“Rockstar” to be a high performer in wheat market

A new wheat variety is expected to be a high performer to boost Australia’s wheat market. The McGowan Government has introduced a new Australian Hard variety Rockstar, which is expected to be profitable for farmers. Produced by Western Australian cereal breeding company InterGrain, it is expected to provide a “robust, flexible variety option.” The government…

Port Hedland port project delivers jobs to region

A trade infrastructure project in Port Hedland has been completed ahead of schedule and under budget, while supporting jobs in WA. The Port of Port Hedland Berth 3 deck and fender replacement project that was initiated as a pilot project under the WA Industry Participation Strategy (WAIPS), that has helped produce jobs in the region.…

ATCO reveals innovation hub as WA focuses on hydrogen energy future

Hydrogen powered homes could be coming to WA in an energy revolution, with gas operator ATCO unveiling with the McGowan Government energy innovation research centre. ATCO’s $3.6 million Clean Energy Innovation Hub in Jandakot will examine the potential use of hydrogen in the future energy mix with natural gas, to provide an alternative to other…

New Regional Grants Boost Jobs and Development in South West WA

WA’s South-West will be getting a boost to develop tourism and agricultural projects in the region. The McGowan Government has invested $700,000 in grants through its Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants program to drive new travel experiences and farming opportunities, increasing jobs and regional development. 13 projects will receive the funding in the first round…

McGowan Government Reveals Changes to Cabinet

The State Government has announced minor changes to its Cabinet in an effort to continue government stability. Premier Mark McGowan revealed the portfolio adjustments on Thursday that will strengthen the focus of Government’s agenda, balance workloads for Ministers, highlight the importance of the budget and Metronet. The changes include Treasurer Ben Wyatt passing the Energy…

Hydrogen Council Considers Opportunities Renewable Energy

The State Government is planning to capture a share of the global demand for clean energy with a new focus towards opportunities for renewable hydrogen. Its newly established Renewable Hydrogen Council will meet for the first time on Thursday, to examine ways to capitalise on WA’s land and renewable energy resources to deliver renewable hydrogen…