Perth's fast-growing North Metropolitan region will benefit from more than $757 million in a wide-ranging suite of investments in 2016-17 announced in today's State Budget, Treasurer Mike Nahan said.
"It is important to build the schools, roads and hospitals needed to cater for the growing number of people living in the North Metropolitan region, which includes some of our fastest-growing areas," Dr Nahan said.
"These projects are providing jobs for thousands of West Australians and form an important part of the State Government's plan to grow WA for a better future."
Major transport upgrades include $95 million for Mitchell Freeway works between Burns Beach Road and Hester Avenue, $27.4 million for the Charles Street bus bridge and $7.1 million to build a dual carriageway on Reid Highway, between Duffy Road and Erindale Road.
In 2016-17, the State Government has invested $95 million for works on the new State museum, which will employ more than 3,300 workers.
As part of a $61.7 million education package for the region, Dr Nahan said funding has been allocated for the new Yanchep Senior High School, the new Butler North senior high school and planning for the new western suburbs high school, as well as upgrades at Shenton College, Kinross College, Highgate Primary School and Wembley Primary School.
Major works will also continue at the Perth Children's Hospital, which will employ more than 8,170 workers, and the fit-out of the Telethon Kids Institute. There will also be upgrades to Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Royal Perth Hospital and extra parking facilities at Osborne Park Hospital.
Major works for the North Metropolitan region in 2016-17 include:
$95 million for Mitchell Freeway, between Burns Beach Road and Hester Avenue
$95 million for the new State museum
$64.2 million for Perth City Link redevelopment works
$27.4 million for the Charles Street bus bridge
$27.2 million for Riverside redevelopment works
$26.1 million for new facilities at Churchlands Senior High School
$14.6 million for the Edgewater Station multi-storey car park
$11.2 million for the upgrade to East Perth Station
$8.6 million for expansion of HBF Arena
$6.1 million for the new West Perth Fire Station
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