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$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 »

$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 »

Mobile black spot database input sought

Local governments will be able to nominate dangerous roads or intersections after the Federal Government reopened the Mobile Black Spot Program's Database of Reported Black Spot Locations. Federal Members of Parliament and local councils can make submissions on behalf of their constituents to the national mobile black spot database. Environment M... read more »

Cabinet hears the voice of the bush

Kalgoorlie-born politician and newly minted Federal Environment Minister Melissa Price says the profile of regional WA will be bigger in Canberra now there is a voice from “the bush” at the Cabinet table. Ms Price represents the Division of Durack, the second-biggest electorate in the world by land mass after a district in Canada. Dur... read more »

Cash for college brings tears

For many regional education campaigners, last Tuesday began as a day like any other. Advocate Raelene Hall had left her house to let the chooks out, went back inside, opened Facebook and could not believe what she was looking at. It was news that the Federal Government would hand Moora Residential College $8.7 million to remain open, funding whic... read more »

Liberals out in force at Dowerin

WHILE it has been a tough few weeks for the Liberal Party on a national level, the Liberal Party of WA wasn't letting that get in the way of its visit to the Dowerin GWN7 Machinery Field Days. Several Liberal MPs were at this year's event, including Geraldton MLA and Liberal spokesperson for Agriculture and Food Ian Blayney, Bateman MLA Dean Nalde... read more »
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