Media Statements

For Region: Pilbara

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

21/06/2018

Saffioti; MacTiernan; Wyatt

Lands; Agriculture and Food; Aboriginal Affairs

Agreement supports Pilbara station to diversify

18/06/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Seismic survey to uncover the Canning Basin’s deep geology

15/06/2018

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Start of LNG production from Wheatstone Train 2 delivers long-term jobs

15/06/2018

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

BHP’s multibillion dollar investment in WA to create thousands of jobs

1/06/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

Minister opens new $1.2m SES purpose-built facility in Newman

1/06/2018

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Planning

Woodside’s jobs portal to secure work for Karratha locals

29/05/2018

Cook

Health

First look inside the new Karratha Health Campus

28/05/2018

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Boost for WA jobs with new Pilbara FMG mine on track

18/05/2018

Dawson

Environment

Rock wallabies bounce back in Kalbarri after translocation

10/05/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Growing regional WA: Boost for jobs and services in the Pilbara

10/05/2018

Dawson

Environment

Pilbara Environmental Offsets Fund to improve conservation

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

26/04/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New Pilbara gas processing welcomed

26/04/2018

Kelly

Water

Newman community benefits from water supply scheme upgrades

21/04/2018

McGowan

Premier

Equipment and uniform funding help Pilbara sport clubs kick goals

14/04/2018

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Major Gorgon subsea expansion to deliver a boost to WA jobs

13/04/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Turning the TAP on irrigated ag in the Pilbara

7/04/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

First Pilbara Camping with Custodians campground opens

5/04/2018

Saffioti; Wyatt

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Next steps in motion for landmark Kariyarra agreement

4/04/2018

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

The Lighthouse Girl shines a spotlight on regional Anzac Centenary commemorations

22/03/2018

Papalia

Racing and Gaming; Small Business

Extended Easter Sunday trading for regional liquor stores

16/03/2018

Dawson

Disability Services

Pilbara gets a break as respite house opens

7/03/2018

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

Innovation fund to drive regional jobs

23/02/2018

Templeman; MacTiernan

Local Government; Regional Development

Training for elected members builds country local government capacity

16/02/2018

MacTiernan; Templeman

Regional Development; Culture and the Arts

Desert stories unveiled at new exhibition

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

9/02/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following the tropical low and associated flooding in the Kimberley and East Pilbara

2/02/2018

Wyatt

Energy

Minister announces regulatory coverage of Pilbara electricity network

31/01/2018

Tinley

Housing

Builder’s panel to grow regional Aboriginal workforce

30/01/2018

Ellery; MacTiernan

Education and Training; Regional Development

Pilbara students’ education in focus with new initiatives

16/01/2018

Templeman; MacTiernan

Local Government; Regional Development

Funding to build stronger regional communities

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

Logan

Emergency Services

Bushfire mitigation funding available for high-risk priority local governments

27/11/2017

Wyatt

Energy

Hedland station powering the Pilbara

24/11/2017

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Government and industry join forces in the Pilbara

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

21/11/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Northern Western Australian opportunities on show

15/11/2017

Saffioti

Transport

New Pilbara marine cadetship program for school leavers

15/11/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Channel marker replacement program at the Port of Port Hedland

13/11/2017

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Minister congratulates Yindjibarndi people on native title determination

3/11/2017

McGowan

Premier

Joint media statement - Western Australia MFA will increase infrastructure and boost economy

31/10/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Major milestone as Wheatstone exports begin

27/10/2017

McGurk

Community Services; Women's Interests

Funding support for regional childcare services

24/10/2017

McGowan

Premier

BHP rail donation helps Pilbara students stay on track

23/10/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Boost for WA’s regional visitor centres

21/10/2017

Roberts

Police

Weekend of sport and community activities to honour memories of plane crash officers

20/10/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Onslow Marine Support Base a boost to local economy

12/10/2017

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

Summit to guide regional innovation

9/10/2017

Templeman

Local Government

Country local government grants boost job opportunities

9/10/2017

Saffioti

Transport

$1.7 million in regional airport funding up for grabs

9/10/2017

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

First gas a Wheatstone milestone

3/10/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Record funding for smaller regional events

29/09/2017

Saffioti; Wyatt

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

Milestone Kariyarra native title agreement reached

27/09/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Victoria Hotel project to drive Aboriginal employment

22/09/2017

Tinley

Housing

New respite centre helps Aboriginal people stay on country

14/09/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Additional funding for rural financial counselling

13/09/2017

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

State Agreement supports $5.6 billion Pilbara project

8/09/2017

Dawson

Environment

New strategy to better protect Burrup rock art

7/09/2017

McGowan; MacTiernan; Wyatt

Premier; Regional Development; Treasurer

McGowan Labor Government Plan for the Pilbara underway

3/09/2017

McGurk

Child Protection; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

Pilbara National Child Protection Week events highlight our role in keeping children safe

1/09/2017

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Qantas announcement a positive step forward for regional WA

1/09/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New Pilbara Development Commission chairperson to drive economic diversification

30/08/2017

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Premier on hand to open Silvergrass mine

29/08/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Exporting Pilbara sunlight to the world

23/08/2017

Cook

Health

A new dimension to Karratha Health Campus

23/08/2017

Cook

Health

CT scanner to bring cutting edge technology to Karratha, cut travel

23/08/2017

Cook

Health

Improving ear health gives kids a better chance

15/08/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government welcomes reopening of Pilbara mine

11/08/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Research to boost northern beef production

9/08/2017

Wyatt

Energy

Regulatory reform to the Pilbara electricity system

9/08/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade

Local input sought on dust strategies for Port Hedland

4/08/2017

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Upgrades to Rio Tinto bulk handling facilities to create new jobs boost

4/08/2017

Ellery

Education and Training

McGowan Government delivers extra resources to Pilbara classrooms

4/08/2017

Ellery

Education and Training

Extra teaching support for regional students

28/07/2017

Wyatt

Energy

State Government and private sector successfully power the Pilbara

26/07/2017

Saffioti

Planning

State Government support for WA coastal planning projects

20/07/2017

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Minister congratulates Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation on legal victory

7/07/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Regional Development Commissions refocus on local jobs

3/07/2017

Dawson

Disability Services

NDIS rolls out in Perth Hills, South Metro, Kimberley and Pilbara

1/07/2017

Dawson

Disability Services

NDIS rolls out to the Kimberley and Pilbara

22/06/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Port fees to assist with Budget repair task

16/06/2017

Cook

Health

More than 19,500 to benefit from free soap through Squeaky Clean Kids program

16/06/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Contract awarded for final stage in Beadon Creek upgrade

2/06/2017

Roberts

Police

Significant boost to police resources for South Hedland

30/05/2017

Kelly

Water; Innovation and ICT

WA leads innovation in water safety

30/05/2017

Kelly

Water

City of Karratha recognised for sustainable water use

15/05/2017

Quigley

Attorney General

New Karratha Courthouse additions equal a boost to justice services

6/05/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Regional events receive funding boost

6/04/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Funding to create sustainable visitor centres in regional WA