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…

What a Weekend!

Geraldton put on a weekend to remember this weekend, with the Triple J One Night Stand and the Geraldton Cup being outstanding successes. Nationals WA Member for Parliament Paul Brown MP said, “It was such a great weekend. The Geraldton community really pulled it together, creating such a wonderful, inviting atmosphere for the thousands of…

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  The State Government today announced the start of an energy storage trial for residents at Alkimos Beach, which aims to save participating customers 15 per cent or more on their electricity bills. The $6.7 million…

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. Participants will have the opportunity to participate…

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 Additional aged care housing options are now available following the official opening of Woodanilling’s four independent living units at Salmon Gum Place today. The…