Royalties for Regions could ensure no future snub for Spalding social housing

With a WA housing stimulus package announced earlier this week, Member for Geraldton Ian Blayney is calling on the State Government to ensure housing redevelopment in Spalding is not overlooked whilst regional programs under the initiative are being finalised. “With roughly $100 million set to be spent in the regions, housing redevelopment in Spalding cannot…

Nationals commit to dedicated Geraldton-based rescue chopper

The Nationals WA will commit $30 million towards establishing a dedicated emergency rescue helicopter in Geraldton if returned to government in 2021. Leader Mia Davies joined local MP Ian Blayney and other National party colleagues today in the regional city to make the announcement. “Having a rescue helicopter stationed in Geraldton would provide a life-saving…

Metrodebt passes Parliament on the back of Royalties for Regions raid

The Nationals WA Deputy Leader Jacqui Boydell has cautiously welcomed the passing of the latest Metronet legislation through the Upper House this week, but has questioned the cost for regional taxpayers. Ms Boydell said The Railway (METRONET) Amendment Bill 2019 passed through the Upper House last night and would allow the construction of the Government’s…