Approximately 20,000 new jobs will be created as a result of at least 12 new building projects set to get under way in the Perth central business district.
Premier Richard Court said today the latest project to be confirmed was a $250 million office and hotel development on the corner of Milligan Street and St George’s Terrace.
The building will be the new headquarters for Woodside Energy.
Mr Court said the host of new building projects in the CBD worth at least $1 billion would be a shot in the arm for Western Australian jobs and employment.
“Thanks to a strong and growing economy, we now have the lowest unemployment levels in Australia and investors are showing confidence in the State by committing to significant new building projects to keep the jobs flowing,” he said.
“We estimate that the new projects, including the restoration and redevelopment of the Old Treasury Buildings, the new shops for Myer, Woolworths and David Jones, and the new Convention and Exhibition Centre and Perth Stadium, will create thousands of new jobs over the next few years.
“People will start to see a lot of activity in the Perth CBD and will start to see cranes on our city skyline signalling all of this new work - that’s a sight we haven’t seen for some time.
“WA’s economy is going from strength to strength and these new building projects will provide a lot of job certainty and security for many people in the years to come.”
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