Federal and State infrastructure funding to boost WA economy

Published on 20 November 2019

The WA economy with receive a $940 million boost form additional Federal and State infrastructure funding over the next four years.

A $868 million injection of Federal funding will increase total federal infrastructure investment in Western Australia from about $4.5 billion to about $5.4 billion over the next four years.

The Federal and State Governments have been working together to get more projects underway to drive jobs, strengthen the economy and get people home sooner and safer.

In addition, the Commonwealth and Western Australian Governments have announced a new round of road and METRONET projects in Perth and surrounds to further bust congestion, boost jobs and improve safety.

More than $200 million in Federal and State contributions will fund six projects including the Great Northern Highway and Apple Street intersection upgrade, and the two intersections connecting Great Eastern Highway and Old Northam Road at Wooroloo and at Sawyers Valley.

The latest package of works will generate around 1000 jobs adding to the thousands of other jobs being created by other WA infrastructure projects that are either under construction or in the pipeline.

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