World News – UA – Morrison government invests $ 1.1 billion in transportation infrastructure to boost WA’s economic recovery


Western Australia’s economy will be boosted, roads safer and thousands of jobs created, with $ 1 billion in investments in transport infrastructure from the Coalition federal government as part of our COVID-19 economic recovery plan

The latest injection of funds builds on a series of Commonwealth state-wide infrastructure investments to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, now totaling nearly $ 1.3 billion

Key WA investments include $ 88 million for the Reid Freeway interchange with West Swan Road; $ 70 million for the widening of the Roe road and the modernization of the Abernethy road; $ 16 million for the sealing of priority sections of the Goldfields road between Wiluna and Meekatharra; and $ 16 million to undertake improvements to the Broome-Cape Leveque Road and associated community access roads

Work on the Roe Highway / Great Eastern Highway bypass and the Abernethy / Great Eastern Highway bypass interchanges, as well as the Wheatbelt secondary freight network, will also be accelerated with $ 82 million deferred in the forecast

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Tuesday’s federal budget would provide funding for infrastructure that would support the government’s JobMaker plan and help Western Australia recover from COVID-19

« We are working closely with state and territory governments to invest in infrastructure that is ready to go and that can help rebuild our economy and create more jobs, » the Prime Minister said

« These projects will keep commuters safe on the road, get people home with their loved ones sooner, and provide better transportation links to urban and regional communities. » »

« As part of the COVID-19 economic stimulus package, we have invested an additional $ 1 billion focused on ready-made projects statewide

« This latest investment will give new impetus to the local economy and is part of our plan to support approximately 6,800 direct and indirect jobs statewide »

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Infrastructure, Transport and Regional Development Michael McCormack said the government is focused on delivering on priorities and promoting local jobs as part of Australia’s recovery path

« We will use local businesses to boost local economies through these projects, » Deputy Prime Minister said

« Infrastructure means jobs, livelihoods, stronger local communities and it means building a better and more secure future for our nation »

Population, Cities and Urban Infrastructure Minister Alan Tudge says strengthening infrastructure in Perth and Western Australia will help bring certainty on the economic path for the pandemic to return

« Major investments across WA include $ 16 million for sealing and other improvements to the Goldfields road between Wiluna and Meekatharra, as well as an additional $ 16 million to improve the Broome-Cape Leveque road and community access roads, « said M Tudge

« The Australian government will continue to invest in WA’s economy for years to come, through relief projects such as $ 88 million for the Reid – West Swan Road interchange, as well as $ 70 million for the widening of the Roe and Abernethy highway Road improvement

“The recently announced City Deal aims to forge partnerships between levels of government to make investments in the CBD, create nearly 10,000 jobs while encouraging more people to return to the city to create economic spinoffs for the city. small businesses, ”Minister Cormann told me

« The government is leading the delivery of major infrastructure projects to chart the economic path out of the pandemic, build the economy and provide certainty for long-term businesses »

Since being elected in 2013, the Liberal and National government has committed over $ 15.4 billion for infrastructure in Western Australia

Infrastructure, Western Australia, Scott Morrison, Morrison government, economic recovery, Australian federal budget

World news – AU – Morrison government invests $ 1 billion in transport infrastructure for boost WA’s economic recovery


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