Media Statements

For Region: Pilbara

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

20/08/2019

Cook

Health

Upgraded health clinic for Jigalong community

20/08/2019

Saffioti

Minister for Tourism

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

22/03/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Fairer deal secured for mobile black spot funding

20/03/2019

Wyatt

Lands

McGowan Government to finalise closure of Wittenoom

19/03/2019

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

First tour for 20 years: State Art Gallery works go on the road

14/03/2019

Johnston

Energy

Onslow microgrid project Stage Two underway

12/03/2019

Dawson

Environment

Murujuga World Heritage nomination in the spotlight

11/03/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Liberals and Nationals forget the regions in recent WA visit by PM

11/03/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Response to regional airfares inquiry continues to progress

6/03/2019

Tinley

Housing

State seeks partners for North-West Aboriginal Housing Fund

5/03/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Domestic gas to deliver jobs, investment and business opportunities for Western Australia

27/02/2019

Roberts

Police

Groundbreaking PCYC program providing a safe space in Roebourne

26/02/2019

MacTiernan

Ports

Federal Labor's Australian shipping policy welcomed

19/02/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

First steps towards direct maritime freight to the Pilbara

15/02/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Port Hedland's Roy Hill bridge over rail opens

15/02/2019

Dawson

Environment

New strategy to protect Pilbara rock art

1/02/2019

MacTiernan

Ports

Final stage underway for key port project

29/01/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Animal welfare response on Pilbara property

29/01/2019

MacTiernan

Ports

Contract awarded for Port Hedland Berth 3 works

26/01/2019

Roberts

Police

Top Australia Day Honours for WA Police officers

23/01/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Traineeship call for regional areas

15/01/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Restoration of historic Roebourne landmark complete

5/12/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Welcome addition to Karratha’s new arts precinct

1/12/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Handover complete for the Port of Ashburton

30/11/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Horticulture trials to examine unique crop for Newman

30/11/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New exploration projects on the rise

29/11/2018

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Premier welcomes $3.5 billion job-creating Pilbara mine investment

24/11/2018

Cook; MacTiernan

Health; Regional Development

Construction complete on Onslow Health Service redevelopment

16/11/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Another lithium mine powers up in the Pilbara

8/11/2018

Dawson

Environment

Community forum on Murujuga Rock Art Strategy

31/10/2018

Dawson

Environment

Take care in WA’s national parks

26/10/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Grants to generate growth potential of northern beef industry

24/10/2018

Cook

Health

Roebourne renal facility brings care closer to home

24/10/2018

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Premier officially opens new Karratha Health Campus

15/10/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Regional Development

McGowan Government securing the future of Port Hedland

12/10/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

WEB weaves better start for businesses in Port Hedland

3/10/2018

McGurk

Community Services

Pilbara consultation to tackle homelessness

3/10/2018

Logan

Mines and Petroleum

Joint media statement - Australia’s longest seismic line completed in Western Australia

1/10/2018

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Premier welcomes $1.55 billion job-creating investment in the Pilbara

21/09/2018

Templeman; Saffioti

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Series of capsule exhibitions to tour regional WA

13/09/2018

Wyatt

Energy

McGowan Government drives jobs and training in the energy sector

8/09/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

New providers to continue valued services at camp schools and Landsdale Farm

5/09/2018

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New lithium mine powers up in the Pilbara

4/09/2018

Cook; MacTiernan

Health; Regional Development

Karratha Health Campus set to open

4/09/2018

Dawson

Environment

Reference group formed to help protect Burrup rock art

27/08/2018

Kelly

Water

Water assets in Town of Port Hedland splashed with colour

27/08/2018

McGowan; Dawson; Wyatt

Premier; Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government progresses Burrup World Heritage listing

27/08/2018

McGowan; Wyatt; Ellery

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

Training and jobs boost for Pilbara energy workers

26/08/2018

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Roy Hill Bridge works underway with strong focus on local content

15/08/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Pilbara-based heavy diesel training now available locally

9/08/2018

Dawson

Disability Services

WA's newest Changing Place makes Hedland more inclusive

27/06/2018

Tinley

Housing

Affordable Housing Action Plan unveiled as transitional housing expands to the Pilbara

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