Recovery underway in WA

Industry has welcomed the State Government’s $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan to fuel WA’s economic and social recovery and generate a pipeline of local jobs.

The plan, released by Premier Mark McGowan a week ago, was developed in consultation with Property Council WA through our participation in the State Recovery Advisory Group.

The first $2.7 billion had been previously announced and included relief for small business and households and other initiatives including cutting red tape and streamlining planning approvals for projects worth $20 million or more in the Perth and $5 million in the regions.

The WA Recovery Plan targets construction, manufacturing, tourism and hospitality, renewable energy ($66 million), education and training (including $229 million for TAFE), agriculture, mining and conservation. It includes new investment in infrastructure, schools, TAFE ($229 million) and community facilities as well as $60 million for shovel-ready maintenance upgrades to State Government facilities including disability access at train stations and upgrades to WA Police and Fire stations.

The State Government reiterated its support for major planning reform, METRONET, supporting small business and the residential construction sector and for investment in more social and affordable housing to support the State’s most vulnerable people.

The WA Recovery Plan can be accessed at this website.