Media Statements

For Region: Wheatbelt

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

20/04/2021

Carey; Buti

Local Government; Sport and Recreation

Shire of York off-road vehicle area receives funding boost

20/04/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Cyclone Seroja recovery efforts continue throughout disaster area

19/04/2021

Johnston; Kelly

Energy; Water

Financial relief for cyclone affected Western Australians

17/04/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following WA flooding

2/02/2021

Dawson

Environment

Proposed Helena and Aurora Ranges National Park one step closer

2/02/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Watersmart Farms funding to drive on-farm desalination

29/01/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

$6.3 million funding injection to bring high-speed broadband to the grainbelt

25/01/2021

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Technology and innovation boost for Community Resource Centres

20/12/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

McGowan Government delivering Wi-Fi to the Prospector train

17/12/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Next tranche of Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Network projects announced

15/12/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Science Partnerships to boost WA grains research capacity

10/12/2020

Dawson

Environment

Green light for Green Jobs

8/12/2020

McGurk

Community Services

Target 120 to turn young lives around in Port Hedland and Northam

5/12/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Wheatbelt REDs growing local industry

28/11/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Summer swimming on the cards in Southern Cross with new $5.65 million aquatic centre

24/11/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Technology grants for Community Resource Centres

21/10/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

State Government contributes $85,000 to enrich country sport

13/10/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Report into Shire of Toodyay handed down

8/10/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Recovery Budget delivers relief for Wheatbelt families and drives economic activity

8/10/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Recovery Budget delivers relief for regional families and drives economic activity

25/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Community to shape future of cycling in Avon and Central Coast

24/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Business case to be prepared for Tier 3 grain lines

17/09/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

WA Recovery Plan progresses with architect appointed for Northam TAFE upgrade

7/09/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - First shovel-ready WA project complete on Great Eastern Highway

24/08/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Goodlands digital infrastructure upgrade testament to local farmer’s tenacity

6/08/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Wheatbelt training facilities overhauled to meet industry need

6/08/2020

McGowan; Ellery; MacTiernan

Premier; Education and Training; Agriculture and Food

McGowan Government invests in skills for vital agricultural sector

6/08/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan; Ellery

Premier; Regional Development; Education and Training

Plan for Wheatbelt unveiled as part of WA Recovery Plan

4/08/2020

Cook

Health

State-of-the-art Northam Health Service officially opened following $42 million redevelopment

27/07/2020

Wyatt

Lands

$116 million affordable land package driving growth in the Wheatbelt

24/07/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Wheatbelt aged accommodation supporting regional communities

24/07/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Digital connectivity boost to speed up the Wheatbelt

24/07/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Merredin DPIRD RD&I upgrade heralds next generation of dryland agricultural research

29/06/2020

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Agriculture and Food

Agricultural freight strategy sets course for future freight needs in WA

24/06/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Completed upgrades north of Muchea make Great Northern Highway even greater

22/06/2020

Saffioti

Transport

$10 million to improve road safety on two major freight roads

5/06/2020

Templeman

Heritage

Bruce Rock’s ‘living memorial’ and garden heritage listed

1/06/2020

Cook

Health

State-of-the-art operating theatres open at Northam Health Campus

22/05/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

$111 million investment in critical regional programs

25/04/2020

Cook

Health

TeleChemotherapy comes to Narrogin and Broome

9/04/2020

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Funding to continue support for regional arts community

20/03/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance following severe WA storms

25/02/2020

Johnston

Energy

New technology for WA’s electricity network

21/02/2020

Kelly; MacTiernan

Water; Agriculture and Food

Water deficiency declared in the shires of Dumbleyung and Kent

19/02/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Network upgrades trucking along

14/02/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Boost for manufacturing, agriculture in Wheatbelt

5/02/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

CEOs appointed to Wheatbelt, Gascoyne Development Commissions

30/01/2020

Kelly

Youth

Lotterywest grant to help disadvantaged students get to school

29/01/2020

Logan

Emergency Services

$5.5 million assistance for local governments to mitigate bushfire risks

23/01/2020

Ellery; Wyatt

Education and Training; Aboriginal Affairs

New program to support Aboriginal staff to become teachers

12/12/2019

Kelly

Water

$6 million investment in Northam, Wagin and Gnowangerup’s wastewater network

4/12/2019

Johnston

Energy

Badgingarra Solar Farm officially opens

7/11/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Restrictions on movement of oversize agricultural vehicles eased

1/11/2019

Cook

Health

Merredin Health Service and Mukinbudin Health Centre officially opened

17/10/2019

Kelly

Water

Kondinin, Hyden and Karlgarin benefit from $15.2 million water supply upgrade

17/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Nominations open for 2020 WA Rural Women’s Award

16/08/2019

Johnston

Energy

Drone trial to inspect faults in regional areas

8/08/2019

Kelly

Water

Household water flow restrictions in Agricultural region decline 75 per cent

26/07/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Upgrades to kick off at Wheatbelt agricultural research facility

10/07/2019

Logan

Sport and Recreation

McGowan Government breaks ground on Toodyay Sports Precinct

1/07/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Toodyay’s Duke Street footbridge to receive $145,000 upgrade

21/06/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

Premier officially opens Iluka Resources’ Cataby mine

19/06/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Cutting-edge FarmSmarts showcased at Muresk Institute

5/06/2019

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

Efficiency-boosting plan for agricultural region freight released for comment

5/06/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Great Northern Highway upgrade reaches new milestone

30/05/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Northam Jobs and Skills Centre to boost opportunities for regional jobseekers

24/05/2019

Papalia; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Regional WA secures million-dollar event funding

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 the Wheatbelt 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

26/04/2019

Cook

Health

More public consultation announced on voluntary assisted dying

18/04/2019

Templeman

Local Government

Nominate an outstanding local government for achievement awards

10/04/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Internet of Things DecisionAg grants to drive agtech

3/04/2019

Cook

Health

Have your say on Western Australia’s voluntary assisted dying legislation

29/03/2019

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

$1.79 million set to revitalise Toodyay community recreation spaces

22/03/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Fairer deal secured for mobile black spot funding

22/02/2019

Kelly

Water

Upgrades to secure Dalwallinu’s water supply are complete

19/02/2019

Cook

Health

Smooth transition to new emergency department at Northam

23/01/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Growth opportunities continue north of Perth

23/01/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Traineeship call for regional areas

27/12/2018

Papalia

Tourism

Federer’s desert hit-out a promotional pinnacle for WA

5/12/2018

Templeman

Heritage

Church bells toll for Toodyay heritage listing

30/11/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Safer Great Northern Highway a step closer

29/11/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Safer bridges on the way for WA’s Albany Highway

23/11/2018

Cook

Health

Official opening of Williams Health Centre

24/10/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New pasture species a boost for sheep industry

10/10/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Grants bridge digital divide in South-West

3/10/2018

McGowan

Premier

Shire of York’s Avon Park to be revitalised with $366,071 grant

3/10/2018

McGowan

Premier

McGowan Government supporting next generation of Wheatbelt sports stars

3/10/2018

McGowan

Premier

McGowan Government invests millions to upgrade Wheatbelt roads

4/09/2018

McGowan

Premier

Residential accommodation in Moora to remain open

9/08/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New agricultural education and research facility for Dalwallinu

2/08/2018

Cook

Health

Contemporary care at Kondinin and Corrigin health services

22/06/2018

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Puppet show pulls on heartstrings across Western Australia

13/06/2018

Ellery

Education and Training

WA’s first demonstration SMART Farm opens at Muresk Institute

30/05/2018

Roberts

Police; Road Safety

Funding for community and road safety initiatives in the Wheatbelt

16/05/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Funding ramped up for boating facilities

13/05/2018

Cook

Health

Wheatbelt palliative care nurse wins 2018 Nurse of the Year

10/05/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Growing regional WA: Boost for jobs and services in the Wheatbelt