Wheatbelt Plan unveiled as part of WA Recovery Plan

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The plan focuses on getting locals back to work and includes investment across various sectors.
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A multimillion dollar package has been announced by the WA Government for the Wheatbelt region as part of the WA Recovery Plan.

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

It 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 $229.2 Rebuilding our TAFEs package, the Wheatbelt Recovery Plan includes significant upgrades to TAFE infrastructure in the region:

  • $8 million to the Muresk Institute in Northam for a new trades workshop, classrooms and specialist facilities for agricultural machinery apprentices and a new workshop space for shearing skills;
  • $2 million to Central Regional TAFE’s Northam campus for major upgrades to workshop facilities and equipment;
  • $25 million for free TAFE short courses to upskill thousands of Western Australians, with a variety of free courses available at South Regional TAFE’s Narrogin campus; and
  • $32 million to expand the Lower fees, local skills program and significantly reduce TAFE fees across 39 high priority courses.
  • The Wheatbelt 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 Wheatbelt 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 November 2020