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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.

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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 
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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 the weekend.”

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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 an honest answer ahead of the 2017 State Election.

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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 $100 to $200million for providing space surveillance capacity at the Harold E Holt Naval Communication station over the next two decades.

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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
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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.

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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 
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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 the local community.

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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.

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