next week

28/04/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following floods in Shire of Wiluna

20/04/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Cyclone Seroja recovery efforts continue throughout disaster area

20/04/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

All schools to provide education for students in the Mid-West for Term 2

19/04/2021

Johnston; Kelly

Energy; Water

Financial relief for cyclone affected Western Australians

17/04/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance extended to more communities impacted by severe tropical cyclone Seroja

17/04/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following WA flooding

16/04/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Majority of schools in the Mid-West expected to open in the wake of Cyclone Seroja

16/04/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

More Mid-West schools cleared to open in Cyclone Seroja aftermath

15/04/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

Cyclone recovery efforts underway in Mid-West-Gascoyne region

15/04/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following severe tropical cyclone Seroja

14/04/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Update on schooling in the Mid-West in the aftermath of Cyclone Seroja

31/03/2021

Kelly

Youth

2021 WA Youth Awards finalists announced

9/02/2021

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following damaging tropical low

2/02/2021

Dawson

Environment

Plan for Our Parks milestone as new Mid-West reserves created

2/02/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Investment to revitalise Southern Rangelands landscape and pastoral enterprises

2/02/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Watersmart Farms funding to drive on-farm desalination

2/02/2021

Johnston

Energy

WA Government launches Boundary Power joint venture

29/01/2021

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Tenders called for new Carnarvon Fascine boat pens

29/01/2021

Tinley

Fisheries

Lure of Western Australia hooks giant Huon Aquaculture

29/01/2021

MacTiernan; Tinley

Regional Development; Fisheries

Geraldton signature festival kicks off with funding injection

29/01/2021

Papalia

Tourism

Five-year funding locked in for regional tourism organisations

25/01/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Technology and innovation boost for Community Resource Centres

21/01/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Planning for the future of Geraldton marina

21/01/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

International interest in Mid-West renewable hydrogen potential

21/01/2021

MacTiernan

Ports

Contract awarded for job-creating Geraldton Port works

11/01/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Mental Health

New Mid-West mental health service delivered by McGowan Labor Government

24/12/2020

Templeman; Tinley

Local Government; Fisheries

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

17/12/2020

MacTiernan

Ports

First new tug arrives at Geraldton Port

17/12/2020

MacTiernan

Ports

Major boost at Geraldton Port

15/12/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Science Partnerships to boost WA grains research capacity

10/12/2020

Dawson

Environment

Green light for Green Jobs

9/12/2020

Tinley

Housing

Completion of first public housing refurbishments under $319 million package

1/12/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New science lab opens at Rangeway Primary School

1/12/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan; Dawson; Kelly

Premier; Agriculture and Food; Environment; Water

Grants boost community effort to care for State’s natural assets

27/11/2020

Johnston

Energy

Joint media statement - Denham renewable hydrogen microgrid an Australian-first

26/11/2020

Kelly

Water

$24 million Murchison water quality program reaches first milestone

24/11/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Technology grants for Community Resource Centres