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ANU camp rewards curiosity

Mayor pushes for CBC funds

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn has called on the Federal Government to fund vital CBD upgrades, facilitate urban renewal, attract tourism investment and increase liveability. Mr Van Styn said the council had already approved the upgrades as part of the the City's CBD Master Plan and was now working to get the money to implement the... read more »

Cash splash falls short: toad buster

The Liberal Government's pledge to commit up to $200,000 to help protect WA's north from the spread of cane toads if re-elected is nowhere near enough, said the region's leading toad buster. Member for Durack and Minister for the Environment Melissa Price said the Coalition's investment would support indigenous rangers and other non-government org... read more »

Durack largest seat in Australia

The Federal seat of Durack covers 1,629,858sqkm, 64 per cent of WA's land mass. Put into perspective, it is the largest electorate in Australia by land area, the largest constituency in the world that practises compulsory voting, and the second-largest single-Member electorate in the world after Nunavut in Canada. Although physically similar in s... read more »

Cancer care pledge gets backing

Candidates from the three major parties agree more cancer care is needed in Geraldton. Nationals WA candidate for Durack Scott Bourne has echoed commitments from Labor and Liberal party candidates for a radiation therapy centre and a dedicated prostate cancer nurse. Labor has promised an additional 34 prostate nurses across Australia. "If I am e... read more »

Volunteer groups to share Federal funding

Five East Kimberley volunteer groups will share in more than $24,000 to support volunteers with the cost of running their "critical" organisations. Kimberley Animals Nature and Education Inc, Kalumburu local drug action group Tramulla Strong Women's Group, Kununurra Playgroup Inc, Ord Valley Events and St Joseph's School Kununurra Parents and Frie... read more »

Helping hand for our vollies

Four Wheatbelt organisations have been awarded more than $13,000 to help assist and benefit local volunteers. Durack MP Melissa Price welcomed the government's funding for the Volunteer Grants 2019. "Around 5,000 community organisations around the nation will benefit from this funding, supporting more than 280,000 volunteers," she said. "I am pl... read more »

Park funds aid heritage list push for Burrup Peninsula

The World Heritage nomination for the Burrup Peninsula has been given a boost from the Federal Government with the allocation of more than $575,000 in funding to the Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation. Environment Minister Melissa Price announced the $576,443 last week with the funds to be used to build recognition, management, conservation and publi... read more »

ROSI funds for Wheatbelt freight network

THE Federal Government has announced $70 million in funding for Wheatbelt roads. The announcement was made in WA last month, by Deputy Prime Minister and Federal Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack, and will see the funding come from the government's Roads for Strategic Importance (ROSI) initiative and will be used... read more »

More towers boost mobile coverage

Mobile phone coverage for people travelling around the Mid West and Gascoyne continues to improve as another new mobile phone tower was switched on near Carnarvon last month, with two more planned near Mingenew and Three Springs. Telstra completed the new mobile base station at Inggarda, about 21km south of Carnarvon on the North West Coastal... read more »

Frail seniors forced out

Three seniors including a 94-year-old war veteran have been forced to leave Carnarvon because of a lack of aged care beds, according to North West Central member Vince Catania. He addressed the WA Parliament after the Federal Government announced $970 million for almost 13,000 beds Australia-wide. "Not one bed will be given to a project for our s... read more »
Grant to deliver storage shed for oval

Dog fence receives $2 million boost

Pastoralists are upbeat about eradicating the wild dogs that have made large tracts of Murchison rangeland non-viable for sheep and goats. "We'd like to think by this time next year we'd be there," station owner and Murchison Region Vermin Council president Jason Homewood said. He said a $2.25 million Federal grant made it possible to complete th... read more »

Don't forget jabs: Price

Durack Member Melissa Price has reminded parents that they will lose Federal support if they choose not to fully vaccinate their children. The No Jab, No Pay policy, enacted in July last year, sees the Family Tax Benefit Part A payments cut by $28 a fortnight for each child who has not been immunised. Exemptions apply for children who have been c... read more »

Female facilities nod close

Female facilities nod close The Great Northern Football League is awaiting $200,000 to be signed off from the Federal Government to revamp change rooms at the seven clubs to accommodate female footballers. The league has been working closely with Durack MP Melissa Price and the go-ahead for the project is expected soon. League president Colin Cox... read more »
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