Media Statements

For Region: Mid West

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

16/02/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Rural women driving job-creating business ideas

9/02/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Country athletes helped to travel and train

8/02/2018

Wyatt

Energy

Contract awarded for Kalbarri’s renewable microgrid

2/02/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

More than $1.4 million allocated to reducing bushfire risk

1/02/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Funding to fence out wild dogs

30/01/2018

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

$220,000 in funding to nurture WA Aboriginal arts and culture

26/01/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Luxury cruise liner makes maiden voyage to WA

16/01/2018

Templeman; MacTiernan

Local Government; Regional Development

Funding to build stronger regional communities

10/01/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Future of Geraldton Port to be mapped out

21/12/2017

Dawson

Environment

Approval for Mid-West iron ore project

20/12/2017

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

State Library partnership with Minderoo Foundation

20/12/2017

Kelly; Templeman

Fisheries; Local Government

McGowan Government helps regional councils improve beach safety

6/12/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Regional survey backs importance of Plan for Jobs

4/12/2017

MacTiernan; Dawson; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Environment; Water

Grants drive landcare and environmental work across WA

1/12/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Country areas enriched by sporting events support

29/11/2017

Dawson

Environment

Minister dismisses appeals on Blue Hills Mungada East mining proposal

29/11/2017

Logan

Emergency Services

Bushfire mitigation funding available for high-risk priority local governments

28/11/2017

Kelly

Water

More water rebates help farmers battle climate change

24/11/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Regional WA short-changed on black spot funding

23/11/2017

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

Summit forges pathway to innovation economy in regional WA

27/10/2017

McGurk

Community Services; Women's Interests

Funding support for regional childcare services

26/10/2017

Ellery; MacTiernan

Education and Training; Regional Development

TAFE upgrade in Geraldton benefits students and wider community

26/10/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Wild dog fence funding boost for Murchison

25/10/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Roundabout planned for busy North West Coastal Highway junction

23/10/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Boost for WA’s regional visitor centres