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Love hits out at DFES move to control bush fire brigades

Member for Moore Shane Love MLA has hit out at suggestions that the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) assume control of the state’s volunteer bush fire brigades.

Mr Love voiced his concerns following comments by WA Fire Commissioner Wayne Gregson and a recent ABC radio interview in which Premier Colin Barnett suggested some Local Governments were not interested in supporting their bush fire brigades and major fires were no longer a place for farmers with their individual fire units.   

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Kununurra airstrip upgrade completed

  • $5.1 million airstrip upgrade improves aircraft operations
  • Made possible by State Government's Royalties for Regions program 
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New weather stations enhance crop technology

  • 11 weather stations installed across the Grainbelt to boost 145 station network
  • Made possible by the State Government's Royalties for Regions program 
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Improvements to Corrigin’s water supply

  • $1.7 million pipeline upgrade to water supply in Shire of Corrigin
  • 3.2km pipeline upgrade to provide a more reliable water supply 
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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 
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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
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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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