Media Statements

For Region: Pilbara

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

28/10/2022

Buti

Energy

$600,000 funding for regional community groups

18/10/2022

Kelly

Water

North-West residents encouraged to take up waterwise offers

14/10/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Weeds assessment process to support pastoral diversification

14/10/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Producer Innovation Fast Track grants to accelerate northern beef advances

30/09/2022

Quigley

Attorney General

Resident Magistrate in Karratha to meet Pilbara demand

14/09/2022

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Western Range iron ore project to boost WA jobs and businesses

1/09/2022

Buti

Aboriginal Affairs

Pilbara decision adds to WA record of Native Title determinations

28/08/2022

McGurk; Ellery

Women's Interests; Education and Training

Free period products for WA public secondary schools

26/08/2022

Saffioti

Transport

New boat pens completed as ramp upgrade confirmed

18/08/2022

Carey

Housing

Four modular homes ready for social housing tenants in Tom Price

12/08/2022

MacTiernan; Buti

Regional Development; Aboriginal Affairs

Residential facility to support Martu students opens

12/08/2022

Punch

Fisheries

New fisheries patrol vessel for northern WA waters

3/08/2022

Kelly

Water

$17.6m replacement water tank to enhance water security for Karratha

2/08/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

New Jobs and Skills Centre for the Pilbara region

2/08/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

$48.9 million Pundulmurra upgrade to expand Pilbara trade training

29/07/2022

Carey; MacTiernan

Housing; Regional Development

Six new locally-built homes for Karratha workers

28/07/2022

Saffioti

Ports

Joint study in the Pilbara assesses future of ammonia bunkering

27/07/2022

McGowan; Carey

Premier; Lands

Karratha land parcels sold to the City to deliver more affordable housing

27/07/2022

Carey

Housing

Major boost for pilot housing support program in the Pilbara

26/07/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

New Managing Director appointed for North Regional TAFE

10/06/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Aboriginal tourism wins in the North-West with Jina Plan

26/05/2022

Carey

Housing

$3.12 million to revitalise homes in remote Western Desert communities

18/05/2022

Templeman; Buti

Heritage; Aboriginal Affairs

Little Wilgie Ochre Mine included on State Register of Heritage Places

17/05/2022

Carey

Housing

First homes delivered under the Modular Build Program on their way to the Pilbara

16/05/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

First patients to be treated at redeveloped Newman Health Service

13/05/2022

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government to deliver new direct flight between Geraldton and Karratha

12/05/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Strong State Budget securing the Pilbara’s future

3/05/2022

McGurk; Papalia

Child Protection; Police

New initiatives to tackle youth crime in the Pilbara

2/05/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Program to improve heavy vehicle rest areas now underway

29/04/2022

Saffioti

Ports

Works commence on safe haven for tugs

28/04/2022

Sanderson

Health

Milestone reached in $61.4 million Newman Health Service redevelopment

28/04/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for flood-affected communities in WA’s Pilbara

21/04/2022

Whitby; Buti

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

State Budget provides $11 million boost for Murujuga National Park

19/04/2022

MacTiernan

Hydrogen Industry

McGowan Government’s hydrogen projects endorsed

5/04/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Aboriginal Pastoral Academy nurturing the next generation of the pastoral workforce

4/04/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Future Drought Fund injection to WA Government’s Southern Rangelands Revitalisation pilot welcomed

1/04/2022

Johnston

Energy

Agreement reached to improve electricity operations in the Pilbara

25/03/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Thousands of free RATs to be distributed in the Pilbara

24/03/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Further $1.6 million to support learner drivers in Pilbara and Kimberley

24/03/2022

Carey

Lands

Wittenoom to be closed permanently with passing of bill through State Parliament

23/03/2022

Saffioti; Cook

Ports; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Plans progress to build new wharf at Port of Dampier

18/03/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

WA petroleum acreage released for exploration

4/03/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New Community Resource Centre for the Pilbara

4/03/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Pilbara RED Grants to diversify the regional economy

10/02/2022

Whitby

Environment

Public invited to have a say on enhancing Murujuga National Park

9/02/2022

Saffioti

Transport

$1.8 million allocated to improve access for regional learner drivers

3/02/2022

Cook; Saffioti; Kelly; MacTiernan

State Development, Jobs and Trade; Ports; Water; Regional Development

Landmark $255 million Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility investment in Pilbara urea project

2/02/2022

Templeman

Sport and Recreation

Funding ensures more sport and recreation opportunities for Newman youth

7/01/2022

Carey; MacTiernan

Lands; Regional Development

New $10.5 million road paves way for Port Hedland investment

23/12/2021

Saffioti

Ports

Next stage for Spoilbank Marina underway with $10.6 million contract

17/12/2021

Carey

Housing

McGowan Government to boost housing availability in Pilbara towns

15/12/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

TAFE upgrade underway for Roebourne

8/12/2021

MacTiernan; Buti

Regional Development; Lands

Proponents sought for workforce accommodation site in Exmouth

6/12/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Landmark exhibition of Aboriginal art from the Pilbara to open

3/12/2021

McGowan; Sanderson; Punch

Premier; Environment; Fisheries

Historic protections to safeguard spectacular Exmouth Gulf

26/11/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Sustainability superheroes recognised at Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities 2021 Awards

26/11/2021

Buti

Lands

Land release provides crucial support for Pilbara industrial growth

23/11/2021

Cook

Health

New alliance to transform health care delivery in regional WA

23/11/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Increasing access to licensing services in remote communities

22/11/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Thousands of jobs to be created as LNG development progresses

10/11/2021

Johnston

Energy

Battery storage systems for regional towns

10/11/2021

Johnston; McGurk

Energy; Community Services

$13 million household energy efficiency pilot program launched

9/11/2021

Templeman; Dawson

Culture and the Arts; Aboriginal Affairs

New Aboriginal literacy initiative launched

3/11/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Two days of Regional Skills Summits in the Pilbara

30/10/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Raft of affordable regional airfares set to take flight

29/10/2021

Carey

Housing

State-wide modular social housing program underway

28/10/2021

Templeman; Buti

Heritage; Lands

Roebourne Gaoler’s Quarters history conserved under new funding

27/10/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New app to guide self-drive holidays in the Pilbara

25/10/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

One-off payment to support rangelands biosecurity groups

22/10/2021

Saffioti

Ports

$29 million contract awarded to increase resilience of Nelson Point Tug Haven

19/10/2021

Kelly

Water

Free waterwise offers available to North-West communities

8/10/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New era for Kimberley beef processing welcomed

7/10/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

New classrooms on the way for Baynton West Primary School

1/10/2021

Dawson

Aboriginal Affairs

Lotterywest grant to foster cultural land management in the Pilbara

17/09/2021

Cook

Health

Tom Price COVID-19 vaccination clinic starts

15/09/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Contract awarded for boat ramp at Onslow Community Boating Precinct

13/09/2021

Cook

Health

Pilbara COVID-19 vaccination blitz begins soon

9/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government delivers plan to keep the Pilbara strong

9/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government delivers plan to keep North West Central strong

8/09/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Additional funding to bolster minerals research

3/09/2021

Templeman

Tourism

New Aboriginal tourism campgrounds to be developed

2/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Gascoyne Aboriginal Heritage and Cultural Centre funding boost

31/08/2021

Cook

Health

New paramedics boost ambulance services in the Wheatbelt and Pilbara

31/08/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Ports

McGowan Government welcomes $12.4m BHP contribution to Spoilbank Marina

24/08/2021

McGowan; Cook; Saffioti

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Transport

McGowan Government welcomes BHP train driver training program

24/08/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Joint media statement - First stage of Hedland road-rail safety improvements underway

19/08/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Expressions of Interest open for a new Pilbara Community Resource Centre

12/08/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Successful partnership expanded for Pilbara students

5/08/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

McGowan Government increases support for mining exploration

4/08/2021

Buti

Lands

Final closure of Wittenoom nears as Bill returns to Parliament

3/08/2021

Carey

Housing

Programmed Facility Management purchase of Pindan Asset Management

22/07/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Regional residents encouraged to have their say about flights

8/07/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Studio expansion reflects Pilbara’s Aboriginal art industry growth

1/07/2021

Johnston

Energy

McGowan Government delivers electricity reforms in the Pilbara

25/06/2021

Carey

Housing

Regional communities to benefit from WA’s largest ever social housing maintenance program

24/06/2021

Cook

Health

Local Pilbara artists to create artwork for new Newman Health Service

24/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport

$14 million of improvements to heavy vehicle rest areas across WA

18/06/2021

Johnston

Energy

Onslow successfully powered by 100% renewable energy in trial

15/06/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Calibre Ventures appointed to monitor Murujuga rock art

8/06/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Strong emissions reduction targets approved for next stage of Pluto LNG