The future is here for WA mining innovation

The future is here for WA mining innovation

Pilbara mines boast world’s largest fleet of autonomous trucks Up to 14% efficiency increase, 13% cost saving Plans for world’s first fully autonomous long-distance rail system World-leading Western Australian mining technology provides an important part of the knowledge base that will drive WA’s expanding innovation sector, Innovation Minister Bill Marmion said today. Mr Marmion today […]

Two Perth places in nation’s top 10 tourist sites

Two Perth places in nation’s top 10 tourist sites

Fremantle Prison and State War Memorial in Kings Park voted best landmarks For the fourth year running, world heritage-listed Fremantle Prison and the Kings Park State War Memorial have been named as two of the best landmarks in Australia by travel website TripAdvisor in its 2016 Travellers’ Choice Awards. Environment and Heritage Minister Albert Jacob […]

Smartphone navigates research grant

Smartphone navigates research grant

$40,000 awarded to Curtin University for the Dr Louisa Alessandri Research Grant Study to explore urban navigation using smartphones Grant honours child health researcher Dr Louisa Alessandri Innovative research on how people with disability use smartphones to navigate urban spaces is the winner of the State Government’s 2016 Dr Louisa Alessandri Research Grant. Disability Services […]

Western Australia shifts to digital innovation

Western Australia shifts to digital innovation

​State’s first whole-of-government ICT strategy released Reforms aim to save time and money for individuals, businesses and communities Plans include single State Government web portal Target of 75% of Government-related public transactions completed online by 2020 Western Australia’s inaugural information and communications technology (ICT) strategy aims to use continuous advances in technology to lower the […]

$3.1m to help victims, combat drug use and crime

$3.1m to help victims, combat drug use and crime

Latest round of funding from Criminal Property Confiscation Grants Program Strong focus on indigenous initiatives Family violence victims, the disabled, young people, the elderly and indigenous West Australians will benefit from more than $3.1 million being handed out to 21 organisations across the State for crime prevention and support initiatives. Attorney General Michael Mischin today […]

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future – Restaurants rule as WA red tape blitz takes off

Our State Budget 2016-17: Securing our economic future – Restaurants rule as WA red tape blitz takes off

$1.68 million ‘Flying squad’ launches 90-day projects to open approval bottlenecks Guide to streamline restaurant start-ups with 14 pain points to be reformed Building, ecotourism and aquaculture next targets of #ShredTheRed campaign A start-up guide and a red tape reduction action plan will help grow Western Australia’s vibrant restaurant and catering industry, as the State […]

Sprinkler ban reminder as winter Approaches

Sprinkler ban reminder as winter Approaches

Winter sprinkler ban in place from June 1 to August 31 each year Ban saved about 4.5 billion litres of scheme water last year Applies to both scheme water and bores Water Minister Mia Davies has reminded households across Perth, Mandurah and parts of the South-West and Great Southern to get ready to turn off […]

Perth’s event calendar on track with V8 Supercars

Perth’s event calendar on track with V8 Supercars

V8 Supercars Perth SuperSprint is on this weekend (May 6-8) One of more than 80 events sponsored by the State Government in 2015-16 Event to stay at Barbagallo Raceway until 2018 thanks to Tourism WA support Tens of thousands of spectators will enjoy thrilling racing action this weekend as Australia’s top drivers line up at […]

New insight into white shark behaviour

New insight into white shark behaviour

Research data released from nearly 180,000 detections of tagged sharks Tagged sharks monitored by satellite-linked and data-recording receivers Information helps to build picture of shark movements in WA A seven-year shark monitoring research program has provided a wealth of valuable data on white shark activity off the Western Australian coast. Fisheries Minister Joe Francis said […]

PERTH ON SHOW TO WORLD’S OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

PERTH ON SHOW TO WORLD’S OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

LNG 18 Conference expected to inject $45 million into the local economy Perth previously hosted LNG 12 in 1998 and is the only destination to be granted hosting rights a second time The eyes of the world’s oil and gas industry will focus on Perth next month when 5,000 people are expected to take part […]