Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Former Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry

    McGowan Government’s hydrogen projects endorsed

    19/04/2022 2:50 PM
    • McGowan Government welcomes bipartisan support for Pilbara and Kwinana hydrogen hubs
    • Bipartisan Federal support for projects comes off the back of the McGowan Government's efforts to secure Commonwealth hydrogen funding
    • State Government has invested over $100 million to progress WA's hydrogen industry

    Hydrogen Industry Minister Alannah MacTiernan has welcomed bipartisan Federal support for a $140 million funding commitment towards two new hydrogen hubs in Western Australia.


    The commitments from both sides of Federal politics follow the State Government's significant work to support WA's growing hydrogen industry - investing over $100 million in State funding to develop hydrogen hubs in WA.


    The McGowan Government has already budgeted $70 million to support the $140 million Pilbara Hydrogen Hub, with a range of local and international private partners.


    The McGowan Government also previously provided $300,000 to support a feasibility study for BP Australia Pty Ltd's $252.5 million H2Kwinana Clean Hydrogen Industrial Hub.


    It is estimated that the two new hubs in Kwinana and the Pilbara will create more than 3,600 jobs and attract more than $410 million of new private and public investment to the State.


    Comments attributed to Hydrogen Industry Minister Alannah MacTiernan:


    "It is great to have Federal Liberal and Labor support for our green hydrogen projects in Western Australia.


    "This $140 million commitment will supercharge our renewable hydrogen industry, helping to stimulate local demand for hydrogen to get production projects get off the ground.


    "Both the Pilbara and Kwinana projects present terrific opportunities for WA and we are glad both sides of Federal politics have thrown their support behind them.


    "It is disappointing that the Federal Government has overlooked the Oakajee project, but we will continue to make the case to the Commonwealth.


    "Renewable hydrogen presents a big opportunity for industries right across WA to reduce their emissions and embrace a cleaner future, and our funding commitment to demand stimulation will help companies take that leap."


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