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New WA Police plane to help stop pursuits39388Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statementshtml22/01/2017 3:01:53 AM2017-01-22T03:00:00Za New high-tech police plane will help officers end pursuits quickly and safely Plane can also be used in land and sea searches and targeting crime hotspots Plane equipped with infra-red, high-tech mapping, video transmitting and motion detection The Liberal National Government has equipped WA Police Air Wing with a new plane kitted out with a range of high-tech equipment to help in critical incidents including pursuits. Deputy Premier and Police Minister Liza Harvey said an advanced mapping system allowed real time footage to be overlayed with relevant mapping data such as street names, assisting with accurately plotting offender and police movements. "Information of police vehicle locations is transmitted to the aircraft and overlayed on the mapping system, which greatly increases the co-ordination of strategies to help end the pursuit quickly and safely," Ms Harvey said. The Deputy Premier said the plane was also decked out with infra-red and motion detection to help detect vehicles, offenders and missing people. "The motion detection system identifies objects which may not be visible to the naked eye. It is particularly suited for search and rescue operations but can also be used to identify offenders evading police," she said. The plane is also equipped with the latest video equipment which allows an incident to be recorded, overlayed with the mapping data and sent back to the Police Operations Centre in real time, ensuring timely and accurate risk assessments and decisions can be made. "This new addition to police resources will increase safety to the community and police by providing greater control and oversight of pursuit incidents, leading to the implementation of a safe strategy to end the pursuit and apprehend the offender," Ms Harvey said. "The Liberal National Government is committed to making communities safer through tough laws and providing police with the resources they need to combat crime and anti-social behaviour." Fact File The GA8 Airvan has been fully operational since October 2016 and has completed a total of 363 tasks resulting in the successful apprehension of 102 offenders (primarily for volume crime offences) and assisted with the management of 29 pursuit-related incidents The cost of the plane and equipment was $3.2 million Deputy Premier and Police Minister's office - 6552 5900
Elizabeth Quay a boost to State economy39386Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statementshtml22/01/2017 1:13:54 AM2017-01-22T01:00:00Za $2.9 billion in direct economic impact for Western Australia Elizabeth Quay will create an average of 543 jobs each year through to 2026 Elizabeth Quay retailers are selling 6,000 pizzas a month and 7,000 scoops, or one tonne, of ice cream every week, supporting visitor data which shows the community has embraced Perth's newest waterfront destination. Planning Minister Donna Faragher also said since it opened in late December, the Elizabeth Quay Carousel had sold more than 10,000 tickets and there had been a substantial increase in ferry patronage with 86,239 boardings in December 2016 compared with 39,865 for the same month in 2015. "New data shows more than 6.6 million people have visited the quay since opening and several successful businesses have emerged offering new experiences for locals and visitors," Mrs Faragher said. "Business investment is traditionally a key driver of growth in WA and projects such as Elizabeth Quay provide invaluable economic benefits and provide essential jobs, new business opportunities and attract investment in our State." New economic modelling shows Western Australia will reap an impressive return on its investment in Elizabeth Quay. An assessment of the project by Deloitte Access Economics showed Elizabeth Quay will have a direct economic impact in excess of $2.9 billion in private construction and tourism expenditure, and create hundreds of jobs each year. "This report demonstrates the value of investment by the State Government in major projects such as Elizabeth Quay, which have already contributed millions of dollars to WA's economy and are expected to contribute billions more," the Minister said. "Construction is well underway on new hotels and residential apartment towers, and it is predicted Elizabeth Quay will directly create an average of 543 jobs across Western Australia each year, reaching a peak of 962 jobs in 2022-23. The project is also estimated to contribute a cumulative $637 million to gross State product by 2025-26." The modelling estimates Elizabeth Quay could boost tourism expenditure in WA by a total of $348 million by 2025-26. Fact File Deloitte's economic impact assessment considered capital works, operating expenditure, construction costs and tourism-related expenditure, as well as flow-on benefits to the State economy Visitor numbers are collected using Wi-Fi data with measures in place to count mobile phones only once each day and account for visitors without mobile phones Minister's office - 6552 5300
Edgewater Station car park benefits commuters39355Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statements0html21/01/2017 3:30:07 AM2017-01-21T03:30:00Za Multi-storey car park at Edgewater train station to open Project generated about 70 jobs Facility to provide 560 extra parking bays The Liberal National Government has delivered on another election commitment with the opening of the new multi-storey car park at Edgewater Station. Transport Minister Bill Marmion said the project, originally budgeted at $29.5 million, had been delivered for less than $26 million thanks to a competitive tendering environment. "We committed to this project at the last election and are proud to deliver it under budget," Mr Marmion said. "Construction of the new facility has generated 70 jobs and forms another part of the Liberal National Government's infrastructure development plan, which is committed to providing jobs now and into the future for West Australians. "Growth in the northern suburbs has resulted in increased demand for parking along the Joondalup Line - this new car park will add more than 560 extra parking bays, taking the total number of bays to 1,454 at this station. "Providing more parking at Edgewater is part of this Government's broader commitment to integrated, smart transport solutions. "We are encouraging commuters to complete at least part of their journey using public transport to take pressure off our road system and reduce traffic congestion." With the completion of the car park and 2,000 more bays at the Aubin Grove Station scheduled to be opened in April 2017, the Liberal National Government has added more than 8,900 parking spaces to the rail network since 2008. Fact File Construction of the car park's ground plus two-deck structure began in late 2015 On an average weekday, 1,900 passengers board at Edgewater Station In 2015 there were almost 17 million passenger boardings on the Joondalup Line More than 2,700 bays have been added at stations along the Joondalup Line since 2008 Car park part of Liberal National Government $8.2 billion investment in transport infrastructure Weekday commuters using the car park will only pay $2 per bay, per day. Weekend parking is free Parking is free for ACROD permit holders parking in accessible bays Minister's office - 6552 6800
New appointments for key infrastructure committee39354Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statements5100html20/01/2017 7:57:13 AM2017-01-20T07:50:00Za ​Two new industry members for infrastructure planning committee The chief executive officer of the Committee for Perth and the former chairman of the National Transport Commission have been appointed to the State's key infrastructure planning committee. Planning Minister Donna Faragher said Marion Fulker and Greg Martin had been appointed as professional representatives to the Western Australian Planning Commission's Infrastructure Coordinating Committee for two-year terms. Mrs Faragher said the new appointments would bring significant industry experience and knowledge to the critical, State-wide infrastructure planning work of the committee and acknowledged the need for increased industry representation. Ms Fulker was widely known as a strong advocate for the future development of Perth. "As CEO of the Committee for Perth, Ms Fulker has worked to bring about change that will impact positively on the prosperity, sustainability, diversity and amenity of Perth," the Minister said. "She is also a former executive director with the Urban Development Institute of Australia (WA) and has a wide range of experience on conservation, heritage and infrastructure development issues for both State and local governments." Mr Martin has considerable State and Federal government experience and currently works in private practice. He has had a long and distinguished career as a senior public servant, including as commissioner for Main Roads and the director general of the Department for Planning and Infrastructure. "More recently, Mr Martin served as chairman of the National Transport Commission so he will bring a diverse set of skills and knowledge to this infrastructure advisory role," Mrs Faragher said. The Minister thanked outgoing member Dean Davidson for his contribution and announced all other Infrastructure Coordinating Committee members had been reappointed. Fact File The ICC advises the WAPC on planning for the provision of physical and community infrastructure across WA The full list of ICC members can be found at http//www.planning.wa.gov.au Minister's office - 6552 5300
Government ICT contracts to deliver savings39346Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statements5940html20/01/2017 6:39:03 AM2017-01-20T06:35:00Za ​Government ICT infrastructure contracts awarded Contracts to generate annual savings of $65-$80 million The Liberal National Government has awarded the contracts to supply information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure as a service to the whole-of-government, for the next five years. Innovation Minister Bill Marmion said the contracts would deliver savings under the GovNext-ICT program, a key part of the Liberal National Government's Digital WA ICT Strategy launched in May 2016. "The contracts with Atos, Datacom and NEC will save an estimated $65 to $80 million annually in ICT infrastructure expenditure as the Government moves to a regime where agencies only pay for what they use," Mr Marmion said. Under the new arrangement, all government agencies will purchase through one contract where three vendors will continuously compete to sell their ICT infrastructure services, reducing procurement costs and delays for both government and suppliers. "We expect innovation to thrive under this arrangement through the stimulation of local industry, which in turn will ensure diversity of supply," the Minister said. "The GovNext-ICT contract enables agencies to have access to the latest and greatest technological offerings to assist with improving their online service delivery presence. "Suppliers will be delivering services locally using local and, in some cases, national providers." Other ICT services, such as application support and project management services, will continue to be delivered under the existing common use arrangements the Government has in place with local suppliers. Mr Marmion said the more robust ICT procurement regime would enable a cost-effective roll-out of Digital WA, a strategy that aimed for 70 per cent of transactions with Government to be done online by 2020. "Digital WA will transform the way services are delivered by the public sector, improving service delivery to all West Australians," he said. Fact File 56 expressions of interest were received for the ICT contracts Government has a five-year option to extend the arrangement with service providers To view the Digital WA Western Australian Government ICT Strategy, visit http//gcio.wa.gov.au/initiatives/digital-wa-state-ict-strategy/ Further information about the GovNext-ICT program is available at http//gcio.wa.gov.au/initiatives/govnext-ict/ Minister's office - 6552 6800
Port Hedland respite house construction begins39299Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statements1990html20/01/2017 6:30:08 AM2017-01-20T06:30:00Za ​Housing Minister turns first sod on construction of Pilbara holiday respite facility Local community acknowledged for significant contribution to the project People with disability across the Pilbara to benefit from respite facility Housing Minister Brendon Grylls today marked the start of construction of a holiday respite home for people with disability and their families, living in the Pilbara. Mr Grylls turned the first sod on the Cooke Point site where the $2.8 million facility would be built in Port Hedland. The Minister said the start of construction was the culmination of strong, passionate local advocacy and, once completed, the facility would meet a need, long demonstrated in the region. The two-stage project will provide a four-bedroom, two-bathroom house, a multi-purpose amenities building, and a three-bedroom, two-bathroom house, all fully accessible. The first stage is expected to be completed by the end of this year. "This affirms the Liberal National Government's commitment to supporting people with disability across our State, including in regional Western Australia," Mr Grylls said. The local community has contributed to the model and design of the property, including through a local community liaison group. Disability Services Minister Donna Faragher said the facility would incorporate flexible design options and uses, and would be available for day activities and overnight respite. "It will be close to the beach and will be somewhere that people with disability, their families and carers can take a break on the coast," Mrs Faragher said. The development is being managed by the Disability Services Commission and the Housing Authority. The facility will be operated by local disability sector organisation, Empowering People in Communities. Fact File The development is being built on a 2,225sqm site The design was developed as a result of local consultation and with the support of the local community Thomas Building will construct stage one of the project Housing Minister's office - 6552 6100 Disability Services Minister's office - 6552 5300
Grants kickstart WA Youth Week events39294Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statements3160html20/01/2017 5:00:28 AM2017-01-20T05:00:00Za ​Liberal National Government grants support 65 events across WA National Youth Week WA runs from April 1-9, 2017 A range of grants have been awarded to deliver events and activities across the length and breadth of Western Australia during this year's National Youth Week WA celebrations. Youth Minister Paul Miles today announced 65 local governments and community organisations would receive funding for events that celebrated the positive contributions of young people to local communities. "National Youth Week is the single biggest annual celebration of young people in Australia and a major event on the WA youth calendar," Mr Miles said. "It is a chance for young West Australians to showcase their creativity, demonstrate their leadership skills and to have some fun. "Funding has also been granted to events that raise important issues of concern to young people and explore solutions. "I am delighted that the Liberal National Government has been able to once again lend its support to these events." Among this year's events will be a Junior Masterchef workshop in Bencubbin, a hackathon at The University of Western Australia, and a Zorb and Zen Day in the Shire of Cranbrook. "The sheer diversity of the projects, from sport and art to mental health and social support, is a wonderful testament to the range of skills and interests shown by young people," the Minister said. This year, the National Youth Week WA opening event will be held in the City of Greater Geraldton with a Youth Week festival and concert on the foreshore on April 1. Fact File National Youth Week WA is presented by Propel Youth Arts in partnership with the Department of Local Government and Communities The National Youth Week grants are jointly funded by the State and Commonwealth governments For more information on this year's National Youth Week WA grant recipients, visit https//www.dlgc.wa.gov.au Minister's office - 6552 6600 Organisation Project nameAmount approvedProject description RegionShire of Shark BayNational Youth Week - Beatboxing Workshops$1,000The Shire of Shark Bay will engage a beatboxer to work with the youth to produce local beatbox music. There will be workshops that include the development of beatboxing music, lyrics, rhythm and working as a team to produce a song to be performed for the community. Workshops and lyrics will have an anti-bullying focus. Young people from the Shark Bay Youth Group were consulted around the type of skills they would like to develop.GascoyneEscare Inc.B-Ball Battle Sundowner$1,000Escare is hosting a basketball competition using a beatball program. The program uses a three-on-three, round robin, 'knockout' competition with music and food. Young people are invited to form teams focusing on physical activity, education, health and positive mentoring. The event is being held near a new skate park youth precinct, which it is hoped will promote and encourage the transition into local community sport. Youth from various groups and organisations were consulted about the event and they will also be assisting in preparing food, promotion of the event and refereeing the games.GoldfieldsShire of CranbrookZorb and Zen Day$1,000The Shire of Cranbrook will host a free youth focused event that advocates health, wellness and an active lifestyle. The day will include activities that encourage teamwork, connectivity and sessions that target mental wellness. Youth were consulted around the type of event and activities they would like to hold and participate in. Great SouthernBroome Youth and Families Hub Inc.Broome Youth Awards$1,000The Broome Youth and Families Hub will assist in hosting the Broome Youth Awards 2017 to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of young people in the community. There will be 10 award categories including Sport/Recreation, Education and Leadership. Young people will be engaged in the planning, implementation and evaluation of the event with local young artists performing at the awards as well as MC-ing the event.KimberleyLife Without BarriersBroome Youth Week Awards 2017$1,000Life without Barriers will host the Broome Youth Week Awards following the success of the event in 2016. The awards recognise the achievements of young people from across the Kimberley in several areas including Cultural Leadership, Young Carers and Disability. The awards are promoted across the region and are co-hosted with the Broome Youth and Family Hub. Youth are involved in the planning of the event with winners being publically recognised and given support from local organisations to assist them in achieving their goals.KimberleyAustralian Red Cross SocietyTeam Sports Challenge and Youth Expo$1,000The Australian Red Cross Society's Broome office is hosting a day where young people can attend and register a team to compete in one of four sports which include soccer, Frisbee, volleyball and Terror Tag. Stalls run by youth and community organisations will also be at the event. More than 100 young people were surveyed and have strongly influenced the design of this event.KimberleyShire of BroomeYouth Week Mural$1,000The Shire of Broome Youth Advisory Council will work with other young people to paint a mural in celebration of National Youth Week. Workshops will be held with a street artist to assist young people with design and art skills. The concept and content will be guided by the engaged young people. The focus is on engaging youth and is a priority project in the Shire's Public Art Masterplan.KimberleyMidland Information, Debt & Legal Advocacy Service Inc.Youth with a Disability Forum$990The Midland Information, Debt & Legal Advocacy Service (MIDLAS) will collaborate with young people with disability from various cultural backgrounds to hold a forum during Youth Week to discuss current issues/concerns surrounding youth with disability. The session aims to brainstorm strategies on how services can more effectively engage and encourage self-advocacy and supported decision making. MIDLAS legal volunteers will assist in planning the forum.North-east metroDungeon Youth Centre Inc.Dungeon's Great Big Ball Bonanza$1,000The Dungeon Youth Centre is hosting a fair day with sports-based activities that include bubble soccer and an obstacle course. The activities are supportive of youth from diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds that will assist in promoting acceptance, active citizenship and strengthening the relationship between the centre and young people. Young people were encouraged to vote on various options and have provided their ideas and thoughts into the event.North-east metroCity of SwanYouth Week '17 Celebrate$1,000The City of Swan in partnership with Skateboarding WA will host a series of eight skate clinics and mini competitions from September 2016 until Youth Week 2017. The final competition and event will showcase skills and talents of the young people who have participated and will include a DJ/entertainment, barbecue and market stalls of stakeholders who deliver youth-related services within the City of Swan. A leadership group of young people have had full responsibility for the planning of the skate competition which includes transport, catering and identification and liaising with stallholders.North-east metroSwan City Youth Service Inc.4 Elements$1,000The Swan City Youth Service will host the '4 Elements' event where young people will be educated on the four elements of hip-hop dance. There will be workshops in the lead up to the event to assist young people to plan, design and prepare for the event that helps to gain confidence and self-esteem. The workshops will be conducted by facilitators with assistance from the Swan City Youth Service youth workers. A committee of young people will assist in organising the event and promotion.North-east metroWestern Australian Substance Users Association Inc.teSTIng, teSTIng, ABC$1,000The Western Australian Substance Users Association will hold an event that offers STI and BBV testing for under 25s. The event will include targeted harm reduction messages around the transmission of STI/BBVs and will have support from specialist youth agencies to facilitate activities and provide information. The event will include lunch and show bags in a youth friendly and fun environment. Young people will be engaged to assist with identification and facilitation of activities, advertising materials, meal planning and cooking, and distribution of resources on the day.North-east metroParkerville Children and Youth Care Inc.Swan Volume$1,000Parkerville Children and Youth Care will present 'Swan Volume', a youth led event that will provide an opportunity for six local bands to showcase their music to a live audience. The event will be drug and alcohol-free with a music mentor on site to offer guidance and tips around performances. The Seen and Heard CREW youth volunteers will provide a display about volunteering and promote how people can join. Relevant health information will be available and promoted to raise awareness of healthy lifestyle choices. Young people will be involved in all stages of planning, organising, delivery and evaluation of the event.North-east metroEdmund Rice Centre MirrabookaEdmund Rice Community Sports Festival$1,000The Edmund Rice Centre Mirrabooka is hosting a sports festival to showcase five sports to the community. It aims to engage all young people by participating in the different sporting activities on the day and providing pathways to sporting teams, clubs and programs. Young people will plan the timeline of events and assisting with set up and catering tasks.North-west metroCity of JoondalupDefeat the Beat$1,000The City of Joondalup will host a music competition for young artists who can enter to perform on stage with a chance to take home prizes including studio time and photo shoots. Young people will assist in planning the event and express themselves through music performances. The event will actively engage young people in a positive recreational and social activity aimed at relieving boredom and providing new learning experiences.North-west metroTown of Mosman ParkCelebrate YOUth$1,000The Town of Mosman Park will host the Celebrate YOUth event. Members of the Mosman Park Youth Advisory Council will be involved in the planning, organisation and running of the event. Members will liaise with community organisations to invite young leaders to attend, arrange for a guest speaker and manage the venue and catering. The event aims to acknowledge the role of young people in the community and to form strong networks to assist in sparking new ideas and solutions to community issues.North-west metroMission AustraliaNational Youth Week 2OH!17$1,000Mission Australia will work with the Youth at Risk Network Action group (YARN) to host an event that embraces and celebrates youth culture and unity. Activities will include a music competition, open mic, performances by established artists, skate deck, art and community stalls and a barbecue. Young people will be invited to attend one of the YARN structured meetings to provide input and feedback on the implementation of the event. They will also be able to participate in workshops and rehearsals in the lead up to the event, be invited to be a 'youth leader' on the day and given responsibilities that empower and promote a sense of unity and community.North-west metroYouth Focus Inc.Superhero YOUth$1,000Youth Focus, in partnership with Zero2Hero and their volunteers will host an event as part of Youth Week to raise awareness about youth mental health. The event will be held at Curtin University and includes entertainment, food and relevant information stalls that support the beginnings of conversations. Young people are engaged in the planning stages with support from Youth Focus and Zero2Hero staff, and will also volunteer their time on the day.North-west metroCity of WannerooWannaThrive$1,000The City of Wanneroo will facilitate an expo to empower young people to thrive with the final format designed in partnership with young people. The expo will have stallholders and attendees from various agencies and organisations that will engage young people around areas of employment and training, recreation, mental health and young carer's information. Schools will support students to attend during school hours and the expo will be open for all from 3pm-6pm.North-west metroThe Salvation Army, Crossroads West, Transitional Support ServicePostcards Project$1,000The Salvation Army, Crossroads West, Transitional Support Service will host its sixth annual postcard project in celebration of National Youth Week. This year's project will incorporate the launch of a video that ran alongside last year's project and the launch of this year's project book. The project offers an anonymous State-wide medium for young people aged 14-25 years to contribute a positive message in a creative and innovative way. It is an ongoing community art project where people can mail in their messages on one side of a postcard. All postcards are put into a book and are given out for free to participating young people and organisations for National Youth Week, where the book is officially launched.North-west metroThe Duke of Edinburgh's Award in Australia (WA Division) IncYouth Forum Take 2/Youth Awards Ceremony$1,000The Duke of Edinburgh's Award WA Division will cement the previous learnings from the successful 2016 forums and host the Youth Forum Take 2 event during National Youth Week. The event will focus on growing the youth network, developing leadership skills and to recognise the achievements through an awards ceremony of young people and the contribution they make to their local communities. The organisation's youth leaders are involved in the designing of the program and will assist in facilitating sessions during the forum.North-west metroEnvoy Ltd.Roundtable Discussion Series - Climate change, trafficking, Immigration and Globalisation$650Envoy Ltd, will conduct the 'Foreign Affairs Up-Close' Roundtable Discussion Series on Climate Change, Human Trafficking, Immigration and Globalisation and Emerging Challenges in an International Development Project. The project will include a series of discussions with advocacy groups and academic experts. The aim of the project is to gather information on foreign affairs involving young people which will be compiled into a policy document and released to Parliamentary Committees and Members of the Public.North-west metroCity of MandurahNational Youth Week Celebrations$1,000The City of Mandurah will host a series of events and activities that will provide young people with an opportunity to engage in activities outside of their comfort zone. The activities include arts, sports and skill building and will be conducted in partnership with other local youth organisations. Opportunities will be given to young people to demonstrate performance skills and talents at the Centre Stage Youth Talent Showcase and Mandurah Masterpieces Art Workshops. Young people from the Peel Youth Reference Group and Peel Youth Medical Centre will assist by providing support to various activities.PeelShire of WaroonaWaroona Youth Action Event$1,000The Shire of Waroona will support the Waroona Youth Advisory Council (YAC) and Community Development Officers to host a free outdoor event incorporating activities that utilise the skate park and recreation centre. This includes BMX and skate demonstrations and workshops, various children's fun and games focusing on the promotion of physical activity, healthy living and mental health and wellbeing. Health related stallholders will be present and supported by the newly formed local youth group (Leos of Waroona) who will provide a sausage sizzle. The YAC are responsible for the planning, co-ordination and promotion of the event.PeelGP down south LtdThe Good Rap on Health$1,000GP down south, through the Peel Youth Medical Service Reference Group, is hosting an after-school health promotion activity during National Youth Week. The event involves a Perth-based hip-hop artist with lived experiences engaging young people in conversations around mental health, risky behaviours and how to seek help. Stalls and information will be available and promoted around the areas of sexual and mental health, and the message that it is ok to talk to others and seek support avenues. The youth reference group will be involved in determining key messages and the format of the event, promotion and be advocates for those who attend.PeelShire of MurrayStreet Chillz Drug Aware Youth Festival 2017$1,000The Shire of Murray will collaborate with young people to host the second Street Chillz Drug Aware Youth Festival 2017. The event activates the local youth hub with a Freestyle Now competition, urban art project and youth challenges. The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) will discuss local issues and ideas and be involved in the planning and delivery phase of the art element. The YAC will also continue to develop partnerships with local sporting groups and youth service providers.PeelHalls Head Community College P & CTHRIVE$1,000Halls Head Community College P & C will conduct the 'THRIVE' project. The organisation will run a series of activities including an outdoor movie, sausage sizzle and Youth Expo. The aim of the project is to promote services available to young people focusing on their health and wellbeing.PeelPerth Hills and Wheatbelt Band Inc.PHAWB Junior Workshop/Concert$1,000The Perth Hills and Wheatbelt Band plan to host a morning workshop for junior musicians to enable them to experience working with the band. A concert will be held in the afternoon to showcase the workshop participants and their music. Some youth are involved in mentoring roles and will assist in transporting some of the larger instruments to the venue and arranging promotion.South-east metroShire of KalamundaObstacle Ramble $1,000The Shire of Kalamunda will develop an event based around team building and resilience skills for young people through participation in an obstacle course/scavenger hunt. On completion, they will be invited to attend an activities zone which will have a free sausage sizzle, live youth musicians and activity stalls run by local community groups and youth volunteers. A National Youth Week committee will be created to assist in the planning and running of the event, which will include members of the Shire's own youth leadership program (U-Lead).South-east metroCity of ArmadaleArtbeat Armadale$1,000The City of Armadale will partner with local community and youth organisations to deliver the Artbeat festival. The event is alcohol, drug and violence free and will activate the Jull Street mall with pop-up spaces, stalls, entertainment, food, interactive art and activities. Through partnerships with local high schools and youth programs, consultation and co-designed workshops have taken place to showcase this event, which will celebrate local youth and provide a platform for their skills and enhance connections to their community.South-east metroCity of GosnellsLive Loud Youth Fest$1,000The City of Gosnells will host a festival that focuses on being yourself and living life to your fullest potential. A group of young people will be engaged to plan and implement an event which will be a mixture of workshops, carnival activities, stalls, food and music. The City's youth services team will work with three of the City's youth reference groups who will be involved in the planning, marketing, delivery, staffing and stage management. Young people will be provided with the DLGC youth participation kits to assist in working through the project process.South-east metroSowilo Community Inc.Youth Celebration$1,000Sowilo will run a different activity on the afternoon of each day of National Youth Week 2017. Activities include Jiu Jitsu, Cosplay, celebrating different cultures with food and cooking preparation, music and Laser Blaze. Young people will support the planning of the events, with those currently involved in each activity at school leading the activity preparation for the actual day.South-east metroCity of South PerthCity of South Perth Youth Week Activities$1,000The City of South Perth will celebrate and acknowledge local young people and their contribution within their own community by hosting a series of inclusive, drug and alcohol-free events. The events include a movie night, skateboard competition, upskilling workshops, and a Sunday Series day with youth bands, sporting events and a barbecue.South-east metroCity of BusseltonSouth West Youth Festival 2017$1,000The City of Busselton will co-ordinate a celebration of youth culture at the South West Youth Festival 2017. The event will be held at the new Busselton Youth Precinct and host the region's young people with live youth bands, DJs, art workshops and beach sport/activities. Mental health awareness and education towards current local issues will also be promoted. Youth from surrounding Youth Advisory Councils and Youth and Community Development trainees are involved in the planning and delivery of the event, which includes writing event applications and risk management strategies.South-WestEnable Southwest Inc.South West Youth Festival$1,000Enable Southwest will work collaboratively with their Youth Week organisation committee and the development teams from the shires of Busselton, Augusta-Margaret River, Capel and the City of Bunbury to organise the South West Youth Festival. The festival will showcase the talents of young people through live music, art workshops and fun sporting and interactive activities. Enable Southwest will deliver beach activities and a barbecue with a focus on inclusion for all abilities. The event will be held on the Busselton Foreshore with the Youth Week organisation committee being involved through planning, decision marketing, promotion and volunteering on the day.South-WestRelationships Australia (WA) Inc.Youth Week Festival$1,000Relationships Australia will support an organising committee of young people to form and deliver an event that features a creative obstacle course designed and run by the youth at a local sporting oval. The event will also feature arts, music and sport activities with the main aim of engaging youth and providing the opportunity to learn new skills, celebrate achievements and a commitment to the Bunbury community.South-WestShire of CollieMusic in the Park$1,000The Shire of Collie Music in the Park event will be a combined end of term Youth Week event tailored to the youth of Collie. It will be a drug and alcohol-free event with music targeted at youth. Young people will be able to perform their own music in conjunction with a DJ who will be hired for the event. The Shire is currently establishing a Youth Advisory Committee who it anticipates will assist with the promotion and marketing of the event and engaging the youth of Collie to attend.South-WestShire of ManjimupNational Youth Week 2017$1,000The Shire of Manjimup will host a free National Youth Week Festival. This collaborative event will provide activities delivered by different agencies with the Shire incorporating a circus workshop to this year's festival. The activity exposes young people to 'performing arts', a form of self-expression they would not normally experience in an environment that is dominated by football and team sports. Young people from the local high schools have provided feedback into what activities they would like to participate in at the festival and will be assisting in the promotion of the event.South-WestNorthcliffe Family Centre Inc.National Youth Week Festival$1,000The Northcliffe Family Centre youth group (NYTRO) will be providing a food tent at the Shire of Manjimup's annual National Youth Week festival. The festival is a day for young people living in rural and remote areas who are at risk and vulnerable due to isolation and limited opportunities. The young people will make pizzas, burgers, stuffed potatoes and a sausage sizzle, and are being supported and guided by a youth worker and volunteers.South-WestWalpole Community Resource Centre Inc.National Youth Week 2017$925The Walpole Community Resource Centre (CRC), as a member of the Shire of Manjimup's Youth network, will provide an activity at the annual National Youth Week festival. This year's activity will bring the drumming group 'Djembemoves' and a face painter to the festival. The activity is a way to learn self-awareness, listening skills and co-ordination of breathing and movement, and co-operation and patience. Young people from the local high schools have provided feedback into what activities they would like to participate in at the festival and will be assisting in promotion of the event.South-WestQuinninup Community Association Inc.National Youth Week 2017$1,000The Quinninup Community Association, as a member of the Shire of Manjimup's Youth Network, will provide an activity at the annual National Youth Week festival. The activity will be an artistic tie-dye workshop to provide balance between the physical activities that are being offered at the festival. Attendees will be able to create a tie-dye designed t-shirt or calico bag. Young people from the local high schools have provided feedback into what activities they would like to participate in at the festival and will be assisting in promotion of the event.South-WestPakistanis in Australia Inc.Youth for Fitness on Run$300Pakistanis in Australia are hosting a one-day outdoor picnic and games event at Binningup Beach. The primary purpose of the event is connecting youth from Indian subcontinents with each other due to social isolation from coming to Australia to study and re-settle with no family connections or support and limited finances. The activity has been planned in response to a youth group request who will plan and deliver all games and activities.South-WestUndalup Association Inc.Undalup Djeran Youth Event$1,000The Undalup Association in partnership with other local organisations such as Act-Belong-Commit and Mentally Health WA are hosting a youth event based around Aboriginal cultural traditions and activities to provide a sense of belonging. A subcommittee of young people will be involved in planning the event and activities which will include Aboriginal sand art and decorating wooden boomerangs.South-WestShire of Augusta-Margaret RiverSouth West Youth Festival$1,000The Shire of Augusta-Margaret River in partnership with the City of Busselton, Shire of Manjimup and Shire of Capel will deliver the Southwest Youth Festival on the Busselton Foreshore. Each contributor will facilitate different types of free events and activities which will include live music, skate competitions, kayaking, stalls and face painting. The event is planned, managed and delivered by young people from the different regions providing the opportunity for collaboration and having ownership over such an event. It is also hoped the day will provide the opportunity to strengthen ties and celebrate the value that youth can bring to their communities.South-WestShire of NannupNannup National Youth Week$1,000The Shire of Nannup will host the inaugural bubble soccer event to celebrate National Youth Week. The day will also include other activities such as a scavenger hunt through the golf course, a bouncy castle and sausage sizzle. All activities are ideas from the Nannup Youth Advisory Council who also researched the hire of the bubble soccer and will also co-ordinate the scavenger hunt.South-WestLamp Inc.DRUM IT - BEAT IT - FEEL IT$1,000Lamp Inc is hosting the Djambe drumming event which consists of two sessions and a free jamming session. This form of music is used for emotional regulation and connectedness in young people. The group undertook consultation with their youth clients around this event.South-WestShire of Harvey'Get Your Skates On' - National Youth Week 2017$900The Shire of Harvey's Recreation and Cultural Centre will host the 'Get Your Skates On' - National Youth Week 2017 project. Young people from the centre and the local school will be involved in planning and co-ordination of the project. Funding will be used to hire a DJ to promote the event.South-WestBrunswick Junction Community Resource Centre Inc.Glow Stick Wars$270The Brunswick Junction Community Resource Centre is aiming (through this event) to provide an opportunity for the local youth to actively participate in a social, physical and fun activity. The activity will take place over a one-hour period and the participants will be divided into two teams with the aim of trying to get the other teams' glow sticks and team flag. The event will conclude with a sausage sizzle and music. The idea came from consultation with the late night youth group (high school-aged program) who are involved in the planning and delivery of the event.South-WestTown of Victoria ParkPainting Performances with Phil Doncon$1,000The Town of Victoria Park is hosting two events with artist and performer Phil Doncon who uses art to assist youth in becoming more resilient, motivated and proactive. Young people from two local high schools will be invited to participate in the first session that specifically encourages participation from CaLD students and the second session being open to the broader Victoria Park young adult community.South-west metroGuild Of Undergraduates University of WANational Youth Week Hackathon$1,000The Guild Of Undergraduates University of WA are hosting an event that provides an opportunity for young people to utilise and develop skills and ideas in the areas of need and problems facing youth at risk. Participants will work in teams to develop and apply innovative solutions with an emphasis on incorporating technology to achieve social change. UWA students will be consulting with project partners and stakeholders to assist with the design and implementation phases of the project, and to assist in determining areas of need within the community.South-west metroThe Girls; Brigade Western Australia Inc.Beautiful You$1,000The Girls' Brigade Western Australia Inc will host a fun art event that includes a high tea for girls aged 12-25 years. The event includes a presentation by a speaker talking about true beauty, image and impact. The event will also include a Q & A session and compliments the Girls' Brigade worldwide theme of 'Empowered' with all girls able to access basic human needs. Current members will assist in delivery of the event, planning the agenda and co-ordination.South-west metroTherapy Focus IncSunflower Sunday$1,000Therapy Focus Inc are hosting their annual Sunflower Sunday event which invites the community to enjoy free entertainment and activities for people of all abilities. The event is primarily targeted at children and young people with activities aimed at encouraging greater inclusion and participation of people with disability. A number of the organisation's clients and their families volunteer to assist on the day, host activities and perform on stage.South-west metroThe University of Notre Dame AustraliaNDVN free BBQ to celebrate National Youth Week and Volunteering$1,000The University of Notre Dame Australia, in partnership with Edmund Rice Camps, will host a Notre Dame Volunteer Network (NDVN) free BBQ to celebrate National Youth Week and Volunteering. The celebration will provide an opportunity for young people to raise their profile at the barbecue. Young volunteers from the 'Notre Dame Volunteer Network' along with leaders from Edmund Rice Camps will be involved in planning and delivery of the event.South-west metroHyden Community Resource Centre IncAmazing Race$1,000The Hyden Community Resource Centre is hosting the 'Amazing Race' activity between the communities of Hyden and Kondinin. The day will be suitable for all abilities, cultures and ages from 12-25 and will test skills, provide fun, fitness and friendship. The race consists of group activities to encourage team building, leadership and problem solving. There will also be checkpoints with questions based around education, native plants, local history and sport. Young people will be involved in designing posters, assisting with lunch and cleaning up.WheatbeltShire of WyalkatchemWyalkatchem Fair$1,000The Shire of Wyalkatchem will host a school holiday fair that has evolved from youth consultation, which highlighted a need for locally based holiday activities. The day will include challenges, rides and circus workshops, as well as art/creative workshops.WheatbeltBruce Rock Community Resource Centre Inc.Girl Zone$860The Bruce Rock Community Resource Centre will host the 'Girl Zone' as part of the 'Bruce Rock Youth fest' week-long NYW event. The activity will involve age appropriate educational, motivational presentations and training sessions around hair and beauty tips and tricks. It is hoped to provide the attendees healthier lifestyle options, choices and inspiration. Young people were directly involved with the planning process and a specific plan developed in consultation with the main provider based around the girls' interests.WheatbeltShire of NarembeenNarembeen Survivor Camp Out$1,000The Shire of Narembeen is hosting a 'Survivor Camp Out' to encourage young people to get back to nature with no technology. There will be activities and challenges with the idea coming from consultation with the School Student Council who thought that physical and social aspects were important to the camp. Other activities will include bush cooking, camp fire building, an obstacle course and spotlight. Students will be arranging an advertising campaign and be responsible for running the games and challenges.WheatbeltShire of NarroginMovie and Mocktail Night$1,000The Shire of Narrogin will partner with Narrogin Senior High School and indigenous service providers to host events that open and close National Youth Week 2017. Following consultation with the local young people, the start of the week will open with an outdoor movie night and sausage sizzle, and close with a Mocktail Night supported by youth bands and a corroboree.WheatbeltShire of Lake GraceGenerational Challenge$1,000The Shire of Lake Grace is hosting a Generational Challenge with an aim of connecting young people and seniors through a series of 10 challenges around the town. Teams of two complete the 10 challenges during the school holidays which will give participants the opportunity to showcase talents, learn about the town's history and be creative and accepting of seniors in the community.WheatbeltShire of CuballingCuballing Youth Day$1,000The Shire of Cuballing will host a youth day which will be planned and run by local young people to assist in providing a feeling of acceptance in the local community and an avenue for meeting other young people. The event will be open to other surrounding towns and encourage participation by young people from different cultural backgrounds. Activities will include modified tennis, mini golf and football clinics that will encourage team building and physical activity in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.WheatbeltKondinin Community Resource CentreAmazing Race$1,000The Hyden Community Resource Centre will come together with the Kondinin CRC to host an 'Amazing Race' activity between the communities of Hyden and Kondinin. The day will consist of teams being challenged by a variety of tasks which will be educational as well as fun at various locations in the town. The day will test the teamwork of young people as well as mental aptitude and the ability to use both technology and orienteering skills. Young people will be involved in designing posters to advertise the event as well as cleaning up and input into the event activities.WheatbeltQuairading Community Resource CentreDebate Away$1,000The Quairading Community Resource Centre with the assistance of a debating expert, students and other young adults will have the opportunity to learn the basics of debating and put these skills into practice at a live public debate. The debate topics will raise important issues of concern to young people and the beginning of exploring possible solutions.WheatbeltShire of West ArthurAWYW Activities 2017$1,000The Shire of West Arthur will provide a series of activities during youth week focusing on participation, learning opportunities and skills development. Activities include a circus workshop, health/wellness and relaxation information session, and a table tennis competition. There will also be information and demonstration sessions at the Community Resource Centre and Men's Shed for young people to visit and learn about current and future programs. The West Arthur Youth Advisory Committee will provide guidance on activities, promotion and will be liaising with proposed workshop providers and community partners.WheatbeltBencubbin Community Resource Centre Inc.Junior MasterChef$990The Bencubbin Community Resource Centre will host a Junior MasterChef workshop where young people will cook a two-course meal, learning about nutrition, food preparation, cooking skills and hygiene. The young people will then serve and join their parents and guests to eat what they have prepared. Seniors will also be invited to the event to add interaction between the different generations. Young people will be able to create their own invitations, table settings and menus and have input into what they would like to cook. This will enhance the opportunity of working with their peers and learning new skills they may not otherwise have been given.WheatbeltAvon Youth Community and Family Services Inc.YOUTH ARE AWESOME$1,000The Avon Youth Community and Family Services organisation plan to host three events during NYW 2017 which include a pamper day, video game challenge day and a movie night.Wheatbelt
Grants deliver support to ex-service community39292Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statements3540html20/01/2017 2:30:33 AM2017-01-20T02:30:00Za ​ANZAC Day Trust Fund grants to more than 25 ex-service groups More than 25 ex-service organisations have shared in $300,000 in the latest grants from the ANZAC Day Trust Fund. Veterans Minister Joe Francis said that under the ANZAC Day Act 1960, part proceeds from race meetings and organised sporting events held on ANZAC Day were paid into a trust fund. "Those proceeds, as well as an annual grant from the State Government, are then used for the benefit of ex-service men and women and their families," Mr Francis said. One new recipient is Alongside, which successfully applied for a grant of $47,000 to provide proactive support and education for partners and families of defence personnel. "Alongside is a great example of an organisation dedicated to helping veterans of more recent conflicts. It has been doing tremendous work in supporting the partners and families of our younger servicemen and women from recruitment, throughout service, discharge and beyond," the Minister said. Another group supported by the ANZAC Day Trust Fund is Perth Legacy, which received $82,255 to continue its work supporting the families of men and women who have died or have been incapacitated during or after military service. "Legacy provides crucial help and advocacy to families with essential services such as counselling, housing, and medical and social welfare support," Mr Francis said. "Ex-service personnel hold a special place in our community. Supporting them does not end upon their homecoming or discharge from the Australian Defence Force. In some cases, the work is just beginning." Fact File Since 1999 about 76,000 Australian Defence Force personnel have deployed overseas on both 'warlike' and 'non-warlike service' For the full list of 2016 ANZAC Day Trust Fund grant recipients, go to https//www.premier.wa.gov.au/Ministers/Joe-Francis/Pages/Veterans/Veterans-ANZAC-Day-Trust.aspx Minister's office - 6552 6500
Water upgrades across the Great Southern39290Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statements2850html20/01/2017 1:02:30 AM2017-01-20T01:00:00Za State Government invests $8.2 million to upgrade water treatment plants in Frankland, Ongerup and Jerramungup Upgrades will improve water quality in the three towns Water Corporation customers in Frankland, Ongerup and Jerramungup will benefit from an $8.2 million investment to upgrade water treatment plants in the three towns. Water Minister Mia Davies said work in Ongerup and Jerramungup had started and would be completed in mid-2017. "All three of these projects include upgrades to filtration and disinfection systems in the treatment plants, which will improve water quality for Water Corporation customers in these towns," Ms Davies said. "The projects in Ongerup and Jerramungup will also include upgrades to the power supply to the plants and water transfer pumps." Frankland's water treatment plant was the first to be upgraded with works completed in October 2016. "It is great to see local expertise being used in this Liberal National Government project, with contractors from Albany, Katanning and Mount Barker involved in the upgrade," the Minister said. Water for Frankland, Ongerup and Jerramungup is sourced from local dams, and then transferred to a water treatment plant where it is made safe for drinking before it is supplied to customers in the towns. In November 2016, the State Government embarked on an $8 million program to improve water quality in the communities of Cue, Meekatharra, Mount Magnet and Sandstone. Fact File The Water Corporation supplied about 12.5 billion litres of water, through more than 4,000 kilometres of water mains, to its customers across the Great Southern For more information about the Water Corporation's water supply schemes, visit https//www.watercorporation.com.au Minister's office - 6552 5500
New funding opens 25 beds for inner city homeless39288Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statements5460html20/01/2017 12:51:43 AM2017-01-20T00:45:00Za Northbridge homelessness facility receives more funding to operate beds $750,000 over three years to open 25 new beds at The Beacon An inner city homeless shelter that provides accommodation for homeless men, women and couples has received additional funding to open 25 more beds. Premier Colin Barnett announced today that the Salvation Army would receive $250,000 a year for the next three years to open the additional beds in its The Beacon facility in Northbridge. "The State Government already provides funding to operate 77 beds at the facility, and will now provide the funding for 25 more beds," Mr Barnett said. "This important inner city facility also provides a number of support services to help the homeless address issues, such as mental health concerns and drug and alcohol dependencies, and to transition to independence." Acting Child Protection Minister Joe Francis said over the past few years, the State Government had made significant investment to increase the number of crisis beds in the Perth metropolitan area to meet the growing demand. "What's important is that these services, like The Beacon, offer support and access to programs and services that help the vulnerable break the cycle of homelessness," Mr Francis said. Individuals and families at risk of or experiencing homelessness should contact Entrypoint Perth on 6496 0001 or 1800 124 684, or Crisis Care after hours on 9223 1111 or 1800 199 008 (country free call). Fact File In 2016-17, the Department for Child Protection and Family Support will provide $1.265 million to the Salvation Army to deliver accommodation and support services at The Beacon facility for people at risk of, or experiencing homelessness The Beacon opened in February 2014, initially providing accommodation and support to single men The construction of The Beacon facility cost $22.5 million with funds provided through the Housing Authority, the Salvation Army and Lotterywest The Beacon facility replaced the Lentara and Tanderra hostels Premier's office - 6552 5000 Child Protection Minister's office - 6552 5400
Fremantle jetty upgrade completed39286Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statements2880html19/01/2017 11:30:48 PM2017-01-19T23:30:00Za $3.8 million jetty upgrade completed at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour Reconfigured replacement jetty provides 66 upgraded boat pens Upgraded pens now available for licence The Liberal National Government has completed a $3.8 million reconstruction of the biggest jetty at Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour. Transport Minister Bill Marmion said the two-year improvement project had transformed Jetty 2 and was an important part of the harbour's ongoing jetty replacement program. "The project involved a partial demolition, piling work and implementation of new floating infrastructure and was partly funded by existing boat pen fees," Mr Marmion said. "Boat users will benefit from a number of improvements including the upgrading of 66 boat pens, providing new opportunities for boat owners wanting to house their vessel at the popular harbour. "The pens are safer than the original concrete and wood structure as they provide a wider platform and pen holders will also benefit from improved firefighting, security and fendering systems." The replaced section of Jetty 2 is now home to 29 pens of 15 metres in length, 21 pens of 18 metres in length, 15 pens of 20 metres in length and one multi-use pen. The jetty now provides additional pens for new customers seeking to accommodate their vessel at the harbour. Nearly 130 new and upgraded pens have been provided at the harbour since the jetty replacement program was implemented in 2009. The project upgraded the original part of Jetty 2 located off Capo D'Orlando Drive to meet the standard of an extension to the structure completed in 2012. Fact File The floating pen system now in place features an aluminium frame requiring minimal maintenance with high density polyethylene for the pontoons and decking The reconstruction project was undertaken by Wangara-based company Engineered Water Systems For more information about the project or pen availability, visit http//www.transport.wa.gov.au/fremantlefishingboatharbour or contact the harbour office on 9431 1021 Minister's office - 6552 6800
Wanneroo Road bridge to benefit road users39276Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statements8800html19/01/2017 3:00:12 AM2017-01-19T03:00:00Za ​Vehicle traffic bridge for intersection of Wanneroo and Ocean Reef roads Bridge to improve traffic flow and community safety Project to generate work for up to 350 people The Liberal National Government has committed $5 million towards the project development and early construction phase of a traffic bridge at the intersection of Wanneroo and Ocean Reef roads. Transport Minister Bill Marmion said the bridge would be constructed on Wanneroo Road and pass over Ocean Reef Road, with on and off ramps remaining for traffic access to both roads. "When completed, this project will provide a range of efficiency and safety benefits for the community," Mr Marmion said. "Up to 80,000 vehicles pass through this intersection each day - the bridge will significantly improve traffic movement through the area and reduce delays during peak periods. "The improvements will decrease the number and severity of traffic incidents, delivering additional safety benefits for commuters and the local community. "In addition, construction is expected to generate work for up to 350 people over the life of the project. "This interchange has been planned for more than 20 years and growth in the area has now reached a point where commencement of this project is considered necessary. "The increased efficiency of traffic movement from the proposed bridge configuration could also enable the future development of land through this corridor." The State Government funding commitment is supported by an additional $20 million in Australian Government funding. Fact File The population of the City of Wanneroo is expected to increase from 198,689 in 2016 to 238,730 in 2021, a 20% increase in five years Wanneroo Road currently carries up to 44,000 vehicles per day, with more than 8% heavy vehicles, and Ocean Reef Road carries up to 47,500 vehicles per day The intersection is currently ranked ninth in the latest (2015) Perth Metropolitan Congested Intersections Minister's office - 6552 6800
Biggest WA complex yet declared liquor-free39274Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statements5280html19/01/2017 2:30:25 AM2017-01-19T02:30:00Za ​24-unit Karratha apartment complex common areas now liquor-free Self-imposed liquor restrictions help tenants control visitor behaviour More than 260 single dwellings and seven common areas now liquor restricted across WA The Director of Liquor Licensing has declared the common areas of a 24-unit apartment complex in Karratha liquor-free, the biggest such property in Western Australia to date. Housing and Racing and Gaming Minister Brendon Grylls said Liquor Restricted Premises Declarations, introduced by the Liberal National Government in 2010, were proven to have an impact on reducing disruptive behaviour in public housing. "Alcohol is often associated with disruptive behaviour and it is often the case that tenants have difficulty in controlling the behaviour of visitors when alcohol is involved," Mr Grylls said. "Liquor restrictions are effective in empowering public housing tenants to manage their tenancies and the Liberal National Government supports any application where a tenant is seeking to have a declaration over their house." Liquor restrictions are now in place for 266 single dwellings and seven complexes in regional Western Australia, as well as 15 single dwellings in the Perth metropolitan area. In this case, common areas of the complex have been declared liquor restricted to ensure tenants and visitors were unable to consume alcohol in these areas. "A tenant seeking to have their premises declared liquor restricted can advise their local Housing Authority officer, who will provide them with an application and assist them with the process," the Minister said. "If someone drinks or takes liquor into a restricted property, police can seize the liquor and take action against the person who committed the offence. "Both the State Government and WA Police believe this is a positive step in reducing disruptive behaviour." Anyone convicted of bringing liquor onto a restricted premises or consuming it there is committing an offence under the Liquor Control Act 1988 and may be fined up to $2,000. Fact File When a Liquor Restricted Premises Declaration is issued, a notice must be displayed on the property. Police are empowered to enter restricted premises if they believe an offence is being committed The Housing Authority is unable to compel a tenant to apply for liquor restriction as a condition of tenancy but will consent to any application by a tenant for restriction Where a new tenant occupies a property in a complex with a declaration over the common area, they are advised that the declaration is in place prior to signing their tenancy agreement Some declarations have an expiry date and tenants may apply to have the restrictions removed Housing and Racing and Gaming Minister's office - 6552 6100
More seniors active with SilverSport program39270Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statements3250html19/01/2017 1:30:16 AM2017-01-19T01:30:00Za ​Albany and Bunbury announced as new locations for SilverSport pilot program Financial barriers removed for eligible seniors to get active through clubs More seniors will have the chance to get active with the expansion of the popular SilverSport pilot program to Albany and Bunbury. Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies said SilverSport - based on the Liberal National Government's highly successful KidSport program - provided up to $200 towards fees, uniforms and equipment needed for eligible seniors' sport and recreation activities. "Sometimes the cost of participating in sport and recreation can be a barrier for seniors and this is one way that the Government can help," Ms Davies said. "In November 2016, the Liberal National Government committed an additional $300,000 to expand the popular SilverSport program and as a result, I am pleased to announce seniors living in the City of Bunbury and the City of Albany will be given access to SilverSport. "Bunbury and Albany have quality sporting facilities and a strong club system which helps promote activity and this initiative further encourages seniors to get active by removing financial barriers." The innovative program is also being piloted in Belmont, Kwinana, Northam and Kalgoorlie-Boulder/Coolgardie for those 60 and over. Seniors and Volunteering Minister Paul Miles said the program would help eligible seniors, who might not otherwise be able to, join a sport or recreation club. "The aim is to keep seniors fit, healthy, active and socially connected using sport and recreation centres, seniors' fitness classes and clubs in their communities," Mr Miles said. The program is administered by the Department of Sport and Recreation in partnership with the Department of Local Government and Communities. Applicants with a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card can join a registered SilverSport program. The fees of up to $200 per person will go directly to recognised SilverSport clubs, recreation centres, programs and businesses. Fact File Apply for SilverSport through current participating local governments Clubs, programs and businesses who want to register as recognised SilverSport organisations can do so at http//www.dsr.wa.gov.au Sport and Recreation Minister's office - 6552 5500 Seniors and Volunteering Minister's office - 6552 6600
More camping sites for Lucky Bay visitors39269Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statements8910html19/01/2017 12:04:59 AM2017-01-18T23:00:00Za More camp sites are coming in 2017 at spectacular Lucky Bay on the south coast $2.95 million from Royalties for Regions The expansion of camping facilities at Lucky Bay east of Esperance, rated among Australia's best beaches, will continue this year with another $2.95 million thanks to the Liberal National Government's investment in Western Australian camping and caravanning initiatives. Premier and Tourism Minister Colin Barnett said the Stage 2 redevelopment of the campground would include establishment of eight to 10 premium camp sites with their own deck or verandah, their own ablutions and camp kitchen. "Lucky Bay, in Cape Le Grand National Park, is one of the most beautiful areas in WA and this is a significant boost to tourism in this region," Mr Barnett said. "This is an example of how the Liberal National Government has invested in our national parks to make them more attractive and more affordable as holiday destinations." The funding is made possible by Royalties for Regions through the $198 million Goldfields Esperance Revitalisation Fund. Environment Minister Albert Jacob said the recently opened Stage 1 works had created 62 camp sites on two camping loops overlooking the spectacular white sands of Lucky Bay, allowing more people to experience the beauty of the magnificent area. "Stage 1 of the Lucky Bay redevelopment included a new, larger day use area, sealed roads within the campground, new paths for beach access, a bore and water supply tanks, two new barbecue shelters and a toilet," Mr Jacob said. "The Government has committed to significantly increasing affordable camping opportunities by providing 450 new camp sites throughout WA and so far we have completed 420 of these, a wonderful outcome for the community." The $3.1 million Stage 1 redevelopment was made possible by the State Government's Royalties for Regions investment in the four-year $21.05 million Parks for People initiative, as part of the Caravan and Camping Action Plan 2013-2018. Regional Development Minister Terry Redman encouraged people to visit the regions and spend time in local campgrounds and national parks as an affordable holiday option. "I am pleased to see the Royalties for Regions investment in more recreational opportunities that will create positive visitor experiences. This helps boost regional tourism and create vibrant regional communities and a sustainable economy," Mr Redman said. Fact File The total investment in the Lucky Bay campground Stage 2 is $3.9 million, including $950,000 from the Department of Parks and Wildlife There were 154,000 visits to Cape Le Grand National Park in 2015-16 Find out more about Royalties for Regions at https//rfrmap.drd.wa.gov.au Premier and Tourism Minister's office - 6552 5000 Environment Minister's office - 6552 5800 Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700
All aboard: young leaders are streets ahead101982Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statements5320html18/01/2017 4:45:05 AM2017-01-18T04:45:00Za $50,000 to support more young leaders to sit on Boards of Governance More young leaders will enjoy the benefits of sitting on aged care and community boards, thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Liberal National Government. Community Services Minister Paul Miles today announced the grant had been awarded to Southcare to continue delivering 'Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards', which creates opportunities for young leaders to succeed on Boards of Governance. "The Liberal National Government is committed to providing young West Australians with the opportunity to be involved in decision-making bodies in their local communities," Mr Miles said. "Sitting on a board can be a great way for young people to share in decision-making and use their skills to benefit others. Their knowledge and fresh perspectives can make services, events or decisions more relevant, appropriate and effective." As part of the program, Southcare will use the grant over two years to encourage local governments and community organisations to improve the representation of young people on community boards. "The program addresses challenges posed by the ageing profile of current board members while providing more diverse representation and quality members," the Minister said. "Participants in the program undergo intensive training, attending learning and development opportunities to equip them with the knowledge, experience and networks to accept their first board position or board traineeship." Mr Miles took the opportunity to meet one of the program's alumni - Laura Koh - who currently sits on the Board of YMCA WA. "This program has an established alumni and demonstrated results with more than 60 per cent of graduates accepting a board position or traineeship. This is a fantastic result which this funding will help increase in the coming years," he said. Fact File For more information on the 'Engaging Young Leaders on Aged Care and Community Boards' program, visit http//www.youngleadersonboards.com.au Minister's office - 6552 6600
Grants to improve cycling facilities101981Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statements11100html18/01/2017 4:30:06 AM2017-01-18T04:30:00Za $4.1 million to be shared across 37 local governments 20 kilometres of shared paths to deliver safety benefits The Liberal National Government is continuing its commitment to improving Western Australia's cycling network with $4.1 million granted to 43 projects across 37 local governments, as part of the Department of Transport's 2017-18 grants program. Transport Minister Bill Marmion said the funding assistance would be used for cycling infrastructure and the development of bicycle plans. "This funding into WA's cycling network ensures local infrastructure and facilities meet the needs of the State's growing cycling community," Mr Marmion said. "The investment will see the creation of 20 kilometres of shared paths which will separate cyclists from motorists, making life easier and safer for both cyclists and vehicle drivers. The funding enables the planning of four new bike boulevards and an intersection upgrade in the City of Fremantle to make the busy junction of Queen Victoria, Parry and Adelaide streets safer to cross, by introducing cycle head starts and traffic light phasing. "Four of the successful projects are part of the Connecting Schools Program which is aimed at improving bicycle access and end-of-trip facilities for local schoolchildren, which is great news for parents and families," the Minister said. Over the next four years, the State Government will invest $90 million in cycling infrastructure through grants programs, bike parking at train stations, major projects such as the Mitchell Freeway extension and NorthLink WA, and development of the Principal Shared Path network. Fact File Projects receiving grants include 1.9km shared path in the City of Swan connecting Ellenbrook with the Swan Valley and Midland 3.1km shared path along Pinjarra Road in the Shire of Murray connecting residential areas to the Pinjarra town centre 950m shared path completing the link between Collie and Allanson 1.4km bike boulevard along Moorland Street in the City of Stirling to link the train station to residential areas around Birralee Park and ultimately Scarborough Beach Funding was made possible through the Department of Transport's Perth Bicycle Network and Regional Bicycle Network grants The State Government has been providing local government grants for cycling infrastructure since 1987 For more information on the grants program and recipients, visit http//www.transport.wa.gov.au/activetransport/wa-bicycle-network-and-grants.asp Minister's office - 6552 6800
Pool funding splashes for safety and training101980Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statements2970html18/01/2017 4:00:06 AM2017-01-18T04:00:00Za ​$176,272 for pool safety-related projects and training Helps 100 regional lifeguards requalify, purchase 95 training mannequins, audit eight regional pools to achieve Waterwise status and 10 scholarships to regional females to undertake pool operations training Community Pool Revitalisation Program funding totals $3.1 million Pool goers across Western Australia will benefit from funding for safety and training through the Community Pool Revitalisation Program. Speaking in Merredin today, Sport and Recreation Minster Mia Davies said $176,272 would go to Leisure Institute of Western Australia Aquatics initiatives. "This funding will be used for safety and pool use training as well as testing pool equipment around WA," Ms Davies said. "For example, this money gives provision to offer financial assistance to 100 pool lifeguards to requalify in regional WA and the purchase of 95 lifesaving mannequins for in-house and community training." The funding will also cover Eight audits of regional pools to achieve Waterwise specification 10 scholarships to regional female industry participants to undertake pool operations training. The Minister said safe and well-maintained facilities were important to encourage greater participation in sport and active recreation. "A community pool should never be underestimated in its ability, not only to teach people about water safety and be a fun place to swim, but to also act as a hub for local community life," she said. "Especially in regional Western Australia, pools often form the social centre of many towns and communities." Late last year, 91 pools and four water playgrounds received $2,923,728 in funding through the Community Pool Revitalisation Program. Eligible regional local governments can apply for up to $32,000 towards pool upgrades, maintenance, equipment, staff development or a reduction of pool entry costs. The money can also be put towards a capital project. Fact File For more information, visit http//www.dsr.wa.gov.au/funding/regional/community-pools-revitalisation-program Minister's office - 6552 5500
WA victims lose $10 million to scams in 2016101979Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statements6120html18/01/2017 3:21:42 AM2017-01-18T03:15:00Za ​WA ScamNet figures show 377 victims lost money in 2016, a 17 per cent drop Relationship fraud remains the most costly scam for victims The number of West Australians duped by scammers dropped by 17 per cent in 2016, with romance fraud still the most common type of scam despite a 34 per cent drop in victim numbers. Commerce Minister Michael Mischin said 377 victims reported losing $10,057,015 to scams overall in 2016, with $4.1 million lost to relationship fraud. "While most scam categories have seen a drop in both victims and losses, there are two categories that have seen huge increases in losses which is a cause for concern," Mr Mischin said. "Technology scams have seen a 21 per cent increase in victim numbers while the losses have almost tripled. Scammers contact their victims usually by phone and pretend to be from a well-known telecommunications company such as Telstra, saying their computer has been hacked. "They trick the person into giving them remote access to their computer and then ask them to log on to their online banking, where the bank accounts are later raided. "The other area of concern is the doubling of losses from investment scams to $2.6 million in 2016, even though there has been a slight drop in the number of victims in this category. "Using fake websites and sometimes stealing the identity of legitimate companies, the scammers dupe investors with promises of quick financial gains. A range of different investments are offered by scammers, particularly in the area of binary option trading." The Minister said Project Sunbird, a joint initiative between Consumer Protection and the Major Fraud Squad at WA Police, had continued to be a highly successful and effective intervention method, which monitored money transfers from Australia to countries in western Africa. "The project has contained losses for many WA victims of romance and investment fraud, with about 74 per cent of the 700 people who received a letter from Sunbird ceasing to send more money, after being warned that they could be the victim of a scam," he said. Mr Mischin today released the 2016 Scam Review report prior to the destruction of almost 70,000 scam mail items, bound for Australian homes, that had been intercepted in the past two years in a joint operation between Consumer Protection and Australia Post. "The letters mainly inform recipients that they have won a prize or lottery but must pay a small fee upfront in order to receive it. There are also letters from clairvoyants who say they can provide secrets to finding fame and fortune, again for a small fee," he said. "Had these letters been delivered, there is a potential for recipients to be tempted to respond and be conned into giving money for a product or service that either doesn't exist or won't deliver on the false claims being made." Fact File The 2016 Scam Review report is available at http//www.scamnet.wa.gov.au Report scams by email wascamnet@commerce.wa.gov.au or call 1300 30 40 54 Minister's office - 6552 5600
Funding approved for Capel Civic Precinct101977Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statements3870html18/01/2017 2:31:17 AM2017-01-18T02:30:00Za ​$2.2 million Royalties for Regions investment in Capel Civic Precinct Part of the $600 million Growing our South initiative The Liberal National Government today announced that it has approved an investment of $2.2 million to support the final stages of the $9.3 million Capel Civic Precinct development. Deputy Premier Liza Harvey, who joined Regional Development Minister Terry Redman in Capel today, said funding would complete a long-term strategy to enable the Capel region to take advantage of local visitor attractions and the expanding Busselton-Margaret River Regional Airport. "The Capel region has many local visitor attractions such as Capel River, trails, wineries and eateries, coastline and beaches, Tuart forest, artisan stores and historic buildings," Ms Harvey said. Mr Redman said the Royalties for Regions investment would allow the Shire of Capel to complete the last two stages of the project. "The investment will support the delivery of a 752sqm multipurpose complex that will house meeting rooms, exhibition and conference spaces, training rooms, a professional standard kitchen for classes and functions, offices, electrical car charging points and an activity room/workshop," he said. "The project will also include a 150sqm youth space plus a half-court basketball court, town square and a 1,000 person-capacity amphitheatre and stage. "This project is expected to help strengthen and diversify the region's economy and attract more people to the town. "The Capel Civic Precinct is being supported through the $600 million Royalties for Regions Growing our South initiative, which has funded many transformational South-West projects including the Busselton-Margaret River Regional Airport, Margaret River Perimeter Road and the Bunbury Waterfront." The Capel Civic Precinct development project builds on more than eight years of planning and more than $2.1 million of investment over the past three years, including more than $1.8 million invested by the Shire of Capel in civil works and public amenities. Fact File Stages one and two of the Capel Civic Precinct development are already complete Find out more about Royalties for Regions at https//rfrmap.drd.wa.gov.au Deputy Premier's office - 6552 5900 Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700