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Infrastructure Western Australia (IWA) has released its State Infrastructure Strategy Discussion Paper, to get stakeholder input on the state’s 20-year infrastructure plan.

The discussion paper is a key aspect to progressing the development of the 20-year plan and outlines how IWA proposes to develop the state-wide long-term infrastructure strategy. 

Western Australian Premier, Mark McGowan said, “Infrastructure investment is critical to Western Australia’s future and will not only support a strong, resilient and diversified economy, but will also create long-term jobs and provide greater certainty to industry. 

“As Western Australia continues to recover from COVID-19 in the short term, Infrastructure WA will provide the State Government with advice for investment and will help inform major infrastructure developments over the medium and long-term. 

“It’s vital we have a pipeline of projects to build and develop communities and shape the State for generations to come while supporting local workers in jobs right along the way.

“My Government’s focus on planning for future infrastructure, and investing in the right projects at the right time will be informed by Infrastructure WA’s State Infrastructure Strategy.”

The first State Infrastructure Strategy will provide important advice to the government, and will identify Western Australia’s infrastructure needs and priorities over the next 20 years.

The release of the discussion paper marks the start of an eight-week engagement period, in which IWA will conduct 14 workshops across the state and seek feedback through an online submission format.

IWA Chairperson, John Langoulant, said, “The State Infrastructure Strategy is fundamental to Infrastructure WA’s work, and is the foundation of our advice to government. 

“The feedback we receive on this discussion paper will inform the development of the strategy, and it is critical that we hear from those stakeholders who rely on the state’s infrastructure for their wellbeing and prosperity.

“I encourage a productive, open and robust discussion about the issues canvassed in this discussion paper.

“This is an opportunity for stakeholders and the community to be a part of the process.”For the discussion paper and its supporting documents, a feedback submission form and information about state-wide workshops, click here.  

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