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New lease of life for club equipment

Clubs invited to apply for $500 towards revitalising or purchasing new equipment $2m over four years for Community Sporting Club Equipment Subsidy Scheme Applications open until May 13, 2016 

Businesses get the big tick for water saving

​More than 60 billion litres of water saved since 2007 Part of the State Government's Water Efficiency Management Plan program

Royalties for Regions – part of Perth’s congestion management future

For anyone stuck in Perth traffic on the way to work today, or crammed in a Transperth train, or if you find yourself fighting for space on the oval at Auskick on Saturday or trying to find a carpark at the shopping centre, the current debate around Royalties for Regions (RfR) should hold more than a passing interest for you. Congestion...

Shire of Katanning receives $2 million Lotterywest windfall

A Katanning heritage project is a step closer to reality, thanks to a $2 million State Government Lotterywest windfall. The Shire of Katanning will utilise the significant grant towards the all ages playground and enhancements at Piesse Lake, as part of its extensive Katanning Heritage Centre project.

Potato industry moves to deregulation

Government to repeal Marketing of Potatoes Act 1946 and Marketing of Potatoes Regulations 1987 WA is the only regulated potato industry remaining in Australia 

What a Weekend!

Geraldton put on a weekend to remember this weekend, with the Triple J One Night Stand and the Geraldton Cup being outstanding successes.Nationals WA Member for Parliament Paul Brown MP said, “It was such a great weekend. The Geraldton community really pulled it together, creating such a wonderful, inviting atmosphere for the thousands of people who flocked to Geraldton for...

Call for clarity on Royalties for Regions future

The Nationals WA have called on both major parties to be clear and candid about their future plans for Royalties for Regions – following statements made by Premier Colin Barnett and members of both major parties around the future of the regional fund.Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC said the people of regional Western Australia deserved...

Exmouth Defence plan takes off with visit from Federal Defence Minister

Vince Catania MLA member for North West Central was pleased to be in Exmouth today along with the Federal Minister for Defence the Hon Marise Payne. Minister Payne was meeting with the shire to discuss the investment of over $400million into Exmouth under Federal Government’s defence white paper plan. Exmouth is poised for big investments including $200million spending for RAAF Base Learmonth and another...

New aged care housing for Wheatbelt

Made possible by a $15.1 million investment through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program Four new independent living units available in Woodanilling to provide suitable housing for the ageing community

Young political minds wanted for President’s Advance Program

The Nationals WA have put out the call for dynamic young Western Australians interested in learning more about the political world to nominate themselves for the President’s Advance Program. Developed by The Nationals WA, the President’s Advance Program will take successful applicants on an engaging journey into State and Federal politics.