New report shows value of grower groups

The Nationals WA have labelled Grower Groups as economically beneficial to local and regional communities. A recent study has backed this view, finding WA grower groups have generated a total economic value of $3 billion in over a 25 year period equating to approximately $120m/year for the WA economy. The Grower Group Alliance (GGA) contracted…

Geraldton Hospital left in limbo

THE McGowan Government pre-election promise of $45 million for upgrades to Geraldton Hospital remains in limbo. THE McGowan Government pre-election promise of $45 million for upgrades to Geraldton Hospital remains in limbo. The Nationals WA Member for the Agricultural Region and Health Spokesperson Martin Aldridge MLC said the Premier’s visit to Geraldton earlier this month…

Federal Minister focuses on regional roads

After visiting the Wheatbelt and Great Southern, Federal Minister for Infrastructure and Transport the Hon Darren Chester is now aware of the challenging transport needs WA is facing and the funding needed to upgrade local roads and key transport corridors in the region. Member for the Central Wheatbelt Hon Mia Davies and Member for Agricultural…

Regional Subsidiaries one step closer

Local Governments in regional Western Australia will shortly be able to deliver services jointly following the passage of a Bill through the Legislative Council to allow the formation of regional subsidiaries. The regional subsidiary model, which has been operating in South Australia since 1999 and was first proposed for WA by former National Party MLC…