Media Statements

For Region: South West

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

16/01/2018

Templeman; MacTiernan

Local Government; Regional Development

Funding to build stronger regional communities

12/01/2018

Dawson

Environment

Yalgorup National Park to be expanded

11/01/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Bunbury contractor to deliver major tourist attraction

5/01/2018

Logan

Fisheries

Stay safe and make the most of the coming marron season

21/12/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Next steps for new South-West saleyards

20/12/2017

Kelly; Templeman

Fisheries; Local Government

McGowan Government helps regional councils improve beach safety

19/12/2017

Dawson; MacTiernan

Environment; Regional Development

New campground near Margaret River open for Christmas

17/12/2017

Logan; Wyatt

Corrective Services; Treasurer

McGowan Labor Government acts on overcrowded prisons legacy

10/12/2017

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

WA’s first commercial walnut orchard gets cracking and packing

9/12/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Scheme to secure Southern Forests water

8/12/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Legislative fracking ban achieved in South-West, Peel and Perth

7/12/2017

Kelly

Water

Bunbury Wastewater Treatment Plant capacity increased after upgrade

6/12/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Regional survey backs importance of Plan for Jobs

5/12/2017

Roberts

Road Safety

South-West Christmas campaign promotes road safety

5/12/2017

Kelly

Water

Science backs Vasse seawater inflow to reduce algal blooms

4/12/2017

MacTiernan; Dawson; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Environment; Water

Grants drive landcare and environmental work across WA

3/12/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Ironman event secures funding until 2020

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

24/11/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Regional WA short-changed on black spot funding

24/11/2017

McGowan; Papalia; MacTiernan

Premier; Defence Issues; Regional Development

Support available for South-West small and medium businesses

23/11/2017

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

Summit forges pathway to innovation economy in regional WA

23/11/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Margaret River Gourmet Escape contract renewed for a further year

17/11/2017

Murray; MacTiernan

Sport and Recreation; Regional Development

Funding to put Collie Motorplex on road to national accreditation

17/11/2017

Tinley

Housing

Seniors housing project in Manjimup hits another milestone

6/11/2017

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; Water

$15 million water treatment plant to secure Bunbury's water supply

6/11/2017

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Disability Services

Investment gives greater access to College Row hydrotherapy pool

5/11/2017

Cook

Mental Health

Doors wide open for methamphetamine peer support in Bunbury

3/11/2017

Kelly

Water

Busselton Water welcomes new board appointments

31/10/2017

Saffioti; Murray

Lands; Seniors and Ageing

Collie's ValleyView Residence upgrades one step closer

30/10/2017

Tinley

Youth

Innovative ideas shared at Youth Politics Hackathon

27/10/2017

McGurk

Community Services; Women's Interests

Funding support for regional childcare services

25/10/2017

Tinley

Housing

State seeks partners to boost affordable housing near Bunbury

24/10/2017

Dawson; MacTiernan

Environment; Regional Development

Replacement of historic pedestrian bridge

24/10/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Games champions in the South-West to inspire and empower

23/10/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Boost for WA’s regional visitor centres

13/10/2017

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Finalists announced for WA Seniors Awards

12/10/2017

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

Summit to guide regional innovation

9/10/2017

Ellery

Education and Training

Western Australians head to Abu Dhabi for ‘Skills Olympics’

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

6/10/2017

Dawson; Kelly

Environment; Forestry

Barrabup old-growth forest to be set aside

4/10/2017

Kelly

Water

GeoCatch celebrates 20 years of working to improve local waterways

3/10/2017

Dawson

Disability Services

New Changing Place provides opportunities and inclusivity in the South-West

3/10/2017

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

McGowan Government’s Cabinet Ministers to meet in Bunbury

3/10/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Record funding for smaller regional events

18/09/2017

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Collie Art Gallery launches Australia’s richest regional art prize

14/09/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Additional funding for rural financial counselling

8/09/2017

Saffioti

Transport; Planning; Lands

Bunbury roads, rail and revitalisation in State Budget

7/09/2017

Logan

Emergency Services

McGowan Labor Government strengthens bushfire risk identification

7/09/2017

Saffioti

Transport

$32 million Rail Future Fund investment for train to Bunbury

7/09/2017

McGowan; MacTiernan; Wyatt

Premier; Regional Development; Treasurer

McGowan Labor Government’s Plan for Bunbury underway

2/09/2017

Kelly

Fisheries

Popular South-West freshwater angling spots to open year-round

1/09/2017

McGowan

Premier

McGowan Labor Government’s Plan for Collie-Preston underway

25/08/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Amalgamation of former Albany, Bunbury and Esperance ports to be reviewed

24/08/2017

Kelly

Fisheries

Catch a freshwater fishing bonus on Father’s Day weekend

21/08/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Margaret River Perimeter Road Stage Two

18/08/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

State's oldest handicapped road cycle race turns 92

18/08/2017

Kelly; MacTiernan

Water; Agriculture and Food

Federal Government snubs WA taxpayers yet again

14/08/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan; Murray

Tourism; Regional Development; Sport and Recreation

Western Australia secures BMX National Championships

9/08/2017

Dawson

Disability Services

New MSWA Community and Health Services Centre in Bunbury celebrated

9/08/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

‘Bravo’, as Western Australian apples take off for Singapore

8/08/2017

Dawson

Disability Services

New disability services hub for Margaret River

4/08/2017

Ellery

Education and Training

Extra teaching support for regional students

4/08/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan; Murray

Tourism; Regional Development; Sport and Recreation

Margaret River Pro remains on Championship Tour

4/08/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New South West Development Commission leadership to drive regional employment

28/07/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Funding secured for Augusta Adventure Fest

28/07/2017

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Water

Securing fresh water supplies for growers in WA’s South-West

26/07/2017

Saffioti

Planning

State Government support for WA coastal planning projects

25/07/2017

McGurk

Women's Interests

Boost for projects supporting women

7/07/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Regional Development Commissions refocus on local jobs

5/07/2017

Dawson; Murray

Environment; Sport and Recreation

Master plan to guide WA mountain biking towards world stage

30/06/2017

Cook

Health

A new era in healthcare at Harvey Health Service

23/06/2017

MacTiernan; Papalia

Regional Development; Tourism

WA's extraordinary black truffles on show

22/06/2017

Kelly

Water; Forestry

New plantings to create industry growth and a healthy catchment

22/06/2017

Saffioti

Transport

Port fees to assist with Budget repair task

15/06/2017

MacTiernan; Cook

Regional Development; Health

Funding extension for regional GP incentives

14/06/2017

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Wyatt applauds Native Title Bill passing

8/06/2017

Kelly

Water

Improvements to wastewater recycling in Bridgetown

23/05/2017

Kelly

Water

Transfer of Busselton and Dunsborough water assets not to proceed

19/05/2017

Kelly

Water

Don't forget to turn your sprinklers off for winter

18/05/2017

Saffioti

Planning

Waterloo Industrial Park plan open for public comment

9/05/2017

Logan

Emergency Services

Day labour exemption approved for flood-affected areas

8/05/2017

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

More than $89 million to be spent on regional roads under Commonwealth and State funding agreement

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