Date set for launch of Infrastructure WA’s Draft State Infrastructure Strategy
Infrastructure WA is pleased to announce the draft of Western Australia’s first 20-year State Infrastructure Strategy will be launched on Wednesday 21 July 2021 at Crown Perth.
The official launch of the Draft Strategy will take place at a lunch hosted by the Property Council of Australia.
It will be followed by a state-wide consultation program with the final strategy to be presented to Government early in 2022.
The development of WA’s first 20-year State Infrastructure Strategy follows the introduction of new legislation and the creation of Infrastructure WA in 2019.
Last year, despite COVID-19 restrictions, Infrastructure WA consulted extensively with the community, industry and state and local governments. Their submissions have informed the Draft Strategy to be released for final comment on 21 July.
While the details will not be revealed until the launch, it is understood the Draft Strategy has a particular focus on infrastructure demand management through early intervention, improving planning systems and pathways, and optimising existing assets.
Quote attributable to John Langoulant AO, Chairperson, Infrastructure WA:
“The launch of the Draft Strategy will mark the start of a wide-ranging public consultation phase where Infrastructure WA will visit each of WA’s 10 regions.”
The Draft Strategy brings together the views of government, industry and the WA community and delivers a roadmap for our state’s infrastructure needs and priorities for the next 20 years and beyond.”
“It sets clear foundations for the state’s growth, prosperity and social well-being and addresses a raft of challenges across areas of significance.”
Quote attributable to Sandra Brewer, WA Executive Director, Property Council of Australia:
“The Property Council is thrilled to partner with Infrastructure WA to launch the Draft Strategy.”
“A long-term vision for the delivery of infrastructure in our growing state will give business the confidence it needs to invest and our communities the assurance that we are heading in the right direction.”
“It will be exhilarating to be in the room with so many industry and business leaders. Infrastructure underpins every industry and organisation in our state, so the Draft Strategy matters to us all.”