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Funding to deliver ambos new home

Ambulance officers in Hedland will have a new place to call home soon after a long-awaited funding announcement for a new sub centre. Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price last week announced the new $1.7 million St John Ambulance Port Hedland sub centre would become a reality after receiving funding in round three of the National Stronger Reg... read more »

Art of politics

Earlier this week we told you about the trials and tribulations of The Kimberley Echo's senior reporter Rourke Walsh, who battled a town-wide telecommunications outage to cover Colin Barnett's recent visit to Kununurra. The Premier made the trip north for the campaign launch of the Liberal candidate for Kimberley, Warren Greatorex, which was hel... read more »

Drivers endure tricky conditions

Geraldton City Speedway's Opening Twilight Meet played out in tough conditions over the weekend, with a stacked line-up of racers taking to the slippery track. Some quick thinking and hard work from track officials meant Saturday's event was still able to continue, despite heavy rains earlier in the day causing delays. President Peter Smith s... read more »

Apply to upgrade vital remote airstrips

Applications for the latest round of the Federal Government's Remote Airstrip Upgrade Program are now open, with communities being encouraged to put forward proposals. Durack MP Melissa Price said the program recognised the difficulties some remote communities faced accessing" supplies and services and how they often relied on air links, in part... read more »

Melissa interviewing Sandy Dann

Melissa Price MP takes over the microphone and interviews  "The Voice of the Kimberley", Sandy Dann read more »

Learning difficulty guide online

Teachers in Durack will have access to the latest teaching strategies and advice on how to support students with learning difficulties. The Federal Government has given $341,000 of funding to DSF Literacy and Clinical Services in WA to ensure their guide, Understanding Learning Difficulties, can be accessed freely online. The guide focuses on... read more »

Funds to hit pests and weeds

The Federal Government will provide an extra $500,000 to help control pest animals and weeds in droughtaffected areas. Member for Durack Melissa Price said tackling pests was important during drought, where weeds dominated pasture areas and food scarcity resulted in livestock losses at the hands of wild dogs. "Each year, pest animals and weed... read more »

Lobbying goes unacknowledged

The WA Federal Liberals could not have done any more to secure an increased GST share for WA. What MLC Jacqui Boydell demonstrates in her comments (Nationals MP calls for more action on the GST, 21/9) is she clearly doesn't understand what has been done. The GST distribution model is currently disadvantaging the State. That is a fact. B... read more »

Funds to hit pests

The Federal Government will provide an extra $500,000 to help control pest animals and weeds in drought-affected areas. Member for Durack Melissa Price said tackling pests was important during drought, where weeds dominated pasture areas and food scarcity resulted in livestock losses at the hands of wild dogs. "Each year pest animals and weed... read more »

Stats reveal tourism growth

New figures have revealed more than 1.2 million domestic tourists visited the North West and spent $1,422 billion in the 2015-16 financial year. Produced by Tourism Research Australia, the National Visitor Survey found 1,242,000 domestic tourists visited the North West in total, an increase of 20 per cent from the previous year. Durack MP Mel... read more »

Much-loved book brought to life

The colourful world of May Gibbs' Snugglepot and Cuddlepie will spring to life in Carnarvon next month, thanks to Playing Australia funding. CDP Theatre Producers will bring the action-packed Australian adaptation of the much-loved children's books to Carnarvon Civic Centre on October 31. The funny and charming production will mesmerise child... read more »

Tourism figures rise for NW

More than $1.4 billion has been spent by tourists in the North West in the past year as domestic visitor numbers, nights stayed and expenditure all increased, according to the latest Tourism Research Australia data. Figures for the Coral Coast, which includes the North West Cape, grew as well, with about 951,000 domestic tourists spending $638 m... read more »

Chance to apply for airstrip upgrades

Funding applications for the Remote Airstrip Upgrade Programare are now open. Durack MHR Melissa Price said applications could be lodged by community groups, indigenous organisations and local governments in remote areas. Ms Price said applications would be assessed on their ability to improve access and safety at remote airstrips to benefit ... read more »

Price slams Grylls' proposed mine tax

Brendon Grylls' proposed mining tax has been labelled little more than a "thought bubble" by Durack MHR Melissa Price. Speaking in Parliament, the Pilbara's Federal representative said she had resisted speaking about the WA Nationals leader's proposed $5-per-tonne tax on BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto as she believed it to be a media stunt. Ms Pr... read more »

Tourism numbers up in NW

More than $1.4 billion has been spent by tourists in the North West in the past year as domestic visitor numbers, nights stayed and expenditure all increased, according to the latest Tourism Research Australia data. The Coral Coast, which includes the North West Cape grew as well, with about 951,000 Australian tourists spending $638 million in t... read more »
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