• Federal Budget Boost For Western Australian Infrastructure

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Federal Budget Boost For Western Australian Infrastructure

With over $2.1 billion committed to the state’s infrastructure pipeline, Western Australia continues to benefit from the Morrison-Joyce Government’s record infrastructure investment.

As part of the governments plan for a stronger future, it continues to invest in projects that create jobs, keep commuters and freight safe and moving and drive economic growth.

The government’s national rolling 10-year infrastructure investment pipeline will continue to increase from $110 billion to over $120 billion.

Key new projects funded in Western Australia in the 2022–23 Budget include:

  • 145 million for the Thomas Road – Dual Carriageway – South Western Highway to Tonkin Highway and interchange at Tonkin Highway
  • $140 million for Regional Road Safety Upgrades
  • $100 million for the METRONET: Morrison Road Level Crossing Removal
  • $50 million for the Tonkin Highway – North Ellenbrook Interchange
  • $48 million for the Moorine Rock to Mt Holland Road Upgrades
  • $40 million for the Newman to Katherine Corridor Upgrade – Great Northern Highway Upgrade – Newman to Port Hedland Overtaking Lanes

The Budget also includes additional funding for existing projects, including:

  • $320 million for the Bunbury Outer Ring Road (Stages 2 and 3)
  • $200 million for the Tonkin Highway Stage 3 Extension
  • $178 million for the Pinjarra Heavy Haulage Deviation – Stages 1 and 2
  • $135 million for the METRONET: Thornlie-Cockburn Link
  • $116 million for the METRONET: High Capacity Signalling
  • $90 million for the METRONET: Yanchep Rail Extension

This brings the Coalition’s total infrastructure investment in Western Australia since 2013 to more than $20.2 billion across 152 road and rail infrastructure projects, with 50 projects having been completed in the period.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison stated that the governments record infrastructure investment helped keep Australia moving and supported thousands of local jobs across the country. He believes that a strong economy will result in a stronger future for Western Australia.

Australian Government-funded transport infrastructure projects currently under construction in WA is expected to support around 28,500 jobs over the life of the projects.


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Date of Publication: 28 March 2022



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