The Nationals WA motion to expand the Construction Training Fund (CTF) to help build the State’s skilled workforce was passed last week, with Upper House MPs voting 29 to 4 in favour of the amendment.Read more
Member of the Agricultural Region Hon Martin Aldridge MLC has welcomed The Nationals’ plan to help build a skilled workforce in Western Australia by extending an existing construction levy to projects in the resources sector.Read more
The Nationals WA Member for the Agricultural Region Hon Martin Aldridge MLC says the Moora community is fed up of the Labor Governments political games and excuses surrounding the closure of the Moora Residential College scheduled for the end of 2018.Read more
Nationals WA spokesman for road safety and Member for the Agricultural Region Hon Martin Aldridge MLC is urging motorists to slow down and enjoy the journey this Easter holiday weekend.Read more
The Nationals WA Member for the Agricultural Region and former Head Boy at Central Midlands Senior High School and Moora Residential College Hon Martin Aldridge MLC says regional WA will continue to fight for its only residential college between Perth and Geraldton.Read more
With Australia Day fast approaching, The Nationals WA Member for the Agricultural Region Martin Aldridge MLC has urged any not-for-profit or community groups with an upcoming Australia Day celebration to contact his office to arrange a free State flag for the occasion.Read more
December 2017 was undoubtedly was one of my lowest points in five years representing the Agricultural Region. On December 11, the Labor Government announced plans for a new inner-city school in Subiaco at a cost of $68 million. By December 13th the Minister for Education, with the Premier nowhere to be seen, was left to announce $64 million in education cuts in the name of budget repair.Read more
St John Ambulance volunteers in Bruce Rock will soon have their own comfortable space to use during downtime between and after callouts thanks to a $30,000 Royalties for Regions Community Chest Fund grant.
The project to extend the substation, which is shared with Bruce Rock Fire Brigade, has been in planning for two decades and will finally allow volunteers to rest and reflect after jobs, as well as provide a new office and meeting space.
Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies MLA, who was in town yesterday to visit volunteers, said Royalties for Regions was enabling community-driven projects for important local organisations to get off the ground.
“Volunteers started seriously planning the extension at their Dunstal Street depot three years ago after more than 20 years of fundraising effort,” she said.
“Construction is hoped to start in July and once complete, the extension will provide a quiet, reflective space for Bruce Rock’s six on-road volunteer paramedics as well as a comfortable office and meeting space.”
Shire of Bruce Rock Caravan Park was also successful in the latest Wheatbelt CCF grant round, receiving $22,000 to install a children’s playground for shared use by park guests and aquatic centre users.
Shire chief executive Darren Mollenoyux said feedback from caravan park guests and families using the pool had triggered the Shire to pursue a shared playground facility.
It will be accessible year-round for caravan park guests and during summer pool opening hours for aquatic centre users.
Member for the Agricultural Region Hon Martin Aldridge MLC said projects underway in Bruce Rock were helping improve community, sporting and organisational assets.
“Construction of a new synthetic hockey turf, installation of a STED sewerage system and these latest Royalties for Regions-funded projects will have great outcomes for residents and visitors to Bruce Rock,” Mr Aldridge said.
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Mia Davies MLA and Nationals WA candidate for the Agricultural Region Leigh Ballard with St John Ambulance Bruce Rock volunteers outside their Dunstal Street sub-station, which will soon be renovated thanks to a Royalties for Regions grant.
Hon Martin Aldridge MLC, Mia Davies MLA, Bruce Rock Hockey Club President John Chapman and Nationals WA candidate for the Agricultural Region Leigh Ballard at the town's synthetic hockey turf construction site.
The Patient Assisted Travel Scheme (PATS) will receive a $52 million boost if The Nationals WA are returned to Government at the State election.
PATS provides assistance to regional West Australians by subsidising travel and accommodation for patients travelling long distances to receive specialist medical services.
Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies MLA said The Nationals would increase existing subsidies, revise eligibility requirements and enhance the scheme if re-elected on March 11.
Early voting is now open across the Agricultural Region.
If you're heading to the polls before March 11, here is The Nationals How To Vote card for the Upper House and list of pre-poll centres.Read more