Media Statements

For Region: Wheatbelt

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

8/08/2022

Kelly

Water

Funding to help secure water supplies in eastern Wheatbelt communities

8/08/2022

Kelly

Water

Funding to help secure water supplies in Great Southern and Southern Wheatbelt communities

8/08/2022

Kelly

Water

Funding to help secure water supplies in Mid-West and northern Wheatbelt communities

24/06/2022

MacTiernan; Carey

Agriculture and Food; Lands

Satellite mapping helps farmers drill down on pastures

24/06/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

New buildings at Gingin District High School officially open

8/06/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

AEGIC funding to grow market share for local grains

31/05/2022

Ellery

Education and Training

New Managing Director appointed for Central Regional TAFE

13/05/2022

McGurk

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence

New family and domestic violence counselling service for young people in Rockingham and Northam

12/05/2022

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

Strong State Budget securing the Wheatbelt’s future

4/05/2022

Ellery

Employment and Training

$9.9 million expansion at historical Muresk Institute

2/05/2022

Saffioti

Transport

Program to improve heavy vehicle rest areas now underway

1/04/2022

Kelly

Water

Funding to improve water supplies in Wheatbelt communities

31/03/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Strategic industry collaboration another step forward for WA’s carbon farming industry

30/03/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Emerging leaders drive sustainable Wheatbelt communities

23/03/2022

Dawson

Emergency Services

Joint media statement - Disaster assistance for farming communities in WA’s Wheatbelt

16/03/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Funding to support on-farm bushfire recovery coordination

15/03/2022

Carey

Housing

Factory homes help speed up delivery of social housing in regional WA

25/02/2022

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New voucher program to help farmers seize carbon opportunities

22/02/2022

Carey

Lands

Civil engineering company invests in Northam manufacturing hub

4/02/2022

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Wheatbelt RED Grants driving local diversification

27/01/2022

McGowan; Sanderson

Premier; Health

Masks mandatory in Wheatbelt and Great Southern from 6pm tonight

24/01/2022

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Construction underway on new Hotham River Bridge

17/01/2022

Whitby

Environment

Dryandra Woodland is Western Australia’s newest national park

9/12/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New pasture option to maximise production and resilience

26/11/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Sustainability superheroes recognised at Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities 2021 Awards

26/11/2021

Kelly

Water

Community water supply grant delivers water for public open space in Yuna

25/11/2021

Punch

Seniors and Ageing

2021 WA Seniors Awards winners announced

23/11/2021

Cook

Health

New alliance to transform health care delivery in regional WA

4/11/2021

Kelly

Water

Wheatbelt towns to receive over $230,000 in community water supply grants

2/11/2021

Saffioti

Transport

Rail safety program for regions extended

2/11/2021

Kelly

Water

Support provided to Water Corporation customers in Bruce Rock

18/10/2021

Johnston

Energy

Registrations of interest open for WA’s first disconnected microgrid

13/09/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

Growing a sustainable Wheatbelt workforce

10/09/2021

Ellery

Education and Training

McGowan Government’s TAFE investment delivers for Wheatbelt

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

31/08/2021

Cook

Health

New paramedics boost ambulance services in the Wheatbelt and Pilbara

27/08/2021

Saffioti

Transport

$5 million program to revegetate Wheatbelt and support local jobs

25/08/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

$4 million R&D investment to support sheep industry

13/08/2021

Cook

Health

Regional WA hospitals set to get three brand new CT scanners

4/08/2021

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Valiant variety to rev up WA’s grainbelt

27/07/2021

McGowan

Premier

State Government supports inaugural Merredin Festival

20/07/2021

Sanderson

Environment

Plan for vast Wheatbelt Region

1/07/2021

Cook

Health

Boddington, Dalwallinu and Wongan Hills ED upgrades have begun

25/06/2021

Carey

Housing

Regional communities to benefit from WA’s largest ever social housing maintenance program

24/06/2021

Saffioti

Transport

$14 million of improvements to heavy vehicle rest areas across WA

23/06/2021

Whitby

Emergency Services

$2.2 million emergency services complex for Gingin

20/06/2021

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Emergency Services

Help available for Cyclone Seroja devastated communities

10/06/2021

McGowan

Premier

McGowan Government delivering important community projects in the Wheatbelt

3/06/2021

Johnston

Energy

Funding and new power solutions for Cyclone Seroja recovery

19/05/2021

Johnston

Energy

Western Australia’s biggest wind farm officially opens

29/04/2021

Templeman; MacTiernan

Tourism; Regional Development

Competitors set to rise to occasion at ballooning championships

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