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18 May, 2020

Discussion with Mr James Brown, Chair, Kimberley Development Commission

The Governor spoke with Mr James Brown, Chair, Kimberley Development Commission 

Talked with James Brown of the Kimberley Development Commission. These regional organisations are worth their weight in gold. A means of rapid transmission of information, analysis and plans.

Control of the pandemic in our regional zones has been a crucial part of the thus far brilliant performance by this country and State in containing the virus.

Operators were delighted with the recently announced employment and tourism incentives and supports. Anxieties remain as to whether a greater opening can save a substantial part of the tourist season. I had not realised what a major proportion of visits were from the south of the State, not interstate or international. Foreshadowed further moves on regional boundaries are looked forward to here.

Governor

 

The Governor has been reaching out to all regions during the COVID-19 pandemic to hear about activity and challenges and to offer support and encouragement.

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