Pilbara projects funded in the State Budget

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VideoWATCH. WA treasurer Ben Wyatt explains what's in the 2018 State Budget

The State Government is set to deliver more of its promises for the Pilbara, with funding secured for several projects in the 2018-19 State Budget

Ahead of the State Election the Labor Party released a Plan for the Pilbara, outlining a number of region-wide promises, as well as nine specific Pilbara projects

The two biggest projects – $50m to seal the next stage of the Karratha to Tom Price Road and $112m for the Port Hedland Marina – were funded in the government’s first budget, but some minor projects still remain uncommitted for the next financial year.

For a full State Budget wrap, pick up your copy of the Pilbara News or North West Telegraph next week.

Key 2018-19 Budget measures for the Pilbara

$9.3 million for Pilbara conservation projects

$21.5 million for regional youth justice services

$3 million to expand school and childcare facilities in the Shire of Ashburton

$14.8 million for a mental health step-up, step-down facility in Karratha

$46.4 million to redevelop the Newman Health Service

$5 million to redevelop Tom Price Hospital

$54.5 million to upgrade the Marble Bar Road through Coongan Gorge

$5.5 million for Pilbara agriculture

$19.8 million towards the Pilbara Aboriginal town based reserves

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