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Building for Tomorrow program a key feature of economic recovery

The WA Government is building Western Australia’s economy back-up from the pandemic by embarking on Building for Tomorrow, the biggest transport infrastructure program WA has seen.

The Building for Tomorrow program provides the community with information and updates on WA’s major transport projects, how construction may affect their travel through the State, and assists people in making informed travel choices to minimise disruption.

More than $6.5 billion has been committed to major infrastructure projects over the next two years, with $260 million anticipated to be spent on transport portfolio works monthly, building to $280 million a month in the 2021-22 financial year.

Of this $6.5 billion, $2 billion is being spent on regional projects with up to $100 million to be spent in the regions monthly.

Major infrastructure projects have also been fast-tracked in response to COVID-19 including the Mitchell Freeway extension to Romeo Road, the Tonkin Gap project through Bayswater and the Albany Ring Road.

The METRONET construction program is well underway, with seven projects to be underway in 2020, helping support local jobs and the State’s economic recovery. These include:

  1. Forrestfield-Airport Link
  2. Bayswater Station, the first stage of the Morley-Ellenbrook Line
  3. Thornlie-Cockburn Link
  4. Yanchep Rail Extension
  5. Bellevue Railcar Manufacturing and Assembly Facility
  6. Denny Avenue Level Crossing Removal
  7. Mandurah Station multi-storey car park

A number of other METRONET projects are also currently being planned and will add to the pipeline of work that will transform our rail network once complete.

Additionally, the State Government’s $146 million investment in cycling infrastructure continues both in metropolitan and regional areas, which will introduce 150km of path to the transport network.

The WA Government is working collaboratively with project partners on several transformative marine infrastructure projects including the Ocean Reef Marina, Spoilbank Marina at Port Hedland, and the Jetty Road causeway upgrade as part of the Transforming Bunbury’s Waterfront project.

The total cost of the campaign, as outlined in the 2019-20 Mid-Year Review is $6.2 million over two years, less than 0.1 per cent of the total transport infrastructure spend.

For more information, visit http://www.buildingfortomorrow.wa.gov.au

Source: WA Government

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