Infrastructure Funding for Wheatbelt
February 26, 2015 at 8:10 AM
Over the past two to three years, the Wheatbelt Development Commission has consulted with local government, business, industry, the local community and State Government agencies to develop sub-regional strategic plans, growth plans and the Wheatbelt Investment Blueprint.
This thorough consultation has been the basis for the submission of priority strategic regional projects to the $600 million Southern Investment Initiative. The fund aims to ensure that the four southern regions of Western Australia (Peel, Great Southern, South West and the Wheatbelt) remain great places to live, work, invest and visit.
The Wheatbelt Development Commission is committed to projects that will diversify and grow the Region’s economy, increase population and attract private investment. Priority projects will address identified regional issues and have local impact.
Wheatbelt residents will benefit from a $3.129 million investment into three priority infrastructure projects, made possible by the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Southern Investment Initiative. These are:
- Northam sewerage and drainage infrastructure construction;
- Jurien Bay sewerage and drainage infrastructure construction; and
- completion of the Wanerie Road extension in Narrogin
Read the Minister’s full press release here...