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26 July 2020

Premier Mark McGowan has released the comprehensive WA Recovery Plan - the next important step in WA's COVID-19 journey that will help drive economic and social recovery across the State, and create a pipeline of jobs for Western Australians.
It is an overarching plan, focused on getting Western Australians back to work and will deliver long-term economic and social outcomes in the suburbs and regions.
The unprecedented $5.5 billion investment will create thousands of local jobs in important sectors such as construction, manufacturing, tourism and hospitality, renewable energy, education and training, agriculture, mining and conservation.

As part of the plan, the McGowan Government will invest more than $60 million for 'shovel-ready' maintenance upgrades to vital State Government facilities. This includes improvements to disability access at train stations, refurbishments of WA Police stations and upgrades to Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service and Career Fire and Rescue Service stations.

The maintenance work is expected to get underway within weeks and will create an immediate boost to workers such as electricians, painters, plumbers, builders and carpenters. 

The McGowan Government today also announced, as part of the WA Recovery Plan, a $66.3 million renewable energy technology package to create jobs, reduce costs and improve WA's renewable energy footprint. 

The WA Recovery Plan includes $2.77 billion in relief and stimulus measures already approved during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
I am excited to see important local projects included like the fast-tracking of Stage 2 of the Stephenson Avenue Extension, a major rebuild of Westminster Primary School, an upgrade for the Main Street & Hutton/Royal Street intersection, and an amenity wall for local streets in Westminster along the Reid Highway.

Full details on each element of the comprehensive WA Recovery Plan can be found at