Media Statements

For Region: Pilbara

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

2/08/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Coastal infrastructure to bolster Western Australia’s Recovery Plan

24/07/2020

Roberts

Police

New Youth Policing Officers for Newman

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

14/07/2020

Johnston

Energy

A boost to regional small business economic recovery

30/06/2020

McGowan

Premier

Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund supports East Pilbara communities

16/06/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Driving growth in the northern beef industry

12/06/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Registrations open for Pilbara businesses to work on Spoilbank Marina

12/06/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

In-principle support for Port Hedland Voluntary Buy-back Scheme

10/06/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Design complete and construction schedule set for Spoilbank Marina

5/06/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Multi-million dollar upgrades for Hedland Senior High School

29/05/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Minister congratulates Yindjibarndi people on High Court outcome

22/05/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

$111 million investment in critical regional programs

15/05/2020

MacTiernan

Ports

Pilbara Ports paves way for supply chain traffic

13/05/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Sport equipment scheme to help at-risk kids in the Kimberley and Pilbara

9/05/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Ports

Push to create international LNG fuelling hub in the Pilbara

9/04/2020

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Funding to continue support for regional arts community

8/04/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for flooded WA communities

2/04/2020

Johnston

Energy

Pilbara electricity reforms pass State Parliament

26/03/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Access restricted to protect people living in the Kimberley and remote Aboriginal communities

21/03/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Updated Directions provide further clarity to remote Aboriginal communities

9/03/2020

Tinley

Housing

Social housing income eligibility limits change will help pensioners

28/02/2020

Dawson

Environment

Kids clean up to show they care for Hedland

26/02/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

DMIRS to cut timeframes in half for exploration applications

21/02/2020

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Pilbara Banned Drinkers Register trial tender launched

18/02/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance after Tropical Cyclone Damien

6/02/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Top-notch teaching graduates snapped up by Pilbara schools

3/02/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following tropical cyclone Blake

29/01/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

$5.5 million assistance for local governments to mitigate bushfire risks

29/01/2020

Cook

Health

Tender to redevelop Newman hospital released

28/01/2020

Dawson

Environment

Murujuga World Heritage listing one step closer

28/01/2020

Dawson; MacTiernan; Papalia

Environment; Regional Development; Tourism

Ecotourism accommodation in popular national park

23/01/2020

Ellery; Wyatt

Education and Training; Aboriginal Affairs

New program to support Aboriginal staff to become teachers

23/12/2019

Cook

Premier

State approval for billion-dollar Western Turner Syncline iron ore project creates more than 1,000 jobs

18/12/2019

Johnston

Energy

Critical upgrade to Pilbara power infrastructure to commence

12/12/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

Pride of Port Hedland’s $189,000 restoration proves its worth

6/12/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Vision now reality with breakwater completion at Beadon Creek

29/11/2019

Ellery; Roberts

Education and Training; Police

Port Hedland bus service receives a two-year extension

29/11/2019

McGowan

Premier

South Flank milestone sees jobs, tech boost and records set

29/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

Joint management plan for conservation reserves in the Pilbara and Kimberley areas

14/11/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

RED Grants driving Pilbara diversification

7/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Restrictions on movement of oversize agricultural vehicles eased

6/11/2019

Kelly; MacTiernan

Fisheries; Regional Development

Research project set to put new tropical rock oysters on the menu

6/11/2019

MacTiernan

Ports

Final hurdle cleared for direct maritime freight services into Pilbara

2/11/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Port Hedland marina and waterfront draft Masterplan released

1/11/2019

Cook

Health

Newman Health Campus redevelopment a step closer

31/10/2019

Tinley

Housing

North-West Aboriginal Housing Fund boosts social outcomes in Pilbara and Kimberley

30/10/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Town of Port Hedland will hold elections in October 2020

15/10/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Hedlanders to have their say on proposed voluntary buy-back

14/10/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Joint media statement - Further resource potential of the Pilbara marked through new stratigraphic well

2/10/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Onslow marine services hub a step closer

2/10/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Final stage of Onslow Road upgrades underway

25/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Site investigations begin for Spoilbank Marina in Port Hedland

23/09/2019

Kelly

Water

New North-West regional communities announced for Waterwise program

17/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Nominations open for 2020 WA Rural Women’s Award

13/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Appointment to lead consultation on voluntary Port Hedland West End buy-back scheme

12/09/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Pilbara road safety improvements welcomed

5/09/2019

MacTiernan

Ports

Successful WAIPS project creates regional jobs

20/08/2019

Cook

Health

Upgraded health clinic for Jigalong community

20/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government welcomes capped airfares for Kalgoorlie and Karratha residents

20/08/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

New teacher initiative to boost Pilbara education and training outcomes

7/08/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development; Ports

Spoilbank Marina design expanded to include four-lane boat ramp

2/08/2019

Logan

Corrective Services

Historic Roebourne courthouse now home to Community Corrections

31/07/2019

Cook

Health

Minister officially opens new Onslow Health Service

30/07/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Ports

Hedland Tower to steer next phase of growth in Port Hedland

24/07/2019

Kelly

Water

Trade fair opens doors for Aboriginal businesses in the North-West

24/07/2019

Kelly

Fisheries; Science

New resources and regional focus for fisheries education website

12/07/2019

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Environment

Mining giant’s long-term plan for the Pilbara approved

11/07/2019

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

Regional New Industries Fund grants driving northern innovation

9/07/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Commissioner appointed to administer Town of Port Hedland

5/07/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Fortescue’s Eliwana project underway, paving the way for 2,400 jobs

3/07/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Hedland bus boosts school attendance

27/06/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Dry Conditions Response Grants to aid feral pest control endeavours

21/06/2019

MacTiernan; Murray

Regional Development; Sport and Recreation

New sports and community hub launched in Paraburdoo

14/06/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government congratulates Rio Tinto on AutoHaul

11/06/2019

Cook

Health

Recruitment of clinical staff in the North-West goes digital

7/06/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Education and Training

New pre-apprenticeship program for Karratha students

7/06/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

New Karratha Jobs and Skills Centre already seeing results in the Pilbara

7/06/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Call to register interest for Spoilbank Marina boat pens

6/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Marble Bar Road realignment officially opens to traffic

6/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Work starts on Beadon Creek breakwater upgrade

31/05/2019

Dawson

Environment

Camp site bookings go online for Karijini National Park

30/05/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Mobile coverage boost in remote tourism destinations and communities

29/05/2019

Templeman

Heritage

Port Hedland’s Lock Hospital heritage listed

24/05/2019

MacTiernan

Ports

New chairperson to lead Pilbara Ports Authority

24/05/2019

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Regional WA secures million-dollar event funding

20/05/2019

Cook

Health

Pilbara residents to have their say on voluntary assisted dying legislation

15/05/2019

MacTiernan

Ports

New channel markers improve safety, support trade growth

13/05/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Pilbara pioneers mark 50 years of football in the North-West

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 Pilbara 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

26/04/2019

Cook

Health

More public consultation announced on voluntary assisted dying

18/04/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Nominate an outstanding local government for achievement awards

12/04/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following Tropical Cyclone Veronica

12/04/2019

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

State Budget to support Murujuga Living Knowledge Centre and Tourism Precinct

12/04/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Woodside LNG truck loading facility to service the State’s north

9/04/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

RED Grants driving diversification in the Pilbara

2/04/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan; Johnston

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Regional Development; Mines and Petroleum

FMG's $3.7 billion Iron Bridge project to create thousands of jobs