- $51.9m from the Royalties for Regions Program for the Ord East Kimberley expansion project
$6m for a new primary school in North Broome
$2.3m towards West Kimberley regional prison
$720,000 towards Camden Sound and Eighty Mile Beach marine park
$28.9m from Royalties for Regions towards Fitzroy Crossing and Kununurra courthouses
$16.3mtowards campus and institute upgrades at the Kimberley Training Institute, West Kimberley, Broome, Derby and Halls Creek campuses (including $10.9m from Royalties for Regions)
$5.6m from Royalties for Regions for Broome Senior High School
$7.4m from Royalties for Regions for Derby District High School
$1m for refurbishment of Derby community mental health facilities
$12.7m for Water Corporation infrastructure upgrades and expansions in Broome, Kununurra, Wyndham and Halls Creek
The Kimberley will receive more than $100million for major expansion and revitalisation projects as part of $133.5million allocated in the 2013-14 State Budget.
The funding includes $51.9million for the Ord-East Kimberley Expansion Project.
The State Budget also provides $28.9million to build courthouses at Fitzroy Crossing and Kununurra.
The Broome and Derby high schools will share in $13million.
Treasurer Troy Buswell said the Kimberley region would benefit from a sustained investment in infrastructure this financial year as well as targeted social programs.
“The Liberal National Government’s commitment to investment in the Kimberley is improving the standard of living in regional Western Australia,” Mr Buswell said.
“This year we are building on our record of investment in key services like health, education and police as the State Government continues to work to improve access to efficient and quality services for all West Australians.”
The Treasurer said the $386million surplus provided in the State Budget reflected responsible decision-making by the Government to ensure a strong and vibrant economy for future generations of West Australians.
“The Government has made responsible decisions to ensure the continued growth of the Kimberley and is committed to building stronger, safer regional communities,” he said.
Record investment in regional WA is set to continue with a total of $1.3billion delivered 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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