About 100 members of the Great Southern community made their way to Albany’s Retravision Stadium for a State Budget briefing session on Friday. The session was one of many regional sessions hosted by State Government ministers a day after the 2023-24 WA Budget was delivered in Parliament on Thursday. Some troubles with delayed flights meant Environment Minister Reece Whitby arrived at the event later than planned, but he was still able to provide the audience with a briefing on what lies ahead over the coming 12 months of State Government spending. Those in attendance included representatives from local governments, community organisations, businesses and Government departments as well as school students. Albany MLA Rebecca Stephens joined Mr Whibty for a 30-minute Q and A session after the briefing when questions about housing, the environment and mental health were prevalent.