Infrastructure WA plan open for public comment

A new 20-year plan for WA’s infrastructure requirements focuses on diversifying the economy, mitigating the risks of climate change, affordable housing and Aboriginal culture.

Advisory body Infrastructure WA released the draft strategy today (July 21), which includes 88 recommendations – 75 per cent of which relate to non-build projects.

Infrastructure WA has released a draft strategy aimed at diversifying the economy.

 

The recommendations include:

  • Building an Aboriginal cultural centre near the Swan River;
  • A new container port in Kwinana;
  • A new desalinisation plant;
  • Reaching net-zero carbon emissions by 2050;
  • Progressing Metronet and long-term road projects;
  • Investing in affordable and social housing;
  • Engaging more Aboriginal businesses on government projects;
  • Investing in hydrogen projects; and
  • Expanding carbon farming initiatives.

CCIWA Chief Economist Aaron Morey said the report outlined a principled, long-term approach to improving infrastructure in our State.

“Initiatives proposed in the strategy would support the key longer-term economic challenge facing the WA economy – diversification,” he said.

“Central to achieving diversification is to provide businesses with more globally competitive infrastructure.”

The public consultation period ends on September 15, 2021.

Have your say on the report via the Infrastructure WA website.

Read our media release here.

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