$23 million dollar upgraded water services for Kimberley region.

A new initiative between the Department of Communities and the Water Corporation will see three remote Aboriginal communities in the Kimberley region receive upgraded water services. The McGowan Government has funded the $23 million dollar initiative, with the Water Corporation becoming the licensed water service provider for the communities of Mownjum, Bayulu and Bidyadanga. Today’s…

Call put for activists against primary producers in WA

By Vesh Arumugam Lately, there has been many unlawful trespassing into private lands of primary producers in WA targeting especially of those with livestock. Self-acclaimed protestors against meat production in WA are among those who have been convicted of this “unacceptable behaviour.” WA Police Regional Commander Allan Adams has responded to protest activities involving families…

Series of armed robberies investigated and charges laid

A series of armed robberies on Sunday 6th January have been investigated by Regional Investigations Unit Detectives and have charged two people as a result. It is alleged the couple stole a Toyota Echo during a burglary at a home in Queens Park, before stealing a bag in Wilson which contained the car and house…

State Government Devotes New Funding For Safer Roads

Rural WA roads will get the chance for improvement, with a funding boost to the Safer Roads Program. The State Government has renewed its commitment to the program by investing $28.4 million originally launched by the Gallop Labor Government in 2004. “People travelling on our regional roads have just as much right to safe road…

Police Accountability To Increase With Roll Out Of Body Cameras

WA Police will soon be equipped with body cameras, after Police Commissioner Chris Dawson announced the roll out will commence in early 2019. Police accountability will be increased while crime rates are expected to decrease. WA is one of the last states to implement body camera technology for police officers and will not come into…

$13 million funding continues for Community Research Centres

Regional community concerns about the future of Community Research Centres were expressed to the McGowan Government, and following an extensive review and consultation, funding will continue at the full amount of $13 million. “We will continue to fully fund CRCs to the tune of $13 million per year, ensuring CRCs can deliver important services to…

Business Improvement Grants for Regional WA Pastoralists

Western Australian pastoralists will have access to the second round of Business Improvement Grants, as an incentive program to increase commercial cattle producer’s market competitiveness and growth. Enterprises will be able to apply for a $25,000 reimbursement, excluding GST, to carry out business improvement reviews and developments. The success of the first round of grants…

Transport Network Work to Boost Services for Remote Bidyadanga Community

Connectivity for services in the remote Bidyadanga community is set to improve with upgrades to the transport network. The State Government will seal the final 5.45 kilometres of Bidyadanga Access Road connecting Great Northern Highway south of Broome to the community, along with improving the local airstrip to boost access to the community. “Sealing the…

Premier promotes ‘Don’t Walk Away’ Campaign across regional WA

Premier Mark McGowan is visiting regional WA, promoting the ‘Don’t Walk Away’ campaign against Federal Government cuts to remote housing funding. The Commonwealth Government walked away from a 10 year agreement, no longer supporting remote communities through funding for new housing, which would have cost $1.2 billion. Instead, an offer of $60 million dollars over…

State Operations Command Centre ready for Monday opening

The State Operations Command Centre is set to officially open on Monday July 2nd, coinciding with the commencement of the new Fremantle and Mandurah police districts. Based at the Maylands Incident Control Centre, the newly renovated centre has state of the art equipment allowing links in through CCTV, and will have particular focus on the…