Plan for Great Southern unveiled as part of WA Recovery Plan

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A $57.7 million package has been announced for the region.
Great Southern

The WA Government has announced a $57.7 million package for the Great Southern region as part of the WA Recovery Plan, to drive economic and social recovery and create a pipeline of local jobs.

The Great Southern Recovery Plan is focused on getting locals back to work and includes significant investment in sectors including construction, manufacturing, tourism and hospitality, renewable energy, education and training, and agriculture.

The plan will deliver a pipeline of short and long term jobs supporting and strengthening our existing industries, as well as laying the foundation for jobs of the future.

As part of the WA Government’s $229.2 Rebuilding our TAFEs package, the Great Southern Plan includes significant upgrades to TAFE infrastructure in the region.

The Great Southern Recovery Plan includes investment in local infrastructure to create opportunities for local businesses and jobs for local workers.

The revamped Buy Local policy will ensure local businesses are in the box seat to carry out this work.

The plan also includes a significant investment in infrastructure and programs to drive tourism and create jobs, while focusing on driving investment in existing and emerging industries.

In a first for WA, the Government will launch a feasibility study into producing wind farm components locally in Western Australia. This is the first time a WA Government has explored the local supply chain for wind farms.

The Great Southern region will also benefit from a range of State-wide programs included in the WA Recovery Plan. For more information, visit http://inthistogether.wa.gov.au

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Page reviewed 10 August 2020