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Catch up on all the latest media releases, opinion pieces, photos and videos featuring Mia Davies and The Nationals WA team - keeping you informed about what's happening in our regional communities.

Energy trial starts at WA’s battery community

Four-year energy storage trial for residents at Alkimos Beach $6.7 million trial will examine battery storage and energy efficiency incentives 

Menzies youth centre underway with Lotterywest

The Shire of Menzies was today presented with a Lotterywest Cheque with the funds going towards a new Youth Centre for the town. Wendy Duncan MLA, presenting the cheque to Acting Shire CEO, Pascoe Durtanovich, said that it was promising to see big plans for the town coming to fruition with thanks to the ongoing work by the Shire and...

Arts grants available to support regional, community and Aboriginal artists, Waldron

Around $7 million in grants funding is made available each year by the Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA) and Royalties for Regions. Member for Wagin Terry Waldron MLA said funding and support existed for a wide range of artistic opportunities across Western Australia, and encouraged regional residents, businesses and community groups to research the grants programs.

Development opportunities for young regional local government employees

More than $1.2 million in State Government funding will be invested into a program to create leadership and early career development opportunities for young people in country local governments. Local Government Minister Tony Simpson launched the Country Local Government Fund Youth Development Program last week.

New electorates necessary to help correct geographical disadvantage

The Nationals WA have introduced a Private Members Bill to State Parliament, aimed at the creation of two additional electoral districts in Western Australia by 2021. The Nationals candidate for Roe, Peter Rundle said The Constitution and Electoral Amendment Bill 2016 was essential legislation to ensure regional voters continued to have strong and effective representation in State Parliament.

The Nationals WA introduce Bill to create new electorates

The Nationals WA have introduced a Private Members Bill to State Parliament, aimed at the creation of two additional electoral districts in Western Australia by 2021.State President of The Nationals WA, James Hayward, said The Constitution and Electoral Amendment Bill 2016 was essential legislation to ensure regional voters continued to have strong and effective representation in State Parliament.

Southern Inland Health Initiative transforming regional health

The Royalties for Regions funded Southern Inland Health Initiative (SIHI) is transforming regional health and will continue to deliver benefits for many years to come, according to Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC. Minister for Regional Development Terry Redman MLA and Minister for Health John Day MLA released the Southern Inland Health Initiative Program Evaluation –...

Report: Southern Inland Health Initiative transforming regional health

The results are in - The Royalties for Regions funded Southern Inland Health Initiative (SIHI) is transforming regional health and will continue to deliver benefits for many years to come! Minister for Regional Development Terry Redman MLA and Minister for Health John Day MLA released the Southern Inland Health Initiative Program Evaluation – Initial Key Findings report this week, showing...

Report: Southern Inland Health Initiative transforming regional health, Redman

The Southern Inland Health Initiative (SIHI) funded by Royalties for Regions is transforming regional health and will continue to deliver benefits for many years to come according to a recently released report. Regional Development Minister and Member for Warren-Blackwood Terry Redman, and Minister for Health John Day MLA released the Southern Inland Health Initiative Program Evaluation – Initial Key Findings...

Foreign investment key to developing North West

Member for Mining and Pastoral Region Jacqui Boydell has emphasised the importance of foreign investment as a means to unlock the untapped potential of the North West’s agriculture sector at the 2016 EASTxWEST Forum in Shenzhen, China. The EASTxWEST Forum is a biennial event that was established by the Local Governments of Australia’s North West to foster regional...