Media Statements

For Region: South West

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

3/12/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Beach at Port Geographe ready for summer

2/12/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Feasibility study into innovative magnesium smelter for Collie

26/11/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Sustainability superheroes recognised at Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities 2021 Awards

23/11/2021

Cook

Health

New alliance to transform health care delivery in regional WA

12/11/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Employers in the State’s south supporting emergency services volunteers

10/11/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New campaign to help address hospitality worker shortage in Busselton-Margaret River region

9/11/2021

Buti; Whitby

Sport and Recreation; Volunteering

Surf’s Up! Lotterywest funds for Margaret River Surf Life Saving Development Centre

9/11/2021

Buti; Whitby

Sport and Recreation; Volunteering

Lotterywest grant funds new tech for Bibbulmun Track

5/11/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

WA’s newest destination market opens its doors

4/11/2021

Kelly

Water

Boyup Brook secures $100,000 grant to help boost non-potable water supply

2/11/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Rail safety program for regions extended

29/10/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Tender open for Maidens Reserve upgrades in Bunbury

29/10/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for South-West WA local governments hit hard by July storms

22/10/2021

McGowan

Premier

Collie’s main street facades revitalised amidst tourism boom

19/10/2021

Kelly

Water

Free waterwise offers available to South-West communities

17/10/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Shark Warning System upgrade to boost safety

15/10/2021

Cook

Health

$200 million Bunbury Regional Hospital redevelopment underway

5/10/2021

McGowan; Cook; MacTiernan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Regional Development

Collie investment and job opportunities highlighted in new prospectus

2/10/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Troutfest celebrates WA’s enthusiasm for freshwater fishing

1/10/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Bright future for Nannup as a world-class mountain biking destination

1/10/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Grant helps kick-start new chapter for one-of-a-kind WA motorcycle manufacturer

1/10/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Next phase of Bunbury waterfront transformation set to go

30/09/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Broadening the Australian palate with new wine grape varieties

21/09/2021

Cook

Health

Collie Health Service redevelopment reaches milestone

9/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government delivers plan to keep Collie-Preston strong

9/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government delivers plan to keep Bunbury, Warren-Blackwood and Vasse strong

9/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government delivers plan to keep the Agricultural Region strong

7/09/2021

Kelly

Water

$3.7 million investment enhancing water security in WA’s southern dryland agricultural areas

7/09/2021

Carey; MacTiernan

Housing; Regional Development

$20 million for regional social housing revitalisation

1/09/2021

Kelly

Youth

Lotterywest grant to support at-risk youth in Warren-Blackwood

1/09/2021

Kelly

Water

$900,000 funding boost for projects to protect Geographe waterways

1/09/2021

Kelly

Water

Busselton flood defences boosted with $29 million upgrade to diversion drain

30/08/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Regional Skills Summits underway with first in South-West

26/08/2021

Whitby

Volunteering

Funds for Bridgetown and Greenbushes railway stations to keep volunteering activities on track

25/08/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

$4 million R&D investment to support sheep industry

24/08/2021

Ellery; Saffioti

Education and Training; Transport

Truckies benefit from regional expansion of McGowan Government program

24/08/2021

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Aboriginal Affairs

Polly Farmer program expanded so students can follow dreams

24/08/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

School cafeteria with amazing views in Bunbury officially opened

20/08/2021

Templeman

Heritage; Culture and the Arts

Celebrating 150 years of railways in Western Australia

18/08/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Incubator kitchen to turn food ideas into reality

16/08/2021

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Sustainable projects shortlisted for DMIRS Awards for Excellence

11/08/2021

Kelly

Water

Upgrades to dairy effluent systems good news for Geographe waterways

6/08/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Two adrenaline-filled South-West sporting events extended to 2023

5/08/2021

Templeman

Tourism

High-stakes schedule for 2022 Margaret River Pro

27/07/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Work begins with local contractors on medicinal cannabis facility near Collie

27/07/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

McGowan Government invests $2 million to establish Collie graphite hub

27/07/2021

Dawson

Mental Health

$1 million boost delivers perinatal mental health pilot programs for mums and dads

22/07/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

WA’s flagship gourmet food and wine festival set to shine

21/07/2021

Cook

State Development, Jobs and Trade

McGowan Government helping regional businesses compete for State contracts

14/07/2021

Dawson; Buti

Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

First Boodja transfers under South West Native Title Settlement

6/07/2021

Papalia

Road Safety

Plan ahead as road safety upgrades underway in the South-West

6/07/2021

Papalia

Police

McGowan Government supporting South-West communities

5/07/2021

Sanderson; Carey

Environment; Climate Action; Local Government

Western Australia's first Regional Climate Alliances revealed

2/07/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

International art featuring in the regions

25/06/2021

Carey

Housing

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

24/06/2021

MacTiernan; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Water

Review of Southern Forests Irrigation Scheme modelling released

24/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport

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

19/06/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Donnybrook’s older residents a step closer to a new place to call home

19/06/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Donnybrook heritage precinct transformed into a thriving destination

11/06/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Lights, camera, action for South-West CinefestOZ festival funding

8/06/2021

Cook

Health

Roll up for COVID vaccinations in the South-West from June 10

29/05/2021

Sanderson; Saffioti

Environment; Transport

Upgrades to Canal Rocks boat ramp complete

28/05/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Partnership established to boost WA wine exports

28/05/2021

Kelly

Water

Switch off sprinklers to save precious water this winter

26/05/2021

Punch

Innovation and ICT

Connecting regional METS companies to the world

21/05/2021

Kelly

Water

Students unite to champion WA’s sustainable water future

20/05/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Global collagen exporter to produce medical grade product in Collie

20/05/2021

Kelly

Water

Resilience and adaptability the key to Harbour health, says new report

17/05/2021

MacTiernan; Cook

Agriculture and Food; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Virtual marketing program creates new Indonesian markets for WA fresh produce

14/05/2021

Templeman

Tourism

Rottnest Island riding global wave in surfing championship splash

6/05/2021

Sanderson

Environment

WasteSorted Awards recognise top waste sector performers

5/05/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Grants help schools to become wise on waste

4/05/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Tender awarded for new nature playground in the heart of Bunbury

1/04/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Pome fruit growers urged to be ready to apply for netting rebates

1/04/2021

Buti; Dawson

Lands; Aboriginal Affairs

New locality in South-West ‘Yebble’ honours local Noongar hero

31/03/2021

Kelly

Youth

2021 WA Youth Awards finalists announced

3/02/2021

McGurk

Community Services

$9.4 million in contracts awarded to support Housing First rollout

2/02/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Medicinal cannabis facility to grow job opportunities in Collie

2/02/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Boutique espresso bar, community festival and heritage restoration among latest grant recipients in Collie

2/02/2021

Dawson

Environment

Reserves reinstated into D’Entrecasteaux National Park

29/01/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

World-class precinct delivered for South-West tourist town

29/01/2021

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Biggest ever South-West road project now underway, unlocking thousands of local jobs

29/01/2021

Dawson

Environment

Upgrades at two mountain bike trail networks completed

29/01/2021

Papalia

Tourism

Five-year funding locked in for regional tourism organisations

28/01/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

$9.4 million bioenergy project to turn trash into treasure and create jobs in Collie

28/01/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Unique proposal to transform historic Collie Roundhouse

26/01/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Upgrades to Collie’s underground tourist attraction and expanded visitor servicing facilities

22/01/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

No room at the inn: Government supports creation of Collie resort

22/01/2021

Wyatt

Lands

New locality proposed to honour South-West Noongar hero

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

15/01/2021

Templeman

Heritage

Collie sheds on track for heritage listing

22/12/2020

Dawson

Environment

Construction tenders called for new playground at Mangrove Cove

21/12/2020

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Margaret River to continue hosting popular pro surf event until 2024

18/12/2020

Kelly

Water

$12 million pipeline to further secure future water supply to South-West communities

18/12/2020

Logan; Dawson

Emergency Services; Environment

McGowan Government’s advocacy rewarded with Large Air Tanker for this bushfire season

17/12/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

New Managing Director for South Regional TAFE appointed

16/12/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Architect appointed to design new upgrades at Bunbury Senior High School

16/12/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Architect appointed to design major Australind Senior High School upgrade

10/12/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Funding for immediate repairs to Bunbury Speedway

10/12/2020

Dawson

Environment

Green light for Green Jobs