Minister MacTiernan in Moora
July 03, 2018 at 3:44 PM
On 15 June, the Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade, Alannah MacTiernan visited Moora for a full program of stakeholder and community engagement.
The Minister met with representatives from the Shire of Moora to discuss economic opportunities and initiatives including encouraging new businesses to the region and Shire engagement with the local community to help to address labour shortages and provide training opportunities.
A tour of the Central Midlands Residential College was followed by a visit to the AFGRI Dealership to talk to apprentices involved in the training partnership between AFGRI and Central Regional TAFE. Between stops the Minister made time to chat with Moore Catchment Council and residents at the Workers Accommodation.
The Minister met with committee members of Central Midlands Speedway and toured the upgraded Clubroom facilities, funded by Royalties for Regions and club contributions. A vital part of the project is a mural that features the Aboriginal constellation of the Emu in the Sky by Yuat artists Roberta Mippy and Debbie Nannup.
The Minister then attended the Moora Chamber of Commerce and Industry sundowner, speaking to over 50 stakeholders, community and business representatives. Key topics included economic growth opportunities in agriculture, horticulture and tourism in the region.
An open Question and Answer session enabled participants to raise regional issues and share ideas to drive economic and jobs growth. The Minister was keen to increase student numbers at the Moora Senior High School so it can retain Senior High School status and increase Aboriginal student participation. The Minister described the visit as “A very productive afternoon spent in Moora, a growing town that has really solid prospects”.