WA Recovery Plan Initiatives

The WA Government has released the comprehensive WA Recovery Plan - the next important step in WA’s COVID-19 journey that will help drive economic and social recovery across the State, and create a pipeline of jobs for Western Australians.

Last updated: 9 September 2020 at 4.59pm

WA Recovery Plan

The plan has been developed in consultation with the State Recovery Advisory Group, which includes representatives from business, industry, not‑for‑profit organisations, UnionsWA, the public sector, local government and the community.

It is an overarching plan, focused on getting Western Australians back to work and will deliver long-term economic and social outcomes in the suburbs and regions.

The unprecedented $5.5 billion investment will create thousands of local jobs in important sectors such as construction, manufacturing, tourism and hospitality, renewable energy, education and training, agriculture, mining and conservation.


Defence manufacturing workforce package

22 September 2020

We're committed to building the defence manufacturing workforce

The $18.34 million package to help build a pipeline of skilled workers to support upcoming defence projects and enhance WA’s capacity to secure future defence includes:

  • $8.5 million for an additional $20,000 incentive, on top of existing financial subsidies, for shipbuilding employers to take on in-demand apprentices in readiness for a pipeline of work in 2024-25.
  • $2.85 million to create an additional 335 apprenticeships in nominated defence trades
  • $3.3 million to create new TAFE short courses to support Western Australians to upskill and become ‘defence ready’.
  • $800,000 to create two new scholarship programs to encourage women and Defence veterans to take up a career in the defence manufacturing industry.
  • Equipment upgrades to facilities at South Metropolitan TAFE to assist with training in defence industries
  • The establishment of a dedicated defence industry team at Rockingham Jobs and Skills Centre to undertake careers promotion across all schools and provide advice to job-seekers and potential workers
  • Development of a maritime defence industries toolkit to provide practical advice for job-seekers.

New City Deal to create jobs and transform Perth

20 September 2020

We’re committed to unlocking economic benefits and opportunities for the Perth CBD.

A $1.5 billion City Deal between the Commonwealth Government, WA Government and City of Perth has been finalised and includes:

  • $695 million investment by the Commonwealth Government, State Government and Edith Cowan University to move its law and business schools, and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts into the Perth CBD
  • $360 million investment from the State Government, Curtin University and Murdoch University to expand or establish new presences in the Perth CBD
  • $105 million to the Perth Greater CBD Transport Plan to upgrade cycling and walking infrastructure, bus stop accessibility upgrades and enhance Roe Street
  • $20 million investment into the Perth Cultural Centre precinct for improvements and long-term vision development
  • $42 million to develop Perth Concert Hall into a world-class music venue
  • Up to $100 million to redevelop the WACA, including an inner-city swimming pool
  • $20 million for the East Perth Power Station to upgrade necessary infrastructure and improve connectivity to the site
  • $36 million to provide facilities, safety improvements and services for homeless people in the city
  • $18 million for the creation of an Australian Space Robotics, Automation and AI Command Control Complex
  • $10 million towards a WA Indigenous Business and Employment Hub in partnership with the Wirrpanda Foundation
  • $4 million to undertake a pre-feasibility study for an Aboriginal Cultural Centre.

Incentives for West Aussies to Work and Wander out Yonder

9 September 2020

$3 million will be invested to help attract young people living in Western Australia to seasonal agricultural jobs across the regions.

The Primary Industries Workers Regional Travel and Accommodation Support Scheme will assist agriculture, fisheries and food processing businesses in regional areas experiencing labour shortages as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Under the scheme, eligible workers who move to the regions will be able to claim up to $40 a night in accommodation rebates for up to 12 weeks, up to a maximum total rebate of $3,360.

A travel allowance will be also made available to those relocating more than 100 kilometres from their usual place of residence.

Workers will be able to claim:

  • $150 for travel to the Peel, South West, Great Southern, Wheatbelt, Mid West or Goldfields-Esperance regions
  • $350 for travel to the Gascoyne or Pilbara
  • $500 for travel to the Kimberley for agricultural work.

The rebate scheme will take effect from 21 September 2020. Visit the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s website for information about submitting a claim.

For more information see the Incentives for West Aussies to Work and Wander Out Yonder media statement.


Major Subiaco project to support WA jobs

28 August 2020

Construction is now underway on the ONE Subiaco Project to be built on the site of the old Pavilion Markets, creating up to 1600 jobs during construction and hundreds more once completed in late 2022.

The project will comprise of a vibrant ground floor with alfresco dining and meeting areas with 245 residences including a mix of apartments and penthouses on the levels above.

Eighty per cent of apartments have sold with eligible purchasers benefitting from the 75 per cent transfer duty relief measures announced last year, to help support the construction and property sector, and economy out of COVID-19.

Remaining eligible apartment buyers can still access the 75 per cent off-the-plan transfer duty rebate, capped at $25,000.

For more information:


Plan for the South West

27 August 2020

We’re committed to supporting the South West region by driving economic and social recovery and creating a pipeline of local jobs.

$252.3 million will be invested as part of the South West Recovery Plan.

Residents in the South-West will also benefit from $32 million to expand the Lower Fees, Local Skills program and significantly reduce TAFE fees across 39 high priority courses.

Schools in the South West are set for significant upgrades including:

  • $15 million to Australind Senior High School for a new classroom block to enable the school to manage its student enrolment growth and will include specialist classrooms
  • $6.27 million to Margaret River Senior High School to construct a new sports oval at the school
  • $3.1 million to Bunbury Senior High School for upgrades to the performing arts areas, specialist classrooms and the school’s indoor sports hall
  • $2.5 million to Kingston Primary School for a new student classroom block that will enhance facilities and replace transportable classrooms
  • $1.2 million to Harvey Senior High School for upgrades to the cafeteria and specialist classrooms
  • $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 Bunbury, Collie, Busselton, Harvey, Manjimup and Margaret River campuses
  • $4.8 million for the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Re-engagement Incentive that provides employers with a one-off payment of $6,000 for hiring an apprentice and $3,000 for hiring a trainee, whose training contract was terminated on, or after, March 1, 2020 due to the economic downturn.

The WA Government’s revamped Buy Local policy will ensure local businesses will benefit from the following:

  • $38 million of additional funding towards the Bunbury Hospital redevelopment, on top of the $22.8 million already allocated - the $60.8 million total investment will focus on priority clinical areas and ensure residents of the South-West have access to a contemporary facility
  • $8 million to build the new Dalyellup Multipurpose Community and Youth Centre
  • $5 million to rebuild Hands Oval in Bunbury with contemporary facilities, including male and female change rooms and club rooms
  • $6 million to the Donnybrook and Districts Sporting and Recreation Precinct to co-locate sporting and recreation grounds from across Donnybrook into a modern facility
  • $11.9 million towards the Bunbury Water Resource Recovery Scheme to provide recycled water for use on major infrastructure projects and irrigation of public open spaces - reducing the impact on groundwater sources
  • $7 million to upgrade level crossings on the South-West train line in Cookernup, Coolup and Waroona
  • fast-track the $852 million Bunbury Outer Ring Road with construction anticipated to begin 3 months early in January 2021 and estimated to create 4,500 jobs
  • $15 million through the Regional Road Safety Program to upgrade 240 kilometres of South-West roads with shoulder sealing and installation of audible lines, creating around 60 local jobs
  • $1.5 million for upgrades and maintenance at Collie Police Station
  • $1 million for upgrades and maintenance at Donnybrook Police Station
  • $690,000 for upgrades at Augusta Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service station;
  • $230,000 for upgrades at Boyup Brook Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service station
  • $15,000 for upgrades at Allanson Bush Fire Brigade station
  • $450,000 for a new facility at Dardanup Central Bush Fire Brigade station
  • $39,000 for upgrades at Harris River Bush Fire Brigade station
  • $20,000 for upgrades at Hester Brook Bush Fire Brigade station
  • $44,000 for upgrades at Wellington Mills Bush Fire Brigade station
  • $2 million to provide water tanks to volunteer bush fire brigades across WA
  • $80 million for targeted maintenance programs for regional social and government workers’ housing properties, including approximately 200 homes in the South-West region
  • $141.7 million to refurbish social housing across WA’s ageing housing stock, including approximately 50 homes in the South-West region
  • $97 million to build new social housing, including around 5 to 10 properties in the South-West region
  • $6 million for installation of rooftop solar PV on social housing including some properties in the South-West region, meaning lower power bills for residents.

There will be significant investment in infrastructure and programs to drive tourism including:

  • $1.19 million for upgrades on the Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi Trail including renewing camp sites, bridges and sections of the track in the South-West region
  • $1.5 million for the Wellington Dam Mural and Collie Art Trail, including a mural on the Wellington Dam and further murals across the Collie township
  • $3.08 million to fast-track the third and final stage of the Margaret River Main Street Redevelopment Project that includes a festival precinct, safer intersections, outdoor seating, lighting, a cycle lane and bike racks, paving, and stormwater infrastructure upgrades
  • $180,000 to replace the stairs and deck at Honeymoon Pool in Wellington National Park
  • $350,000 to commence rebuilding the Pines mountain bike trails in Margaret River
  • $775,000 to expand and upgrade the car park and provide new facilities at Redgate Beach, and provide improved visitor facilities at Rabbit Hill day use area in the Leeuwin-Naturaliste National Park
  • $411,000 for the development of the Blackwood River Foreshore tourism precinct in Bridgetown including improved access to the Blackwood River, a new shelter and viewing platform and upgrading the art and Old Rectory heritage walk trail
  • $231,000 for the Bridgetown Hall and Civic Centre redevelopment to enable it to become a hub for creative industry and art events, and expand the annual Bridgetown blues festival
  • $50,000 to replace the jetty on the Donnelly River in Manjimup
  • $450,000 for Pemberton attraction projects including replacing viewing decks at both the Gloucester Tree and Bicentennial Tree sites, connecting a power supply from Pemberton town to Gloucester Tree to service a commercial operator and completing the replacement of the boardwalk at Beedelup Falls
  • $40,000 for mountain bike trails planning and design to progress concept planning and detailed design around the Pemberton area.

The following initiatives will focus on driving investment in existing and emerging industries in the region:

  • $15.5 million for the Bunbury Port Inner Harbour access road and bridge, as part of the staged expansion of the port
  • $3 million for upgrades at Bunbury Port including a second road hopper and upgrades to electrical and fire system assets
  • $3.8 million for a feasibility study to upgrade and build new infrastructure at the Port of Bunbury and Kwinana Bulk Terminal to improve the Greenbushes lithium supply chain
  • $7.5 million towards the Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area for water works to allow businesses to connect to potable water
  • $600,000 towards a business case for the Collie Eco-Concrete Processing Plant for a Collie concrete manufacturing facility to use waste fly-ash from coal powered stations instead of imported cement
  • $6 million towards continuation of the Food Industry Innovation Program, including programs through the Premium Food Centre in Manjimup that help value-add to local agrifood producers and processors.

New Swan River bridge to be built as part of WA Recovery

26 August 2020

We’re committed to improving cycling infrastructure and connectivity.

A further $60 million has been invested into cycling infrastructure as part of the WA Recovery Plan:

  • $50 million to construct a new pedestrian and cycling bridge across the Swan River
  • $3 million to deliver the Soldiers Road Shared Path, connecting Mundijong to the Byford Town Centre
  • $2 million to construct a north-south bicycle route along Bennett Street in East Perth, connecting Riverside Drive to Royal Street
  • $2 million to deliver an east-west bicycle route along Moore, Wittenoom and Nile Streets in Perth and East Perth, helping connect Barrack Street Bridge to Matagarup Bridge
  • $1.5 million to deliver path and lighting upgrades along the existing shared path that connects Waterbank Perth to the Matagarup Bridge
  • $1.5 million to improve safety and connectivity around RAC Arena.

Plan for the Pilbara unveiled

25 August 2020

We’re committed to supporting the Pilbara region by driving economic and social recovery and creating a pipeline of local jobs.

$211.8 million will be invested as part of the Pilbara Recovery Plan.

Upgrades to TAFE infrastructure in the region, as part of the WA Government’s $229 million TAFE package, include:

  • $22 million to North Regional TAFE’s Pundulmurra (South Hedland) campus for a new workshop to expand training for plant mechanic and engineering trades as well as commercial cookery
  • $5 million to North Regional TAFE’s Minurmarghali Mia (Roebourne) campus for a new classroom block
  • $25 million for free TAFE short courses to upskill thousands of Western Australians, with a variety of free courses available
  • $32 million to expand the Lower Fees, Local Skills program and reduce TAFE fees across 39 priority courses.

Schools in the Pilbara are also set for significant upgrades including:

  • $42 million for the redevelopment of Roebourne District High School from kindergarten to secondary school
  • $22 million to upgrade and expand Karratha Senior High School, including a new classroom block that will deliver specialist technology learning rooms
  • $4 million for a residential facility in Newman to support Martu students from remote communities to participate in secondary education at Newman Senior High School and VET programs
  • $3.5 million for new early childhood buildings for kindergarten and pre-primary students at Wickham Primary School.

The Government’s revamped Buy Local policy will ensure local businesses will benefit from the following:

  • $1.7 million to install a Battery Energy System in Marble Bar to improve grid capacity and enable more customers to install solar panels
  • $1 million to upgrade the Newman Wastewater Treatment Plant
  • $1.63 million for maintenance and infrastructure upgrades in remote Aboriginal communities including Walagunya, Irrungadji, Gooda Binya and Yandeyarra
  • $10 million through the Regional Road Safety Program to upgrade 85km of
  • Pilbara roads, creating around 50 local jobs
  • $80 million for targeted maintenance programs for regional social, remote and
  • government workers housing properties, including approximately 2,500 homes in the Pilbara
  • $141.7 million to refurbish social housing across WA’s ageing housing stock;
  • $97 million to build new social housing including up to 10 properties in the Pilbara
  • $2.01 million to upgrade the Pilbara Police radio network converting from
  • analogue to digital
  • $490,000 for upgrades at the Karratha Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service station
  • $710,000 for upgrades at the South Hedland Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Station.

There will be significant investment in infrastructure and programs to drive tourism including:

  • $10 million to build the access road in Murujuga National Park to support the
  • development of the Living Knowledge Centre and World Heritage Listing
  • $25,000 towards a tourism and development management plan for the culturally significant Aboriginal site at Two Mile Ridge Protected Area that features a vast amount of engravings
  • $450,000 for conservation works at Roebourne Gaol
  • $1.02 million for upgrades at Karijini National Park including the access path at Fortescue Falls Lookout and visitor facilities at Dales Campground
  • $400,000 for upgrades to visitor facilities in national parks across the Pilbara.

The following initiatives will focus on driving investment in existing and emerging industries in the region:

  • $10.5 million to upgrade the entrance road to Boodarie Strategic Industrial Area in Hedland
  • $20 million for Port Hedland’s Inner Harbour for upgrading retaining and sea walls
  • $51.2 million to Nelson Point Tug Haven for upgrading retaining and sheet pile walls
  • $7.6 million towards the development of an LNG bunkering hub in the Pilbara;
  • An additional $5 million to the Exploration Incentive Scheme in 2020-21 to help accelerate exploration investment
  • $116 million for the Regional Land Booster Package that will make residential, commercial and industrial lots more affordable in Karratha, Onslow, Newman, Hedland and South Hedland
  • $8.3 million to grow the value of the northern beef industry through the Northern Beef Development program
  • $3.3 million for an accelerated funding round of the Pilbara Environmental Offsets Fund to enable strategic conservation programs
  • $10 million towards the Clean Energy Future Fund to invest in clean energy technologies.

The State’s health and community services will also benefit from the following investment:

  • $9.77 million for Aboriginal regional suicide prevention plans prioritising Aboriginal-led and locally endorsed initiatives
  • $8.6 million of funding for additional outreach workers across WA, including two workers based in the Pilbara
  • $6.7 million to bolster the State’s family and domestic violence response teams, including one additional community sector team member
  • $1.1 million over two years for counselling, advocacy and support services across WA, including three services in the Pilbara.

Building road and rail infrastructure paves way to WA’s recovery

23 August 2020

We’re committed to creating jobs and investing in road and rail infrastructure.

More than $100 million of additional funding will be invested in a new major roads infrastructure package. More than $260 million is anticipated to be spent on transport portfolio works monthly, building to $280 million a month the following financial year.

These projects will create local jobs and opportunities for local businesses and include:

  • $7 million for the Stock Road Bridge replacement
  • $16 million to improve amenity along some of Perth’s key arterial routes
  • $3 million for a right turn lane upgrade at the intersection of Main Street and Royal Street, Osborne Park
  • $5 million for upgrades to Kwinana Beach Road (from Patterson Road to CBH Terminal)
  • $11.35 million for the annual ongoing Metropolitan Intersection Crash Program
  • $11.5 million for intersection improvements of Albany Highway, Kelvin and Olga roads in Maddington
  • $16 million towards a program for Low Cost Crash Treatments
  • an additional $20 million towards the next phase of the Stephenson Avenue Extension
  • $300,000 to upgrade Old Yanchep Road through the Tourist Road Improvement Program
  • $7 million for road and rail crossings upgrades on the South West Main Line in Cookernup, Coolup and Waroona.

Procurement for a number of major projects has been streamlined between 2 to 18 months to get works off the ground and workers onsite as soon as possible. These projects include:

  • Roe Highway/Great Eastern Highway/Abernethy Road - $180 million
  • Stephenson Avenue Extension in Stirling - $125 million
  • Leach Highway Welshpool Road Interchange - $93 million
  • Tonkin Highway Gap project - $400 million
  • Mitchell Freeway Extension to Romeo Road - $215 million
  • Mitchell Freeway Hodges Drive to Hepburn Avenue widening - $76 million
  • Swan River Crossings (Fremantle Traffic Bridge) - $230 million
  • Bunbury Outer Ring Road - $852 million
  • Albany Ring Road - $175 million
  • Bussell Highway Duplication Stage 1 and Stage 2 - $85 million
  • Lloyd Street Extension - $40 million.

A multimillion-dollar package has been negotiated with the Commonwealth Government to get a number of key projects off the ground. These projects, estimated to create 1,300 jobs, include:

  • $100 million regional road safety program
  • $8 million for Thomas Road upgrade in Oakford
  • $85 million for the Bussell Highway duplication
  • $7 million towards upgrading Toodyay Road (Jingaling Brook to Toodyay);
  • $3 million Great Eastern Highway (Coates Gully Bridge) upgrade
  • $20 million for upgrades to key roads in Exmouth.

Investment in coastal erosion hotspots

19 August 2020

We’re committed to protecting, managing and enhancing WA’s coastal areas.

Almost $7 million has been allocated to 4 high priority coastal erosion hotspots and an additional 42 coastal management projects.

$5 million will support the high priority coastal erosion projects, including:

  • $3.25 million for the large-scale Port Beach sand nourishment project
  • $500,000 for Quinns Beach groyne construction
  • $600,000 for Drummond Cove groyne construction and sand nourishment
  • $650,000 for Point Peron coastal management.

An additional $1.76 million will be allocated to 42 projects across WA to assist local governments and communities to plan, protect, manage and enhance WA’s coastal areas, including:

  • more than $150,000 for the Shire of Gingin to undertake strategic coastal planning for Ledge Point, Guilderton, Seabird and Lancelin
  • $300,000 to the Shire of Esperance for a collaborative trial project
  • a further $39,000 to protect Drake’s Dunes.

$22 million investment to accelerate renewable hydrogen future

17 August 2020

We’re committed to accelerating WA’s renewable hydrogen future.

$22 million is being invested across 9 initiatives and the Western Australian Renewable Hydrogen Strategy targets will be brought forward by a decade from 2040 to 2030.  

The initiatives include:

  • $5.7 million towards an Australian-first renewable energy microgrid in the Gascoyne town of Denham
  • $2 million to FMG H2’s renewable hydrogen mobility project in the Pilbara
  • $1 million towards ATCO’s hydrogen refueller project in Jandakot
  • $5 million in funding to the existing $10 million Renewable Hydrogen Fund
  • $3 million for a regulatory reform package to undertake and support a local hydrogen industry
  • $2.7 million to expand the Renewable Hydrogen Unit in the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation
  • $1 million towards identifying locations suitable for hydrogen storage
  • $1 million towards developing a detailed supply chain model that promotes hydrogen and identifies bottlenecks and limitations affecting the hydrogen export industry
  • $600,000 to study blending hydrogen in the WA gas network and related technical, economic and regulatory implications.

Food industry

14 August 2020

We're committed to investing in our food industry

The food industries recovery package includes:

  • $16.7 million four-year Food and Beverage Fund, which will drive jobs and State-wide investment through grant funding to agrifood businesses for capital expansion, relocation or feasibility studies to grow local processing.
  • $6.5 million investment incentive scheme aimed to supercharge agricultural value-adding and processing from across metropolitan and regional WA.
  • $125,000 towards the installation of ‘Flupsies’, marine-based shellfish nursery modules, to grow commercial aquaculture in the Kimberley, Pilbara, Gascoyne, Mid-West and South Coast;
  • $500,000 to provide infrastructure and resources at the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s (DPIRD) Hillarys' research facility to support research to develop tropical black lip rock oyster and other shellfish species;
  • $700,000 towards the construction of a greenhouse and nursery at DPIRD’s Albany Shellfish Hatchery to increase production capacity;
  • $1.5 million to fast-track completion of the Katanning sheep research facility and support world-class sheep research in Western Australia;
  • $6 million over four years to continue delivering the Food Industry Innovation program to support regional value-added food and beverage businesses and promote collaboration across the supply chain;
  • funding to fast-track the design and construction of DPIRD’s Geraldton Marine Finfish Nursery and increase its production capability;
  • $8.1 million investment over four years to continue the successful eConnected Grainbelt program; and
  • $8.3 million over four years to grow the value of the northern beef industry through the Northern Beef Development program.

Mid-West region

14 August 2020

We’re committed to supporting the Mid-West region.

As part of the $229 million TAFE package, the plan for the Mid-West includes:

  • $2 million to Central Regional TAFE’s Geraldton campus to create more specialised art spaces for fashion design, jewellery making, multimedia and digital technologies
  • $4 million state-wide to upgrade maritime training vessels at TAFEs including Central Regional TAFE’s Geraldton campus
  • $25 million for free TAFE short courses to upskill thousands of people across WA TAFEs, including Central Regional TAFE’s Geraldton campus
  • $32 million to expand the Lower Fees, Local Skills program and significantly reduce TAFE fees across 39 high priority courses
  • $4.8 million for the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Re-engagement Incentive.

The plan for the Mid-West includes investment in infrastructure and industry, and the revamped Buy Local Policy will ensure local businesses are prioritised to carry out this work which includes:

  • $400,000 for upgrades to classrooms at Allendale Primary School
  • $400,000 for upgrades to classrooms and student areas at Rangeway Primary School
  • $200,000 for upgrades to classrooms and student areas at Bluff Point Primary School
  • $100,000 for upgrades to classrooms and student areas at Geraldton Primary School
  • $10 million for Geraldton Port’s Wharf 4 Strengthening and Rail Replacement project
  • funding to fast-track the design and construction of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s Geraldton Marine Finfish Nursery and increase its production capability
  • $5 million to improve and increase roadside vegetation across the agricultural region
  • $18 million to construct a 75-bed Aboriginal short stay accommodation facility in Geraldton
  • $3.81 million to upgrade electricity infrastructure in remote communities across WA, including Buttah Windee
  • $810,000 for upgrades at Dongara Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service
  • $2 million to provide water tanks to volunteer bushfire brigades across regional WA
  • $8 million through the Regional Road Safety Program to upgrade 76 kilometres of Mid-West roads with shoulder sealing and install audible lines, creating around 50 local jobs
  • $8 million to the Offsets Fund for Recovery program, which includes the Mid-West region. The program creates green jobs by supporting conservation groups to carry out on-ground works across regional WA
  • $80 million across the state for targeted maintenance programs for regional social, remote and government workers' housing properties, including approximately 100 homes across the Gascoyne and Mid-West regions
  • $141.7 million across the state to refurbish social housing across WA’s ageing housing stock, including approximately 80 homes in the Gascoyne and Mid-West regions
  • $97 million to build new social housing, including properties in the Gascoyne and Mid-West regions.

The plan also includes a significant investment in infrastructure and programs to drive tourism and create jobs:

  • $3 million towards the construction of two new fast speed ferry jetties for passenger and commercial boats, including supporting new marine tourism ventures and tourism developments at the Houtman Abrolhos Islands
  • $1.58 million for upgrades to Geraldton Fishing Boat Harbour including upgrades to walkways, visitor facilities, fuel bowsers and street lights
  • $6 million for the Regional Aviation Recovery program, which includes airfares between Perth and Mid-West destinations. This program ensures affordable airfares for residents and tourists.
  • $3 million in total for regional aviation support to ensure a minimum level of service to regional locations including Mount Magnet, Wiluna and Meekatharra
  • $450,000 for upgrades to visitor facilities in national parks across the Geraldton and Murchison areas including the access road at Thundelarra Homestead and providing disabled access toilets in Karara Rangeland Park
  • $50,000 for line marking on the Kalbarri Skywalk access road.

There’s also a focus across the region on driving investment in renewable energy and new technologies to create more sustainable jobs. This includes:

  • $1.7 million for Wiluna and $600,000 for Yalgoo to install Battery Energy Storage Systems. This increases grid capacity, and allows more customers to install rooftop solar systems and reduce their power bills.
  • $9.92 million for Horizon Power to deploy approximately seven standalone power systems across the Mid-West. The systems use solar and battery technologies to generate and store energy, making power safer and more reliable.
  • $10 million towards the Clean Energy Future Fund to invest in clean energy technologies.

$96.5 million for safer, modern facilities for our hardworking police

13 August 2020

We’re committed to investing in and upgrading police stations across WA.

The WA Government has made a $96.5 million investment to upgrade and refurbish police stations across the state as part of the $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan. This includes:

  • $52.6 million for the construction of a purpose built, modern police station in Fremantle
  • $14.2 million in improvements will be carried out at five multifunctional police stations in remote regional WA
  • $4.2 million has been set aside to construct a new wharf and jetty for the Fremantle Headquarters of the Water Police.
  • $2 million is also being spent upgrading the remaining WA Police Force analogue radio network in the Kimberley

$23.5 million will be spent on refurbishments and upgrades at 15 police stations across regional and metropolitan WA. This includes:

Police regions / districts Amount
Metro   
Belmont Police Station $1.5 million
Kwinana Police Station $2 million 
Mandurah Police Station $2 million 
Palmyra Police Station $2 million
Rockingham Police Station $1.5 million
Regional   

Goldfields-Esperance

     Laverton Police Station

 

$1.5 million

Great Southern

     Katanning Police Station

     Narrogin Police Station

     Wagin Police Station

     Williams Police Station

 

$1.5 million

$2 million

$1 million

$1 million

Kimberley

     Derby Police Station

     Kununurra Police Station

 

$1.5 million

$500,000

South-West

     Collie Police Station

     Donnybrook Police Station

 

$1.5 million

$1 million

Wheatbelt

     Merredin Police Station

 

$1.5 million 

Planning, admin fees $1.5 million
Total $23.5 million

Funding for palliative care services at Kalamunda Hospital

13 August 2020

We're committed to supporting and improving palliative care in WA

A $9.5 million investment has been announced as part of the WA Recovery Plan to enhance palliative care services at Kalamunda Hospital. 


WA Recovery Plan injects $150 million into State’s tourism industry

8 August 2020

We’re committed to investing in our tourism industry WA Recovery Plan injects $150 million into State’s tourism industry.

REGION PROJECT PROJECT DESCRIPTION AMOUNT TOWN / SUBURB
Gascoyne Shark Bay World Heritage Area facilities and access upgrades

Significant upgrades to visitor access and facilities in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, near Denham including upgrades to:

  • Visitor facilities at Monkey Mia including constructing interpretive trails and features and improving dolphin viewing facilities
  • Vehicle access and visitor facilities at Steep Point including improving the four-wheel drive access track, new campground infrastructure and the installation of a renewable power supply
  • Vehicle access and visitor facilities in Francois Peron National Park including improvements to Peron homestead, and new facilities at Cape Peron and Big Lagoon
  • Visitor facilities at Shell Beach Conservation Park including new toilets, shade shelters and interpretation.
$2.65 million Denham
Gascoyne Ningaloo coast World Heritage Area facilities access upgrades

Upgrades to visitor access and facilities in the Ningaloo coast World Heritage Area, near Exmouth including:

  • Constructing the new Over the Range walk trail in Cape Range National Park
  • Upgrading visitor facilities and services in Cape Range National Park, including at new facilities at Oyster Stacks, new interpretation and building improvements to the Milyering Visitor Centre and new visitor services at the park headquarters
  • Upgrading vehicle access in Nyinggulu (Ningaloo) Coastal reserves and upgrading park services in Coral Bay
$1.2 million Exmouth, Coral Bay
Goldfields Upgrade visitor facilities in Goldfields-Esperance region parks Upgrade visitor facilities at Credo Station, Rowles Lagoon, Goongarrie National Park, Stokes National Park, Cape Le Grand National Park, Cape Arid National Park and Esperance Lakes Nature Reserves $400,000 Esperance
Goldfields Upgrade visitor facilities in Goldfields Esperance region parks Upgrades to visitor facilities in national parks across the Goldfields-Esperance region including buildings, trails, camps sites and roads $700,000 Kalgoorlie & Esperance
Goldfields - Esperance Upgrade Dunn Rock access road at Cape Le Grand National Park Improve vehicle access at Cape Le Grand National Park $150,000 Esperance
Goldfields-Esperance
Great Southern
Gascoyne
Mid West
Regional Aviation Support An assistance package to regional airlines to ensure a minimum level of service to regional locations including Monkey Mia, Carnarvon, Albany, Esperance, Leonora, Laverton, Mount Magnet, Wiluna and Meekatharra $3 million Monkey Mia, Carnarvon, Albany, Esperance, Leonora, Laverton, Mount Magnet, Wiluna and Meekatharra
Great Southern National Parks across the Great Southern region New and upgraded visitor facilities in national parks across the Great Southern region, including resealing Coalmine Beach Road in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park, an overflow carpark at the Granite Skywalk at Castle Rock in the Porongurup National Park, and a new toilet at Ledge Beach in Gull Rock National Park $1.56 million Albany, Denmark, Mt Barker, Plantagenet
Great Southern Trail towns in the Great Southern region To establish trail towns and centres to service existing and new trails in the Great Southern region including the realignment of Munda Biddi Trail through William Bay National Park to Denmark, new trails in the Valley of the Giants to Walpole, new and upgraded trails in Torndirrup National Park and new and upgraded trails at Castle Rock in the Porongurup National Park $12.78 million Albany, Denmark, Mt Barker, Plantagenet
Great Southern Renewal of walk and cycle trails in the Great Southern region Renew walk and cycle trails to encourage people to visit parks in the Great Southern region, including existing trails in the Torndirrup, Porongurup, Walpole-Nornalup and Mount Frankland national parks $2.24 million Albany, Denmark, Mt Barker, Plantagenet
Great Southern Middleton Beach Foreshore Projects to complete the Middleton Beach Foreshore upgrade including upgrading the northern landscape corridor which will deliver extra car parks, upgrading the Ellen Cove Amphitheatre and constructing a link between the boardwalk and jetty $1.1 million Albany
Kimberley Broome Town Beach Jetty Construct the Broome Town Beach Jetty allowing pedestrian, fishing and small boat access and allowing community members and tourists to access the Roebuck Bay
foreshore
$3 million Broome
Kimberley Dampier Peninsula- Camping with Custodians campground Deliver a "Camping with Custodians" campground at Djarindjin on the Dampier Peninsula. Project will provide 37 new camping/caravan bays, new toilet and shower, picnic and BBQ facilities. $1.64 million Broome
Kimberley Dampier Peninsula - Upgrade existing campgrounds and day trip facilities to Camping with Custodians status Upgrade two existing camping grounds on the Dampier Peninsula to "Camping with Custodian" campgrounds. Works include new amenities (showers, toilets, kitchen), land scaping, picnic areas, and additional camping and caravan bays. The upgraded camping grounds will accommodate the additional visitors expected to the Dampier Peninsula once the Broome Cape Leveque Road is sealed.

Locations will be determined in consultation with local Aboriginal communities
$2.2 million Broome
Kimberley Bell Gorge - Upgrade Access Road Regravelling the access road to popular Bell Gorge to improve visitor experience while still retaining 4WD experience. $250,000 Derby
Kimberley Day use area upgrade, Danngu (Geikie Gorge) National Park Work with Bunuba Traditional Owners for new Aboriginal interpretation at Danngu Geikie Gorge day use area $150,000 Fitzroy Crossing
Kimberley Upgrades on Spring Creek Track, Purnululu National Park Upgrade sections of Spring Creek Track in Purnululu National Park while still retaining 4WD experience. $250,000 Halls Creek
Kimberley Kimberley Region Parks facilities upgrades Upgrades to visitor facilities in national parks across the Kimberley including buildings, trails, camp sites and roads $1 million Region Wide
Kimberley
Gascoyne
Mid West
Regional Aviation Recovery Making airfares more affordable between Perth & Broome and Perth & Kununnura as well as other regional destinations including in the Gascoyne and Mid West, to stimulate visitation between July 2020 to October 2020. $6 million Broome, Kununurra, Gascoyne, Mid West
Mid West Midwest Region Parks facilities upgrade Upgrades to visitor facilities in national parks across the Geraldton and Murchison areas including upgrades to the access road at Thundelarra Homestead, the Thundelarra Shearers Quarters building and disabled toilets in Karara Rangelands Park $450,000 Geraldton, Murchison
Mid West Access road upgrades, Kalbarri National Park Line marking on the Kalbarri Skywalk access road to guide overseas visitors to have a safe visit to park. $50,000 Kalbarri
Peel Peel Region Parks facilities upgrade Upgrades to buildings, new facilities and services across the Peel region, including Serpentine Falls National Park $350,000 Serpentine
Peel Lake Goegrup Nature Reserve boardwalk replacement, Mandurah Replace the ageing timber boardwalk in Lake Goegrup Nature Reserve in the Mandurah region $750,000 Mandurah
Perth Metro Jane Brook picnic area upgrade, John Forrest National Park Seal the Promenade walk in the Jane Brook picnic area $125,000 Mundaring
Perth Metro Perth Hills bike trails and facility upgrades New and upgraded mountain bike trails at Goat Farm, Greenmount, and Kalamunda Circuit, Beelu National Park, and ablutions facility in the Perth Hills Centre campground $2.02 million Kalamunda, Mundaring
Perth Metro Kings Park and Botanic Garden
  • Small permanent stage at Exhibition Ground to support boutique activations and arts and culture
  • Lotterywest Family Area café building upgrade including adjacent public toilets
  • Replace up-lights on Fraser Avenue
  • Ivy Watson playground upgrade
$1.35 million Perth
Perth Metro Roads and car parks upgrades, Yanchep National Park Reseal ageing internal park roads and car parks. $150,000 Yanchep
Perth Metro Gloucester Lodge upgrade, Yanchep National Park Upgrades at Gloucester Lodge to enhance facility as day and overnight function centre $500,000 Yanchep
Perth Metro Parks in the Perth Metro region - visitor access and facilities upgrades Upgrades to visitor facilities and improved vehicle access in parks across the Perth metro area, including buildings, trails, camps sites and roads $3.2 million Various
Perth Metro Penguin Island upgrades

Upgrades at Penguin Island including:

  • replace a small section of the jetty deck
  • improve visitor facilities including new toilets
$400,000 Rockingham
Perth Metro Point Peron, Rockingham Lakes Regional Park Complete the renewal and extension of walk and cycle paths at Point Peron. $1.1 million Point Peron
Perth Metro Perth Zoo Replacement of café and function facilities $10 million South Perth
Perth Metro Rottnest Island Upgrade water supply and road network $31 million Rottnest
Pilbara Karijini National Park upgrades Upgrade the access path at Fortescue Falls Lookout and visitor facilities at Dales campground in the Karijini National Park $1.02 million Karijini NP
Pilbara Murujuga - Living Knowledge Centre new access road Build the access road in Murujuga National Park to support the development of the Living Knowledge Centre and the world heritage listing $10 million Karratha
Pilbara Two Mile Ridge Protected Area Develop and implement a tourism and development management plan for the culturally significant Aboriginal site at Two Mile Ridge Protected Area that features a vast amount of Aboriginal engravings and heritage $25,000 Port Hedland
Pilbara Pilbara Region Parks facilities upgrades Upgrades to visitor facilities in national parks across the Perth hills and coastal region including buildings, trails, camps sites and roads $400,000 Region Wide
South West Pemberton town trails planning and design Mountain bike trails planning and design to progress concept planning and detailed design around the Pemberton area $40,000 Pemberton
South West Wellington Dam Mural and Collie Art Trail To install a mural on the Wellington Dam wall and five thematically linked wall murals across the Collie township $1.5 million Collie
South West Donnelly River jetty replacement To replace the jetty on the Donnelly River $50,000 Manjimup
South West Margaret River Main Street Redevelopment Complete the Margaret River Main Street Redevelopment from Fearn Avenue to Walcliffe Road intersection $3.08 million Margaret River
South West Pines mountain bike trails, Margaret River Commence the rebuilding of the Pines mountain bike trails network $350,000 Margaret River
South West New visitor facilities and car park upgrades, Leeuwin-Naturalise National Park Expand and upgrade the car park and provide new facilities at Redgate Beach, and provide improved visitor facilities at Rabbit Hill day use area in Yallingup $775,000 Margaret River, Yallingup
South West Pemberton attraction upgrades Replace viewing decks at both the Gloucester Tree and Bicentennial Tree sites, connect a power supply from Pemberton town to Gloucester Tree to service commercial operator and complete the replacement of the boardwalk at Beedelup Falls $450,000 Pemberton
South West Honeymoon Pool deck replacement, Wellington National Park To replace the stairs and deck at Honeymoon Pool with stainless steel $180,000 Wellington
South West
Peel
Great Southern
Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi Trail renewal Upgrades on the Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi Trail including renewing camp sites, bridges and sections of the track $1.19 million Perth Hills, South West, Peel, Great Southern
State Wide Tourism Attractions Case Management Continue to deliver the Tourism Attractions Case Managament framework to attract unique and innovative tourism attractions $1 million State Wide
State Wide Tourism Recovery Program

A package to support the tourism industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.

This support package has two funding streams - the $10.4 million Tourism Recovery Fund and the $4 million Tourism Business Survival Grants.

$14.4 million State Wide
State Wide Hospitality and Tourism COVID-19 Hygiene training course Deliver the online Australian Hotels Association (WA) Hospitality and Tourism COVID-19 Hygiene Training Course to assist the State’s hospitality industry, with the specific aim of educating a large number of hospitality workers on the evolving COVID-19 safety measures and protocols in a short period of time. $1.78 million State Wide
Wheatbelt Wheatbelt region parks facilities upgrade Upgrades to visitor facilities in parks across the Wheatbelt region, including upgrading buildings, trails, camps sites and roads in the proposed Dryandra Woodland National Park and at Eaglestone Rock $175,000 Narrogin
Wheatbelt Nambung National Park facilities upgrade Upgrade visitor facilities in Nambung National Park, including improving services at the Pinnacles Desert Discovery and sealing the access road and car park at Lake Thetis $425,000 Cervantes

Plan for Peel region unveiled as part of WA Recovery Plan

7 August 2020

We’re committed to supporting the Peel region.

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

As part of the WA Government’s $229 million TAFE package, the plan includes upgrades to TAFE infrastructure in the region, including:

  • $9.17 million to South Metropolitan TAFE’s Mandurah campus for a new Hospitality and Tourism Training Centre to deliver training for a range of courses including commercial cookery, tourism and events management
  • $25 million for free TAFE short courses to upskill thousands of Western Australians, with a variety of free courses available at South Metropolitan TAFE’s Mandurah campus
  • $32 million to expand the Lower fees, local skills program and significantly reduce TAFE fees across 39 high priority courses
  • $4.8 million for the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Re-engagement Incentive that provides employers with a one-off payment of $6,000 for hiring an apprentice and $3,000 for hiring a trainee, whose training contract was terminated on, or after, March 1, 2020 due to the economic downturn.

The WA Government’s revamped Buy Local policy will ensure local businesses are in the box seat to carry out this work. The plan includes:

  • $8.65 million to invest in upgraded infrastructure, including roads and drainage in East Keralup to attract private industry and create local jobs
  • $2 million for upgrades at Mandurah Police Station
  • $116 million across the State for the Regional Land Booster package that will make residential, commercial and industrial lots more affordable including residential lots at Mandurah Junction and Ranford, and industrial lots in Pinjarra
  • installing solar panels at up to 60 bus and train stations across WA, including at Mandurah train station
  • $210,000 for upgrades at Waroona Volunteer Fire and Emergency Services
  • $8 million to the Offsets Fund for Recovery program that creates green jobs by supporting conservation groups to carry out on-ground works such as fencing, seeding and planting across regional WA, including the Peel region.

The plan also includes a significant investment in infrastructure and programs to drive tourism and create jobs. It includes:

  • $1.19 million for upgrades on the Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi Trail including renewing camp sites, bridges and sections of the track
  • $750,000 to replace the ageing timber boardwalk in Goegrup Lake Nature Reserve in the Mandurah region
  • $350,000 for upgrades to buildings, new facilities and services across national parks in the Peel region, including Serpentine National Park
  • $25 million for the Healthy Estuaries WA program for improvement works in estuaries across regional WA, including in the Peel-Harvey system.

Strengthening Western Australia’s health and community services is a vital component of the WA Recovery Plan. It includes $4 million towards the expansion of family and domestic violence refuges, including the construction of an additional six units at the Peel therapeutic refuge.

Investing in our Gascoyne region

7 August 2020

We’re committed to investing in the Gascoyne region. A multi-million dollar Gascoyne Recovery Plan has been announced.

Under the WA Government’s revamped Buy Local policy, local businesses will be better positioned and supported to carry out this work.

The plan includes:

  • $7 million for immediate measures to assist with access to the Carnarvon fascine while also finalising and implementing a long term plan
  • $1.3 million towards planning for the redevelopment of the Tantabiddi Boat Ramp facility in Exmouth, to cater for recreational tourists and separate commercial use
  • $1.47 million to upgrade wastewater services to allow for the expansion of the Coral Bay Caravan Park
  • $2.65 million for significant upgrades to visitor access and facilities in the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, near Denham including upgrades to:
    • visitor facilities at Monkey Mia including constructing interpretive trails and features and improving dolphin viewing facilities
    • vehicle access and visitor facilities at Steep Point including improving the four-wheel drive access track, new campground infrastructure and the installation of a renewable power supply
    • vehicle access and visitor facilities in Francois Peron National Park including improvements to Peron homestead, and new facilities at Cape Peron and Big Lagoon
    • visitor facilities at Shell Beach Conservation Park including new toilets, shade shelters and interpretation
  • $1.2 million for upgrades to visitor access and facilities in the Ningaloo Coast World Heritage Area, near Exmouth including:
    • Constructing the new Over the Range walk trail in Cape Range National Park
    • Upgrading visitor facilities and services in Cape Range National Park, including new facilities at Oyster Stacks, new interpretation and building improvements to the Milyering Visitor Centre and new visitor services at the park headquarters
    • Upgrading vehicle access in Nyinggulu (Ningaloo) Coastal reserves and upgrading park services in Coral Bay
  • $6 million for the Regional Aviation Recovery program to ensure affordable airfares for residents and tourists including between Perth and Exmouth to stimulate visitation between July and October 2020
  • $3 million in total for regional aviation support to ensure a minimum level of service to regional locations Monkey Mia and Carnarvon.

Strengthening Western Australia’s health and community infrastructure is a vital component of the WA Recovery Plan:

  • $18.8 million towards operating regional renal hostels including a service in Carnarvon
  • $1.85 million for upgrades to sobering up centres including in Carnarvon
  • $8.32 million for upgrades to air conditioning at police stations in regional WA including Burringurrah Police Station
  • $14 million to widen Minilya-Exmouth Road in Exmouth
  • $6 million towards the realignment of Yardie Creek Road in Exmouth
  • $116 million for the Regional Land Booster Package that will make residential, commercial and industrial lots more affordable including residential lots in Carnarvon and Denham, and industrial lots in Carnarvon
  • $4.7 million through the Regional Road Safety Program to upgrade 78 kilometres of Gascoyne roads with shoulder sealing and installation of audible lines, creating around 120 local jobs
  • $2.01 million towards the Police radio network at regional locations converting from analogue to digital including across the Gascoyne
  • $80 million State-wide for targeted maintenance programs for regional social, remote and government workers' housing properties, including approximately 100 homes across the Gascoyne and Mid-West regions
  • $141.7 million to refurbish social, remote and government workers' housing across WA’s ageing housing stock, including approximately 80 homes in the Gascoyne and Mid-West regions
  • $3.81 million to regularise the electricity network in remote communities including Woodgamia, making it safer and more reliable.

Plan for Great Southern unveiled as part of WA Recovery Plan

6 August 2020

We’re committed to supporting the Great Southern region.

The $57.7 million Great Southern Recovery Plan will deliver a pipeline of jobs in sectors including construction, manufacturing, tourism and hospitality, renewable energy, education and training, agriculture, conservation and mining.

As part of the $229.2 million Rebuilding our TAFEs package, the plan includes upgrades to TAFE infrastructure in the region, including:

  • $17 million to South Regional TAFE’s Albany campus for a new trade workshop, delivering training in the automotive, engineering and construction industries;
  • $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 Albany, Denmark, Katanning and Mount Barker campuses;
  • $32 million across WA to expand the Lower fees, local skills program and significantly reduce TAFE fees across 39 high priority courses; and
  • $4.8 million across WA for the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Re-engagement Incentive that provides employers with a one-off payment of $6,000 for hiring an apprentice and $3,000 for hiring a trainee, whose training contract was terminated on, or after, March 1, 2020 due to the economic downturn.

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

  • $6.3 million for a new Performing Arts Centre at Albany Senior High School;
  • $1.1 million for refurbishments at North Albany Senior High School;
  • $1.5 million to upgrade Katanning Police Station;
  • $14 million through the Regional Road Safety Program to upgrade 155 kilometres of Great Southern roads with shoulder sealing and installation of audible lines, creating around 80 local jobs;
  • fast-tracking construction of the Albany Ring Road - construction to commence in September, two months early;
  • $80 million State-wide funding for targeted maintenance programs for regional social, remote and government workers' housing properties, including approximately 200 homes in the Great Southern region; and
  • $141.7 million across the State to refurbish social, remote and government workers' housing across WA’s ageing housing stock, including approximately 30 homes in the Great Southern region.

The plan also includes a significant investment in infrastructure and programs to drive tourism and create jobs, including:

  • $1.1 million towards projects to complete the Middleton Beach foreshore upgrade including upgrading the northern landscape corridor which will deliver extra car parks, upgrade the Ellen Cove amphitheatre and constructing a link between the boardwalk and jetty;
  • $12.78 million to establish trail towns and centres to service existing and new trails in the Great Southern region including the realignment of Munda Biddi Trail through William Bay National Park to Denmark, new trails in the Valley of the Giants to Walpole, new and upgraded trails in Torndirrup National Park, and new and upgraded trails at Castle Rock in the Porongurup National Park;
  • $2.24 million to renew walk and cycle trails to encourage people to visit parks in the Great Southern region, including existing trails in the Torndirrup, Porongurup, Walpole-Nornalup and Mount Frankland national parks;
  • $1.19 million for upgrades on the Bibbulmun Track and Munda Biddi Trail including renewing camp sites, bridges and sections of the track;
  • $1.56 million for new and upgraded visitor facilities in national parks across the Great Southern region, including resealing Coalmine Beach Road in the Walpole-Nornalup National Park, an overflow car park at the Granite Skywalk at Castle Rock in the Porongurup National Park, and a new toilet at Ledge Beach in Gull Rock National Park;
  • $400,000 towards upgrades at the Albany Waterfront Marina; and
  • $3 million across the State for regional aviation support to ensure a minimum level of service to regional locations, including Albany.

The Great Southern Recovery Plan includes a focus on driving investment in existing and emerging industries. It includes:

  • $1.5 million towards a Katanning sheep feed efficiency facility to research feed efficiency and methane production in sheep;
  • $700,000 to increase production capacity of the Albany Shellfish Hatchery;
  • $8 million to the Offsets Funds for Recovery program that creates green jobs by supporting conservation groups to carry out on-ground works such as fencing, seeding and planting across regional WA, including the Great Southern; and
  • $6 million across the State towards the Food Industry Innovation program including programs through Albany’s Specialised Food Centre that help value-add to local agrifood producers and processors.

Wheatbelt Plan unveiled as part of WA Recovery Plan

6 August 2020

We’re committed to supporting the Wheatbelt region.

A multimillion dollar Wheatbelt Recovery Plan package will deliver a pipeline of jobs in sectors including construction, manufacturing, tourism and hospitality, renewable energy, education and training, agriculture, conservation and mining.

As part of the $229.2 million Rebuilding our TAFEs package, the plan includes upgrades to TAFE infrastructure in the region, including:

  • $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 revamped Buy Local policy will ensure local businesses are better positioned to carry out this work. It includes:

  • $35 million through the Regional Road Safety Program to upgrade 400 kilometres of Wheatbelt roads with shoulder sealing and installation of audible lines, creating around 150 local jobs;
  • $80 million across the State for targeted maintenance programs for regional social, remote and government workers' housing properties, including approximately 150 homes in the Wheatbelt;
  • $141.7 million to refurbish social, remote and government workers' housing across WA’s ageing housing stock, including approximately 60 homes in the Wheatbelt; and
  • $1.63 million State-wide funding for maintenance and infrastructure upgrades in remote Aboriginal communities, including at Badjaling.

The plan also includes a significant investment in infrastructure and programs to drive tourism and create jobs, including:

  • $425,000 for upgrades to visitor facilities in Nambung National Park, including improving services at the Pinnacles Desert Discovery Centre and sealing the access road and car park at Lake Thetis; and
  • $175,000 for upgrades to visitor facilities in parks across the Wheatbelt region, including upgrading buildings, trails, camp sites and roads in the proposed Dryandra Woodland National Park and at Eaglestone Rock.

The Wheatbelt region will also benefit from a range of State-wide programs included in the WA Recovery Plan. This includes:

  • $23 million across the State for green jobs to employ people with no prior skills on environmental restoration including fencing, seeding and rehabilitating degraded land, in regional locations including across the Wheatbelt;
  • $10 million towards the Clean Energy Future Fund to invest in clean energy technologies; and
  • $8.1 million to continue the eConnected Grainbelt program to promote the availability of information and ag-tech tools across WA’s grain industry to provide growers with tailored information including weather, pests and diseases and to maintain 187 automated weather stations.

Recovery package to support culture and arts in WA

6 August 2020

We’re committed to supporting culture and arts in WA.

A $76 million recovery package has been announced:

  • $30 million upgrade to Perth Concert Hall
  • $15 million upgrade and restoration to His Majesty’s Theatre
  • $15 million ‘Getting the Show back on the Road’ shared risk package:
    • $5.65 million venue hire waiver for local performing arts companies for free access to State Government venues
    • $350,000 contribution to events delivered by the Western Australian Music Industry Association
    • $9 million to underwrite COVID-19 related financial risks for live music and performance.
  • $5 million Lotterywest investment for the Creative Communities Recovery – Artists in Residency Program
  • $2 million to commence planning of an Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • $2 million investment for the design and delivery of online portals for Aboriginal art sales and presentation of performing arts activity
  • $6 million for upgrades to the Jewish Community Centre in Yokine.

WA Recovery Plan boosts local manufacturing

5 August 2020

We’re committed to activating new industries and creating local jobs.

$92.4 million will be invested in a suite of initiatives:

  • additional $40.1 million to build a new diesel railcar maintenance facility
  • $13.2 million in project funding to attract a global cathode active materials manufacturer to establish a production facility in WA
  • $600,000 to assess viability of a Collie Eco-Concrete Processing Plant
  • $15 million towards developing waste paper and cardboard processing capacity to support the COAG Waste Export Bin
  • $20 million in grants and industrial land to support development of local waste processing capabilities and implement the COAG Waste Export Ban.
  • $3.5 million investment in Local Capability Fund rounds to boost local manufacturing of personal protective equipment, already announced.

Plan for Goldfields-Esperance unveiled

4 August 2020

We’re committed to getting Goldfields-Esperance locals back to work and investing in sectors including construction, manufacturing, tourism and hospitality, renewable energy, education and training, and agriculture.

$46 million will be invested in the Goldfields-Esperance region as part of the WA Recovery Plan.

Upgrades to TAFE infrastructure in the region, as part of the WA Government’s $229 million TAFE package, include:

  • $10 million to Central Regional TAFE’s Kalgoorlie campus
    • $9 million for a new Heavy Plan and Engineering Trades Workshop
    • $1 million for upgrades to an existing workshop at the campus.
  • $25 million for free TAFE short courses, with a variety of these available at Central Regional TAFE’s Kalgoorlie campus
  • $32 million to expand the Lower Fees, Lower Skills program and significantly reduce TAFE fees across 39 high priority courses.

$500,000 will fund major refurbishments to the Performing Arts Centre at Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School.

Local businesses will benefit from the following:

  • $16.6 million for a new power station in Esperance
  • $5 million through the Regional Road Safety Program to upgrade 275 kilometres of Goldfields-Esperance roads
  • $700,000 for upgrades to visitor facilities in national parks across the region
  • $150,000 to upgrade the access road to Dunn Rocks beach/campground in Cape Le Grand National Park near Esperance
  • $400,000 to upgrade visitor facilities at Credo Station, Rowles Lagoon, Goongarrie National Park, Stokes National Park, Cape Le Grand National Park, Cape Arid National Park and Esperance Lakes Nature Reserves
  • $7 million to expand the capacity of the Joe Lord Core Library in Kalgoorlie
  • an additional $5 million to the Exploration Incentive Scheme in 2020-21 to help accelerate exploration investment in the Goldfields
  • $10.2 million towards projects at Esperance Port to expand and increase safety.

The following initiatives will focus on driving investment in renewable energy and new technologies in the region:

  • $4 million to transform Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School, one of 10 WA schools, into a virtual power plant
  • $600,000 to install a Battery Energy System in Menzies
  • $9.92 million for Horizon Power to deploy standalone power systems that use solar and battery technology.

$18.8 million will be invested for regional renal hostels, including a new hostel in Kalgoorlie.


$8.2 million funding for resources exploration

4 August 2020

We’re committed to boosting exploration opportunities and supporting our resources sector.

$8.2 million has been allocated to resources exploration:

  • additional $5 million for the Exploration and Incentive Scheme (EIS)
  • $3.2 million for a new ion microprobe for Curtin University.

Upgrades to WA schools

3 August 2020

We're committed to upgrading and refurbishing public schools around the state.

Metropolitan schools

School Project description Funding commitment
Baldivis South Primary School (to open in 2021) Primary Education Support Centre $2.5 million
Balga Senior High School Science lab refurbishment $1.6 million
Ballajura Community College Sports hall $400,000
Belmay Primary School Assembly area upgrade $2 million
Belmont City College Refurbishments $1.3 million
Belmont Primary School Refurbishments $1 million
Carine Senior High School Major upgrades $32 million
Como Secondary College Refurbishments $1 million
Dianella Secondary College Performing arts $5.3 million
Duncraig Senior High School Sports hall refurbishment $1 million
East Wanneroo Primary School Early childhood $2 million
Eastern Hills Senior High School Refurbishments $2 million
Girrawheen Senior High School Refurbishments $1.5 million
Greenwood College Refurbishments $2.4 million
Hampton Senior High School Refurbishments $500,000
Hawker Park Primary School Early intervention $1.5 million
Heathridge Primary School Upgrades to early childhood block and play space $1.5 million
High Wycombe Primary School New early childhood buildings $3 million
John Curtin College Of The Arts Refurbishments $1 million
Joondalup Education Support Centre Access upgrades $300,000
Joondalup Primary School Car park $350,000
Joseph Banks Secondary College Additional facilities $16.1 million
Kalamunda Senior High School Refurbishment and rebuild education support facilities $18.3 million
Kyilla Primary School New classrooms $6.9 million
Lakeland Senior High School Performing arts $2.7 million
Leeming Senior High School Refurbishments $2.1 million
Lesmurdie Primary School Rebuild $15.2 million
Lynwood Senior High School
  • General classroom block
  • Performing arts
  • Sports hall
  • Refurbishments
$18.3 million
Maida Vale Primary School Expand and enclose undercover area $800,000
Malibu School Education Support Hub $2.1 million
Malvern Springs Primary School New classrooms $2.5 million
Melville Senior High School Refurbishments $925,000
Mount Helena Primary School New early childhood buildings $2 million
Nollamara Primary School New early childhood buildings $2 million
Ocean Reef Senior High School Sports hall $5 million
Rockingham Senior High School Refurbishments $2 million
Southern River College Refurbishments $1.6 million
Spring Hill Primary School Early childhood $2 million
Swan View Senior High School Refurbishments $1 million
Wanneroo Secondary College Performing arts and cafeteria $5 million
Warwick Senior High School Performing arts $2 million
Wattle Grove Primary School General classroom block $2 million
West Byford Primary School Classroom blocks $2 million
Westminster Primary School Rebuild $10 million
Willetton Senior High School Final stage – additional classroom block $12.5 million
Yale Primary School New early childhood buildings

$2 million


Regional schools

School Project description Funding commitment
Albany Senior High School Performing arts $6.3 million
Allandale Primary School Refurbishments $400,000
Australind Senior High School Major upgrades $15 million
Bluff Point Primary School Refurbishments $200,000
Bunbury Senior High School

Refurbishments

Sports hall refurbishment

$3.1 million
Geraldton Primary School Refurbishments $100,000
Harvey Senior High School Refurbishments $1.2 million
Kalgoorlie-Boulder Community High School Performing arts refurbishment $500,000
Karratha Senior High School New facilities including classrooms $22 million
Kingston Primary School General classroom block $2.5 million
Margaret River Senior High School Sports oval $6.27 million
North Albany Senior High School Refurbishments $1.1 million
Pinjarra Senior High School New performing arts centre and sports hall (incorporated in one) $10.4 million
Rangeway Primary School Refurbishments $400,000
Roebourne District High School Redevelopment of Roebourne education facility $42 million
Wickham Primary School New early childhood buildings $3.5 million
Wyndham District High School Rebuild early childhood education centre $3 million

$300 million investment in sport and community infrastructure

2 August 2020

We’re committed to upgrading facilities, which will benefit projects around the state and create a pipeline of local jobs.

Sports facilities

A $130 million package will upgrade sport facilities, including grassroots clubs and high performance facilities.

$2.667 million for the Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex to assist with the development of community football facilities.

$1.5 million to upgrade existing halogen lights to LED lighting at HBF Arena in Joondalup and HBF Stadium in Mount Claremont.

$1 million to install solar panels on the roof of HBF Stadium to reduce energy consumption and improve environmental performance.

$2 million for a high-performance dry land centre for Diving WA at HBF stadium.

$350,000 to install permanent shade structures at outdoor pools at HBF Stadium and leisure spaces at HBF Arena.

$5 million for improvements to Ray Owen Reserve in Lesmurdie.

$20 million to kickstart a recreation precinct at Keirnan Park in Mundijong.

$5 million to replace old infrastructure at Hands Oval in Bunbury.

$6 million to fund the Donnybrook and Districts Sporting and Recreation Precinct

$10 million towards a new community swimming pool facility at Alkimos.

$10 million for a new indoor recreation centre in Baldivis.

$10 million towards the Aqua Jetty Stage 2 project in Warnbro to provide more opportunities for people of all ages and abilities.

$16.25 million State Football Centre to be jointly and equally funded by the State and Federal Governments.

$20 million for the Keirnan Park Recreation Precinct in Mundijong to increase community engagement and create opportunities for residents to enjoy a healthy and active lifestyle close to home.

Community facilities and infrastructure

The $170 million community infrastructure package will deliver upgrades to a wide range of important local facilities across the state.

$400,000 for upgrades and maintenance work at the Beagle Bay Church on the Dampier Peninsula.

$600,000 has been allocated to expand the Warrahdale Community Centre in Lansdale, which includes upgrades to clubrooms at Lansdale Park.

$500,000 towards cliff face restoration works at Arthur Head in Fremantle.

$1.3 million for planning for Tantabiddi Boat Ramp Redevelopment in Exmouth

$1.3 million will be allocated for conservation works on 8 houses in the Parry Street Precinct.

$1.6 million will fund conservation works to preserve and enhance Fremantle Prison.

$1.86 million will be invested into building a new youth centre in the town centre of Ellenbrook.

$2 million will provide water tanks to various bushfire brigades that do not currently have water supply at their station.

$3 million provides for the establishment of a youth centre in the Madeley-Darch area.

$3.2 million for a water playground at the Kununurra Leisure Centre.

$4.9 million to recreational camp facilities at the Ern Halliday Recreation Camp.

$6 million to restore the Ascot Kilns in accordance with State heritage registration.

$8 million for additional youth and community infrastructure.

$9.69 million to replace Woodman Point Jetty

$20 million to build a 70 bed Aboriginal short stay accommodation facility in Kununurra, providing temporary accommodation for Aboriginal people visiting the area.

$9.7 million for irrigation of public open space in Broome.

$38.9 million for remote communities and town-based communities water and wastewater infrastructure upgrades.


WA youth to benefit from WA Recovery Plan

2 August 2020

We’re committed to supporting young people in Western Australia.

$17.76 million has been invested to support young people as part of the WA Recovery Plan:

  • $3 million for a youth centre in Madeley
  • $4.9 million for revitalisation of Ern Halliday Recreation Camp
  • $1.85 million for the Ellenbrook Youth Centre
  • $8 million for additional multipurpose youth and community infrastructure.

$330 million to drive industry opportunities

31 July 2020

We’re committed to creating jobs and boosting the economy through investing in major infrastructure and planning for industry projects. $330 million will drive the following industry opportunities.

$1 million will upgrade the Newman Waste Water Treatment plant in the Pilbara.

$20 million to replace damaged retaining and sea walls in Port Hedland’s Inner Harbour.

$51.2 million to replace damaged retaining walls and sheet pile walls within the Nelson Point Tug Haven in Port Hedland.

The following funds will be allocated to Fishing Boat Harbour in Geraldton for upgrades:

  • $230,000 to replace walkways to commercial fishing boat pens
  • $240,000 for a public toilet block, including a new disabled-access facility
  • $280,000 for street lighting installation to improve safety and meet regulations.
  • $330,000 for fuel bowser replacements.
  • $500,000 to replace two sections of walkway.

$500,000 for electrical upgrades at Kwinana Bulk Terminal.

$500,000 for a mandatory upgrade of the fire system, including sprinklers, deluge, spray and automated activation, at Berth 8, Bunbury Port.

$1 million to install an additional truck unloading facility at Berth 8, Bunbury Port.

$1.2 million to refurbish the access system under the Broome Port wharf.

$1.5 million to seal internal port roads in Esperance.

$1.5 million upgrade to the aged electrical substation asset at Berth 8, Bunbury Port.

$1.5 million International Education Advisory Group funding to develop an International Education Recovery and Renewal Plan.

$7.98 million toward planning and developing the Broome Health and Wellbeing Campus, a Nyamba Buru Yawuru project.

$1.8 million for a protective coating to the steel substructure of the Broome Port wharf extension.

$2 million is an investment in supply chain logistics, delivering container handling and safety efficiency to accommodate port users and stevedoring occupational health and safety requirements at the Port of Esperance.

$2.15 million will fund Hamilton Senior High School’s redevelopment of the Stock Road Sound Wall, and public open and nature play spaces.

$1.25 million will support the continuation and expansion of the School Curriculum & Standards Authority’s International Education Program.

$2.8 million to repair structural elements under Kwinana Bulk Terminal Berth 2, including concrete repair works and installation of anodes.

$2.962 million to relocate Horizon Energy’s Call Centre from Melbourne to Broome.

$3 million will be allocated to resurface and upgrade the export stockyard area at Kwinana Bulk Terminal to protect silica sand exports against contamination.

The following will be invested at Berth 2 in Esperance. This project will facilitate the resumption of First Quantum Minerals nickel trade at full capacity.

  • $3.2 million to allow for more efficient and safer operations
  • $3.5 million to demolish the Berth 2 Shiploader circuit, which will allow optimisation of available land on Berth 2 when in full trade.

$3.542 million has been allocated for Regional Infrastructure Renewal. This proposal is for infrastructure projects in the regions that do not have funding allocated.

$3.78 million will fund a feasibility study in relation to the upgrade and establishment of existing and new infrastructure at the Port of Bunbury and Kwinana Bulk Terminal.

$4.25 million will be invested into the WA space industry. The funds will be co-invested into projects alongside the Australia Space Agency’s ‘Space Infrastructure Fund’ into Western Australia.

$5.9 million will support small and medium enterprises to deliver on local jobs:

  • $4.8 million to expand the existing Local Capability Fund
  • $1.1 million to expand the role of the Industry Link Advisory Service.

$5 million has been allocated for resource sector initiatives, including:

  • $2.6 million to continue implementation of the Future Battery Industry Strategy
  • $1.4 million to deliver LNG Jobs Taskforce initiatives
  • $1 million to continue the WA Government’s support of the National Energy Resources Australia partnership.

$5.9 million will replace failing critical electrical infrastructure at the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour and Commercial Precinct:

  • replacement of the Long and Crawford high voltage switchgear and high voltage cabling
  • configuration of new infrastructure to enable future expansion.

$7.5 million will be allocated to the Bentley Technology Park Communications and Space Activation Package to repair and refurbish transferred assets within the Bentley Technology Park and in ground communications infrastructure network.

$7.5 million will be allocated to Kemerton Strategic Industrial Area (SIA). The estate will provide serviced land for businesses supporting major projects in the Kemerton SIA such as the $1 billion Albemarle lithium hydroxide project under construction.

$7.6 million will allow Pilbara Ports Authority to offer concessional port fees for LNG ships refuelling in the Pilbara.

$8.4 million has been put toward implementation of the Murujuga Rock Arts strategy, which establishes the long-term management and monitoring of environmental quality to protect the rock art on the Murujuga.

$10 million in additional expenditure will strengthen the deck and rail loader at Wharf 4 Deck in Geraldton.

$10.5 million will upgrade the Boodarie Strategic Industrial Area (SIA) entrance road in Port Hedland.

$20 million has been allocated to the Neerabup Automation and Robotics Park project, which will see the establishment of a Robotics and Automation physical testing facility.

$25 million has been funded for a new Clinker Storage Facility at the Kwinana Bulk Terminal, which involves:

  • construction of a new negatively pressured enclosed shed
  • new landside conveyance and CSF material stacking and reclaim system
  • truck loading system to reduce dust impacts.

$87.6 million will upgrade the State’s major industrial hub, Henderson’s Australian Marine Complex (AMC) for various upgrades including:

  • wharf extension
  • vessel transfer path
  • 3 road intersections
  • construction of a new ship building fabrication hall
  • funding for Defence West – Australian Marine Complex (AMC) Planning to:
    • help continue employment of the existing workers within the team
    • continue development and implementation of the Henderson Strategic Infrastructure and Land Use Plan
    • increase the government and management of the Common User Facility at Henderson.

Plans for Kimberley

30 July 2020

We’re committed to getting Kimberley locals back to work and investing in sectors including construction, manufacturing, tourism and hospitality, renewable energy, education and training, and agriculture.

$110.9 million will be invested in the Kimberley region as part of the WA Recovery Plan.

As part of the $229.2 million Rebuilding our TAFEs package, the plan includes upgrades to TAFE infrastructure in the Kimberley:

  • $10 million to North Regional TAFE’s Broome campus for a new Hospitality and Student Services Centre
  • $6 million to North Regional TAFE’s Kununurra campus for a new Health and Hospitality Trade Training Centre.

$3 million will be invested to rebuild the early childhood education centre at Wyndham District High School.

Local businesses will benefit from the following:

  • $3 million to construct the Broome Town Beach jetty
  • $20 million for construction of a 70-bed Aboriginal short-stay accommodation facility in Kununurra
  • $3.2 million for water playground at the Kununurra Leisure Centre
  • $2.96 million to relocate Horizon Power’s call centre in Melbourne to Broome.

The following initiatives will focus on driving investment in renewable energy and new technologies in the Kimberley:

  • $10.3 million for Broome and $1.7 million for Yungngora to install Battery Energy Storage Systems
  • $9.92 million for Horizon Power to deploy standalone power systems that use solar and battery technology to generate and store electricity
  • $5.21 million to invest in renewable energy projects across Derby.

Health initiatives for the Kimberley include:

  • $9.77 million for Aboriginal regional suicide prevention plans
  • $18.8 million for operating costs at regional renal hostels
  • $7.98 million toward planning and developing Broome Health and Wellbeing Campus
  • $1.85 million for upgrades to alcohol and other drug facilities in WA
  • establishing a regional deployment pool of metropolitan clinical staff to support healthcare delivery.

Biggest TAFE investment in history

28 July 2020

We’re committed to rebuilding our TAFEs. $229.2 million will be invested in rebuilding our TAFEs.

$167.4 million will go towards capital works projects across Western Australia

Students at both metropolitan and regional TAFE campuses are set to benefit.

Balga TAFE campus will receive $32 million for a major upgrade. $22.6 million will go towards replacing the Armadale TAFE campus. $17.6 million will be spent to build a new trade training workshop at the Joondalup TAFE campus.

Upgrades to TAFE campuses in regional WA include:

  • Albany TAFE: $17 million to build new workshops for automotive, engineering, and construction sectors
  • Muresk Institute Northam: $8 million for new trades workshop, classrooms and specialist facilities for agricultural machinery apprentices
  • Northam TAFE campus: $2 million for facility upgrades and equipment replacement
  • Kalgoorlie TAFE campus: Construction of new workshop for mechanic and engineering trades
  • Broome TAFE campus: $10 million for a new building to expand training on hospitality and tourism
  • Kununurra TAFE campus: $6 million for specialist training facilities for NDIS related courses
  • Mandurah TAFE campus: $9.1 million for a new centre for commercial cookery, tourism and events management training
  • Roebourne TAFE: $5 million for a new classroom block
  • South Hedland TAFE: $22 million for a new workshop to expand training for plant mechanic, and engineering trades as well as new commercial cookery training focused on resource sector requirements.

$25 million for free short courses to upskill thousands of Western Australians

Developed in consultation with industry to engage displaced workers, including women and young people, this will help meet immediate and emerging skill requirements as the economy recovers.

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Agriculture
  • Introduction to Community Care
  • Introduction to Individual Support Roles
  • Introduction to Cyber Security
  • Heavy Vehicle Advanced Skills – Driver Training Program
  • Hospitality Industry Ready Skills
  • Hospitality Service Skills
  • Logistics and Warehousing
  • Introduction to Agriculture
  • Business Ready Skills
  • Supporting Small Business Skills
  • Hospitality Pre-employment Program
  • Customer Service
  • Construction Pre-employment
  • Civil Construction Pre-entry

$32 million for the expansion of the Lower fees, local skills program

TAFE fees for a further 39 high priority courses will be slashed by as much as 72 per cent.

  2013 Fee 2017 Fee (fees frozen from 2017) 2020 Lower Fees Local Skills Fee
Course Name Non Concession Concession Non Concession Concession Non Concession Concession
Certificate II in Plumbing [Plumbing Pre-Apprenticeship] $471 $235 $1215 $366 $403 $120
Certificate II in Building and Construction (Pathway - Trades) $473 $236 $1220 $368 $405 $120
Certificate II in Horticulture $626 $313 $2318 $698 $770 $228
Certificate II in Conservation and Land Management $907 $454 $2342 $706 $778 $230
Certificate II in Rural Operations $626 $313 $2225 $670 $739 $219
Certificate III in Agriculture $626 $313 $1710 $510 $852 $252
Certificate III in Horticulture $626 $313 $2855 $860 $948 $281
Certificate II in Automotive Electrical Technology $561 $281 $1449 $437 $481 $143
Certificate II in Automotive Servicing Technology $690 $345 $1781 $537 $591 $175
Certificate IV in Business $626 $313 $2513 $757 $834 $247
Certificate IV in Human Resources $626 $313 $2025 $610 $672 $199
Certificate IV in Project Management Practice $624 $312 $1610 $485 $535 $158
Diploma of Project Management $626 $313 $3069 $3069 $859 $254
Certificate IV in Youth Work $1,252 $626 $2584 $771 $1200 $400
Certificate IV in Community Services $626 $313 $2145 $640 $1069 $317
Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care $2504 $1252 $10,075 $10,075 $2400 $800
Diploma of Youth Work $1940 $970 $6456 $6456 $1806 $535
Diploma of Community Services $1252 $626 $4748 $4748 $1200 $400
Certificate II in Construction $626 $313 $1952 $588 $648 $192
Certificate II in Construction Pathways $449 $224 $748 $223 $373 $110
Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying $1498 $749 $2496 $745 $1244 $369
Certificate III in Painting and Decorating $1566 $783 $2610 $779 $1301 $385
Certificate III in Solid Plastering $1527 $763 $2545 $760 $1268 $376
Certificate III in Wall and Ceiling Lining $1482 $741 $2470 $737 $1231 $365
Certificate III in Carpentry and Joinery $1726 $863 $2876 $858 $1434 $425
Certificate III in Plumbing $1901 $951 $3169 $946 $1580 $468
Certificate III in Roof Plumbing $1129 $565 $1882 $562 $938 $278
Certificate II in Health Support Services $610 $305 $1576 $475 $523 $155
Certificate III in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care $1252 $626 $2486 $742 $1200 $400
Diploma of Remedial Massage $2915 $1,457 $9698 $9698 $2714 $804
Diploma of Nursing $1878 $939 $9467 $9467 $2083 $785
Certificate IV in Information Technology Networking $1252 $626 $2145 $640 $1069 $317
Certificate II in Engineering $571 $285 $1474 $444 $489 $145
Certificate III in Engineering - Industrial Electrician $1878 $939 $3237 $966 $1614 $478
Certificate III in Laboratory Skills $1096 $548 $2830 $853 $940 $278
Certificate IV in Laboratory Techniques $1252 $626 $4392 $1323 $1200 $400
Certificate II in Kitchen Operations $592 $296 $1527 $460 $507 $150
Certificate II in Electrotechnology (Career Start) $614 $307 $1581 $478 $525 $156

$4.8 million for the Apprenticeship and Traineeship Re-engagement Incentive

This incentive will provide financial support to employers who take on a displaced apprentice or trainee, including:

  • $6,000 incentive for employers who take on a displaced apprentice
  • $3,000 for employers taking on a displaced trainee.

Green Jobs Plan to protect our environment and create local jobs

27 July 2020

We’re committed to investing in environmental projects and creating conservation jobs in WA.

$60.3 million will be spent to protect the environment and create new jobs.

  • $15 million will be spent to set up a Native Vegetation Rehabilitation Scheme
  • $8 million Offset Fund for Recovery program to support conservation groups
  • $2 million for fencing to extend conservation sanctuary at Whiteman Park
  • $5 million will be used by Main Roads to improve and increase roadside vegetation
  • $3.3 million conservation work for Pilbara Aboriginal and conservation groups
  • $2 million to the Swan Canning system for foreshore protection
  • $25 million invested to improve the health of at-risk regional estuaries in WA’s south-west, creating new jobs.

$60 million maintenance blitz on government buildings

26 July 2020

We’re committed to maintaining essential WA Government assets.

The $60 million maintenance blitz will include ‘shovel ready’ upgrades to vital State government facilities including:

  • disability access at train stations
  • refurbishments to WA police stations
  • upgrades to Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service (VRFS) and Career Fire and Rescue Services (CFRS) stations

Driving investment in renewable energy storage in regional WA and solar power plan

26 July 2020

We’re committed to investing in renewable energy technology.

$66.3 million will go towards innovative, clean energy projects that will create jobs and improve our renewable energy footprint here in WA including:

$44.5 million worth of infrastructure will be installed by Horizon Power in WA’s North-West, including:

  • $9.92 million for 50 standalone power systems
  • $30.8 million for the installation of 9 Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) in 9 regional communities
  • infrastructure upgrades to remote Aboriginal Communities.

$10 million to the Clean Energy Future Fund

$6 million to install solar panels on public housing properties

$4 million towards transforming participating schools into smart, green Virtual Power Plants

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