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State Budget: Albany Electorate to benefit from Royalties for Regions

Albany is set to benefit from Royalties for Regions investment in the areas of health, community support services, education, Aboriginal development, agriculture, tourism and the arts. Nationals Member for the South West, Colin Holt MLC, said the State Budget would help to build a stronger economy in 2016-17 with initiatives to attract investment and create jobs and opportunities for regional...

STATE BUDGET 2016-17

The 2016-17 State Budget was been handed down by the Treasurer in State Parliament yesterday. Ms Davies said the Treasurer’s speech outlined the exceptional circumstances the State has faced over the past eight years, pointing to the downturn in commodity prices, a perverse GST system that has delivered the lowest ever return in our tax dollar and a...

State Budget: Royalties for Regions delivers Bremer Bay Town Centre improvements

A $2.2 million investment into the Bremer Bay Town Centre and Trail project, including a $1.7 million investment through the Growing Our South initiative, has been announced as part of the 2016-17 State Budget. Member for Wagin Terry Waldron MLA said the $1.7 million local investment, which was announced yesterday, was made possible by Royalties for Regions. Mr Waldron said...

Removal of Geraldton Port PEP charges welcomed by Nationals MP

Nationals WA Member of Parliament and candidate for the seat of Geraldton Paul Brown MP, has today welcomed the full removal of the Port Expansion Project (PEP) charges as part of this year’s State budget. “I am very grateful that both the Treasurer, and the Minister for Transport have acknowledged the merits of removing the PEP charge. This has been...

WA Treasurer admits Federal counterparts not doing their job

The Nationals WA Candidate for O’Connor, John Hassell has lashed out at Western Australia’s Federal MPs, saying they have not done enough to secure GST funding for WA. Yesterday’s State Budget revealed the projected five year loss of GST revenue to be estimated at $17.8 billion.

State Budget 2016: Kimberley region to benefit from Royalties for Regions

Western Australia’s Kimberley region is set to benefit from Royalties for Regions investment in the areas of health, community support services, education, Aboriginal development, agriculture, tourism and the arts. Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC said the 2016-17 State Budget would continue to build a stronger economy in the Kimberley with initiatives to attract investment and...

State Budget 2016: Goldfields-Esperance region to benefit from State Budget

The Goldfields-Esperance region is set to benefit from Royalties for Regions investment in the areas of health, community support services, education, Aboriginal development, agriculture, tourism and the arts. Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC said the 2016-17 State Budget would continue to build a stronger economy in the region with initiatives to attract investment and create...

State Budget: Royalties for Regions delivers for Warren-Blackwood

The electorate of Warren-Blackwood is set to benefit from Royalties for Regions investment in the areas of health, community support services, education, Aboriginal development, agriculture, tourism and the arts. Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman, said the State Budget would help to build a stronger economy in the region in 2016-17 with initiatives to attract investment and create jobs and opportunities...

Royalties for Regions boosts South West community support and connectivity

Across the State, Royalties for Regions will invest $651 million over four years for community support services including the Country Age Pension Fuel Card, the Emergency Service Volunteers Fuel Card, the Community Chest Fund and Regional Telecommunications Program. Nationals Member for the South West Region, Colin Holt, said that Community Resource Centres will receive $14m in funding for four years...

Royalties for Regions boosts community support and connectivity in the Peel region

Across the State, Royalties for Regions will invest $651 million over four years for community support services including the Country Age Pension Fuel Card, the Emergency Service Volunteers Fuel Card, the Community Chest Fund and Regional Telecommunications Program. Nationals Member for the South West Region, Colin Holt, said that Community Resource Centres will receive $14m in funding per year for...