Media Statements

For Region: Northern Metro & Perth CBD

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

3/12/2021

Saffioti; Punch

Planning; Disability Services

New train carriage at Whiteman Park caters for wheelchair users

1/12/2021

Punch

Innovation and ICT

$2.4 million for data science and cybersecurity innovation hubs to support start-up and SME growth

1/12/2021

McGurk; Ellery

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Education and Training

Respectful Relationships to promote equality in additional schools

1/12/2021

Kelly

Water

$16.7 million drainage upgrade to enhance flood protection in Osborne Park and Innaloo

30/11/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Stage 1 of Roe Street Enhancement complete

30/11/2021

Johnston

Energy

Technical solution to allow more residential rooftop solar

27/11/2021

Kelly

Youth

$3 million grant for Tapping Scout Hall delivers on election commitment

24/11/2021

Kelly

Water

Balcatta solar project helping power Water Corporation to net-zero future

19/11/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Feedback sought on management plan for beautiful Bold Park

17/11/2021

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Sport and Recreation; Finance

Historic camp re-opens following $3.7 million refurbishment

12/11/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Employers in the State’s south supporting emergency services volunteers

11/11/2021

Carey

Housing

Energy efficient, environmentally friendly apartments ready for social housing in Perth’s north

5/11/2021

Buti; Saffioti

Lands; Transport

Western portion of Riverside Drive renamed Birdiya Drive to honour Noongar Elders

4/11/2021

MacTiernan; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Water

Water efficiency grants supporting Wanneroo growers

1/11/2021

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Stephenson Avenue Extension Phase 2 contract awarded

31/10/2021

Buti

Lands

54-storey tower approved for last available lot at Elizabeth Quay

29/10/2021

Saffioti

Planning

New committee appointed to guide future planning for Swan Valley

18/10/2021

Cook

Health

New opportunities to get COVID-19 vaccination in Mirrabooka

7/10/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Perth-based architect chosen for new facilities at Alkimos College

7/10/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Architect appointed for significant Scarborough school project

7/10/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Key milestone for big project at Duncraig Senior High School

23/09/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Marketing support to encourage a stay in Perth this Spring

19/09/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Swanbourne site secured for WA’s first children’s hospice

19/09/2021

Templeman

Tourism

See more of Rottnest for less this Spring

5/09/2021

McGowan; Carey

Premier; Housing

$875 million to significantly boost social housing in WA

4/09/2021

Buti

Lands

EOI process opens to reinvigorate Market Hall at Yagan Square

2/09/2021

Saffioti

Transport

New Purple CAT bus to link the city with UWA, Perth Children’s Hospital and Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital

31/08/2021

Punch

Disability Services

$321,170 grant to Rebound WA to build social connection for people with disability

25/08/2021

Cook

Health

Joondalup Health Campus project update

19/08/2021

McGowan; Saffioti; Buti

Premier; Planning; Sport and Recreation

Joint media statement - Perth City Deal’s WACA upgrade underway

18/08/2021

Templeman

Heritage

Bob Hawke’s family home added to State Heritage Register

18/08/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

McGowan Government delivering expansion at Ashdale Secondary College

18/08/2021

McGowan; Buti

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Major boost to HBF Park ahead of 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup

18/08/2021

Saffioti

Planning

District structure plan setting long-term vision for East Wanneroo complete

13/08/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

New school in Alkimos officially named Shorehaven Primary School

13/08/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

New primary school in Burns Beach officially named

11/08/2021

Saffioti

Transport

$14 million to upgrade jetties at Hillarys and Fremantle boat harbours

5/08/2021

McGurk

Community Services

Boorloo Bidee Mia homelessness service opens in Perth CBD

4/08/2021

McGowan; Cook; Saffioti; Sanderson

Premier; Health; Transport; Environment

Children’s Hospital Kids’ (Koolangka) Bridge now open

4/08/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

New primary education support centre for Burns Beach

3/08/2021

Punch

Disability Services

New premises for Ethnic Disability Advocacy Centre

30/07/2021

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

World Press Photo Exhibition comes to Perth

16/07/2021

Buti

Lands

Hodges Drive extension to Ocean Reef Marina site now open

9/07/2021

Kelly

Water

Splash of Colour to brighten electrical cabinets and pump station in Yanchep and Mandurah

7/07/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Boost for emergency services in local communities

5/07/2021

Quigley; McGurk

Attorney General; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Family violence shuttle conferencing gets underway

2/07/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Perth and Peel lockdown ends at midnight

1/07/2021

Templeman

Heritage

Perth’s Barrack Square, Bell Tower and Jetties get landmark heritage listing

28/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Perth and Peel to enter lockdown from midnight tonight

27/06/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Restrictions introduced for Perth and Peel immediately

23/06/2021

Cook

Health

Roll up to Joondalup for your Pfizer vaccine

9/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Edith Cowan University awards five major contracts in multi-million-dollar Perth City Deal milestone

6/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Let’s prepare: Perth’s biggest public transport shutdown coming

1/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Roe Street transformation to revitalise the CBD

26/05/2021

McGurk; Dawson

Child Protection; Aboriginal Affairs

State Government acts to address overrepresentation of Aboriginal kids in care

16/05/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Job-creating transformation of Mitchell Freeway now underway

14/05/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Kings Park plan for iconic, world-class park

14/05/2021

Cook

Health

Roll up for COVID vaccinations at Joondalup

11/05/2021

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Quinns Beach groyne upgrade completed in time for winter

10/05/2021

Templeman; Buti

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

National Surf Life Saving event shore to attract swell of support

6/05/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Electric buses on track to start Joondalup CAT trial in January

28/04/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Proponents shortlisted for iconic new Swan River Causeway Bridge

26/04/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Perth and Peel post-lockdown transition starts midnight tonight

23/04/2021

Punch

Fisheries

New artificial reef deployed in northern suburbs

16/04/2021

Buti

Lands

First breakwater rocks put in place at Ocean Reef Marina

16/04/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Major transformation of Mitchell Freeway southbound a step closer

3/04/2021

Saffioti

Transport

All aboard the new C-Series railcar at Yagan Square

27/03/2021

McGowan

Premier

New Wellington Square intergenerational playground open for all to enjoy

5/02/2021

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following Wooroloo bushfires

3/02/2021

Ellery; Saffioti

Education and Training; Transport

Further support for transport industry to keep WA moving

1/02/2021

Cook

Health

Milestone achieved in contract negotiations for Joondalup Health Campus

28/01/2021

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Lands

Work begins on breakwaters for the landmark Ocean Reef Marina project

26/01/2021

Saffioti; Papalia

Transport; Tourism

Matagarup Bridge climb starts activation of Stadium precinct

25/01/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Local community has its say in consultation

25/01/2021

Papalia

Tourism

Locals encouraged to Stay, Play and Save at Perth hotels

21/01/2021

Cook

Mental Health

Two Safe Havens opening to support people with mental health challenges in a first for WA

14/01/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Architect appointed for multi-million project at Spring Hill Primary School

14/01/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Next step for new dance studio at northern suburbs school

11/01/2021

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; Youth

Young people winning thanks to Ellenbrook Youth Centre

30/12/2020

Cook

Health

Baby joy for expectant mums in hospital milestone

27/12/2020

McGowan

Premier

Historic Bob Hawke family home to be preserved

22/12/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Architect appointed for works at Joondalup schools

18/12/2020

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government delivers new sports pavilion for Ellenbrook

17/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti; Ellery

Premier; Transport; Education and Training

TAFE graduates straight on the job on major METRONET projects

17/12/2020

Cook; Saffioti; Dawson

Health; Transport; Environment

Local builder Civmec to construct rainbow Perth Kids’ Bridge

16/12/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

New $1.5 million early intervention centre for northern suburbs school

15/12/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Transformation of northern suburbs road network continues

14/12/2020

Cook

Health

Innovative $22 million HIVE remote monitoring of patients begins

12/12/2020

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government commits $45 million to Stirling Bus Interchange

11/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - Contract awarded to deliver fast-tracked Mitchell Freeway Extension

11/12/2020

McGurk

Community Services

$3.8 million to support Lord Street Bridge rough sleepers

10/12/2020

Saffioti

Planning

New development standards for City of Joondalup infill areas

10/12/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Volgren Australia’s Malaga workshop celebrates 2,000th bus milestone

8/12/2020

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government drops in with wheely good news for Morley skaters

8/12/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Three new primary schools announced for Perth’s growing suburbs

8/12/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

New sports facilities for students at northern suburbs school

4/12/2020

Saffioti

Planning

New East Wanneroo plan sets 50-year vision for strategic growth

4/12/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Removal of Perth Cultural Centre LED screen another step towards revitalisation of precinct

3/12/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Architect appointed to design new early childhood facilities in Wanneroo

3/12/2020

Wyatt; Saffioti

Aboriginal Affairs; Transport

Aboriginal heritage place at Alkimos Central to be protected