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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 – Initial Key Findings report this week, showing the impact the SIHI is having in regional areas.

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