Albany artwork a shining light for South-West tourism

Media Statement from Hon Paul Papalia CSC MLA

  • Anzac tribute art installation generates millions for local economy
  • Spectacle attracted 29,453 visitors to South-West region
  • Field of Light: Avenue of Honour, supported by the State Government, through Tourism WA

An artwork of 16,000 illuminated glass spheres designed as a touching Anzac tribute has pumped millions of dollars into regional Western Australia, according to independent research commissioned by Tourism Western Australia.

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New Katanning civic centre opens

Media Release from Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

  • Civic centre the 'heart' for future development officially opened
  • State Government investment of $1.8 million in new Katanning civic centre

Katanning's new modern administration and civic centre is set to become the 'heart' of future business and community development to create a vibrant town for the future.

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Work commences on Katanning sheep feed facility

Media Release from Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

  • Construction underway on new facility to advance WA sheep meat research and development
  • $1.3 million investment to aid WA production of high performance, efficient sheep with low environmental impact

Western Australian sheep research and development is about to leap forward with a $1.3 million investment in a new sheep feed efficiency facility at Katanning.

Construction has begun on the 940 square metre research shed, which will be fitted with 20 pens to house about 300 sheep, at the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's Katanning Research Facility.

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Albany Doppler radar upgrade complete

Media Statement from Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

  • McGowan Government's $2.3 million upgrade of BoM's Albany site to Doppler capability now operational
  • Enhanced rainfall intensity and wind speed and direction images now available online

The McGowan Government's $2.3 million upgrade of the Bureau of Meteorology's Albany facility to Doppler capability is complete, providing enhanced services for local farmers and emergency services.

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State Government signs up to provide $1.4 million for Albany’s motorsport park

Media Statement from Hon Mick Murray MLA

  • WA Government to provide $1.4m towards Albany's proposed motorsport park
  • City of Albany to purchase 192-hectare site and complete relevant assessments

Sport and Recreation Minister Mick Murray today signed an agreement for the Western Australian Government to provide $1.4 million to the City of Albany to undertake planning and acquire land earmarked to develop the proposed Albany Motorsport Park.

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