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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

12/08/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Cash from criminals to fund crime-stopping projects

12/08/2020

Wyatt

Lands

$116 million Regional Land Booster Package delivers record sales

12/08/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

2020 AWESOME Festival to delight young and old

12/08/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport; Planning

Special COVID-19 Bill to keep Government moving

11/08/2020

Templeman

Local Government

City of Perth report a wakeup call for local government: Minister

11/08/2020

Cook

Health

Powerhouse partnership to improve childhood lung health

11/08/2020

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Work underway on Perth’s new, modern freight corridor

11/08/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Ports

A Shed redevelopment to transform Victoria Quay

11/08/2020

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

$3 million in jetty funding to stimulate Geraldton tourism

10/08/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Lotterywest COVID-19 Relief Fund to support Curtin students in need

10/08/2020

Papalia

Small Business

PIVOT program to support small businesses in COVID-19 recovery

10/08/2020

McGowan

Premier

McGowan Government welcomes new MP accountability measures

10/08/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan; Saffioti

Premier; Ports; Transport

Visionary plan for future container port endorsed by Government

10/08/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Combat sports process streamlined with launch of online portal

10/08/2020

Wyatt; MacTiernan

Lands; Regional Development

Major milestone at Peel Business Park as lots ready to welcome new businesses

10/08/2020

McGurk

Child Protection

New trial to help address number of Aboriginal children in care

10/08/2020

McGowan; Dawson

Premier; Environment

Agreement to streamline environmental approvals given green light

9/08/2020

McGowan; Tinley

Premier; Fisheries

Recreational fishing hooks new benefits from WA Recovery Plan

8/08/2020

McGowan

Premier

Plan for Peel region unveiled as part of WA Recovery Plan

8/08/2020

McGowan; Papalia; Dawson

Premier; Tourism; Environment

WA Recovery Plan injects $150 million into State’s tourism industry

8/08/2020

McGurk

Child Protection

Carers to receive one-off payments to ease household pressures

8/08/2020

Papalia; Saffioti

Tourism; Transport

Record infrastructure upgrades to support Rottnest Island’s growth

8/08/2020

Cook

Mental Health

Review into mental health services for children and adolescents

7/08/2020

Templeman

Culture and the Arts

Premier’s Book Award winners announced

7/08/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Harvest Road Oceans sets sustainable pace for shellfish aquaculture

7/08/2020

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Eid-Adha Carnival heralds the return of cultural festivals to WA

7/08/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

WA Recovery Plan to fund Albany shellfish hatchery’s expansion

7/08/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Fishing Strategy designed to keep recreational sector safe

7/08/2020

Tinley

Fisheries

Oyster Harbour Zone opens up for South Coast aquaculture

7/08/2020

Cook

Health

Funding boost for Electronic Medical Record System

7/08/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Plan for Gascoyne region unveiled as part of WA Recovery Plan

7/08/2020

Saffioti; MacTiernan

Transport; Regional Development

All aboard - $7 million for Carnarvon Fascine solution

7/08/2020

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

Western Australia set to welcome first children’s hospice

7/08/2020

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

DMIRS hits target in halving timeframe for exploration applications

6/08/2020

McGowan; Wyatt

Premier; Lands

Additional $1.1 million to extend Middleton Beach foreshore works

6/08/2020

Ellery

Education and Training

Wheatbelt training facilities overhauled to meet industry need

6/08/2020

Saffioti

Planning; Transport

Draft redevelopment scheme for METRONET East released

6/08/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

TAFE investment to boost trades training in the Great Southern

6/08/2020

Saffioti

Transport

McGowan Government delivering roads of opportunities for Kimberley

6/08/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Winds to power new local manufacturing opportunities in WA

6/08/2020

McGowan

Premier

Plan for Great Southern unveiled as part of WA Recovery Plan

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

6/08/2020

Cook; McGurk

Mental Health; Community Safety

Mobile mental health service to deliver co-ordinated care

6/08/2020

Wyatt

Treasurer

McGowan Government commits $6 million for a new Jewish Community Centre

6/08/2020

Templeman; Wyatt

Culture and the Arts; Treasurer

Massive $76 million recovery package to support culture and arts in WA

6/08/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Community feedback sought on Fremantle Traffic Bridge replacement

5/08/2020

Roberts

Police

Funding to support victims of child abuse

5/08/2020

Tinley

Housing

Bunbury social housing boost with first contract awarded

5/08/2020

Cook

Health

WA Recovery: significant health investment for the South-West

5/08/2020

Quigley

Commerce

Advocates for WA’s vulnerable consumers become award winners

5/08/2020

Templeman

Local Government

Report reveals roadmap to local government reform

5/08/2020

Wyatt

Lands

Construction Working Group formed for Ocean Reef Marina project

5/08/2020

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

WA Recovery Plan boosts local manufacturing to create WA jobs

5/08/2020

Roberts

Police

Missing Persons Week highlights plight of missing persons, their families and friends

5/08/2020

Dawson

Environment

Pilot project to protect rare Pilbara vegetation

5/08/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Major upgrades at Donnybrook and Districts Sporting and Recreation Precinct as part of WA Recovery Plan

5/08/2020

Kelly

Water

Green light for $33 million boost to Broome’s water infrastructure

5/08/2020

Kelly; Tinley

Water; Housing

Aboriginal communities to receive $38.9 million water service upgrades

4/08/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Goldfields leads Schools Virtual Power Plant trial

4/08/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Joint media statement - Preferred proponent chosen for $852 million Bunbury Outer Ring Road project

4/08/2020

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Historic agreement paves way for Ningaloo joint management

4/08/2020

Murray

Sport and Recreation

Major upgrades at Hands Oval as part of WA Recovery Plan

4/08/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Kalgoorlie training revitalised with $10 million TAFE investment

4/08/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Mines and Petroleum

$8.2 million in COVID-19 recovery funding for resources exploration

4/08/2020

McGowan

Premier

Plan for Goldfields-Esperance 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

4/08/2020

Kelly

Youth

COVID-19 recovery grant to support vulnerable WA youth

4/08/2020

Saffioti

Transport

$115,000 funding available for schools to encourage active travel

4/08/2020

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Lands

Facelift for Mount Pleasant foreshore

4/08/2020

McGowan; Kelly

Premier; Science

2020 Premier’s Science Awards finalists announced

3/08/2020

McGurk

Community Services

New homeless services portal to remove barriers to getting help

3/08/2020

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Medicinal cannabis manufacturing boost for the South-West

3/08/2020

Templeman; Saffioti

Heritage; Planning

$6 million restoration of Ascot kilns secures historic Perth landmark

3/08/2020

Cook; Wyatt

Health; Lands

New high support accommodation centre for Shenton Park

3/08/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Record investment in WA school upgrades to help with recovery

3/08/2020

Dawson

Environment

Waste reduction grants for WA businesses, NFPs, local governments and community groups

3/08/2020

Wyatt

Lands

$116m affordable land package driving growth in the Great Southern

3/08/2020

Papalia; Saffioti

Tourism; Transport

Discounted Kimberley flights sell out in first week

2/08/2020

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Kick-off for Kingsway community football facility

2/08/2020

Saffioti

Transport

Coastal infrastructure to bolster Western Australia’s Recovery Plan

2/08/2020

Kelly

Youth

WA youth to benefit from COVID-19 Recovery Plan projects

2/08/2020

McGowan; Murray

Premier; Sport and Recreation

Game on! Unprecedented $300 million investment in sport and community infrastructure

2/08/2020

Cook; Ellery

Health; Education and Training

First round of swab testing in schools detects no COVID-19

31/07/2020

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Funding to fast-track Margaret River Main Street final stage

31/07/2020

Cook

Mental Health

New home for southern suburbs residential mental health service

31/07/2020

McGowan; Papalia; MacTiernan

Premier; Defence Issues; Ports

$330 million investment to drive industry opportunities

31/07/2020

MacTiernan

Ports

Regional port investment drives economic recovery

31/07/2020

Wyatt; Papalia; Templeman

Treasurer; Small Business; Local Government

Rules streamlined to boost COVID-19 economic recovery

31/07/2020

Cook

Health

Portable isolation rooms to further protect country residents

31/07/2020

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Sealing progresses on Great Central Road in Western Australian Outback

31/07/2020

Templeman

Heritage

Historic Fremantle icon gets million-dollar conservation lift

31/07/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Six new magistrates to strengthen court’s regional presence

30/07/2020

Dawson

Emergency Services

$15 million COVID-recovery package for WA’s emergency services

30/07/2020

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Significant native title agreement clears major hurdle

30/07/2020

McGowan; Johnston

Premier; Energy

Renewable energy technologies to improve power to the Kimberley

30/07/2020

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

Bolstering Kimberley training with $16 million TAFE investment

30/07/2020

Quigley

Attorney General

Three judge appointments increase District Court numbers

30/07/2020

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

$3 million for final stage of Town Beach redevelopment

30/07/2020

McGowan

Premier

Plan for Kimberley unveiled as part of WA Recovery Plan