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What the Papers Say

Kununurra wins cash for dirt-bike ground

Kununurra is set to have its very own dirt-bike ground aimed to attract tourists and engage local youth. Kimberley Action Sports Incorporated, the organiser of various events in the region including the Lake Argyle Adventure Race, was granted $6000 through round four of the Federal Government's Stronger Communities Program. KAS Inc. co-ordinator ... read more »

Cane toads speed south

Cane toads are heading south at a rapid rate, with the Pilbara at imminent risk this wet season, according to an expert. Kimberley Toadbusters founder and president Lee Scott-Virtue believes the infestation will hit the Pilbara during this wet season and it will soon become clear as to how long it will take until it hits the metropolitan area. Ms... read more »

Cash splash to aid tourism, says MP

Shark Bay, Sandstone, Chapman Valley, Mullewa, Geraldton and Irwin Shire have all received Commonwealth grants for community facilities. Member for Durack Melissa Price said the projects would increase tourism and add economic benefit to the towns they were in. The Shire of Shark Bay in the Gascoyne received $20,000 to design interpretive trails ... read more »

Toad threat inquiry

The leading force against the Kimberley's worst pest is sighing with relief over the announcement of a new parliamentary inquiry into cane toads. The House of Representatives Standing Committee on the Environment and Energy wants to understand how well control measures have worked in the fight against the spread of the destructive pests, and wheth... read more »

Space agency blame game

Politicians from both major parties are blaming each other for the Federal Government decision to base the Australian Space Agency in South Australia rather than WA. Member for Durack Melissa Price said the McGowan Labor Government did not invest enough money to get the Australian Space Agency based in WA. WA Regional Development Minister Alannah... read more »

Scoring strong with fund allocation

A FAMILY friendly playground and a town clock is among seven projects in the Wheatbelt that will come to life thanks to the latest round of funding from the Stronger Communities Program. Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price said community organisations have been given the money to put towards projects that need additional funding. The Shire of... read more »

Federal funds for health clinics

Two West Kimberley health clinics are among those bolstered by $2.7 million worth of Federal Government funding to improve safety and accessibility to services. Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service has received $178,000 from the Service Maintenance Program for building repairs and refurbishments to increase security, while Derby Aboriginal H... read more »

Accommodation upgrade for health service staff

More than $530,000 has been allocated to improve the safety and accessibility of three clinical services in the Kimberley under the Federal Government's Indigenous Australian's Health Program. The funding included $247,928.75 to upgrade the Ord Valley Aboriginal Health Service's three-unit staff accommodation. OVAHS chief executive Graeme Cooper ... read more »

Fund to help reduce region 'brain drain'

Geraldton Universities Centre will receive $1.8 million in Federal money, the Commonwealth announced this week. The funding will be spent on increasing the number of courses on offer and giving students 24hour access to study resources. The universities centre will also look to grow student and staff numbers, as well as expand facilities, program... read more »

DAMA may help ease jobs crisis

Chronic job shortages in sectors such as hospitality, childcare and administration in the Pilbara could become easier to fill with the revival of a migration plan that would allow small businesses to hire foreign workers for certain roles. A Pilbara designated area migration agreement (DAMA) was proposed years ago but put on ice due to a lack of W... read more »

Uni centre wins funds

Aspiring university students will soon be able to study supported courses within the Pilbara after a planned regional universities centre won the funding it needed to go ahead. Uni centre a reality as Feds commit funds Residents will be able to stay in the Pilbara while studying university courses and receive educational support from as early as ... read more »

$7m for heavy vehicle route upgrades

Heavy vehicle routes in the Pilbara will be more efficient, reliable and safer due to just under $7 million in upgrade works, funded by the Federal Government. Five spots throughout the City of Karratha and Town of Port Hedland are due to be overhauled and will include construction of heavy vehicle bays, extensions to parking bays and widening and... read more »

Fitzroy River Men's Shed

This week is Men's Shed Week (23-30 September) and one Men's Shed in the Durack electorate is set to celebrate with a grant from the Federal Government. The Fitzroy River Men's Shed has been awarded a grant of $4,555 from the Federal Government for mobile outreach tools and equipment under round 17 of the Government's National Shed Development Pro... read more »

Sand mine blast

A major new mineral sands mine in the Kimberley edges closer after the Federal Government declared $95 million of funding Mining debt deal backed by business community The Broome business community has welcomed a Federal Government boost of a $95 million for a new Kimberley mineral sands mine. Last Wednesday, Federal Resources Minister Mat... read more »

Round four of blackspot funding

MEMBERS of the public are being encouraged by local politicians to identify and nominate mobile black spots for the next round of the $220 million Mobile Black Spot Program. Round four of the program was announced in June this year with the Federal Government investing $25 million to eliminate further mobile black spots in regional Australia. Fed... read more »
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