McGowan Government moves to secure Denmark’s water supplies

Media Statement from Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

  • Climate change dries up Denmark's water supply
  • Denmark is again tracking for one of its driest years on record
  • Up to $39 million needed to secure Denmark's long-term water supply
  • Stage 5 water restrictions for Denmark from October 1, 2019
  • Water to be carted from Albany pending a new pipeline to be built to Denmark

Water Minister Dave Kelly has announced the State Government will need to spend up to $39 million to secure Denmark's water supply, as reduced rainfall due to climate change means Denmark's dams can no longer be relied upon.

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Reel It In fishing line bin project continues to grow

Media Statement from Hon Stephen Dawson MLC and Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

  • More than 14,000 hooks and sinkers, 10,000 bait bags and over 35,000 pieces of general rubbish have been correctly disposed of in 'Reel It In' bins

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions' 'Reel It In' campaign has hooked another town into reducing fishing waste in Western Australia's marine environment.

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Albany’s revitalised Centennial Park Sporting Precinct complete

Media Statement from Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

  • ​Premier Mark McGowan opens new multi-sport pavilion in redeveloped sporting precinct
  • Project marks the completion of the McGowan Government's $7 million election commitment to upgrade sporting hub
  • Improved multi-sport precinct set to support growth of community sport in the Great Southern

Premier Mark McGowan today opened the new eastern pavilion at Albany's Centennial Park Sporting Precinct – completing the State Government's $7 million election commitment to revitalise the grassroots sporting hub.

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Albany tourism breaking records and enticing visitors

Media Statement from Hon Mark McGowan

  • Visitors to Albany have grown by 26 per cent from March 2018 to March 2019
  • Albany REX air route has record-breaking increase with 61,500 passengers since July 2018
  • Positive feedback means REX will drop Community Fare advance purchase period from 60 days to 30 days across all routes creating more flexibility and opportunities
  • World-class entertainment centre and international art installations encouraging tourists
  • Southern Western Australia named as Lonely Planet's number one Asian-Pacific destination for 2019

Premier Mark McGowan visited Albany to welcome the news it is becoming one of Western Australia's hottest tourism destinations, as overnight visitors to the region increased by 26 per cent between March 2018 and March 2019.

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Black Spot funding announced for Great Southern region

Media Statement from Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

  • Black Spot funding of more than $400,000 allocated to improve local roads in the Great Southern region
  • Since the Black Spot program's creation in 2000 it has delivered almost half a billion dollars in safety initiatives on the WA road network
  • 2019-20 State Budget included $2 billion to upgrade and build regional roads
  • McGowan Government is delivering for regional Western Australia

Premier Mark McGowan joined Albany MLA Peter Watson and City of Albany Mayor Dennis Wellington today to announce more than $400,000 to upgrade roads under the State Black Spot Program.

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