Media Statements

For Region: South West

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

22/08/2019

McGowan

Premier

Albany tourism breaking records and enticing visitors

21/08/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

New measures to protect blue swimmer crabs in Perth and the South-West

20/08/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Work on multimillion STEM centre underway at Bunbury school

19/08/2019

Saffioti

Transport

New Australind rail cars delivering Western Australian jobs

12/08/2019

Kelly

Fisheries

South West water users switched on to scientifically proven personal shark deterrents

8/08/2019

Kelly

Water

Household water flow restrictions in South West region decline 92 per cent

6/08/2019

McGowan

Premier

State Black Spot funded projects announced for Murray-Wellington

16/07/2019

Dawson

Heritage

Collie Railway Roundhouse and turntable heritage listed

12/07/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan; Quigley

Premier; Regional Development; Attorney General

Wheels in motion for Bunbury youth driver training program

12/07/2019

McGowan

Premier

Premier visits Dalyellup Surf Lifesaving Club as development progress

12/07/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Regional Development

Local job opportunities flow from final Jetty Road contract

12/07/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Mental Health

Funding secures future for Doors Wide Open

12/07/2019

McGowan

Premier

Construction underway to upgrade South Bunbury Primary School

12/07/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

$11.8 million funding boost for Bunbury Hospital redevelopment

10/07/2019

MacTiernan; Johnston

Regional Development; Tourism

Smorgasbord of culinary stars align for flagship food and wine festival

8/07/2019

Logan

Corrective Services

Corrective services officer named NAIDOC Male Elder of the Year

2/07/2019

Kelly

Forestry

Plan sets vision for the WA forestry industry

2/07/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Margaret River and Southern WA top Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Asia Pacific’ list for 2019

28/06/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Collie’s investment potential highlighted

28/06/2019

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Collie to launch second edition of major regional art prize

27/06/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Albany artwork a shining light for South-West tourism

13/06/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Collie funding open for economy-boosting initiatives

13/06/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Restoration of historic Collie landmark to breathe new life into tourism

12/06/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

McGowan Government partners with Lotterywest to boost Aboriginal capacity in the South-West

31/05/2019

Tinley

Housing

New co-ownership scheme offers Manjimup seniors housing choices

24/05/2019

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Regional WA secures million-dollar event funding

21/05/2019

Cook

Health

McGowan Government funds the Collie Hospital redevelopment

16/05/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

State’s high-fire-season fleet maintenance based in regional WA

15/05/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Bunbury’s iconic Australind train back on the tracks

13/05/2019

Kelly

Forestry

Expanded grants program delivers more for community

9/05/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Further transition assistance available to country taxi operators

9/05/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government’s strong investment in South-West continues

9/05/2019

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government’s record regional road budget continues

9/05/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government driving jobs and opportunities in the regions

3/05/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Architect announced for Collie TAFE upgrade

3/05/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Construction starts at Eaton Primary School early childhood block

2/05/2019

McGowan

Premier

McGowan Government set to revitalise unique piece of South-West history

2/05/2019

McGowan

Premier

$60 million fund unveiled to grow economy and create jobs in Collie

30/04/2019

Kelly

Water

Grants on offer for waterwise Busselton community groups

30/04/2019

Saffioti

Planning

McGowan Government stops Liberal and Nationals plan to hit Peel and Greater Bunbury with new tax

26/04/2019

Cook; MacTiernan

Mental Health; Regional Development

Funding to keep Doors Wide Open

24/04/2019

McGowan

Premier

$10m Budget boost to make Collie a world-class trail adventure town

18/04/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

New State Explosives Facility in Myalup officially opens

18/04/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Nominate an outstanding local government for achievement awards

17/04/2019

Dawson

Environment

$22 million funding boost for prescribed burning

7/04/2019

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Three-year funding for tribute to truffles

4/04/2019

Kelly

Water

Stormwater drain to become clean stream in a scenic Bunbury parkland

3/04/2019

Dawson

Environment

South-west regional park community advisory committee appointed

28/03/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Construction begins on Australia’s biggest lithium processing plant

28/03/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

Collie receives $85,000 bushfire funding boost

28/03/2019

McGowan; Logan

Premier; Emergency Services

Collie to be home to multipurpose bushfire management facility

22/03/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Fairer deal secured for mobile black spot funding

21/03/2019

Dawson

Environment

Support for Wellington National Park expansion revealed on International Day of Forests

21/03/2019

Dawson

Environment

Canal Rocks boat ramp to remain open for all users

19/03/2019

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

First tour for 20 years: State Art Gallery works go on the road

8/03/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Doors open in Collie as McGowan Government invests in town’s future

28/02/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Long-term cycling strategy for Leeuwin-Naturaliste region outlined

28/02/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Margaret River Perimeter Road reaches practical completion

28/02/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

South-West projects to receive more than $700,000 in grant funding

25/02/2019

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Margaret River Pro continues to ride Championship wave

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