Hon Christian Porter BA(Hons) BEc LLB(UWA) MSc(Dist)(LSE) MLA

Hon Christian Porter BA(Hons) BEc LLB(UWA) MSc(Dist)(LSE) MLA

Former Treasurer; Attorney General

    State Budget 2012-13: Building the State; Supporting our Community - $628.5million for South Metropolitan

    17/05/2012 12:00 AM
     
    • $281.3million for the continued construction of the Fiona Stanley Hospital
    • $110m on upgrades & improvements to Fremantle Port, including $28m for Fremantle Port Authority’s infrastructure & equipment replacement & upgrade at the Kwinana Bulk Terminal
    • $34m on the State underground power program in the South Metropolitan region
    • $25.6m on various water supply & wastewater initiatives, including $10m for construction of a new 20ML bore within Jandakot Groundwater Treatment Plant
    • $17.6m for redevelopment of Rockingham Campus at Challenger Institute of Technology
    • $16million for improvements to Applecross Senior High School
    • $12.1million to complete construction of the high efficiency gas turbines
    • $11million to complete construction of Baldivis Secondary School
    • $10million for the Murdoch Drive intersection upgrade
    • $7million for relining  the Fremantle main sewer
    • $6million to commence construction of Hammond Park Primary School
    • $5m to commence Stage 1 of Willetton Senior High School redevelopment
    • $2.4 million to commence the Cockburn Central Police Station (District Hub)
    The South Metropolitan region is set to benefit from more than $628.5million provided in the 2012-13 State Budget to build and support the community.
     
    Treasurer Christian Porter said the South Metropolitan region would gain from significant and sustained investment by the State Government in infrastructure and social initiatives.
     
    “The Liberal-National Government recognises the important contribution the South Metropolitan region makes to Western Australia and is committed to improving the standard of living in this area,” Mr Porter said.
     
    The Treasurer said the $196million surplus provided in the State’s Budget for 2012-13 reflected the Liberal-National Government’s strong leadership and disciplined financial management.
     
    “This Budget helps ensure the continued growth of South Metropolitan region and is part of a longer term plan by the Government to maintain and strengthen the vibrancy of this region,” he said.
     
           Fact File
     
    Major State Budget initiatives that will benefit all of WA include:
     
           Health
    • $151m over 3 years (with $60m in 2012 -13) for Information and Communication Technology to implement priority projects focused on Fiona Stanley Hospital & Albany Health Campus
    • an additional $40m in 2013-14 for the replacement of priority clinical & diagnostic medical equipment in WA hospitals
           Education
    • additional funding of $341m (including $43m from Royalties for Regions) over 3 years from 2012-13 to build new facilities at 29 secondary schools to accommodate year 7 students, to supply an additional 46 buses & retrain up to 525 primary school teachers
           Transport and Roads
    • $39m in 2012-13 for the $1b Gateway WA project, which will complement the planned consolidation of the Perth Airport, manage road congestion in the area, & enhance & protect the performance of the road freight network in the Kewdale & Forrestfield areas
          Families
    • introduction of the new $200 Cost of Living Assistance payment from October 1, 2012 which will replace the smaller Supply Charge Rebate
    • allocation of $4m over 4 years from 2012 -13 to upgrade 41 family centres & 29 child care centres
         Seniors
    • extension of the Seniors Safety and Security Rebate
          Disadvantaged and vulnerable
    • an additional $15m in 2012-13 and $63m over the 4 years to 2015-16 to address increasing demand for child protection services
    • funding of $9m over 3 years to provide an additional 16 homes for Mental Health Commission clients who are unable to secure appropriate private housing
          Community Safety
    • $6m over 4 years to monitor the 16 offenders in the community who are currently subject to the Dangerous Sex Offenders Act 2006 through the use of Global Positioning System tracking
    • $12m over 4 years to target unacceptable behaviour by public housing tenants under the Government’s Disruptive Behaviour Management Policy
          Environment and Heritage
    • $15m over 4 years to establish new marine parks in the South-West & Pilbara regions, including management plans and visitor facilities
    • an extra $33m in recurrent & capital funding allocated over the next 4 years to improve the Department of Environment and Conservation’s fire preparedness
    • $1m to upgrade existing oxygenation plants on the Canning River, & a further $1m in 2013-14 to build a new oxygenation plant on the Swan Canning Riverpark
          Employment and Training
    • an additional $99m over the 2 years from 2012-13 for the delivery of training services in WA & to help address the State’s future labour needs
          Building the State
    • a total investment in infrastructure by the Government of $26.4b over the next 4 years, including $7.6b in 2012 -13
    • $167m in 2012-13 to continue development of the inlet & public domain as part of the Perth Waterfront project
          Royalties for Regions
    • a total of $1.1billion Royalties for Regions expenditure budgeted for in 2012-13
    • $100million committed in 2012-13 to the Housing for Workers program
    WA Budget statements are available at http://ourstatebudget.wa.gov.au

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