Blackouts in Northampton and Chapman Valley unacceptable

Efforts to restore power supply following recent blackouts in Northampton and Chapman Valley have been unacceptably slow, given the extreme heat currently being experienced in the regions. Member for Moore Shane Love said local communities are becoming increasingly frustrated at having no access to power during scorching mid-summer days, particularly elderly residents. “Temperatures in the…

Mid West health in crisis: Love

Any potential outbreaks of COVID-19 would pose an enormous risk to patients, given the current state of the Mid West health system, according to Member for Moore, Shane Love MLA. Presenting a grievance to Health Minister Roger Cook in parliament on 28 October, Mr Love said reports of staff shortages, safety risks, under-resourcing, capacity concerns…

NORTHAMPTON BYPASS AN IMMEDIATE PRIORITY: LOVE

The Northampton bypass project should be an absolute priority following Strandline Resources’ announcement last week that it would proceed with its Coburn mineral sands project near Shark Bay, according to Shadow Transport Minister Shane Love. Mr Love said the mineral sands project would see 230,000 tonnes of Heavy Mineral Concentrate (HMC) exported from the Geraldton…

Nationals pledge $100 million for natural resource management in the regions

Creating environmentally sustainable communities, delivering healthier waterways and coastal areas and protecting biodiversity hotspots will be prioritised under a new $100 million environmental initiative announced by The Nationals WA. Leader Mia Davies made the $100 million commitment – the largest ever for environmental initiatives in regional WA – in Albany today alongside local landcare and…

Coastal grants fall short

Moore MP Shane Love has urged local governments impacted by coastal erosion to apply for the government’s latest $4 million coastal grant round. Applications for Coastal Adaptation and Protection Grants of up to $300,000 are open now until 31 March 2021. Mr Love, also The Nationals WA environment spokesperson, cautioned that Labor’s $4 million coastal…