State government investment to boost youth music development

Youth music careers will get a kick start following a State Government investment into WA’s young musicians. The McGowan Government has devoted $250,000 from the Contemporary Music Fund to Propel Youth Arts WA, to support emerging music artists and all-ages music events. As part of the investment, it will deliver youth music initiatives over three…

New funding boosts medical team research

WA medical research that impacts the lives of Western Australians is set to be boosted by funding for a group of the state’s high performing health researchers. A team of world-class researchers will share in more than $9 million from the State Government to assist in medical studies. It will include $6.5 million in grants…

Seismic study in southern WA boosts earthquake knowledge

Earthquake knowledge in southern WA will be enhanced through a seismic monitoring study in the region. The Australian Research Council has announced funding for the three year project, to recognise tremors caused by local and distant earthquakes. More than $440,000 will be devoted to the study, which will include geophysicists, geologists and natural hazard specialists…

Upgrades to mental health, alcohol and other drug services

Mental health, alcohol and other drug (AOD) services will be upgraded as part of the 2015-2025 plan, with updated modelling and a summary of progress towards actions to be provided. An increase of $76.4 million dollars has been injected into mental health and AOD services since the McGowan Government came into office, showing commitment to…

Significant funding boost for WA medical research and innovation

The future health and prosperity of all Western Australians is looking up, with long term health and medical research receiving a major boost, as the State Labor Government delivers on its election commitment. Annual interest from the $1.3 billion dollar WA Future Fund will be repurposed and used as future investments in important research and…

Federal Labor promises $63m on anti-smoking, lung cancer action plan

The federal opposition has pledged to target smokers with a new campaign encouraging them to kick the habit, if it wins the federal election. Labor has revealed a plan to cut the smoking rate, with funding to tackle smoking and lung cancer. The $63.4 million plan will aim to reduce cancer cases across Australia, while…

Internet of Things grants to improve agribusiness

WA agriculture is set to boosted following grants to growers groups and agricultural colleges to improve the industry. Eight groups and five secondary education institutions will receive a total of $582,833 through the McGowan Government’s Internet of Things (IoT) DecisionAg grant, to explore a range of agtech opportunities and challenges. Lake Grace Development Association, Merredin…

Grants to Improve WA Bike Paths Ahead of Bike Week

Cycling will get a boost in WA with grants to improve biking infrastructure as the state gets set to kick off Bike Week. The State Government will provide $6.4 million for infrastructure as part of the Western Australian Bike Network Grants scheme, matching funding for 50 local cycling projects over two years. The grant funding…

Bushfire Centre of Excellence secures project sites

Western Australia is one step closer to establishing a first of it’s kind Bushfire Centre of Excellence, as the $18 million dollar project secures its site in the Shire of Murray. After being identified as a key opportunity in the Waroona Bushfire Special Inquiry, the Bushfire Centre of Excellence will further enhance the training and…