WA Major Projects Conference 2020

4-5 March 2020
Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre
Perth, WA


Our State Budget 2015-16 - Investing in infrastructure to grow the State: South Metropolitan region powers ahead

Posted On May 14, 2015

Hon Mike Nahan BEc MS PhD MLA

  • More than $589 million for infrastructure in 2015-16
  • New schools part of the plan

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.
Fact File
Major works in 2015-16 include:

  • $143.9 million on the Perth Freight Link
  • $44.2 million on works at Fremantle Port to maintain services at the Inner Harbour, facilitate developments at Victoria Quay (including those identified in the Fremantle Waterfront Masterplan),  infrastructure upgrades, plant and equipment at Kwinana Bulk Jetty
  • $34.1 million on education facilities, including the new senior high school in South Baldivis, redevelopment of Willetton Senior High School and the amalgamation of the Hamilton and South Fremantle senior high schools into the new Fremantle College
  • $33 million on upgrades to the Kwinana Freeway (widening south bound) between Roe Highway and Russell Road
  • $24.1 million for Challenger Institute of Technology (Murdoch Campus Stage four)
  • $45.4 million on the Aubin Grove Train Station, Russell Road bridge widening and traffic congestion solution
  • $16.2 million for the development of the new women’s custodial centre
  • $10.7 million on the Cockburn Central Police Station

Source: ProjectLink.com.au

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