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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 »

New base station improves mobile coverage in tourist thoroughfare

Mobile reception in a remote area south of Exmouth has been strengthened under the Federal Government's mobile black spot program. A new mobile base station was this month turned on at Minilya a well-used tourist thoroughfare between Coral Bay and Carnarvon on North West Coastal Highway to improve mobile coverage in the area. Durack MHR Melissa ... 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 »

Sheffield Resources’ Thunderbird in the Kimberley gets $95m boost from Federal Government

A major new mineral sands mine in the Kimberley will get a $95 million boost from the Federal Government as the Northern Australia Infrastructure Fund makes its biggest investment in WA. Federal Resources Minister Matt Canavan will announce a debt deal for Sheffield Resources’ Thunderbird project in Canberra today, saying it is likely to be... read more »

More than $93,000 funding for Kimberley land care group

Federal Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment, Melissa Price, said she was pleased to announce last month that Jarlmadangah Burru Aboriginal Corporation in the West Kimberley received $93,518 under phase two of the program, to establish a revegetation nursery and develop the community's capacity to run the nursery. "The nursery will b... 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 »

New base station improves mobile coverage in tourist thoroughfare

Mobile reception in a remote area south of Exmouth has been strengthened under the Federal Government's mobile black spot program. A new mobile base station was this month turned on at Minilya a well-used tourist thoroughfare between Coral Bay and Carnarvon on North West Coastal Highway to improve mobile coverage in the area. Durack MHR Melissa P... read more »
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