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Youth in Roe Encouraged to Nominate for Heywire

Member for Roe Peter Rundle MLA is encouraging young people aged 16 - 22 across the region with a knack for storytelling to enter the 20th annual Heywire competition.

Each year, regional ABC stations select a winning Heywire competition entry to represent their part of Australia, with winners afforded the opportunity to work alongside ABC staff to produce their story to be featured on ABC radio.

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de Grussa Disappointed Geraldton Airport Expansion Misses Take Off

Member for the Agricultural Region Hon Colin de Grussa MLC has expressed his disappointment that the Geraldton Airport expansion project has been put on hold, with the Federal Government not committing to funding the project.

The expansion is expected to cost $23 million, with the City of Greater Geraldton planning to contribute $6.5 million, and hoping for $10 million from the Federal Government and a further $6.5 million from the State Government.

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DE GRUSSA WELCOMES $3M FOR WA CROP RESEARCH HUB

The Nationals WA spokesperson for Agriculture Hon Colin de Grussa MLC welcomed today’s announcement that Murdoch University has received a $3 million grant to establish a new Crop Research Hub.

 

Federal Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce MP announced the funding today through the Grains Industry Infrastructure Grant for Murdoch University, who will establish the WA Crop Research Hub in collaboration with Curtin University and the WA Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

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DE GRUSSA WELCOMES NEW BIOSECURITY RESEARCH PRIORITIES

The Nationals WA spokesperson for Agriculture Hon Colin de Grussa MLC welcomed last week’s announcement that the National Biosecurity Committee has endorsed new national biosecurity Research, Development and Extension priorities, giving a more unified, strategic and nationally-consistent focus to biosecurity research. 

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ELECTORATE OFFICE LOOKS AT BIG PICTURE

Hon Colin de Grussa MLC and Peter Rundle MLA welcomed a fresh face to the office in recent weeks, by hosting Campbell McKenzie, a student from the Esperance Anglican Community School as part of their Big Picture Education programme.

The Esperance Anglican Community School recently introduced the Big Picture education programme, an innovative method of education that allows students to experience a personalised learning plan, which is based on a child’s own interests and passions.

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Nationals call on Oakajee funds to remain in Mid West

The Nationals WA Member for Moore Shane Love MLA has slammed federal treasurer Scott Morrison for his plans to steal $339 million of infrastructure funding from the Mid West.

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Building Better Regions Success for Waroona Aged Housing

Nationals Member for the South West Region Colin Holt MLC has congratulated not-for-profit aged care organisation Quambie Park Inc. on their successful application to the Building Better Regions Fund (BBRF).

The $1,674,940 grant will go towards the Waroona Housing Options Village to provide affordable accommodation for the aged, including the construction of nine disability modified accommodation units as well as a community hub building and communal gardens.

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Love puts Mid West infrastructure priorities front-and-centre

The Nationals WA Member for Moore Shane Love MLA put Mid West and Wheatbelt infrastructure priorities front-and-centre during a meeting with Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester this week.

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Youth in Moore encouraged to nominate for Heywire

Local MP Shane Love MLA is encouraging young people aged 16-22 in Moore with a knack for storytelling to enter the 20th annual Heywire competition.

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Love welcomes biosecurity capacity review

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA has welcomed the State Government’s move to review Western Australia's biosecurity response capabilities with a focus on resolving market access issues.

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