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Local community gets its say on secondary schooling for Cannington and broader south-east region19603Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media StatementsSkip To Content Skip To Navigation Go to whole of WA Government search Text Size a a a Print Home Home Comments attributed to Thornlie MLA Chris Tallentire 19480html21/08/2020 3:37:48 AM2020-08-21T03:30:00Z Families and stakeholders are invited to share their views about secondary schooling in the area as part of a community consultation process Public secondary schools in the area are Yule Brook College, Sevenoaks Senior College, Cannington Community College and Cannington Community Education Support Centre Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery has today announced a consultation process to gauge opinions in the community about secondary schooling for families living in the Cannington area and broader south-east metropolitan region. As part of the consultation process, the State Government will put options to the community for a more seamless education in the area. Currently, Cannington Community College enrols students from kindergarten to Year 10. Yule Brook College, located in Maddington, caters for Years 7 to 10 and Sevenoaks Senior College in Cannington caters for Years 11 and 12. In addition, Cannington Community Education Support Centre operates as a Year 7 to 12 school across two campuses - Cannington Community College and Sevenoaks Senior College. The eight-week consultation will involve school communities including parents, prospective parents, school boards and councils and parents and citizens' associations, from primary and secondary schools in the broader south-east region. Staff and other community members will also be invited to provide their opinions at community forums and in an online survey. Comments attributed to Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery "We want to make sure that local families receive the best possible education in their local areas. "We look forward to hearing from the community, and taking on board their opinions to continue to provide students with a range of high-quality learning opportunities close to home. "I'm pleased to give families and stakeholders the chance to have their views heard about public secondary schooling." Comments attributed to Cannington MLA Bill Johnston "It is important that the local community get a say on what the future of education looks like in the area. "I'm committed to working for our community, and getting the schools right for our community is part of that work." Comments attributed to Thornlie MLA Chris Tallentire "Maddington, which is home to Yule Brook College, is a growing and diverse area and it is critical we have an education system that suits the needs of the area. "I encourage the community to engage in this process so we get the best possible outcome for current and future students." Minister's office - 6552 5700
Thornlie-Cockburn Link gets environmental green light6938Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media StatementsSkip To Content Skip To Navigation Go to whole of WA Government search Text Size a a a Print Home Home Comments attributed to Thornlie MLA Chris Tallentire 17440html3/02/2020 2:00:25 AM2020-02-03T02:00:00Z Federal environmental approval granted for METRONET's Thornlie-Cockburn Link All environmental approvals now received Link will connect Cockburn Central and Thornlie stations with 14.5 kilometres of rail Early works already underway at freeway connection and Karel Avenue bridgeMETRONET's Thornlie-Cockburn Link (TCL) has been given the green light, with all necessary State and Federal environmental approvals now received. Federal approval was received recently from the Department of the Environment and Energy, adding to State approvals already granted from the Environmental Protection Authority and Environment Minister Stephen Dawson. The environmental approvals follow the start of early works in late 2019 to lengthen the Karel Avenue bridge to make room for the new rail corridor. Main Roads also began early works for TCL's tie-in to the Mandurah Line as part of the ongoing Kwinana Freeway widening works. The Thornlie-Cockburn Link will close a 14.5 kilometre rail gap between the Mandurah and Armadale lines. New stations will be built at Ranford Road and Nicholson Road, while Cockburn Central and Thornlie stations will both receive significant upgrades. Environmental submissions for the project included detailed responses to significant environmental issues raised in feedback from the public and regulatory agencies. Clearing of native vegetation is required before construction can begin, and the environmental conditions outlined in these approvals will ensure this is done in an environmentally responsible way. Fauna trapping will also be carried out in habitat areas by a licensed contractor before clearing, with any captured fauna then relocated to a suitable location under advice from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. CPB Contractors and Downer are tasked to build the combined Thornlie-Cockburn Link and Yanchep Rail Extension projects. Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti "Environmental and heritage considerations are a key priority for the Thornlie-Cockburn Link and these approvals mark an important step forward for this much anticipated project. "The McGowan Government is strongly committed to sustainable development, and we want to ensure this important project provides the amenities and features the community wants, and that it is delivered in a sustainable way. "This new rail service will deliver more than 1,600 jobs and create greater transport connectivity and convenience throughout our southern suburbs. This will make our State even more liveable and commercially stronger." Comments attributed to Thornlie MLA Chris Tallentire "It is important that we meet our environmental obligations for the sustainable delivery of our infrastructure commitments. It is fantastic to see that we have reached yet another important milestone for this project. "The METRONET Thornlie-Cockburn Link will bust congestion and provide our local community with greater connectivity with Perth city and the broader metro area. We are delivering on our local commitments and creating jobs for our local community." Comments attributed to Jandakot MLA Yaz Mubarakai "I'm thrilled that we are another step closer to our growing community having much better access to employment, sporting and recreation destinations around Jandakot and out to the eastern central business district. "It's so important that we get this critical infrastructure project right, and this includes ensuring our plan is environmentally sound - I'm glad that the first east-west rail connection in Perth is on the way." Minister's office - 6552 5500
Minor portfolio adjustment within McGowan Cabinet4192Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media StatementsSkip To Content Skip To Navigation Go to whole of WA Government search Text Size a a a Print Chris Tallentire will continue as Parliamentary Secretary to Minister Kelly, under his 54780html17/12/2019 8:33:36 AM2019-12-17T08:15:00Z Minor adjustment of two portfolios announced Premier Mark McGowan has announced a minor adjustment of portfolios within his Cabinet. Fisheries will now become the responsibility of Minister Peter Tinley, with the Youth portfolio being handed to Minister Dave Kelly. Chris Tallentire will continue as Parliamentary Secretary to Minister Kelly, under his updated portfolio responsibility. Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan "I'm proud of what my team has been able to achieve so far in our time in Government. "We're delivering on our agenda, just like we promised. "This portfolio adjustment will ensure that the portfolios of both Fisheries and Youth continue to have the prominence they deserve." Premier's office - 6552 5000
Trails hub set to crank-up Nannup tourism83308Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media StatementsSecretary to the Minister for Forestry Chris Tallentire today announced at an event launching the 840html5/06/2019 3:35:19 AM2019-06-05T03:30:00Z ​McGowan Government helping to develop a trails hub for cyclists to increase tourism in Nannup State Government commits $148,000 The hub will strengthen the connection between forestry and active forest users The McGowan Government is partnering with the Shire of Nannup to establish Nannup as a trails hub for cyclists. The Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Forestry Chris Tallentire today announced at an event launching the trails project in Nannup that the McGowan Government has committed $15,000 from the Forests Products Commission (FPC) and $133,000 from Lotterywest. The funding will go towards the development of a cycling masterplan, and the preparation of documents to sanction cycling trails in the Shire of Nannup. The trails hub is set to increase tourism and stimulate the local economy as well as engage communities and strengthen the relationship between active forest users and forest management practices. The FPC is committed to supporting tourism opportunities in regional areas connected to Western Australia's vibrant forestry industry to support jobs and regional economies. Comments attributed to Forestry Minister Dave Kelly "The McGowan Government is extremely proud to be part of this project that will help drive tourism in Nannup supporting the local economy and jobs. "Forestry, alongside tourism and other industries, contribute to the economic diversity of regional communities and ensure they remain strong." Comments attributed to Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Forestry Chris Tallentire MLA "As an avid cyclist myself, I'm particularly excited to see the development of a cycling masterplan for the area and can't wait to explore more of this beautiful region. "Cycling and spending time in natural areas, like Western Australia's forests and plantations, is a great way to connect with others and improve health and wellbeing." Minister's office - 6552 6100
Blueprint for future Perth and Peel cycling network starts83509Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media StatementsSkip To Content Skip To Navigation Go to whole of WA Government search Text Size a a a Print Home Comments attributed to Thornlie MLA and cycling ambassador Chris Tallentire 2400html11/03/2019 11:34:07 PM2019-03-11T23:30:00Z State and local governments working together to ensure a seamless cycling experience McGowan Government investing $134 million in cycling over four years Follows recommendations of recent Parliamentary report and audit of cycling investment State Government continues to fill cycle route gaps across Perth and Peel Ahead of Bike Week 2019, the McGowan Government has announced it has started developing the ultimate blueprint for the future cycling infrastructure across the Perth and Peel regions. The Perth and Peel plan will feed into the wider planning for the Long-Term Cycle Network for WA, which is already underway. Several regional cycling strategies across the South-West regions have already been released, identifying a range of priority projects. The development of a consistent network recognises that consensus at local and State Government levels is essential for the success of a truly integrated riding and walking experience. Improved planning consistency across State and local governments was a key recommendation raised in the recent Parliamentary report, Further Along the Path, which examined how governments can facilitate better outcomes for cycling infrastructure. The aim of the project is to ensure that both tiers of government are working towards the delivery of an interconnected system providing multiple transport options, recreational opportunities, safety and support for tourism and commercial activity. Already, the McGowan Government is overseeing a $134 million investment over four years into building at least 90 kilometres of new bike paths. Major projects currently under construction include Fremantle Railway PSP from Grant Street to Victoria Street; Mitchell Freeway PSP from Goody Close (near Glendalough Station) to Hutton Street; NorthLink WA PSP from Reid Highway to Muchea, passing Ellenbrook; and Armadale Road PSP from Tapper Road to Anstey Road. The consultation between State and local governments for the Perth and Peel cycling plan will take about two years to complete, while the regional components are being developed as part of the Regional 2050 Cycling Strategies project that is already underway. When a consensus is reached, the proposed network will guide funding allocated through the Western Australian Bicycle Network Grants Program. Comments attributed to Transport Minister Rita Saffioti "Western Australia is a cyclist's dream, with a combination of great weather, favourable terrain and a picturesque landscape - it is the perfect place to walk and cycle. "While we have a good level of existing cycling infrastructure, we know that improving connections across local government boundaries is key to encouraging more people to ride their bikes. "Our current focus is filling the gaps on Perth's major cycling routes, with planning and construction on many already underway. "The Perth and Peel plan will enable us to get to a grassroots level to see how people want to get around - to the shops, to sport, to work and to places like train stations. "As METRONET gathers momentum, it is very important we plan for the cycling links that will feed into our future stations and precincts." Comments attributed to Thornlie MLA and cycling ambassador Chris Tallentire "This project will result in a blueprint to ensure State and local governments work together towards the delivery of an integrated network that will provide further opportunities for those who want to ride for leisure or as part of their daily commute. "Meanwhile, in the regions there will be a focus on supporting the growth plans of cities and towns, linking them together and with key tourism attractions such as trails and landmarks. "This is one of many projects where the State Government is working collaboratively with local governments to improve cycling and walking connections for all Western Australians. "As a keen cyclist, I look forward to working with the various local governments and communities across Perth and Peel to map out how we can boost our cycling infrastructure." Minister's office - 6552 5500
McGowan Government improves southern suburban road network82644Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media StatementsSkip To Content Skip To Navigation River MLA Terry Healy and Thornlie MLA Chris Tallentire to inspect some of the hotspots known Comment attributed to Thornlie MLA Chris Tallentire 300html4/10/2018 2:31:23 AM2018-10-04T02:30:00Z Funding secured to improve road safety on seven southern suburban roads Local road upgrades in addition to more than $431 million of State road works in area McGowan Government invests $20 million in 2018-19 for Black Spot Program Black Spot Program enables local governments to address local road problems Program is part of the McGowan Government's wider job-creating $3.2 billion investment into WA road projects Road improvements support access to METRONET - Thornlie-Cockburn Link Seven dangerous local roads in the Southern River and Thornlie areas will be improved through the Black Spot Program, further strengthening the McGowan Government's significant investment towards improving access to the southern corridor road and rail network. The annual program provides funding to make Western Australia's local roads safer for all road users, with this year's program to improve 59 metropolitan locations and 60 regional locations. Premier Mark McGowan joined Southern River MLA Terry Healy and Thornlie MLA Chris Tallentire to inspect some of the hotspots known for crashes and near misses. Seven local projects that are being targeted as part of the Black Spot Program include $80,000 for Warton Road and Garden Street, Southern River; $34,000 for Balfour Street, Huntingdale; $113,333 for Warton Road, Huntingdale Road and Forest Lakes Drive, Thornlie; $23,333 for Towncentre Drive and Sugarwood Drive, Thornlie; $450,000 for Albany Highway and Fremantle Road, Gosnells; $66,667 for Corfield Street, Dorothy Street and Southern River Road, Gosnells; and $56,000 for Fremantle Road and King Street, Gosnells.Works to improve these seven black spots range from road extensions, intersection improvements, road treatments to make approaches to roundabouts safer, and upgrades to street lighting. These improvements complement other key McGowan Government State road developments in the southern corridor, including the $49 million Kwinana Freeway widening project between Russell Road and Farrington Road - one of the most congested sections of road in Perth, and the $237 million project to construct a bridge between Armadale Road and North Lake Road. Works are progressing on the $145 million Armadale Road - Anstey Road to Tapper Road project, which will ease traffic between the Kwinana Freeway and Perth's southern suburbs. Other road safety improvements to be undertaken include the State Government's Safer Roads Program funding of $200,000 to continue the rollout of road safety barriers on Perth metropolitan highways and freeways, including the Kwinana Freeway. A key McGowan Government METRONET project - the Thornlie-Cockburn Link will run through the heart of the southern suburbs, providing an essential public transport connection to residents and businesses. These local road improvements coupled with key State road projects will provide a better link between the southern corridor road and rail projects. The Black Spot Program is a joint State-local government initiative, with the McGowan Government providing $20 million and local governments funding the remaining $5 million. The program targets improvements to roads with a proven crash history and cost-effective treatments for high-risk intersections. For full details of the 2018-19 Local Road Black Spot Program schedule, visit the Main Roads website. The Black Spot Program is part of the McGowan Government's wider job-creating $3.2 billion investment into road projects in Western Australia, with more than $136 million in funding allocated to road safety projects in 2018-19. Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan "As a regular road user myself, often travelling close to a hundred kilometres a day, I know the real difference improved roads can make on the daily commute. "The Black Spot Program is vital in ensuring our local roads we frequent can be upgraded to improve road safety for everyone whether they are drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists or pedestrians. "I'm pleased my Government is investing significantly into job-creating road projects that improve our road networks across the State - making it safer for Western Australians." Comments attributed to Southern River MLA Terry Healy "Some of these local roads are in the heart of our community and are often busy right throughout the day, therefore it's essential we have funding to ensure the roads are accessible and safer to navigate. "Our suburbs are growing and, as more families move to our community and use our roads, it's crucial that we identify these trouble spots and improve them. "For example, upgrading the intersection of Corfield Street, Dorothy Street and Southern River Road is important to our local community as it is located near a local primary school." Comment attributed to Thornlie MLA Chris Tallentire "The Thornlie area is continually developing so it's pleasing the State Government continues to invest in our southern suburbs to ensure we have a better road network that keeps up with the growth." Premier's office - 6552 5000
Family and domestic violence support boosted in Perth’s south-east82023Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media StatementsSkip To Content Skip To Navigation Go to whole of WA Government search Text Size a a a Print Home Home Comments attributed to Thornlie MLA Chris Tallentire 470html8/06/2018 7:31:02 AM2018-06-08T07:30:00Z $247,400 for family and domestic violence support in Perth's south-eastern corridor Grant to buy a new vehicle to support women and children fleeing domestic violence as well as revitalise two refuges The State Government has provided a $247,400 grant to support Starick Services, a not-for-profit organisation which provides essential support to women and children experiencing family and domestic violence in Perth's south-east. Starick Services operates two refuges for women and children - a safe place where support workers provide crisis and transitional accommodation, outreach support, court and legal support, and community education. The Local Projects, Local Jobs grant will enable the organisation to purchase a vehicle for outreach workers, upgrade information technology (IT) and software, and revitalise gardens and outdoor spaces at the two refuges. In addition, a community linkage project will be undertaken with Starick's trained support workers visiting local schools and businesses, educating employers how to better respond to family and domestic violence. As part of this work, a family and domestic violence resource kit for small to medium businesses will be developed. Comments attributed to Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk "Starick Services do an incredible and invaluable job in supporting women and children living in Perth's south-east and experiencing family and domestic violence. "This money will be critical in supporting survivors to get back on their feet, especially with the purchase of a vehicle to help transport clients to and from appointments, pick up donations and move household belongings. "This grant will also enable the organisation to upgrade their IT systems, revitalise the grounds at Starick House and Mary Smith Refuge, and work with local schools and businesses to increase awareness of family and domestic violence." Comment attributed to Armadale MLA Tony Buti "As a local Member of Parliament, I am well aware of the great service Starick provides to the community. I am very pleased to have this opportunity to assist them in their work with women and children." Comments attributed to Thornlie MLA Chris Tallentire "Starick has provided safety for women and children at crisis point for more than 30 years. "I'm proud to help Starick's emergency response while we also build awareness so we can eradicate this terrible problem." Minister's office - 6552 6600
WA’s refugee youth kick goals with new career program82553Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media StatementsSkip To Content Skip To Navigation Go to whole of WA Government search Text Size a a a Communities WA, and Thornlie MLA Chris Tallentire, oversees the Invisible Generation Project 70html26/03/2018 2:21:47 AM2018-03-25T09:00:00Z Invisible Generation Project aims to help young people achieve career goals Program boosts opportunities for employment; develops life skills Youth Minister Peter Tinley has formally launched the Invisible Generation Project, a program designed to help young people from refugee backgrounds to achieve career goals. An $8,000 Youth Engagement Grant from the Department of Communities has enabled the delivery of the 12-week project by the International Forum of Reconciliation and Peace. The project offers eligible young people networks, information, skills and strategies in areas such as pre-employment and basic skill training, career counselling and pathway planning. It also facilitates volunteering positions, work placements or internships. Participants attend workshops that focus on self-discovery, Australian culture, job skills training and physical activities. The project concludes with a group assignment that sees participants help plan and deliver a community event celebrating social harmony. A planning committee that includes members of Perth's South Sudanese community, representatives from the African Council Communities WA, and Thornlie MLA Chris Tallentire, oversees the Invisible Generation Project. The Department of Communities' Youth Engagement Grants program helps local governments and community organisations deliver projects aimed at achieving positive outcomes for people aged 10-18. Comments attributed to Youth Minister Peter Tinley "Research by the Centre for Multicultural Youth has identified the importance of a targeted approach to employment support for young people from refugee backgrounds. "This is especially true for pre-employment and basic skills training, careers counselling, and opportunities for volunteers, work placements or internships. "The McGowan Government offers young Western Australians a direct voice and recognises the importance of listening to youth from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. "Today's grant will help young refugees learn relevant skills, pursue career opportunities and develop a sense of social inclusion. "I urge all young Western Australians to join their respective local government's Youth Advisory Council, and help inform and shape local government services and facilities." Minister's office - 6552 5300
Real-life 'CSI' for Lynwood SHS students81157Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media Statementsto the Minister for Science Chris Tallentire joined the students, at ChemCentre's forensic attributed to Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Science Chris Tallentire MLA 390html7/12/2017 2:08:00 AM2017-12-07T02:05:00Z ​Lynwood SHS students get 'hands on' to help unlock forensic science mysteries Citizen science project helps develop ChemCentre's Australian-first fibre database McGowan Government committed to improving STEM education in schools for jobs of the future Lynwood Senior High School students today gained a unique, first-hand experience of what life is like as a forensic scientist. As part of a citizen science project led by ChemCentre, the students have been collecting fibres throughout the year for a ChemCentre custom-built database and search program, the first of its kind in Australia, and one of only two in the world. Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Science Chris Tallentire joined the students, at ChemCentre's forensic science laboratory, who got to process some of the collected fibres into the database under scientist supervision. ChemCentre experts have been working with students to introduce them to forensic science, and instruct them on how to collect the fibres and the use of stereo microscopes. Currently the fibres database holds more than 20,000 fibres, including fabric and carpet. The fibres database is an important tool to assist in analysing evidence for criminal investigations. Comments attributed to Science Minister Dave Kelly "These students are helping Western Australia lead the charge in forensic science with their contribution to this Australian-first fibre database. "The project highlights the importance of STEM subjects in education and training, and the diverse career opportunities available in science to students in the future. "The State Government is committed to improving school STEM education in WA. "That is why we established a STEM Advisory Panel to map a State STEM strategy and invested $17 million to roll-out science programs in up to 200 WA public primary schools." Comments attributed to Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Science Chris Tallentire MLA "This is a fantastic opportunity for the students to get a first-hand understanding of the world of forensic science. "It is great to see the State's leading chemical and forensic science provider promoting chemistry-based education and training in WA. "In the last year, ChemCentre's school and outreach program has engaged with more than 3,000 students, as well as supporting tertiary science education through scholarships, guest lecturing and postgraduate student supervision." Minister's office - 6552 6100
Cafe project to provide essential training for unemployed youth81309Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media StatementsSkip To Content Skip To Navigation Go to whole of WA Government search Text Size a a a Print Home Home Comments attributed to Thornlie MLA Chris Tallentire 500html29/11/2017 6:00:11 AM2017-11-29T06:00:00Z ​Project to help young people enter the workforce $100,000 Local Projects, Local Jobs funding fulfils an election commitment The Australian Arab Association has launched a pop-up cafe facility in the Thornlie area to provide training and jobs for the local community. The Australian Arab Association pop-up cafe, which will be located in Homestead Park, received funding of $100,000 through the McGowan Labor Government's Local Projects, Local Jobs initiative. The project will focus on providing training to unemployed local youth in the areas of hospitality, small business and customer service - ensuring that they have the skills to join the workforce. It will also provide participants with an opportunity to engage with the community and develop a sense of belonging. The Association is a non-profit organisation that aims to foster understanding and build knowledge of culturally and linguistically diverse communities and their contributions towards the economy, culture and education in Western Australia. Comments attributed to Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia "The Australian Arab Association pop-up cafe is a fantastic initiative that will provide essential training and employment opportunities to young people who are struggling to get into the job market. "This project is a great example of creating jobs at a local level that will have an ongoing and positive impact in the community." Comments attributed to Thornlie MLA Chris Tallentire "We make new communities all the time out of events in our local patch of Maddington, Gosnells, Thornlie, Kenwick and Forest Lakes. "I loved the idea of training people up as baristas and traders, preparing for jobs, while providing a popular service in the open air and pulling crowds to events, so I'm pleased the Association is being supported." Minister's office - 6552 5600
Increased opening hours for Canning Vale Police Station79566Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media StatementsSkip To Content Skip To Navigation Go to whole of WA Government search Text Size a a a Print Home Home Comments attributed to Thornlie MLA Chris Tallentire 1360html24/05/2017 1:30:52 AM2017-05-24T01:30:00Z ​Canning Vale Police Station open for longer Expanded opening hours meets key election commitment Expanded service will ensure improved community access to police Canning Vale Police Station is now open to 7pm on weekdays, meeting a key election commitment by the McGowan Labor Government. The increased level of service will ensure the community has greater in-person access to police assistance. The expanded opening hours at Canning Vale Police Station is part of the McGowan Labor Government's commitment to deliver expanded opening hours at Belmont, Canning Vale and Forrestfield police stations. The Canning Vale Police Station is located at 449 Nicholson Road and can be contacted by phoning 9456 9555. Comments attributed to Police Minister Michelle Roberts "I am pleased to announce residents will now be able to attend the Canning Vale Police Station between the hours of 8am-7pm on weekdays to report any concerns or crimes. "This meets a key election commitment and will ensure the community has greater access to police services in-person. "By expanding the original 8am-4pm weekday opening hours, we are providing local residents with more options to access police services, whether it be to report a crime or seek other police services. "The McGowan Labor Government is focused on delivering a police service that is responsive to community needs, reduces crime, delivers better response times and brings more offenders to justice. "I would like to thank Southern River MLA Terry Healy, and other Labor members in the surrounding electorates, who all played a critical role in the election campaign, hearing the concerns of local residents and using the community feedback to shape our election commitments that are now being delivered." Comments attributed to Southern River MLA Terry Healy "The McGowan Labor Government is delivering on its promise to expand the opening hours of the Canning Vale Police Station. The complex is located on the border of three electorates, and services several more, so this is a great outcome for all residents in the south metropolitan region. "Residents have expressed their concerns about local crime to me and my fellow Labor colleagues in surrounding electorates, and I am pleased to see this election commitment being honoured so quickly by the Government." Comments attributed to Jandakot MLA Yaz Mubarakai "I am pleased the McGowan Labor Government has acted immediately to deliver such an important promise to the local community. "Extending the opening hours of the Canning Vale Police Station should result in a much stronger police presence and boost community safety in my electorate." Comments attributed to Thornlie MLA Chris Tallentire "I campaigned hard on providing a better policing service to the residents of Thornlie and I'm pleased the Government has acted quickly to honour that promise. "The McGowan Labor Government is committed to making sure people feel safe in their own homes and communities and keeping police stations open when the community needs them." Minister's office - 6552 6900
Strong local representation on Ningaloo decision-making body68155Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Media StatementsSkip To Content Skip To Navigation Go to whole of WA Government search Text Size a a a Print Chris Tallentire Community/Environment 0html22/05/2015 10:22:24 PM2004-09-09T08:30:00Z9/9/04 All future development applications for the Ningaloo Coast will be referred to a new decision-making body announced today by Premier Geoff Gallop. Dr Gallop said the Ningaloo Sustainable Development Committee would be responsible for the coordination and implementation of the Ningaloo Coast Regional Strategy Carnarvon to Exmouth. “The committee has been created under the Western Australian Planning Commission Act and has delegated powers from the commission - giving them direct responsibility for all future development along the Ningaloo Coast,” he said. “People come from all over Australia and the world to access the rugged natural beauty of the Ningaloo Coast. “Part of our commitment to preserving this unique asset is ensuring individual developments have as little impact as possible on the surrounding environment. “The Ningaloo Sustainable Development Committee will oversee all development applications for this coastline, ensuring that inappropriate developments are not given the go-ahead.” Dr Gallop said the Department of Premier and Cabinet’s David Hatt had been appointed as chair until December 31, 2005. “Mr Hatt’s appointment will enable me to access direct advice on the achievement of the various milestones that have been set by the Government for the Ningaloo Project,” he said. Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan said the committee would work on establishing a memorandum of understanding with local indigenous groups to set out a process of engagement for matters which came before the committee that could potentially impact on indigenous interests. Ms MacTiernan said the committee would be supported by the Ningaloo Sustainable Development Office, based in Carnarvon. “The involvement of coastal planning expert Professor David Wood, who is also chair of the Coastal Planning and Co-ordination Council, will ensure that development at Ningaloo will be well integrated with the rest of the Western Australian coastline,” she said. Members of the Ningaloo Sustainable Development Committee are Chair David Hatt Premier's Nominee Deputy chair Prof David Wood WAPC Representative Cr Dudley Maslen, Shire President Local Govt, Carnarvon Cr Karl Brandenberg Local Govt, Carnarvon Proxy Cr John Cooper Local Govt, Exmouth Cr Veronica Fleay Local Govt, Exmouth Proxy Sue Jones Regional Development John Craig Natural Resources Management Chris Tallentire Community/Environment Lyn Martin Community/Industry Stephanie Perry Community/Industry Doug Hunt Community/Industry Paul Frewer Dept for Planning and Infrastructure. Minister's office 9213 6400