Investing in regional community development

​New program to support local government and community sector partnerships Made possible by Liberal National Government’s Royalties for Regions program The Liberal National Government will invest $1.42 million in regional Western Australia to encourage more innovative and collaborative approaches to community development. Launching the Country Local Government Fund (CLGF) Community Development Program at the Shire…

Gascoyne growing future part of the master plan

Master plan to be developed for future of Gascoyne food bowl Part of Liberal National Government’s Royalties for Regions-funded Water for Food program  A new master plan will be developed to guide the future expansion of the Gascoyne food bowl as part of the Liberal National Government’s $40 million Royalties for Regions-funded Water for Food…

Local furniture designers showcase WA timbers

WA’s sustainably managed native hardwoods showcased over the weekend at Furnitex & Design 2016 in Brisbane Local furniture makers win awards at showcase Forestry Minister Mia Davies has congratulated Western Australian companies and designers for winning a number of coveted awards at the Australian Furniture Industry Awards and Australian Contemporary Emerging Design Awards in Brisbane…

Virtual emergency department now in Broome

Life-saving Emergency Telehealth Service now at 75 sites across WA More than 1,400 patients per month using telehealth State-wide Made possible by the Liberal National Government’s Royalties for Regions program Broome Health Campus has become the 75th site to have access to the Emergency Telehealth Service (ETS), a Liberal National Government initiative which is significantly…

Bunbury headquarters first for WA public sector

Liberal National Government delivers on public sector decentralisation $28.9m Royalties for Regions funding for agency headquarters and visitor centre The Liberal National Government is forging ahead with its commitment to decentralise public sector agencies, with development starting soon on the new Department of Parks and Wildlife headquarters in Bunbury. Premier Colin Barnett, on site in…

Exmouth celebrates community through sport

Exmouth Festival of Sport introduces new and loved sports to youth Festival brings communities together to be active Exmouth will be full of slam dunks and ollies this weekend when the regional town kicks off its Festival of Sport. Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies opened the festival today and congratulated the Gascoyne town for…

Community Chest funding flows to Kimberley projects

The Broome cruise ship management project, the 2016 Kununurra Agricultural Show, the Warmun Art Print project and Wyndham Stars on the Bastion 2016 are among a host of Kimberley community projects set to receive a funding boost. The Kimberley Development Commission today announced the grant recipients of the region’s Community Chest Fund, made possible by…