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Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

24/09/2019

Cook

Mental Health; Health

Grant to develop and pilot mental health and arts program in the Kimberley

24/09/2019

McGowan; Cook; Wyatt

Premier; Health; Treasurer

Priority hospital maintenance blitz to help stimulate local economy

24/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Funding secured for Katanning sheep processor

24/09/2019

Tinley

Housing

Amble Estate development wins prizes at UDIA awards night

23/09/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Tender to build METRONET Bellevue railcar depot released

23/09/2019

Kelly

Water

Busselton's BYO Bottle program to reduce plastics at community events

23/09/2019

McGurk

Women's Interests

Gender counts in work, wellbeing, safety and security

23/09/2019

McGowan

Premier; Education and Training

Balcatta schools to receive $1.17 million in new job-creating package

23/09/2019

Kelly

Water

New wastewater main to support growth in Ellenbrook

23/09/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Record number of Western Australians employed in mining sector

23/09/2019

Kelly

Water

Dongara and Port Denison announced for Waterwise program

23/09/2019

Kelly

Water

New Goldfields regional communities announced for Waterwise program

23/09/2019

Kelly

Water

New North-West regional communities announced for Waterwise program

23/09/2019

Kelly

Water

New regional communities in the South-West announced for Waterwise program

23/09/2019

Kelly

Water

New regional communities in the Great Southern announced for Waterwise program

22/09/2019

McGowan; Ellery; Wyatt

Premier; Education and Training; Treasurer

Major maintenance blitz: New job-creating school package unveiled

22/09/2019

Kelly

Water

Information on South-West rivers now just a click away

20/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Infrastructure boost for Dampier Peninsula

20/09/2019

McGurk

Community Services

New Bunbury service for those experiencing financial hardship

20/09/2019

MacTiernan

Ports

New marine facility securing economic future for the Kimberley

20/09/2019

Tinley

Housing

Apartments project will deliver affordable housing boost for Beeliar

19/09/2019

Dawson; Papalia

Environment; Tourism

First look at ground-breaking $24m Kalbarri Skywalk project

19/09/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

New resource to guide positive teacher-student relationships

19/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

New bus route saves patrons the walk to Manning Community Hub

19/09/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan; Saffioti

Premier; Agriculture and Food; Planning

Perth Royal Show to remain at its home in Claremont

19/09/2019

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

Grant programs to increase regional arts activity

18/09/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Strategic vision for East Wanneroo revealed

18/09/2019

Murray; Cook

Sport and Recreation; Health

State Government grants promoting sport for all

18/09/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

New school facilities opened at Canning Vale College

18/09/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Lotterywest grant helps Aboriginal girls shoot for the stars

18/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

WA’s Renewable Hydrogen Fund now open

17/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Tender to remove Denny Avenue level crossing now open

17/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Nominations open for 2020 WA Rural Women’s Award

17/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

New locally built Transperth ferry motoring ahead

17/09/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

$250,000 to help protect unique Aboriginal sites

17/09/2019

Papalia; Templeman

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests; Culture and the Arts

Online portal promotes culturally diverse artists

17/09/2019

McGowan; Ellery

Premier; Education and Training

First look at world-class Bob Hawke College

16/09/2019

Wyatt

Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Perth brought to life with Noongar place naming

16/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Improvements to major Orrong Road intersection getting underway

16/09/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

Rafael Nadal heading to Perth for new ATP Cup 2020

16/09/2019

Kelly

Fisheries; Science

1,000 more scientifically proven personal shark deterrent devices now available

15/09/2019

McGurk

Child Protection; Women's Interests

Minister takes the Plunge in yellow for children's charity

15/09/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Quokkas’ big birthday party

14/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport; Planning

Joint media statement - Roe Highway and Kalamunda Road interchange construction underway

14/09/2019

Cook

Health

Public hospitals welcome privately practicing midwives

13/09/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Innovation and excellence driving WA Training Award winners

13/09/2019

McGowan

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade

A promising tourism boon for Broome

13/09/2019

Saffioti

Planning

Bullsbrook rezoning set to support local growth and create jobs

13/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Long-serving transit officers to be awarded national medals

13/09/2019

McGowan; Templeman

Premier; Culture and the Arts

Multimillion dollar support for Western Australia’s screen industry

13/09/2019

McGowan; Wyatt; MacTiernan

Premier; Treasurer; Regional Development

$11.95 million for Broome’s job-boosting Chinatown development

13/09/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

No WA student should be disadvantaged by NAPLAN technical issues

13/09/2019

Templeman; MacTiernan

Culture and the Arts; Regional Development

State Art Gallery works to go on new regional tour

13/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Appointment to lead consultation on voluntary Port Hedland West End buy-back scheme

12/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

New investment in southern Wheatbelt aged accommodation

12/09/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

WA bushfire volunteers join the frontline at Queensland fires

12/09/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Pilbara road safety improvements welcomed

12/09/2019

McGowan; Saffioti

Premier; Transport

Stage 3 of Karratha-Tom Price Road construction underway

12/09/2019

MacTiernan; Wyatt

Regional Development; Lands

Ground-breaking microgrid to power jobs in the Peel

12/09/2019

Cook

Health

WA setting world benchmark in cancer survival

11/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Armadale Line level crossing removals a step closer as tenders released

11/09/2019

Roberts

Police; Road Safety

What you blow is what you go - New laws take effect from midnight

11/09/2019

Tinley

Asian Engagement

Regional businesses and communities vital to WA’s focus on Asia

11/09/2019

Dawson

Environment

Have your say on improving the use of Perth’s Swan River

11/09/2019

Dawson; Wyatt

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Ranger Program round two recipients announced

11/09/2019

Papalia

Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

Funding open for 2020 Harmony Week activities

11/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Key safety upgrades planned for Indian Ocean Drive and Brand Highway

10/09/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Deputy Premier

Largest of its kind lithium hydroxide plant launched in Kwinana

10/09/2019

Wyatt

Treasurer; Lands

Landgate transaction delivers for Western Australia

10/09/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Primary students to benefit from Caversham, Ballajura school upgrades

10/09/2019

Saffioti

Planning

McGowan Government invests $4.3 million in Rivervale foreshore

10/09/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

Facility accreditation to open opportunities for WA barley

10/09/2019

Kelly

Water

Science made community-friendly for Vasse-Wonnerup wetlands

10/09/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Japanese TV and music star hits the road to promote WA

10/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Expressions of interest called for Bunbury Outer Ring Road

10/09/2019

McGowan; Cook

Premier; Health

GP urgent care arrives to give patients more choice

9/09/2019

Murray

Seniors and Ageing

Nominations open for 2019 WA Seniors Awards

9/09/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Woodlands Visitor Centre taking shape in Norseman

9/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Migrants make the move to jobs in the Goldfields

9/09/2019

MacTiernan; Wyatt

Regional Development; Aboriginal Affairs

Agreement to boost Aboriginal employment opportunities in the Goldfields

9/09/2019

Kelly

Water

McGowan Government moves to secure Denmark’s water supplies

9/09/2019

McGowan; McGurk

Premier; Child Protection

Target 120 expansion to Kalgoorlie, Kununurra and Mirrabooka

8/09/2019

McGowan

Premier

$15,000 grant to support Coolgardie Day celebrations

8/09/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

New funding to upgrade Laverton Visitor Centre

8/09/2019

McGowan; MacTiernan

Premier; Regional Development

Laverton Aquatic Centre opens with a splash

8/09/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

Sea rescue of father and young sons among honours at awards

8/09/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Help for Rottnest boaties

8/09/2019

Papalia

Tourism

Boaties love Rottnest

7/09/2019

Ellery

Education and Training

Remote beachside school celebrating 50 years

7/09/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

Emergency services volunteers sit down with Minister to talk issues

6/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

CEO appointed to Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission

6/09/2019

MacTiernan

Regional Development

Preston Beach Community Centre officially opened

6/09/2019

Saffioti

Planning

New policy balances freight corridors and community amenity needs

6/09/2019

Johnston

Mines and Petroleum

Hydraulic fracturing remains banned on 98 per cent of WA

6/09/2019

McGowan; Papalia

Premier; Tourism

New WA Gourmet Escape expands food festival to three locations

6/09/2019

McGowan

Premier

New Lotterywest and Healthway CEO appointed

5/09/2019

Saffioti

Transport

Byford rail extension takes next step forward

5/09/2019

Logan

Emergency Services

Lifesaving equipment fitted to nearly 1000 firefighting vehicles

5/09/2019

MacTiernan

Agriculture and Food

New pasture to assist WA farmers

5/09/2019

MacTiernan

Ports

Successful WAIPS project creates regional jobs