Media Statements

For Region: South West

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

29/10/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Tender open for Maidens Reserve upgrades in Bunbury

29/10/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for South-West WA local governments hit hard by July storms

22/10/2021

McGowan

Premier

Collie’s main street facades revitalised amidst tourism boom

19/10/2021

Kelly

Water

Free waterwise offers available to South-West communities

17/10/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Shark Warning System upgrade to boost safety

15/10/2021

Cook

Health

$200 million Bunbury Regional Hospital redevelopment underway

5/10/2021

McGowan; Cook; MacTiernan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Regional Development

Collie investment and job opportunities highlighted in new prospectus

2/10/2021

Punch

Fisheries

Troutfest celebrates WA’s enthusiasm for freshwater fishing

1/10/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Bright future for Nannup as a world-class mountain biking destination

1/10/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Grant helps kick-start new chapter for one-of-a-kind WA motorcycle manufacturer

1/10/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Next phase of Bunbury waterfront transformation set to go

30/09/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Broadening the Australian palate with new wine grape varieties

21/09/2021

Cook

Health

Collie Health Service redevelopment reaches milestone

9/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government delivers plan to keep Collie-Preston strong

9/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government delivers plan to keep Bunbury, Warren-Blackwood and Vasse strong

9/09/2021

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

McGowan Government delivers plan to keep the Agricultural Region strong

7/09/2021

Kelly

Water

$3.7 million investment enhancing water security in WA’s southern dryland agricultural areas

7/09/2021

Carey; MacTiernan

Housing; Regional Development

$20 million for regional social housing revitalisation

1/09/2021

Kelly

Youth

Lotterywest grant to support at-risk youth in Warren-Blackwood

1/09/2021

Kelly

Water

$900,000 funding boost for projects to protect Geographe waterways

1/09/2021

Kelly

Water

Busselton flood defences boosted with $29 million upgrade to diversion drain

30/08/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Regional Skills Summits underway with first in South-West