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Western Australia's commitment towards infrastructure development

04-01-2016 10:12 AM CET | Industry, Real Estate & Construction

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At one point during the state’s significant mining boom, petroleum and mining output contributed towards almost 90 per cent of the state’s total income during the 2008-09 period, contributing $61 billion towards the state economy.

Now with the mining boom over, the Western Australian government is focusing its efforts towards the development of infrastructure and major projects, aimed at making improvements to transport, residential and commercial infrastructure.

In the latest state budget the Western Australian government committed $24.1 billion towards the delivery of a four year infrastructure program, as well as significant funding towards the construction of health and educational facilities.

This funding will contribute towards a wide range of developments taking place across the state, including the Forrestfield Airport link, the Perth Airport Redevelopment, the Perth Freight Link, NorthLink WA, as well as a variety of other infrastructure projects.

The Western Australian government is also committing $428 million in funding towards the development of a new museum within the Perth Cultural Centre precinct, which aims to redefine the role of arts and culture within the city.

The development is expected to create up to 23,000 square metres of new domain, including refurbishments to surrounding heritage buildings in the Old Gaol, Hackett Hall, and the Jubilee and Beaufort Street wings.

The New Museum Project forms part of the State government's “Get the Bigger Picture” program, which will also foresee the development of the Fiona Stanley Hospital, Perth City Link, Elizabeth Quay and the Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct.

The $1.4 billion Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct will include the construction of a new stadium and railway station in Burswood, which is expected to have the capacity to seat more than 60,000 people, with potential to upgrade to 80,000 seats.

More than 6,000 tonnes of steel and 1,990 tonnes of concrete has already been installed in seating platforms alone, with the Swan River pedestrian bridge also being constructed alongside the stadium, to accommodate for an estimated 14,000 spectators on major event days.

The 7th Annual WA Major Projects Conference - “Rebuilding after the Mining Boom”, is being held in April this year at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre as an opportunity for industry experts to discuss these developments.

The conference is expected to attract over 300 delegates, with expert speakers including John Tondut, Principal Project Director of the Perth Stadium and Sports Precinct and Trish McDonald, Project Director of the New Museum Project.

The state is also committing $1.2 billion towards the funding of new rail cars over the next ten years, as well as $560 million towards the development of social housing to deliver 1,000 additional social housing dwellings.

The conference is an opportunity for industry leaders and government officials to share ideas on common challenges and acquire the latest information on major infrastructure projects shaping the development of Western Australia.

The 7th Annual WA Major Projects Conference is being held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on the 6th & 7th of April.

About Expotrade
Expotrade is a global conference and event organizer with its head office based in Melbourne, Australia. Expotrade has delivered some of the largest, most successful B2B industry conferences and events in the areas of infrastructure, major projects, sustainability, technology & architecture. For almost 10 years, our unique blend of knowledge, experience and flexibility has accomplished an array of consistently top quality events. Today, Expotrade events enjoy such a distinctive edge, they are amongst the best patronised in the calendar.
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Expotrade Australia Pty Ltd
Suite 1, Level 1, 2 Brandon Park Drive
Wheelers Hill VIC 3150 Australia
Tel: +613-95450360

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