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What the Papers Say

Power and water a boost to community

The opening of a renewable energy plant and water filtration system are set to dramatically improve power and water supplies at the Pilbara’s Mingullatharndo Aboriginal community. The community’s new water treatment plant, which uses advanced membrane technology, and a solar diesel hybrid power system with battery storage was opened ... read more »

High cost of air travel to be probed at Federal level

The Federal Government has launched an inquiry into air travel to probe the social and economic impact of aviation services on regional Australia. A State Government inquiry tabled in November found it was unable to determine whether airfares were fair because of a claimed lack of information from carriers. Critics claimed the probe came up w... read more »

NBN switched on in towns

Karratha and Roebourne have become the first Pilbara towns to be switched onto the National Broadband Network in their entirety. About 8000 homes and businesses across the two towns are now able to access the NBN's fibre-to-the-node technology after a final 2000 properties in central Karratha, Millars Well, Peg's Creek and the Light Industrial A... read more »

Funds to plan rare species' return

he Federal Government will provide $185,682 of funding for research into the reintroduction of nine of Australia's most threatened mammal species at the Mt Gibson Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary, managed by conservation group Australian Wildlife Conservancy, is mainland WA's largest feral fox and cat-free area, a 7800ha space protected by 43km... read more »

Six new citizens welcomed

Fireworks, live music, bouncy castles, face-painting and food vans were just some of the ways Hedland residents were kept entertained at Australia Day festivities at Kevin Scott Oval. The evening celebrations kicked off with the annual citizenship ceremony, which saw six people proudly receive their citizenship certificate and recite the public ... read more »

Funding available for historic places on the national heritage list in Durack

Owners and managers of historic places with outstanding heritage significance to Australia can now apply for funding to help protect, conserve and raise awareness of the national treasures in their care. Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price today said that here in Western Australia, we are blessed with an abundance of national heritage sites,... read more »

Base extension gets EPA tick

Onslow's new marine support base is a step closer to starting development of stage 2 after gaining endorsement from the State's environmental watchdog. The Environmental Protection Authority has recommended environmental approval for a proposal to extend the Onslow Marine Support Base to allow offshore vessels to access the facility. EPA depu... read more »

Highway upgrade contract awarded

Major building and civil engineering contractor WBHO Infrastructure has been awarded the contract to upgrade 27km of Great Northern Highway, from Maggie’s Jump Up to Wyndham. The $56.1 million project was due to start last year but was pushed back, with construction expected to start in April and finish before the end of the year. A bri... read more »

Free Trade Deal a boon to Farmers, Miners

Member for Durack Melissa Price said a new free trade agreement with Peru would give farmers and miners in her electorate access to the new market for the first time. "Peru is one of the fastest growing economies in the world. This agreement gives WA businesses the opportunity to share in the growth," Ms Price said. "It will help create new l... read more »

Corella cull needed

Letters To The Editor I found Melissa Price celebrating the State's environmental diversity interesting (Opinion, 21/2). However, as one who moved into Beeliar Regional Park, an area of prolific birdlife, nearly 20 years ago I can say things have deteriorated seriously. The birds that seemed to be most prolific and which were hugely engagi... read more »

Boarding, FASD key to fixing gap

Increasing the availability of boarding facilities and better policies for Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder were among the recommendations of a long-awaited report into indigenous education outcomes. The inquiry into educational opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students had been running since the previous election and a fi... read more »

Gold mine boss warns of royalty risks

 The Pilbara's most prominent gold miner has hit out at the State Government's planned gold royalty increase, calling it a "grab for cash" and puts the region's gold mining at serious risk.  Australia's largest gold miner Newcrest Mining's chief executive Sandeep Biswas joined executives of some of the world's largest gold miners to ur... read more »

Taken by the ho

Half-a-million dollars worth of upgraded facilities were officially unveiled at the Kununurra rodeo and campdraft on Saturday night. The Kununurra Campdraft and Rodeo Association received a grant of about $320,000 last year from the Federal Government to build a multipurpose facility at the grounds. Works consisted of a new office, storeroom,... read more »

Waste facility receives $9 million fund

A $13 million industrial waste management facility in Onslow has been given a leg up with a $9 million funding boost from the Federal Government. The Shire of Ashburton's class IV regional waste management facility received $9,082,620 under the Building Better Regions Fund, one of several Pilbara projects to receive funding. Shire of Ashburto... read more »

Four projects win Federal funding

The Kimberley will benefit from contributions of more than $8 million in Federal funding towards four major projects for the region. Spread from Broome to Halls Creek, the projects will cost a total of $16,239,235, with about half of the money being covered by the Commonwealth. The biggest grant was $4.8 million, which will go towards an $8.1... read more »
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