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Lotterywest supports Wadandi Track Extension

‘Walking is man’s best medicine’ - Hippocrates Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman presented a $70,000 Lotterywest cheque to the Augusta-Margaret River Shire on Friday 29th April to support a 4.3km extension to the existing Wadandi Track south from the town of Witchcliffe . The name of the track recognises the traditional custodians of the region, and the alignment is formed...

Expanded Margaret River Community Centre for Children Opens

“Having a two year old is like having a blender that you don’t have the top for” – Jerry Seinfeld Member for Warren-Blackwood, Terry Redman used this quote as he acknowledged the dedication and patience of childcare workers who play such an important role in the development of our next generation. The Margaret River Community Centre for Children has come...

Northern Australia Infrastructure Bill must include the Gascoyne

Vince Catania MLA has written to all WA Senators and his Federal Nationals Colleagues to ask them to support an amendment to the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility Bill 2016. “It is very disappointing that the bill was rushed through the House of Representatives last week without opposition from any Western Australian members of Parliament.” said Vince “However the senate has an opportunity to...

Funding boost for regional visitor centres

Second round of Regional Visitor Centre Sustainability Grant Program open $4.2 million investment over three years including $1.05 million in 2016-17 Regional visitor centres are invited to apply for State Government funding towards initiatives that will help them stay viable and adaptable in the changing tourism landscape. Centres can apply to share in more than $1 million in...

Community Chest funding for Mid-West region

Mid West Community Chest Fund recipients announced Community projects funded by $10 million Community Chest Fund Made possible by the State Government's Royalties for Regions program 

Construction start promises better Collie health care

Work begins on $7.8 million Collie hospital upgrade Health service to remain fully operational during building Project expected to support up to 200 jobs during construction 

Speech: Patrick Dodson appointed to the Senate

MS M.J. DAVIES (Central Wheatbelt — Deputy Leader of the National Party) [11.15 am]: Mr President, thank you very much. On behalf of my National Party colleagues, I have much pleasure in supporting this motion. The Nationals believe Patrick Dodson transcends partisan politics and, in our view, will bring to the Australian Parliament a unique perspective forged from a remarkable...

Water main replacement begins in Pingelly

The State Government has started work on a $6.49 million suite of projects to replace 3.6 kilometres of water main between Popanyinning and Brookton. Member for Wagin Terry Waldron MLA said the projects would improve the reliability of water supplies for more than 1000 people in the local Shires of Cuballing and Pingelly and in the Shire of Brookton. “Water...

Grylls to fight for future of Royalties for Regions in State Parliament

Member for the Pilbara, Brendon Grylls MLA, has today reaffirmed his intentions to remain in State Parliament and continue to represent the families, businesses and communities of the Pilbara region. “The consistent attacks on Royalties for Regions over the past few months have strengthened my resolve to recontest the Seat of Pilbara in the upcoming State election,” Mr Grylls said....

Overwhelming support for Southern Forests irrigation scheme

Increased water availability for new irrigated areas and expand existing ones Provide a boost to investment, a strengthened economy and creation of jobs