Hon Ben Wyatt LLB MSc MLA

Hon Ben Wyatt LLB MSc MLA

Treasurer; Minister for Finance; Aboriginal Affairs; Lands

    Treasurer to visit China in effort to drive investment in Western Australia and create jobs

    29/07/2019 1:30 PM
    • Treasurer to take a delegation of business and education representatives to meet with Chinese investors and other stakeholders
    • Trip to drive investment in the WA economy, and create more jobs
    • High-level meetings with Government representatives to bolster WA's strong, stable and prosperous relationship with China

    Treasurer Ben Wyatt will take a delegation of senior business and education representatives to China this week.


    Joining the Treasurer will be representatives from the four main universities, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia, the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA, the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies, the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association and private companies.


    The Treasurer has also arranged for a representative from the Commonwealth Treasury to explain to Chinese investors the Foreign Investment Review Board process.


    During the visit the Treasurer will meet with top private investors as well as other key organisations such as the Chinese Government's National Development and Reform Commission and the China Education Association for International Exchange.


    Comments attributed to Treasurer Ben Wyatt: 


    "For decades WA has played the lead role in forging a strong relationship with China. It has been a relationship of great mutual benefit for both parties. I am determined to ensure that our relationship remains strong into the future.


    "With the state finances back on track and the economy continuing to recover, it is an important time to deliver the message that Western Australia has a number of exciting investment opportunities.


    "Ultimately this mission is about creating a pipeline of investment in Western Australia, and with it a steady stream of well-paid local jobs."


    Treasurer's office - 6552 5900