A new low cost airline will service flights between Kuala Lumpur and Perth, with projections it may inject up to $100 million into the Western Australian economy in its first year, Tourism Minister Sheila McHale said.
The State Government is calling for applications to the 2008 Western Australian Consumer Protection Awards, in particular a new category recognising product safety for children, Consumer Protection Minister Sheila McHale has announced.
Tourism Minister Sheila McHale has opened 43 refurbished units at South Thomson on Rottnest Island, which she says means 85 per cent of the Island's 308 holiday units have now been upgraded or refurbished.
Garrett Hospitality Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Peter Prendiville's Prendiville Group will invest $6.5 million into Rottnest's Quokka Arms Hotel, after the group and the Rottnest Island Authority finalised terms of their lease agreement.
The Australian Surf Life Saving Championships at Scarborough Beach brought a total of $23.8 million into Western Australia, more than three times what was predicted, Tourism Minister Sheila McHale has announced.
A series of personal journals owned by members of Western Australia's prominent Bussell family have been acquired by the State Government, along with National Cultural Heritage Account, the Shire of Busselton and Bussell family descendents for $80,000.
The State Government will boost its funding into not-for-profit tenant support agencies from $6 million to $10 million over five years for agencies offering education, advocacy and support services to tenants.
Tourism Western Australia has signed a deal with travel publisher Lonely Planet, which will see the state feature heavily on Lonely Planet TV and websites, Tourism Minister Sheila McHale announced today.
The State Government will provide $7.5 million to increase wages for non-government disability support workers, with Disability Services Minister Sheila McHale saying the sector had found it increasing difficult to keep staff.
A private donor has presented the Art Gallery of Western Australia with only complete set of published prints by renowned Australian artist, Norman Lindsay, Culture and Arts Minister Sheila McHale announced today.
Over a quarter of foreign tourists visiting Western Australia in 2006-07 were British, according to figures released today by the government-run body Tourism Research Australia, helping to boost Western Ausralia's tourist revenue to $4.8 billion.