Labor’s incorrect infrastructure claims have headed west this week and as per usual, the facts have failed to follow.

Just as claims of infrastructure underinvestment have been unfounded in Queensland and Victoria in recent weeks, so too are the claims made in Western Australia today.

Since coming to Government, the Liberal and Nationals’ Government has committed $11 billion to fund land transport infrastructure projects in WA.

The 2018/19 Federal Budget alone saw an additional $3.2 billion invested into major projects across the state.

This new investment from the Liberal and Nationals’ Government is expected to create 20,000 jobs in Western Australia.

Across rural and regional Western Australia, the Liberal and Nationals’ Government will also invest part of the $1.5 billion allocation to Northern Australia as part of the Roads of Strategic Importance initiative, as well as our $330 million commitment to the Outback Way.

No matter where you live, the Liberal and Nationals’ Government is investing to bust congestion in our cities and boost productivity in the bush and getting you home sooner and safer.

We are investing to build the water infrastructure Western Australia needs – the Myalup/Wellington pipeline is a perfect example of that – and want to partner with state and territory governments to build even more dams.

Unlike Labor’s hollow words about farmers, this investment – as well as $560 million to complete the Bunbury Outer Ring Road and $220 million for the Bindoon Bypass – supports the services and infrastructure regional WA needs and deserves. 

We have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the WA Government to negotiate a Perth City Deal. This is an opportunity to get all three levels of government together to identify initiatives and programs to make Perth more liveable.

This is as well as the $1.2 billion the Liberals and Nationals have provided towards road and rail infrastructure in WA to address the Goods and Services Tax (GST) shortfall.  

And we fixed the GST imbalance for Western Australia too.

Unlike the Labor Party, the Liberal and Nationals’ Government is getting on with the job and building the future WA needs and deserves.


Hannah Maguire