Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Hon Mark McGowan BA LLB MLA

Premier; Treasurer; Minister for Public Sector Management; Federal-State Relations

    WA Government releases response to State Infrastructure Strategy

    3/02/2023 11:00 AM
    • WA Government response to the first State Infrastructure Strategy released
    • Vast majority of strategy recommendations supported by Government
    • Response provides an overview of Government actions taken to address Strategy's 93 recommendations

    The State Government has today released its response to Western Australia's first State Infrastructure Strategy - Foundations for stronger tomorrow.


    After extensive consultation across the public sector, the Government has supported the majority of recommendations made by Infrastructure WA in its inaugural strategy.


    Infrastructure WA made 93 recommendations across nine sectors and seven themes, ranging from climate action and sustainability to transport, health and planning.


    Some of the recommendations the Government fully supports relate to:

    • climate change adaption;
    • developing the State's hydrogen industry;
    • investment in social and affordable housing;
    • undertaking strategic planning for Westport;
    • continuing to alleviate demand on the health system and deliver targeted investment in hospitals; and
    • improving the quality and resilience of infrastructure and services provided in remote Aboriginal communities.

    The response demonstrates the Government's commitment to managing demand on infrastructure, maximising existing assets, and enhancing infrastructure planning.


    Under the Infrastructure WA Act 2019, the State Government is required to provide a response to the Strategy's recommendations within six months of its release.


    To read the WA Government Response to the State Infrastructure Strategy, visit: https://www.wa.gov.au/government/state-infrastructure-strategy-foundations-stronger-tomorrow-wa-government-response-2023


    Comments attributed to Premier Mark McGowan:


    "Western Australia's first State Infrastructure Strategy provided 93 wide-ranging recommendations to improve how we manage, deliver and plan for State infrastructure.


    "The State Government response demonstrates our commitment to these objectives, with almost all of Infrastructure WA's recommendations either fully or partially supported.


    "The McGowan Government has committed to a record infrastructure program, and this response shows how we will continue to ensure current and future investment delivers lasting benefits to the Western Australian community."


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