Media Statements

For Region: South West

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

3/12/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Planning for South-West advanced manufacturing hub gears up

3/12/2022

MacTiernan; Saffioti

Regional Development; Transport

Ramp upgrade complete at Casuarina Boat Harbour

30/11/2022

Johnston; Whitby; Saffioti

Energy; Environment; Transport

Construction begins on WA EV Network

25/11/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan; Cook

Premier; Regional Development; State Development, Jobs and Trade

$200 million Collie Industrial Transition Fund now open

21/11/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Main Roads to establish presence in the heart of Manjimup

21/11/2022

Punch

Fisheries

Celebrating 50 years of the Pemberton hatchery’s benefits for WA

20/11/2022

Whitby; Templeman

Environment; Heritage

New WA heritage trail celebrates tiny town's history

10/11/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Bunbury wheelchair access on the right track

8/11/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Disaster assistance for WA’s storm-affected South West

25/10/2022

Punch

Disability Services

Innovative food program to kick off in regional WA

24/10/2022

MacTiernan; Punch

Regional Development; Fisheries

$1 million to boost mobile connectivity at Western Australian surf beaches

21/10/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Major milestone for Eaton-Australind emergency services volunteers

18/10/2022

Sanderson

Health

South-West kids all smiles with paediatric dental surgery opening at Busselton Health Campus

16/10/2022

Cook; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Mountain bike marathon world championships coming to WA

5/09/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Collie Health Service redevelopment progressing

5/09/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan; Ellery

Premier; Regional Development; Education and Training

$1 million towards expansion of Collie's WesTrac Technology Training Centre

2/09/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

New road coach service trial for Collie and Manjimup

2/09/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Plans unveiled for new Bunbury intersection and road connection

28/08/2022

McGurk; Ellery

Women's Interests; Education and Training

Free period products for WA public secondary schools

28/08/2022

Cook; Saffioti

Tourism; Ports

WA gets ready to welcome back big ship cruising

26/08/2022

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

WA rolls out red carpet for film and TV projects with $20m fund

15/08/2022

Kelly; Saffioti

Water; Transport

Iconic Australind Jetty refurbishment works to begin

8/08/2022

Quigley

Attorney General

Court services in Collie to remain open

14/07/2022

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning; Ports

Joint media statement - Expressions of Interest called for Mandurah Estuary Bridge Duplication Project

12/07/2022

Johnston

Energy

McGowan Government supports local renewable diesel industry

2/07/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

South-West volunteer brigade chalks up half a century of service

30/06/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Awards ceremony honours long-serving Beelerup volunteers

30/06/2022

Dawson

Innovation and ICT

McGowan Government commits $1.2 million to new creative technology innovation hub

30/06/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

South-West lithium miner thanked for stepping up in time of need

29/06/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

South-West volunteers bolstered by cutting-edge firefighting arsenal

29/06/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

South-West SES units bolstered by new rescue boats

28/06/2022

Buti

Finance

Warren-Blackwood call centre contract extended until 2032

24/06/2022

Kelly

Water

Aqwest announces Board Director re-appointments and new appointment

22/06/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

REDs deliver for Dwellingup bush camp

17/06/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New funding to boost Collie hospitality and tourism projects

15/06/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Planning for potential future Bunbury faster rail continues

14/06/2022

Kelly

Water

New Chair appointed to Busselton Water board

14/06/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

Architect appointed for Eaton Community College transformation

8/06/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

New Margaret River Senior High School oval officially open

7/06/2022

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Next stage of the Bunbury waterfront transformation set to begin

26/05/2022

Sanderson

Health

Major redevelopment of Bunbury Regional Hospital reaches important milestone

25/05/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Waroona Town Centre redevelopment gets underway

20/05/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Funding to support the celebration of Collie’s proud history and strong future

13/05/2022

Kelly

Forestry

$30 million boost to support native forestry transition

12/05/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Strong State Budget securing the South-West’s future

9/05/2022

Saffioti

Ports

Investing in Bunbury and Esperance Ports to drive trade

9/05/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Transformational Bunbury Outer Ring Road project progressing

9/05/2022

Saffioti

Transport

$3 million of upgrades planned for Australind Rail Corridor

9/05/2022

Kelly

Water

New bridge to view world-famous Wellington Dam mural

5/05/2022

Kelly

Water

Sediment removal program to commence in the Lower Vasse River

2/05/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Program to improve heavy vehicle rest areas now underway

29/04/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Another step towards WA’s first graphite processing plant in Collie

23/04/2022

Cook

Tourism

World’s best surfers ready to rip at Margaret River Pro in tourism bonanza for local businesses

21/04/2022

Johnston

Energy

Works commence for WA’s first pumped-hydro solution

16/04/2022

MacTiernan; Punch

Regional Development; Fisheries

Investment to support trout stocking and tourism across the South-West

13/04/2022

Whitby

Environment

Lotterywest grant supports climate project in Great Southern

13/04/2022

Whitby

Environment

Boosting environmental volunteering in the Great Southern

12/04/2022

Sanderson

Health

More babies to be birthed locally in Margaret River

6/04/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan; Cook

Premier; Regional Development; Tourism

History made as direct flights between Busselton and Melbourne take off

1/04/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Help plan Australind replacement services during extended Armadale Line closure

1/04/2022

Kelly

Water

Boyup Brook and Plantagenet shires secure major water funding grants

1/04/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Planning for big battery and renewable energy hub for Collie

31/03/2022

Ellery

Employment and Training

Key milestone for South Bunbury Education Support Centre update

28/03/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

Architect appointed for Donnybrook District High School upgrades

25/03/2022

Kelly

Water

Healthy Estuaries WA funding to help rehabilitate valued Albany creek

23/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following severe bushfire in WA’s South-West

18/03/2022

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

WA petroleum acreage released for exploration

15/03/2022

Carey

Housing

Factory homes help speed up delivery of social housing in regional WA

4/03/2022

Kelly

Water

Aqwest releases its first Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan

1/03/2022

Sanderson

Health

Main works tender awarded for Collie Health Service’s $14.7 million redevelopment

24/02/2022

Templeman

Sport and Recreation

$15 million redevelopment commences on Leschenault Leisure Centre

18/02/2022

Kelly

Water

New report highlights Wilson Inlet’s resilience

18/02/2022

Sanderson

Health

Innovative Aboriginal led service helping older hospital patients return to their communities

15/02/2022

Kelly

Forestry

Farm Forestry Assist program supporting growth of local softwood plantation timber industry

9/02/2022

Kelly

Forestry

Native forestry worker transition payment and reskilling programs

7/02/2022

Kelly

Forestry

Forest Products Commission Community Support Program opens

7/02/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Rapid Antigen Tests at Perth and South West hospital EDs for screening

25/01/2022

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Tender now open for new Casuarina Boat Harbour boat ramp

25/01/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Mid-West and South-West to lead regional boating demand

21/01/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New funding to unlock jobs and industry growth in South-West

17/01/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Mask mandate introduced for South-West region from 6pm tonight

17/01/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

WA avocados smashing it in Japan

16/01/2022

Papalia

Veterans Issues

Legacy WA builds lifelong connections and skills at annual children's camp in Busselton

13/01/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Two new Bushfire Brigade stations for the South-West

10/01/2022

Carey

Housing

Social housing boost on the way for Collie

17/12/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Stage 1 of Bussell Highway duplication completed in time for Christmas

15/12/2021

Kelly

Water

New Chair of Vasse Taskforce appointed

14/12/2021

Kelly

Water

$3 million funding to rebuild popular Australind Jetty

11/12/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Refreshed Bunbury waterfront delivered in time for summer

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