The WA Government has released an extensive recovery plan which aims to guide the state out of the troubled COVID-19 waters.
The action plan looks to invest heavily in infrastructure and community facilities, whilst creating a pipeline of jobs both short and long term.
Some of the hardest hit industries such as tourism, manufacturing, hospitality and construction are set to benefit the most from the recovery plans with large shovel ready projects targeted to get tradies back into work.
Premier Mark McGowan said: “While COVID-19 is not over, as a result of our success here in WA, we have been able to commence our recovery and that started with the WA roadmap of easing restrictions.”
The WA Recovery Plan will help drive the economic and social recovery across the State, to ensure we can recover, stronger than ever.Premier Mark McGowan
The $5.5 billion plan includes a $66 million boost for renewable energy technologies as well as $60 million for upgrades to State Government facilities.
“This comprehensive plan is unlike anything we’ve ever seen before in WA. It will deliver a pipeline of short and long-term jobs for Western Australians, supporting and strengthening our existing industries, as well as laying the foundation for jobs of the future,” Mr McGowan said.
This is all about getting Western Australians back to work and our State back on track.Premier Mark McGowan
Treasurer Ben Wyatt said: “The WA Recovery Plan is a comprehensive plan to help guide Western Australia out of the COVID-19 crisis, continue to get Western Australians back to work in a wide range of industries and further strengthen our economy.”