Department of Finance 2020-21 Annual Report

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On 16 September, the Hon Tony Buti, Minister for Finance, tabled the Department’s 2020–21 Annual Report in Parliament.
Photo of entrance to WA Museum Boola Bardip.

We’ve been integral to the State’s recovery efforts over the past year which has been challenging for all Western Australians as the COVID-19 pandemic has affected every facet of how we live and work.

We’ve played a critical role in coordinating and implementing initiatives to stimulate the WA economy. The report outlines our activities over the past financial year and highlights our achievements, including:

  • committing to 59 WA Recovery Plan projects to regional areas of WA worth $482.6 million
  • raising more than $8 billion in taxation revenue on behalf of the WA Government and administering more than $133 million in Building Bonus grants under the State’s $444 million housing stimulus package
  • administering more than $118 million under the Australian Government’s HomeBuilder Grant program
  • procuring and distributing millions of disposable and reusable masks to ensure WA was prepared for a potential COVID-19 outbreak
  • commencing the ServiceWA trial in Bunbury to place citizens at the centre of service design and delivery
  • leading procurement reform and reducing red tape, making it easier for small to medium sized businesses to work with the sector
  • realising around $20 million of additional savings as part of the Government Office Accommodation Reform Program
  • supporting growth in the Aboriginal business sector with more than $38.6 million in contracts awarded to Aboriginal businesses across the WA Government from 1 July to 31 December 2020
  • delivering the $400 million WA Museum Boola Bardip which opened in November 2020 and receiving several building excellence awards
  • delivering 6 new primary schools plus major upgrades and additions to 6 secondary schools, valued at $198 million.

We would like to thank our team members for continuing to deliver high-quality services and outcomes for the WA Government and community while staying true to our values.

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Page reviewed 17 September 2021