Investing in a better future for WA

Investing in a better future for WA
Investing in a better future for WA

The Albanese Government is making critical investments in Western Australian infrastructure, cementing the state’s future growth.

In the 2024–25 Budget, the government is committing $33.5 million towards planning works to support the development of Westport.

The Westport project is the linchpin for future trade growth in Western Australia.

It includes planning a new port and the connected road, rail and logistics operations required to move container trade from Fremantle to Kwinana.

The Commonwealth’s commitment to the Westport project as part of the 2024-25 Budget will progress planning that is critical to facilitate construction of Westport, including:

  • Upgrading Anketell Road West
  • Kwinana Freeway widening
  • Roe Highway widening
  • Freight rail duplication and level crossing removal.
  • Federal government has been working closely with the Cook Government to deliver a port that meets the latest global standards of technology, sustainability and efficiency while building in the capacity for change and innovation.

    The Albanese Government’s $33.5 million investment will match the state’s contribution, taking the total investment for this planning phase to $67 million.

    This project builds on what Albanese government and the Cook Government are already delivering in Western Australia including METRONET, the Tonkin Highway corridor and the Outback Way.

    Where the previous Morrison Government had a deluge of press releases with a drought of delivery, the Albanese Government is ensuring that projects are properly scoped, designed and costed so they can actually be completed.

    The federal government getting on with delivering a better future for all Australians, one made in Australia that builds economic opportunity and thriving communities.

    ““We are committed to building a Future Made in Australia and this project is an example of how we are doing that. We will have more to say about infrastructure spending in Western Australia at Budget time,” said Prime Minister Albanese.

    May 8, 2024