Merredin, Hyden to benefit from new courts

Merredin and Hyden are set for upgrades to sports courts thanks to over $40,000 in grants through the State Government’s Community Sporting and Recreation Facilities Fund (CSRFF). Announcing the grants last week, Member for Central Wheatbelt and Minister for Sport and Recreation Hon Mia Davies MLA said 19 projects across the State, including 13 in…

Nationals MPs issue event challenge to WA tourists

Five events in the greater Avon region have secured sponsorship through the 2016/17 Royalties for Regions-funded Regional Events Scheme (RES), and Nationals MPs want you to give them a go. The Avon Descent, Beverley Heroic, York Gourmet Food and Wine Festival, Northam Motorsport Festival and York Motorsport Festival were announced yesterday as local recipients of…

STATE BUDGET 2016-17

The 2016-17 State Budget was been handed down by the Treasurer in State Parliament yesterday. Ms Davies said the Treasurer’s speech outlined the exceptional circumstances the State has faced over the past eight years, pointing to the downturn in commodity prices, a perverse GST system that has delivered the lowest ever return in our tax…

Wheatbelt tours will be music to locals’ ears

Wheatbelt audiences will be able to enjoy a series of music tours and workshops, thanks to the State Government’s Regional Touring Boost program, funded through Royalties for Regions. Local Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies MLA said the Western Australian Music Industry Association had received $62,400 towards visits to Bencubbin, Nungarin, Quindanning, Kellerberrin, Dowerin, Narrogin,…

Speech: Patrick Dodson appointed to the Senate

MS M.J. DAVIES (Central Wheatbelt — Deputy Leader of the National Party) [11.15 am]: Mr President, thank you very much. On behalf of my National Party colleagues, I have much pleasure in supporting this motion. The Nationals believe Patrick Dodson transcends partisan politics and, in our view, will bring to the Australian Parliament a unique…

Design and colour of stadium seats revealed

Seat design and colours reflect 18 months of consultation and testing Seats will be 50cm wide with cup-holders positioned on seat backs  Sports fans have given the thumbs up to the size, design and colour of the seats at Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct. Sport and Recreation Minister Mia Davies today joined members of the…

Royalties for Regions delivers new weather stations in Central Wheatbelt

Eleven new weather stations have been installed across the Western Australian Grainbelt, including three new stations in the Central Wheatbelt, providing more accurate information ahead of the grain season, thanks to Royalties for Regions. Member for Central Wheatbelt, Mia Davies MLA, said the new stations would complement the State’s existing 145 weather station network. “These…

New lease of life for club equipment

Clubs invited to apply for $500 towards revitalising or purchasing new equipment $2m over four years for Community Sporting Club Equipment Subsidy Scheme Applications open until May 13, 2016  Sport and active recreation clubs have the chance to revitalise existing gear or purchase new sporting equipment with the opening of the latest round of the…