2023 News


2023 News

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Browse all the regional education news from 2023.

October 2023


American robotics giant Autonomous Solutions Mining, Inc. (ASI Mining) has selected Meridian Park at Neerabup as the site of its Australian office to facilitate its access to the Australian Automation and Robotics Precinct (AARP), north of Perth.

For more information, refer to Northern corridor to be home to jobs of the future.

Another 60 Western Australian public schools will go greener by enhancing their energy efficiency under the Cook Government's Schools Clean Energy Technology Fund.

for more information, refer to More WA schools go greener with clean energy upgrades.

Western Australia has moved a step closer to becoming the go-to hub for space operations and exploration in the Southern Hemisphere and supporting NASA's return to the Moon.

For more information, refer to WA expands its world-class space missions operations capability.

A new employment program at Western Australia's busiest bulk export port is creating a younger and more diverse pool of talent to enter the highly specialised career of marine pilotage.

For more information, refer to New career pathways opened into the maritime industry.

Regional Development Minister Don Punch has congratulated the WesTrac Technology Training Centre in Collie for achieving an exciting milestone, as it welcomes its first cohort of international students.

For more information, refer to International training hub in Collie for autonomous technology.

Education Minister Dr Tony Buti today officially opened the new $15 million facilities at Australind Senior High School, including the stage two Bilya Wing.

For more information, refer to New $15 million facilities opened at Australind Senior High School.

November 2023


Regional Development Minister Don Punch today addressed the Critical Minerals Industry Luncheon in Bunbury, bringing into focus the once-in-a-generation opportunities presented by global demand for the South West's critical minerals as the world decarbonises.

For more information, refer to Event highlights critical minerals opportunities for South West.

More than $1 million in additional funding over four years has been approved for the successful Wirnan Cultural Engagement and Learning Project involving six art centres in the Kimberley.

For more information, refer to Funding supports successful cultural and arts alliance in Kimberley.

The South West region continues to pave the way for Western Australian tourism, with the latest research from the Tourism & Transport Forum showing Margaret River and its surrounds are leading the nation in growth since COVID-19.

For more information, refer to South West named nation's fastest-growing regional tourism spot.

The State Government has today announced changes to the State's School Bus Service eligibility conditions ahead of the 2024 school year.

For more information, refer to Improvements to be implemented for regional school bus eligibility.

The Cook Government is supporting an accommodation and training facility in Roebourne for apprentices and low-income trade employees with a $557,875 Lotterywest grant.

For more information, refer to Lotterywest grant for Pilbara accommodation boost.

Education Minister Dr Tony Buti has today announced the two aspiring teachers who are the recipients of the Bob Hawke Aboriginal Teacher Scholarships for 2023.

For more information, refer to Aspiring Aboriginal teachers awarded scholarships.

The winners of the Minister's Innovation Challenge 2023 have been announced today by Education Minister Dr Tony Buti.

For more information, refer to School students have winning innovative solutions.

Education Minister Dr Tony Buti has today announced a new team of exceptional students have been appointed to join the WA Student Council.

For more information, refer to Leaders of the future appointed to WA Student Council.

December 2023


The Cook Government is supporting regional communities across Western Australia to grow and thrive, with a $1.9 million investment in traineeships to boost local workforces.

For more information, refer to Regional traineeships supporting careers and communities.

Five outstanding schools celebrated today after the winners of the WA Education Awards 2023 were announced by Education Minister Dr Tony Buti.

For more information, refer to Winning schools celebrated at education awards.

The New Fitzroy River Bridge in Western Australia's Kimberley region has officially opened to traffic, more than six months ahead of schedule.

For more information, refer to Joint Media Release - New Fitzroy River Bridge opens six months ahead of schedule.

The Cook Government has today announced a $7.1 million funding boost for the Department of Education's School of Isolated and Distance Education (SIDE).

For more information, refer to Major investment in School of Isolated and Distance Education.