Opposition welcomes funding package for Seroja-affected communities

The Opposition has welcomed the record $104 million disaster recovery package being made available to communities impacted by Ex-Tropical Cyclone Seroja, jointly funded by the State and Federal Government.    Opposition Leader Mia Davies said the recovery package was much needed given the communities impacted were still reeling from the most significant natural disaster WA had seen in recent years.   “It has been more than 100…

Cyclone-affected communities need extra financial help more than 100 days since Seroja hit

The Opposition has expressed its disappointment in the little financial assistance for cyclone-affected communities, more than 100 days since Tropical Cyclone Seroja crossed Western Australia’s coast. Acting Opposition Leader and Member for Moore Shane Love said while some funding has been provided, support for the impacted towns and regions have been left wanting by the…

Labor’s Outer Harbour plans at odds with expert report into WA’s infrastructure projects

The Opposition has said the Labor Government’s plans for the Outer Harbour are at odds with Infrastructure WA’s inaugural State Infrastructure Strategy which provides a non-partisan view of the best way forward for infrastructure projects in WA. Acting Opposition Leader and Shadow Transport Minister Shane Love said the draft Strategy – titled Foundations for a…

Nationals pledge $100 million for natural resource management in the regions

Creating environmentally sustainable communities, delivering healthier waterways and coastal areas and protecting biodiversity hotspots will be prioritised under a new $100 million environmental initiative announced by The Nationals WA. Leader Mia Davies made the $100 million commitment – the largest ever for environmental initiatives in regional WA – in Albany today alongside local landcare and…

Coastal grants fall short

Moore MP Shane Love has urged local governments impacted by coastal erosion to apply for the government’s latest $4 million coastal grant round. Applications for Coastal Adaptation and Protection Grants of up to $300,000 are open now until 31 March 2021. Mr Love, also The Nationals WA environment spokesperson, cautioned that Labor’s $4 million coastal…