Media Statements

For Region: Mid West

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

17/11/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Regional groups across WA benefit from active community sports funding

6/11/2020

McGurk

Community Services

Target 120 expands to Geraldton, Rockingham and Midland

3/11/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Mid-West RED Grants building regional industries

3/11/2020

Dawson

Environment

New jetties to enhance tourism at Houtman Abrolhos islands

30/10/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Mid-West native title agreement takes effect

28/10/2020

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government delivering critical road upgrades for the Mid-West

26/10/2020

Logan

Corrective Services

Local builder awarded second stage of Greenough prison build

19/10/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Mid West Development Commission CEO retirement

14/10/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Jobs for Geraldton in transformation of old TAFE workshop

9/10/2020

Cook

Mental Health

New mental health services one step closer to opening

8/10/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Recovery Budget delivers relief for Mid-West families and drives economic activity

8/10/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Recovery Budget delivers relief for regional families and drives economic activity

7/10/2020

Johnston

Energy

Warradarge Wind Farm powers up

5/10/2020

Papalia

Tourism

Coral Coast tourism industry shares in $1.75 million support

25/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Community to have their say on proposed Dongara-Geraldton-Northampton route

24/09/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Geraldton school partnership to benefit students with autism

18/09/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Global call for EOIs to unlock Oakajee's renewable hydrogen potential

11/09/2020

Ellery; Johnston

Education and Training; Energy

McGowan Government launches solar schools program for regions

3/09/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Local Government elections chance for a fresh start

20/08/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Mid West Development Commission chairperson to drive local jobs

14/08/2020

Tinley; Wyatt

Housing; Aboriginal Affairs

Geraldton gets $18 million for new Aboriginal short stay facility

14/08/2020

McGowan; Tinley

Premier; Fisheries

Plan for Mid-West unveiled as part of WA Recovery Plan

11/08/2020

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

$3 million in jetty funding to stimulate Geraldton tourism

28/07/2020

Wyatt

Lands

$116 million affordable land package driving growth in the Mid-West

22/07/2020

Kelly

Water

Work complete on $1.6 million upgrade to Carnarvon water tanks

17/07/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Infrastructure upgrades at Quobba Coast Tourism Precinct

16/07/2020

MacTiernan

Ports

$11.6m investment in job-creating Geraldton port infrastructure

16/07/2020

Logan

Environment

Improved access on the cards for Houtman Abrolhos Islands National Park

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