First tour for 20 years: State Art Gallery works go on the road

Media Statement from Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA and Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

  • A capsule exhibition of works from the State's art collection will open in Katanning
  • Exhibition will tour to six other regional venues across 2019-20
  • Tour part of $8 million Regional Exhibition Touring Boost election commitment to connect regional audiences with the State's art collection

The first exhibition born from the innovative Freighting Ideas project will open at the Katanning Library and Art Gallery on April 13, 2019.

'How Did I Get Here?' will present works from the Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA) collection by some of the country's most engaging and accomplished photographic and video artists. These works will be displayed alongside complementary works from Katanning's local collection that reflect and expand on the theme of identity.

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Locals have their say on Spencer Park urban renewal

Media Statement from Hon Peter Tinley AM MLA

  • Spencer Park locals guide neighbourhood's future in new consultation round
  • Community support for improved accessibility, housing diversity and safety

The State Government's recent stakeholder workshop and a community expo gave Albany locals the opportunity to comment on the draft vision and concept plans for Spencer Park.

This second phase of engaging locals and obtaining their input in the Growing Spencer Park urban renewal project will help guide the preparation of a Local Development Plan to go to the City of Albany later this year.

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Funding agreement with Carnegie Clean Energy terminated

Media Statement from Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

  • Financial Assistance Agreement with Carnegie Clean Energy for the Albany wave energy technology development project terminated
  • Unexpected proposal to change Federal Government's Research and Development tax incentive scheme contributed to destabilisation of the company's financial position

The State Government has terminated its Financial Assistance Agreement with Carnegie Clean Energy to deliver the Albany wave energy technology development project, following an assessment of the company's financial capability to deliver the project.

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Funding for lifesaving new cancer service in the Great Southern

Media Statement from Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

  • $13.125 million committed to deliver radiotherapy services in Albany
  • Local cancer patients currently required to travel for radiation oncology treatment
  • Feasibility study currently underway to build a specialised bunker to house a radiotherapy machine

The McGowan Labor Government has committed to fund a lifesaving new cancer service for the people of the Great Southern region, with $13.125 million being earmarked for the project.

The provision of radiation oncology services at Albany Health Campus for cancer patients in the Great Southern has been identified as a top priority by the McGowan Government, with the Minister for Health travelling to Albany to announce a funding source has been secured to deliver the lifesaving service.

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Liberals and Nationals forget the regions in recent WA visit by PM

Media Statement from Hon Rita Saffioti BBus MLA

  • Federal Coalition Government continues disregard for regional WA during recent visit
  • No funding allocated towards important regional road projects
  • State Government remains committed to fixing WA's regional roads
  • Record State funding for regional road projects and maintenance in Budget

The Federal Government last week continued its neglect of Western Australia's regional areas by snubbing key regional road projects and safety initiatives for Commonwealth funding.

Despite a three-day visit to the State, Prime Minister Scott Morrison gave no commitment for key regional projects such as the Albany Ring Road and Karratha-Tom Price Road.

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