Media Statements

For Region: South West

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

3/08/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Medicinal cannabis manufacturing boost for the South-West

31/07/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Funding to fast-track Margaret River Main Street final stage

29/07/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

WA-made cheddar cheese back on the menu

28/07/2020

Wyatt

Lands

$116 million affordable land package driving growth in the South-West

13/07/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Safer roads hustle as Bussell Highway tenders called

11/07/2020

Johnston

Energy

Margaret River site for unique battery trial

1/07/2020

MacTiernan; Tinley

Ports; Fisheries

Port fishing platform open to Bunbury community

30/06/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Targeted tagging of white sharks takes WA total to 115

29/06/2020

Saffioti

Transport

South-West Supply Chain strategy sets course for freight infrastructure

29/06/2020

McGowan; Ellery; Saffioti

Premier; Education and Training; Transport

First stage of Collie TAFE upgrades complete as new truck driver training program launched

29/06/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Premier inspects final stages of work on Collie’s groundbreaking technology training centre

28/06/2020

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Work due to start this year on Collie’s $2m indoor swimming pool

28/06/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan; Logan

Premier; Regional Development; Emergency Services

Collie’s emergency services projects poised to create jobs, help community safety

28/06/2020

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

Adventure awaits with new Collie mountain bike trails

28/06/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

$4.4 million to Collie tourism injection as world-renowned artist selected to paint Wellington Dam

28/06/2020

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Concept designs unveiled for $3.8 million Eaton Community Hub

22/06/2020

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government secures funding for Bussell Highway duplication

19/06/2020

Johnston

Energy

State Government launches South-West's first community battery

9/06/2020

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Five-star vote of confidence for Margaret River and WA tourism

4/06/2020

Kelly

Water

$19 million upgrade to Margaret River wastewater facility complete

4/06/2020

McGurk

Community Services

Fast-tracked Housing First project to ease Bunbury homelessness

4/06/2020

Kelly

Water

Healthy outcomes for Great Southern estuaries with $7 million funding boost

28/05/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

RED Grants bearing fruit in the Peel

28/05/2020

MacTiernan

Ports

$15 million investment for Turkey Point access bridge

22/05/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Grant to support Collie-Preston tourism bounce-back

22/05/2020

McGowan

Premier

Collie tourism projects progressing as WA looks to economic recovery

22/05/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

$111 million investment in critical regional programs

22/05/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Multi-million STEM centre complete at Newton Moore Senior High School

20/05/2020

Dawson

Environment

Iconic Bluff Knoll walk trail reopened after bushfires

14/05/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Collie plans for hemp processing plant

1/05/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

South-West businesses invited to help transform Bunbury Waterfront

30/04/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Trail-blazing tourism in Collie

28/04/2020

MacTiernan

Ports

Southern Ports projects supporting local jobs

23/04/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New frontier for Collie industry

9/04/2020

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Funding to continue support for regional arts community

18/03/2020

Cook

Health

First regional COVID clinic established at Bunbury Health Campus

17/03/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Two consortia shortlisted to build Bunbury Outer Ring Road

12/03/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Information session will brief jobseekers on new Collie jobs

6/03/2020

McGowan

Premier

South-West’s new interactive playground underway

6/03/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

New buildings unveiled at South Bunbury Primary School

6/03/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health; Mental Health

McGowan Government delivers new South West mental health service

4/03/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Multi-million dollar upgrades to Margaret River Senior High School

4/03/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Cape Naturaliste College students benefit from major school upgrade

27/02/2020

Dawson; MacTiernan

Environment; Regional Development

Collie company breaks ground at Lake Kepwari as project expanded to $5.7 million development

27/02/2020

Kelly

Innovation and ICT

Regional and women entrepreneurs and investors get boost from latest X-TEND WA grants

27/02/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Funding to support local businesses to tender for Bunbury Outer Ring Road

24/02/2020

Dawson

Environment

Lotterywest grants to boost South Coast conservation

21/02/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Festival showcases multicultural South-West

14/02/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Bunbury Regional Art Gallery features 68 artists at bi-annual exhibit

12/02/2020

Dawson

Environment

Commercial opportunities in Lane Poole Reserve and Dwellingup

10/02/2020

Kelly

Forestry

Popular Community Support Program increased as new round opens

9/02/2020

McGowan

Premier

Premier pays tribute to ‘Collie’s favourite son’, Mick Murray

5/02/2020

Kelly

Water

McGowan Government supports regional communities as lack of rain impacts dams and water supply schemes

4/02/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Collie’s Wellington Dam mega-mural set to draw global attention

4/02/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

New multimillion-dollar early childhood building opens at Eaton Primary School

29/01/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

$5.5 million assistance for local governments to mitigate bushfire risks

24/01/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Regional grants back South-West tourism

24/01/2020

MacTiernan

Ports

New public fishing platform at Bunbury Port

24/01/2020

MacTiernan

Ports

New chairperson to lead Southern Ports Authority

23/01/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Upgraded Cookernup Station open to Australind passengers

23/01/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Australind Action Plan and WA-made railcar design revealed

23/01/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Collie to be home to first-of-its-kind training facility

21/01/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Margaret River Hockey Club set to benefit from funding boost

21/01/2020

Saffioti; Roberts

Transport; Road Safety

Road safety boost for towns along South Western Highway

27/12/2019

Cook

Health

Architect appointed for Collie Hospital stage two redevelopment

19/12/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Registration of South West Native Title Settlement upheld

19/12/2019

Saffioti

Transport

More local connections for Bunbury Outer Ring Road

13/12/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Work underway to deliver sweet deal for WA-bred apple

9/12/2019

Murray

Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering

Lotterywest supporting Bridgetown arts and seniors facilities

9/12/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Local apprenticeship program helps boost youth employment in South-West

8/12/2019

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

New change rooms to support thriving SWFL Women’s competition

8/12/2019

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; Fisheries

Stocking and habitat projects to boost WA’s unique marron fishery

6/12/2019

Tinley

Housing

Seniors cherry-pick new homes from range in new Manjimup estate

5/12/2019

McGowan; Logan

Premier; Emergency Services

New package to expand Collie’s emergency services vehicle industry

2/12/2019

Kelly

Water

Water themed artwork makes a colourful splash in Millbridge

29/11/2019

Dawson; Murray

Environment; Sport and Recreation

More mountain bike trails on the cards for Collie

28/11/2019

Murray; Dawson

Sport and Recreation; Environment

Trail-building workshop to support local jobs in Collie and Dwellingup

22/11/2019

McGowan

Premier

Vibrant new Yarloop community hub officially opens

22/11/2019

Dawson

Environment

South-West regional parks milestone

13/11/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Awards recognise volunteers’ commitment to Fishability

7/11/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Collie on track with new nature tourism business

7/11/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Sport fishing bonanza more than a passing FAD

7/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Restrictions on movement of oversize agricultural vehicles eased

22/10/2019

Kelly

Water

Spring into action this National Water Week and save water

18/10/2019

McGowan

Premier

Tools at the ready for Margaret River Men’s Shed upgrades

18/10/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Margaret River Senior High School redevelopment underway

18/10/2019

McGowan

Premier

South-West region continues to attract and delight tourists

18/10/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

South-West schools to benefit from $12 million maintenance blitz

18/10/2019

McGowan

Premier

Maintenance blitz creating jobs and improving South-West health facilities

10/10/2019

Murray; Dawson

Sport and Recreation; Environment

Course to help equip locals with trail building skills

10/10/2019

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

DMIRS to establish new office in Collie

10/10/2019

McGurk

Community Services; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

New crisis and transitional accommodation service for Collie

8/10/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New CEO to drive economic development in the South-West

5/10/2019

MacTiernan; Templeman

Regional Development; Culture and the Arts

New HEART for Margaret River arts and tourism scene

4/10/2019

MacTiernan; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Fisheries

Diving deeper into exports with new abalone processing facility

4/10/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Native flies welcome on food crops

2/10/2019

Dawson

Environment

Collie gearing up for new mountain bike trails

23/09/2019

Kelly

Water

New regional communities in the South-West announced for Waterwise program

17/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Nominations open for 2020 WA Rural Women’s Award

10/09/2019

Kelly

Water

Science made community-friendly for Vasse-Wonnerup wetlands