Hon Mike Nahan BEc MS PhD MLA
Perth’s diverse South Metropolitan region is set to benefit from wide-ranging investments worth more than $589 million in 2015-16 outlined in today’s State Budget, Treasurer Mike Nahan said.
“This is a fundamental part of our State-wide infrastructure plan to grow Western Australia for a better future,” Dr Nahan said.
“Local businesses and the State’s export industries will benefit from almost $190 million to be spent on the Perth Freight Link and Fremantle and Kwinana ports.”
The Treasurer said the initiatives were vital, as WA transitioned from it largest ever investment and construction phase to a production and export phase. The Perth Freight Link project alone would create 11,000 jobs over the period of construction to 2019.
“From the ports to the new senior high school in South Baldivis and Stage Four of the Challenger Institute of Technology Murdoch campus project, this Budget will help build our economy and local communities,” he said.
“It will also assist with the revitalisation of the port city, with more work on Fremantle’s Victoria Quay.”
The 2015-16 State Budget sees the Liberal National Government consolidate its key reforms, tightly manage expense growth, build on its achievements and support Western Australian businesses and households through the current challenging financial environment.
It includes new revenue and savings measures worth an estimated $1.3 billion, plus significant increases in health, education and policing investment.
The South Metropolitan region will also benefit from a new State-wide $560 million Social Housing Investment Package, aiming to halve the number of seniors and families with children on the Department of Housing’s priority waitlist by June 30, 2017.
Major works in 2015-16 include:
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