Regional WA

The 2021-22 Budget contained a mixed bag of spending across a range of programs and initiatives in regional WA

The headline figures included $4.2 billion in spending under the Royalties for Regions program, and a record $9.1 billion investment in regional infrastructure (a portion of which will be funded through Royalties for Regions).

The focus was on delivering election commitments and creating jobs in the regions, with many
of the announcements related to priority areas such as health, transport, economic development
and education.  
The investment in regional mental health services and infrastructure is welcome news, given
that access to these services has been difficult for many regional communities.

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