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Nine National Youth Week grants for Wagin electorate

Nine shires and community groups in the Wagin electorate are among 73 WA organisations to share in more than $71,000 in grants, to deliver National Youth Week events next month. Member for Wagin Terry Waldron MLA welcomed the nine local grants, which were earmarked to assist in the development and delivery of events that acknowledged and celebrated the positive contribution...

New mobile towers schedule and locations announced for Wagin electorate

Ten regional communities in the Wagin electorate will benefit from a boost in mobile communications in the near future, thanks to the Royalties for Regions funded Regional Telecommunications Program (RTP) and the Federal Mobile Black Spot Programme. Details were recently announced for the locations and time-frames of the 128 new and upgraded mobile phone towers, being delivered across regional WA....

West Busselton infill sewerage project completed

Work now complete on $17.5 million infill sewerage project in West Busselton Project allows 381 residential lots to connect to the central wastewater system  The State Government's Infill Sewerage Program will allow the owners of 381 residential lots in West Busselton to benefit from a connection to the central wastewater system.

Agrifood export grants for Asian markets

The State Government today announced $3 million in grants for exporters to help boost export opportunities for Western Australia's agricultural and food products in Asian markets.

Fish trap petitions presented in Parliament

Member for North West Central Vince Catania MLA and Member for Mining and Pastoral Jacqui Boydell MLC have applauded the Gascoyne community for its activism and tenacity in opposing a proposal to reintroduce fish traps in the region. “Earlier this week I was proud to table a petition in the State Parliament which contained more than 2200 signatures which were...

AvonLink and MerredinLink trip pays off for locals, winners announced

Local Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies MLA is again encouraging AvonLink and MerredinLink travellers to enter a competition to win a Smart Commuter card.  “The competition is about rewarding locals patronising both the AvonLink and MerredinLink train services,” Ms Davies said

Private Members Bill to create new Legislative Assembly electorates

The Nationals WA will introduce legislation to Parliament today aimed at the creation of two additional electoral districts in Western Australia. Member for the Agricultural Region, Martin Aldridge MLC, will table the Constitution and Electoral Amendment Bill 2016 during Private Members Business today.

Road safety strategy failing regional motorists after horror weekend

A horror weekend on WA roads has prompted Nationals WA MP Martin Aldridge to call for an urgent review of the State Government’s road safety activities.Mr Aldridge accused the State Government of sitting idly on more than $140 million of road safety funding while regional motorists were losing their lives.

Huge uptake for Emergency Services Volunteer Fuel Card

More than 86 per cent of eligible emergency service volunteer groups across regional Western Australia have applied to receive the Royalties for Regions-funded Emergency Services Volunteer Fuel Card (ESVFC). Applications closed for the card on January 10, six weeks after they opened in November, and saw a staggering 807 out of 933 eligible organisations apply for the ESVFC.

Nationals oppose forced local government reform

The Nationals WA have once again voiced their opposition in Parliament to forced local government reform, after the City of Perth Bill 2015 came before the Legislative Council this week. The Bill, which seeks to forcefully expand the City of Perth boundary, is the product of the State Government’s flawed local government reform process spanning several years.