PM Declines McGowan’s Federal Budget Cash Calls For Road and Rail

Mark McGowan has urged the federal government to continue to commit cash to WA in the federal budget, after Prime Minister Scott Morrison dashed the premier’s hopes for more funding for road and rail projects. Mr McGowan said during the week the federal government cannot forget about WA during Mr Morrison’s visit to the state,…

Midland TAFE to be transformed into Metronet Training Centre

Midland TAFE will become a training centre to equip young Western Australians with the skills to build Metronet, the State Government has announced. Premier Mark McGowan revealed on Thursday that the government will transform the campus into the Metronet Trade Training Centre that will provide specific technical and support skills for railcar manufacturing and Metronet…

WA Government PEXA Share Sale Funds to Boost Metronet

WA’s Metronet projects will receive a funding boost from the sale of its shares in Property Exchange Australia (PEXA). The McGowan Government has sold its 11.8 per cent shareholding in PEXA after finalising the sale this week, receiving $185 million dollars in the sale. The money received in the sale will go Metronet projects currently…

Union demands action for METRONET worker safety

The Government’s $1.8 billion dollar METRONET Forrestfield airport link project is under fire from workers unions over safety concerns and workplace conditions. Unions are demanding the Government takes action in regards to work place safety issues, with fears that workers may be injured if conditions don’t improve. It is reported that workers are performing tasks…

Smaller Homes a Future Choice for Youth as Government Promotes Alternative Housing

The McGowan Government has claimed young WA homebuyers and renters are not aware of their housing options, as it promotes smaller homes as a revolution to WA’s housing market. Housing Minister Peter Tinley said cheaper alternative housing choices including small homes and apartments needed to be offered to Western Australians, following the government’s plans to…

Alkimos Metronet Project Promotes Community in Rail Development

Alkimos is set to become the focus of the State Government’s first Metronet project to be built on a railway, with plans to develop the community around the railway network. The McGowan Government unveiled project as part of the $3.6 billion public transport revamp on Thursday, revealing the suburb as the location of the first…

Metronet Level Crossing Removal Design for Kelmscott Road Revealed

The State Government has revealed the design for the first Metronet level crossing removal project. The project has been slated for Denny Avenue in Kelmscott, a 170 metre road that has been considered to be WA’s most dangerous in RAC’s Risky Roads survey in 2017. An underpass and elevated rail line at the parallel Davis…

Government Invests in Infrastructure to Boost Job Creation in Budget

The State Government will invest in economic infrastructure in the state budget, in a bid to create jobs in Western Australia. Investments will be made to support WA industry to create jobs while supporting new industries and helping grow local businesses, with around 50,000 jobs expected to be created over 2017-18 and 2018-19. “My Government’s…

Tax Cuts the Centrepiece as Scott Morrison Hands Down Federal Budget

Australian taxpayers are set to become big winners, under new measures announced in the Federal Budget. Federal Treasurer Scott Morrison has handed down his third budget promising “essential services that Australians rely on” while aiming to return the country to a $2.2 billion surplus in 2019-20, cutting its $14.5 billion debt in 2018-19. “This is…