Boost for student accommodation in Albany

$15.9 million to support Stage 2 of Affordable Student Accommodation project Supported by a $10.9 million investment from Royalties for Regions Part of $600 million Royalties for Regions Growing Our South initiative  The Liberal National Government today announced a $15.9 million investment for the construction of affordable student accommodation in Albany. Regional Development Minister Terry…

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Community Chest funding for Great Southern

Great Southern region’s Community Chest Fund grant recipients announced Community projects funded by $10 million investment over four years Made possible by the Liberal National Government’s Royalties for Regions program  Regional Development Minister Terry Redman today announced the successful grant recipients of the Great Southern region’s Community Chest Fund, made possible by the Liberal National…

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Groundwater Replenishment Scheme expansion

Liberal National Government to double capacity of Groundwater Replenishment Scheme and bring recharge capacity up to 28 billion litres of water each year First stage of scheme to be fully operational by the end of 2016  The Liberal National Government’s Water Forever 10-year water supply plan for Perth has taken the next step forward, with…

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Roadmap for regional services reform launched

Liberal National Government committed to strengthening regional and remote Aboriginal communities New roadmap outlines 10 priority actions focusing on education, housing and service delivery  The Liberal National Government today announced major reforms to the delivery of housing, education, employment and human services for Aboriginal people living in regional and remote Western Australia. Regional Development Minister…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Regional communities urged to keep up FIFO fight

Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC has urged Western Australian mining communities to keep fighting for changes to the Fringe Benefits Tax in the wake of the July 2 Federal Election. The prevalence of fly-in, fly-out (FIFO) workforce practices on resource projects in regional WA has been attributed to the application…

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