The lights go up at Albany Entertainment Centre

Media Statement from Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

  • Albany Entertainment Centre will relaunch with the Harbourside Concert Series
  • The performance will move to a larger venue to ensure safe physical distancing
  • The Harbourside Concert Series is part of the centre's 10-year anniversary program

The Albany Entertainment Centre (AEC) will reopen to audiences on June 18 with the first of the Harbourside Concert Series, known locally as Harbourside.

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Water deficiency declared in the Shire of Jerramungup - Gairdner area

Media Statement from Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA and Hon Alannah MacTienan MLC

  • Water deficiency declared for Gairdner district in the Shire of Jerramungup
  • Government to cart water for animal welfare in affected area

Gairdner in the Shire of Jerramungup has become Western Australia's 11th water deficiency declaration since May 2019, highlighting the significant impact climate change is having on rainfall in the Great Southern agricultural region.

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Additional funding underpins NRM WA collaborative effort

 Media Statement from South Coast Natural Resource Management

Chair of NRM WA, Dr Rob Keogh has thanked the WA State Government for an increase in Natural Resource Management and Landcare funding in Western Australia, with a $500,000 added to the State NRM Grant budget, and a once off $1 million grant to support core business of NRM Regions and the Western Australian Landcare Network.

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Young people to benefit from more than $35,000 in grants

Media Statement from Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

  • More than $35,000 provided to four youth engagement initiatives
  • Funding to go towards youth mental health, health, safety and education projects
  • McGowan Government working with youth organisations to empower young people to be have a say and take an active role in the community

Youth Minister Dave Kelly today announced four youth engagement projects will share in more than $35,000 funding provided through the Youth Engagement Grant Program.

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Target 120 to help turn young lives around in Albany

 Media Statement from Hon Simone McGurk BA(Arts) BA(Comms) MLA

  • Targeted early intervention program to be expanded to Albany
  • Reducing youth crime and improving community safety by preventing reoffending
  • Improving outcomes for WA's recent young offenders by steering them away from a lifetime of interacting with the justice system
  • Delivering on a McGowan Government election commitment

The McGowan Government has announced the expansion of its Target 120 early intervention program to Albany and surrounding areas in the Great Southern region.

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