- $7m for the continued construction of Byford Secondary College plus an extra $1m for new works
$6m for a new primary school in Lakelands
$16m for stage two works at Halls Head Community College (including $4.4m from Royalties for Regions)
$4m for water infrastructure in Dwellingup
$2.5m for ongoing work on the Halls Head wastewater treatment plant
$375,000 for the Polytechnic West Apprentice Training Facility in Pinjarra
The Peel region will receive $30million for schools as part of $52million allocated to the region in the 2013-14 State Budget.
Treasurer Troy Buswell said projects at Byford Secondary College, a new primary school in Lakelands and Halls Head Community College would share in $30million.
Mr Buswell said the State Budget would also provide funding for major infrastructure projects, including $5.6million for infill sewerage at Mandurah Falcon, as well as $4million for water infrastructure at Dwellingup.
Mundijong Police Station would be upgraded at a cost of $3million, while $1.1million would go to new theatres at Peel Health Campus.
The Treasurer said the Peel region would benefit from a sustained investment in infrastructure this financial year.
“The Liberal National Government’s commitment to investment in the Peel region is improving the standard of living in regional Western Australia,” he said.
“This year we are building on our record of investment in key services like health, education and police as the State Government continues improving access to efficient and quality services for all West Australians.”
Mr Buswell 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 these decisions to ensure the continued growth of the Peel region and we are 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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