Media Statements

For Region: Pilbara

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

4/06/2021

Saffioti

Ports

Seafarers set for a new fit-for-purpose centre in Port Hedland

3/06/2021

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Ports; Regional Development

Ground-breaking construction kicks off at Spoilbank Marina

27/05/2021

Punch

Disability Services

$3.44 million funding boost for disability advocacy

26/05/2021

Punch

Innovation and ICT

Connecting regional METS companies to the world

22/05/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Connectivity boost for remote tourist gems

20/05/2021

McGowan

Premier

First production at new BHP mine

19/05/2021

Templeman

Heritage

Bundi ‘Good’ Club permanently added to State Heritage Register

10/05/2021

Cook

Health

Newman Health Service redevelopment one step closer

6/05/2021

Sanderson

Environment

WasteSorted Awards recognise top waste sector performers

5/05/2021

MacTiernan

Hydrogen Industry

Major boost for WA renewable hydrogen

22/04/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following Pilbara and Goldfields flooding

19/04/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Tom Price to benefit from new $4 million emergency services facility

31/03/2021

Kelly

Youth

2021 WA Youth Awards finalists announced

31/03/2021

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government welcomes more flight options for Pilbara residents

26/02/2021

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

State Government partners with Rio Tinto to build new Tom Price hospital

2/02/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Renewed partnership sets Pilbara students up for success

2/02/2021

Johnston

Energy

WA Government launches Boundary Power joint venture

29/01/2021

Kelly

Water

Greater water security for Karratha with $15.5 million investment

25/01/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Technology and innovation boost for Community Resource Centres

22/01/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

$2 million investment for major Pilbara green hydrogen project

21/01/2021

Kelly; Dawson

Innovation and ICT; Environment

WA Government invests $1 million in initiatives to divert 1,000 tonnes of e-waste from landfill

13/01/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Ground-breaking tender for Spoilbank Marina project

13/01/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Architect appointed for Karratha Senior High School classroom rebuild

24/12/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Aboriginal corporation proposes tourism hub for Cossack

21/12/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Architect appointed to design new early childhood buildings at Wickham Primary School

10/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government welcomes new Virgin fares for regional residents

9/12/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Federal committee supports WA’s plans for new Aboriginal cultural heritage protection laws

9/12/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Fortescue's Eliwana mine officially opens creating 500 jobs

8/12/2020

McGurk

Community Services

Target 120 to turn young lives around in Port Hedland and Northam

4/12/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Almost $1 million awarded in arts grants

1/12/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Government-industry partnership improves Pilbara road safety

1/12/2020

Papalia

Racing and Gaming

Trial of Banned Drinkers Register in the Pilbara begins today

26/11/2020

Kelly

Water

$24 million Murchison water quality program reaches first milestone

24/11/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Technology grants for Community Resource Centres

19/11/2020

Dawson

Environment

Joint media statement - Environmental offsets agreement a win for the Pilbara

17/11/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Regional groups across WA benefit from active community sports funding

13/11/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Pilbara RED grants backing local tourism, industry

13/11/2020

MacTiernan; Saffioti

Regional Development; Transport

Work starts on Spoilbank Marina road upgrades

11/11/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Lake Disappointment formally renamed Kumpupintil Lake

5/11/2020

Johnston

Energy

Lead contractor appointed for solar schools program

30/10/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Onslow Education Initiative helping local students thrive

30/10/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Stars to shine at WA secondary schools

30/10/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Architects appointed for transformational Roebourne projects

24/10/2020

Roberts

Police

Town of Newman pauses to remember police officers killed in plane crash

21/10/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

State Government contributes $85,000 to enrich country sport

21/10/2020

Wyatt; Templeman

Lands; Heritage

Interest sought to activate unique Cossack townsite

16/10/2020

MacTiernan

Ports

Inaugural Pilbara direct maritime freight service begins

16/10/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Major step forward for world-leading Pilbara renewable energy project

9/10/2020

Cook

Mental Health

New mental health services one step closer to opening

8/10/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Recovery Budget delivers relief for Pilbara families and drives economic activity

8/10/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Recovery Budget delivers relief for regional families and drives economic activity

8/10/2020

Templeman; MacTiernan; Wyatt

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development; Aboriginal Affairs

Landmark project to map Pilbara’s Aboriginal art movement

7/10/2020

Tinley; MacTiernan

Fisheries; Regional Development

Rock oyster research moves to the Pilbara

5/10/2020

Papalia

Tourism

101 Kimberley and Pilbara businesses secure tourism recovery funding