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  The Western Australian grains industry is set to receive a boost this grain season from the installation of 11 additional automatic weather stations across the Grainbelt. Agriculture and Food Minister Dean Nalder said…

Royalties for Regions delivers new weather stations in Central Wheatbelt

Eleven new weather stations have been installed across the Western Australian Grainbelt, including three new stations in the Central Wheatbelt, providing more accurate information ahead of the grain season, thanks to Royalties for Regions. Member for Central Wheatbelt, Mia Davies MLA, said the new stations would complement the State’s existing 145 weather station network. “These…

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  People living in the Shire of Corrigin are set to benefit from a $1.7 million State Government project to improve water supply. Water Minister Mia Davies said the Water Corporation would start work this…

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  Sport and active recreation clubs have the chance to revitalise existing gear or purchase new sporting equipment with the opening of the latest round of the…

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 Water Minister Mia Davies has congratulated Western Australia’s top water saving businesses for saving more than 14 billion litres of water in 2014-15, the equivalent of more than 6,200 Olympic-sized swimming pools. A total of…

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  Western Australia’s potato industry will be deregulated from July 1, 2016. Agriculture and Food Minister Dean Nalder said the Government would fund a $14 million industry adjustment package from Royalties for…