Media Statements

For Region: South West

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

22/02/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

South West Multicultural Festival brings thousands to Bunbury

21/02/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Scientific non-lethal SMART drumline trial now underway

21/02/2019

Johnston

Energy

WA companies to lead $8.8 million power system rollout

18/02/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

WA shark alarm technology to be used during SMART drumline trial

18/02/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Seabed receivers to track white shark movements in WA

15/02/2019

McGowan

Premier

New $1.5 million early intervention centre for Eaton community

15/02/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Regional Development

Expanded and upgraded Dolphin Discovery Centre now open

15/02/2019

McGowan

Premier

McGowan Government upgrades to Collie SHS on track

15/02/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Works underway to transform Lake Kepwari into tourism and recreation destination

15/02/2019

McGowan

Premier

Science boost for Harvey Primary School students

15/02/2019

McGowan

Premier

$8.56 million of upgrades to South Western Highway progressing

14/02/2019

Roberts

Police

Significant milestone as site selected for new Capel Police Station

30/01/2019

Murray

Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government funds upgrades to netball courts at Lou Weston Oval and Lois Hannay pavilion

27/01/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

Non-lethal SMART drumline trial to start next month

23/01/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Traineeship call for regional areas

21/01/2019

Dawson; Murray

Environment; Sport and Recreation

New walk trail open in Wellington National Park

19/01/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Award-winning chef Curtis Stone serves up starring role for WA

18/01/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New grants to help drive economic growth in Collie

18/01/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Industry encouraged to tap into new Collie funding program supporting job-creating projects

11/01/2019

Cook

Mental Health

New mental health service in the South-West a step closer

8/01/2019

MacTiernan

Ports

New chief executive for Southern Ports

24/12/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Margaret River Perimeter Road open in time for Christmas

19/12/2018

Dawson

Environment

Have your say on Wellington National Park expansion

11/12/2018

Tinley

Housing

Builder selected for Manjimup seniors housing project

11/12/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Progress on South-West saleyard solution

8/12/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Event marks decade of redevelopment on Busselton Foreshore

6/12/2018

Cook

Mental Health

Extra drug and alcohol rehab beds to open in the South-West

9/11/2018

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

Environmental green light for lithium jobs in the South-West

2/11/2018

Kelly

Water

Margaret River Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrades to cater for growth

23/10/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Bowling now accessible for all in Bunbury

22/10/2018

Tinley

Veterans Issues

Red poppy extravaganza lights up WA landmarks as part of Armistice celebrations

21/10/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

Framework set for WA’s scientific non-lethal SMART drumline trial

12/10/2018

MacTiernan; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Water

Joint media statement - Myalup-Wellington water project boost for South West

11/10/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

Peel-Harvey election commitment to improve recreational fishing underway

10/10/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Grants bridge digital divide in South-West

2/10/2018

Logan

Corrective Services

Work begins on $23.7 million upgrade to Bunbury Regional Prison

27/09/2018

MacTiernan; Papalia

Regional Development; Tourism

Extra incentives for Busselton pilot academy

21/09/2018

Dawson

Environment

Collie named 2018 Tidy Town for Western Australia

21/09/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Australia’s best hitting Collie for ATV Motocross Nationals

18/09/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

Additional schools to provide specialist autism program in 2019

18/09/2018

Kelly; Tinley

Water; Housing

Busselton pensioners save big by tapping into new water rebate scheme

13/09/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

Community to have their say on SMART drumline trial

8/09/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

New providers to continue valued services at camp schools and Landsdale Farm

7/09/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

South West Academy of Sport celebrates a decade of developing champions

1/09/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

New culinary event has ingredients to make WA global food hotspot

30/08/2018

McGowan

Premier

Rebuild of Yarloop Community Centre restores community spirit

27/08/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Funding on track for Asia-Pacific’s biggest mountain bike event

14/08/2018

Wyatt

Treasurer

Report into coal miners’ superannuation legislation released

14/08/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

WA to conduct scientific trial of SMART drumlines

13/08/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Call for interest in providing new South-West saleyards

7/08/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Lotterywest boost to Dolphin Discovery Centre works

31/07/2018

Cook

Health

New hospital for the South-West

31/07/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Million-dollar campaign promotes Margaret River on the East Coast

22/06/2018

MacTiernan; Papalia; Saffioti

Regional Development; Tourism; Transport

State Government welcomes regional WA shortlist for new Qantas pilot academy

22/06/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Funding to support Southern Forests reach its potential

14/06/2018

Wyatt; Ellery

Energy; Education and Training

New scholarships offered to those starting energy careers

13/06/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Regional Development

WA Industry Link rolled out to the regions

12/06/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - New bridge raises the tone in WA’s South West

6/06/2018

Kelly

Forestry

Community Support Program grant recipients announced

31/05/2018

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Tender released for key element of Bunbury Waterfront project

31/05/2018

Kelly

Water

Five billion reasons to turn your sprinklers off for winter

30/05/2018

McGurk

Community Services

New youth accommodation facility opens in Bunbury

30/05/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

WA to host Australian masters hockey championships

29/05/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Collie greenhouse crop potential examined

29/05/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Plotting the future of trail town tourism to create jobs in the regions

21/05/2018

Kelly

Water

Water Corporation ‘grey cabinets’ in the South-West to be splashed with colour

18/05/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Collie Futures Small Grants to unlock economic potential

16/05/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Funding ramped up for boating facilities

16/05/2018

MacTiernan; Dawson; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Environment; Water

Steps taken to fix salinity issues

16/05/2018

McGurk

Community Services

Encouraging South-West carers to have a voice

11/05/2018

McGurk

Child Protection

State Government youth crime initiative to start in Bunbury

10/05/2018

Cook

Mental Health

Additional alcohol and drug rehab services in the South-West in 2019

10/05/2018

Cook; Murray

Health; Seniors and Ageing

Collie aged care facility given new lease of life

10/05/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Agriculture investment growing jobs across Western Australia

10/05/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Growing regional WA: Boost for jobs and services in the South-West

10/05/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Growing regional WA: Budget boost for jobs in the regions

7/05/2018

Dawson

Environment

$10.5 million to create new South-West regional parks

7/05/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

Funding open for bushfire mitigation treatment activities

5/05/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Regional events receive funding boost

3/05/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Hay Park funding to support future of community sport in Bunbury

3/05/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Work progressing on Eaton Community Hub

2/05/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Optus Stadium serving up South-West produce and supporting local jobs

30/04/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Sustainable funding for Community Resource Centres

27/04/2018

MacTiernan; Cook

Regional Development; Water

Funding boost for South-West agriculture welcomed

27/04/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Minister welcomes additional Bunbury Outer Ring Road funds

27/04/2018

McGowan

Premier

Joint media statement - Major jobs and infrastructure boost for Western Australia

20/04/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Committee to kick-start growth plan for Bunbury and Collie

18/04/2018

Dawson

Environment

12 new Aboriginal ranger jobs in WA's South-West

18/04/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Statement from Tourism Minister Paul Papalia

17/04/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Two-year deal secured for SunSmart Busselton Festival of Triathlon

16/04/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government celebrates WA’s PyeongChang 2018 champions

13/04/2018

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

New name for Bramley National Park

10/04/2018

Papalia; Murray

Tourism; Sport and Recreation

Margaret River Pro showcases jewel in WA’s crown

4/04/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Yarloop Station upgrade begins

28/03/2018

Kelly

Fisheries

This Easter have fun fishing from some of the world’s best beaches

23/03/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Grants chip in to potato industry growth

22/03/2018

Papalia

Racing and Gaming; Small Business

Extended Easter Sunday trading for regional liquor stores

20/03/2018

Cook

Mental Health

Turning the wheels to focus on Western Australia’s youth

16/03/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Bridge over Collie River now open to road users

9/03/2018

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Premier Mark McGowan test drives Collie’s newest tourism drawcard