Media Statements

2023 Community Stewardship Natural Resource Management Grants now open

02 March 2023

The McGowan Government is supporting local natural resource management (NRM) projects across Western Australia with $7 million available for 2023 Community Stewardship Grants.

Funding for Swan and Canning rivers foreshore restoration

28 February 2023

New funding of up to $1.5 million is now available for foreshore restoration projects along the Swan and Canning rivers.

New accessible nature play area unveiled in Bunbury

24 February 2023

A new interactive nature playground has officially opened in the heart of Bunbury, with wheelchair accessibility for residents and visitors to enjoy.

New independent Chair of Gaming and Wagering Commission

22 February 2023

Racing and Gaming Minister Reece Whitby has appointed a new independent Chair to Western Australia's Gaming and Wagering Commission in response to the findings of the Perth Casino Royal Commission.

Slam dunk over proposed basketball guidelines

22 February 2023

Environment Minister Reece Whitby has listened to community concerns and scrapped proposed guidelines that could impact new basketball courts being built close to homes.

Aboriginal Community Navigators appointed in wake of Kimberley floods

17 February 2023

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES) has appointed Community Navigators to support flood relief efforts within First Nations communities in the Kimberley.

McGowan Government launches grant program for EV chargers

16 February 2023

Energy Minister Bill Johnston has today launched the Charge Up Workplace Grant Program, a $15 million grant funding commitment from the McGowan Government as part of its strategy to expand electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure throughout the State.

Joint media statement - Towards World Heritage recognition for Murujuga

10 February 2023

The Australian Government has nominated Murujuga Cultural Landscape for inscription on the World Heritage List. The formal nomination was submitted to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre in late January 2023.

Minister in Carnarvon to hear community views on alcohol issues

10 February 2023

Racing and Gaming Minister Reece Whitby travelled to Carnarvon on Thursday to meet the town's newly formed Liquor Accord to help tackle alcohol-related issues.

Lotterywest grant to promote sustainable agriculture

09 February 2023

A Perth project focused on sustainable and regenerative farming practices has been given a welcome boost, thanks to a Lotterywest grant of $719,000.