2020-21 State Budget focused on supporting WA’s recovery

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It will also continue to keep Western Australians safe and strong.
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The WA Government’s 2020-21 State Budget is focused on leading the state’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to keep Western Australians safe and strong.

The 2020-21 State Budget fully funds the $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan announced in July, includes a record $27.1 billion investment in infrastructure over the next four years to support the economic recovery and create a pipeline of WA jobs, and also includes investments in new initiatives, such as:

  • a one-off $600 Household Electricity Credit to Western Australian households, providing a significant stimulus to the local economy
  • $201 million to provide essential services in remote Aboriginal communities, including repairs and maintenance for Aboriginal housing, tenancy support and delivery of essential services
  • $170.5 million for the Perth City Deal with the Federal Government
  • $7.5 billion investment in infrastructure in regional WA, supporting WA jobs

Community safety initiatives are also a priority. The following will be invested in as part of the 2020-21 State Budget:

  • $314 million to recruit an additional 800 police officers and flow-on resourcing to the criminal justice system – and will result in a stronger and more visible police presence on our streets
  • $6.6 million towards a line scanner and aircraft to enhance aerial intelligence and capability for WA’s fire and emergency services
  • $5.5 million for more District Court resourcing following increased lodgements/cases
  • $9 million to implement the Family Violence Reform Legislation to protect survivors of family and domestic violence
  • $6.8 million to continue the Aboriginal Community Connectors program, which provides safe transport options, connects vulnerable people with culturally responsive support and provides local employment opportunities
  • $2.4 million to establish a dedicated mental health unit at Bandyup Women’s Prison.

For more information about the 2020-21 State Budget, see the Treasury website.

Page reviewed 8 October 2020