Micro-grid development aims to create jobs for Mandurah youths

A joint announcement by several state government ministers and a consortium led by Enwave Australia will see the development of Australia’s first solar micro power grid at the Peel Business Park located in Nambeelup. Solar farm and battery storage technology with power supplement by Western Power will provide electricity to the 120 hectare Park, saving…

Funding creates careers in Indigenous ranger program

New jobs are being created for Indigenous Australians, with new careers developed from new funding. The State Government has made $9.25 million under round two of the program for single or multi-year projects allocated to 14 projects across WA, following $8.45 million allocated in the first round. Funding has resulted in the creation of 42…

First stage of Montario Quarter opens as top sustainable urban community

A new development in Shenton Park has been recognised for sustainability as a world-leading master-planned development. The State Government has marked the official opening of the first stage of its Montario Quarter to the public at the site of the former Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital as sustainable community. It has been awarded an unprecedented 6-Stars…

First Aboriginal Indigenous Affairs Minister Ken Wyatt outlines priorities

By Helene Fung Ken Wyatt recently made history as the first ever Aboriginal MP who has been appointed as Indigenous Affairs Minister.  In a candid interview with our program Western Perspective, Minister Wyatt said that he understands from first-hand experience situations of those he will try to help:  “I’ve been immersed from a life experience…

WA’s credit rating upgraded amidst government financial management

WA’s improving finances has given it a tick of approval, with credit agency Moody’s upgrading the state’s credit rating. Moodys has improved the state’s rating from Aa2 to Aa1 on Thursday, a level WA last experienced in 2016, as a result of the state’s improved financial management. It’s outlook was also changed from stable to…

Budget revelations continue pain for households

Industry groups have criticised the state government’s budget announcement, claiming it does not go far enough for Western Australians. In Thursday’s budget announcement, Treasurer Ben Wyatt revealed WA’s finances would be back in the black with a $553 million surplus, but industry leaders and community groups claimed the McGowan government were not helping Western Australians.…

State Budget improves education and training opportunities for youth

WA’s youth will have improved education and training for employment, with the State Government targeting the younger generation in its State Budget. While delivering the budget on Thursday, the government boosted learning opportunities and job training, to improve employment opportunities for young Western Australians in metropolitan and regional areas. Treasurer Ben Wyatt said youth joblessness…

WA Budget Back In The Black, First Surplus In 5 Years

The McGowan Government has announced its first budget surplus of $553 million, with net debt just over $4.1 billion. It’s understood the government will save $508 million in interest payments, with expense growth staying on the average of 1.3%. During a speech in Parliament, WA Treasurer Ben Wyatt says the budget was brought back to…