Media Statements

For Region: Wheatbelt

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

10/05/2018

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Growing regional WA: Budget boost for jobs in the regions

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

4/05/2018

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Mines and Petroleum

New Kwinana lithium refinery to create more WA jobs

2/05/2018

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New Northam Grains Research Facilities boost WA scientific capacity

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

30/04/2018

Kelly

Water

East Midlands water investigation digs in to address water needs and climate change

24/04/2018

Saffioti; Roberts

Transport; Road Safety

Work starts on new passing lanes for Indian Ocean Drive

24/04/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Work underway on two key Great Northern Highway upgrades

10/04/2018

Saffioti

Transport

Regional airports receive funding boost for upgrades

4/04/2018

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

The Lighthouse Girl shines a spotlight on regional Anzac Centenary commemorations

27/03/2018

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Agriculture and Food

Agricultural Region Freight Strategy to boost freight efficiency

23/03/2018

Saffioti

Planning

Perth and Peel at 3.5million plans the future

22/03/2018

Papalia

Racing and Gaming; Small Business

Extended Easter Sunday trading for regional liquor stores

20/03/2018

Wyatt

Energy

Ground-breaking of Northam Solar Farm project

16/03/2018

McGurk; MacTiernan

Community Services; Regional Development

New approach in the Wheatbelt to secure childcare future

16/03/2018

Cook

Health

Redevelopments finished in Dalwallinu and Wongan Hills

7/03/2018

Wyatt

Energy

Emu Downs Solar Farm to power WA households

7/03/2018

MacTiernan; Kelly

Regional Development; Innovation and ICT

Innovation fund to drive regional jobs

7/03/2018

Cook

Health

Wheatbelt Health Service redevelopments complete

23/02/2018

Templeman; MacTiernan

Local Government; Regional Development

Training for elected members builds country local government capacity

22/02/2018

Cook

Health

Wheatbelt patients benefit from infrastructure investment

16/02/2018

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Rural women driving job-creating business ideas

13/02/2018

Kelly

Water

Important upgrades to secure Dalwallinu’s water supply

9/02/2018

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Country athletes helped to travel and train

23/01/2018

Logan

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for WA communities after Cyclone Joyce

16/01/2018

Templeman; MacTiernan

Local Government; Regional Development

Funding to build stronger regional communities

22/12/2017

Johnston

Commerce and Industrial Relations

'David and Goliath' battle for Perth's cheapest fuel site for 2017