Media Statements

For Region: South West

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

9/03/2018

McGowan

Premier

Murray-Wellington schools benefit from extra classroom support

7/03/2018

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

Innovation fund to drive regional jobs

6/03/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Regional food on the buy local menu

2/03/2018

Roberts

Police

Upgraded South West Police Complex to accommodate extra staff

28/02/2018

Saffioti

Transport

New highway signs to put Cookernup on the map

28/02/2018

Kelly

Forestry

Forest Products Commission launches new community support program

23/02/2018

Templeman; MacTiernan

Local Government; Regional Development

Training for elected members builds country local government capacity

23/02/2018

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Festival showcases multicultural South-West

23/02/2018

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Busselton to welcome top sailors for SuperFoiler Grand Prix

22/02/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Southern Ports post-amalgamation review complete

20/02/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

New school fits right in with Margaret River community

16/02/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Rural women driving job-creating business ideas

9/02/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Country athletes helped to travel and train

8/02/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

RAC South-West helicopter marks two years of saving lives

7/02/2018

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Planning; Lands

McGowan Government establishes Bunbury Development Committee

2/02/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

More than $1.4 million allocated to reducing bushfire risk

26/01/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Luxury cruise liner makes maiden voyage to WA

25/01/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New group to power Collie into the future

16/01/2018

Templeman; MacTiernan

Local Government; Regional Development

Funding to build stronger regional communities

12/01/2018

Dawson

Environment

Yalgorup National Park to be expanded

11/01/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Bunbury contractor to deliver major tourist attraction

5/01/2018

Logan

Fisheries

Stay safe and make the most of the coming marron season

21/12/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Next steps for new South-West saleyards

20/12/2017

Kelly; Templeman

Fisheries; Local Government

McGowan Government helps regional councils improve beach safety

19/12/2017

Dawson; MacTiernan

Environment; Regional Development

New campground near Margaret River open for Christmas

17/12/2017

Logan; Wyatt

Corrective Services; Treasurer

McGowan Labor Government acts on overcrowded prisons legacy

10/12/2017

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

WA’s first commercial walnut orchard gets cracking and packing

9/12/2017

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Scheme to secure Southern Forests water

8/12/2017

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Legislative fracking ban achieved in South-West, Peel and Perth

7/12/2017

Kelly

Water

Bunbury Wastewater Treatment Plant capacity increased after upgrade

6/12/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Regional survey backs importance of Plan for Jobs

5/12/2017

Roberts

Road Safety

South-West Christmas campaign promotes road safety

5/12/2017

Kelly

Water

Science backs Vasse seawater inflow to reduce algal blooms

4/12/2017

MacTiernan; Dawson; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Environment; Water

Grants drive landcare and environmental work across WA

3/12/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Ironman event secures funding until 2020

1/12/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Country areas enriched by sporting events support

29/11/2017

Logan

Emergency Services

Bushfire mitigation funding available for high-risk priority local governments

24/11/2017

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Regional WA short-changed on black spot funding

24/11/2017

McGowan; Papalia; MacTiernan

Premier; Defence Issues; Regional Development

Support available for South-West small and medium businesses

23/11/2017

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

Summit forges pathway to innovation economy in regional WA

23/11/2017

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Margaret River Gourmet Escape contract renewed for a further year

17/11/2017

Murray; MacTiernan

Sport and Recreation; Regional Development

Funding to put Collie Motorplex on road to national accreditation

17/11/2017

Tinley

Housing

Seniors housing project in Manjimup hits another milestone

6/11/2017

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; Water

$15 million water treatment plant to secure Bunbury's water supply

6/11/2017

Ellery; Dawson

Education and Training; Disability Services

Investment gives greater access to College Row hydrotherapy pool

5/11/2017

Cook

Mental Health

Doors wide open for methamphetamine peer support in Bunbury

3/11/2017

Kelly

Water

Busselton Water welcomes new board appointments

31/10/2017

Saffioti; Murray

Lands; Seniors and Ageing

Collie's ValleyView Residence upgrades one step closer

30/10/2017

Tinley

Youth

Innovative ideas shared at Youth Politics Hackathon

27/10/2017

McGurk

Community Services; Women's Interests

Funding support for regional childcare services

25/10/2017

Tinley

Housing

State seeks partners to boost affordable housing near Bunbury

24/10/2017

Dawson; MacTiernan

Environment; Regional Development

Replacement of historic pedestrian bridge

24/10/2017

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Games champions in the South-West to inspire and empower