Investment boosting jobs in the Wheatbelt

July 03, 2018 at 3:41 PM


The McGowan Labor Government has announced in the 2018 State Budget that $295.8 million will be invested in job-creating infrastructure in the Wheatbelt.

Creating jobs and strengthening the State’s economy remains the number one priority of the McGowan Government. The Budget includes:

The Budget includes funding for important facility upgrades, including:

The budget also includes important funding for community programs. For the first time, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services will have a division dedicated to rural firefighting and bushfire management. $80 million will be invested to enhance rural bushfire capacity across the State through this new Rural Fire Division.

Premier Mark McGowan said, “My Government is putting the State to work, creating jobs for people in the Wheatbelt and turning the State’s finances around.”

Key McGowan Labor Government projects already underway in the Wheatbelt include:

View the full media release here.

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