- $35m for Carnarvon flood levees
$29m for Carnarvon Police and Justice Complex
$6.3m from Royalties for Regions Carnarvon Health Campus redevelopment, including $2.7m for the Exmouth Multipurpose Service towards the new ambulatory care facility
$18.3m Carnarvon Power Station redevelopment
$1.3m for the Carnarvon dual-purpose alcohol and drug centre
$1m for Exmouth North wastewater treatment
$5m from Royalties for Regions for Carnarvon Senior High School
$237,000 for Coral Bay seasonal staff accommodation
$1m to start work on the $161m Royalty for Regions-funded North West Health Initiative, to improve health and aged care facilities in key towns across the North-West
Local education, police services and health care in the Gascoyne will benefit from more than $102million provided in the 2013-14 State Budget.
Treasurer Troy Buswell said building a stronger regional community meant ensuring a sustained investment in health, police and education infrastructure this financial year as well as targeted social programs.
“The Liberal National Government’s commitment to the Gascoyne region will improve the standard of living across this regional community,” Mr Buswell said.
The Treasurer said the $386million surplus provided in the State Budget highlighted responsible decision-making by the Government to ensure a strong and vibrant economy for future generations of West Australians.
“The Government has made responsible and careful decisions to ensure the continued growth of the Gascoyne region and is committed to building stronger, safer regional communities across WA,” he said.
Record investment in regional WA is set to continue with a total of $1.3billion budgeted through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions program in 2013-14.
Regional Development Minister Brendon Grylls said the Government’s Royalties for Regions program had supported more than 2,500 projects across WA since 2008.
“These include transformational programs such as Pilbara Cities; Ord-East Kimberley Expansion Project; Mid West Investment Plan; Gascoyne Revitalisation; GROH Housing program; and the Southern Inland Health Initiative,” Mr Grylls said.
“This year’s State Budget builds on these programs and will further transform regional communities with a $300million commitment from the Liberal National Government over five years to help the State’s agricultural sector capitalise on opportunities.
“The Liberal National Government is making a real difference for people in regional WA and helping to create communities which are better places to live, work and invest.”
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