WA State Budget 2018: big funding announcements for Kwinana Power Station, Kwinana Bulk Terminal and Peel Business Park

Projects in Kwinana were big winners in today's 2018-19 State Budget. Picture: File
Projects in Kwinana were big winners in today's 2018-19 State Budget. Picture: File

KWINANA Power Station, Kwinana Bulk Terminal and the Peel Business Park were the winners for the Mandurah and Peel regions in today’s 2018-19 WA State Budget.

Peel Health Campus and Mandurah Train Station will also share in State Government funding over the next year.

Kwinana Power Station will receive $32.5 million for various projects, including $24.6 million on the continuation of compliance works for rehabilitation and relocation of shared services.

A $1.4 million allocation has been set aside for civil and remediation works to cooling water systems and $6.4 million was promised for other projects including Kwinana electro-chlorination plant replacement and ash dam relining.

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Meanwhile, Kwinana Bulk Terminal (KBT) will receive $32 million over the next year, planned to be spent to secure strategic industrial land at the terminal for port operations.

An extra $19.2 million over the next year and $26.4 million until 2022 is planned to be spent on the replacement and upgrade of assets at the terminal to facilitate the ongoing import, export and storage of bulk materials for customers.

Funding will continue for the Peel Business Park in Nambeelup, including $25.1 million over the next year as part of the Western Australian Land Authority’s Asset Investment Program.

The Peel Health Campus will receive a $4.4 million boost across the next four years for maintenance and minor capital works.

Funding will provide immediate upgrades to the carparking facilities for visitors and staff and increase security and safety though an upgraded CCTV system and lock-down capability.

The investment will additionally support a proactive program to improve the hospital’s assets and facilities.

The mooted extra parking bays at Mandurah Train Station will receive just over $2.6 million in funding for the next year, with an extra $13.4 million proposed in next year’s budget.

Meanwhile, South Baldivis Senior High School will receive $12.9 million in the lead-up to its opening next year, while the Baldivis North Primary School is set to receive $15.1 million over the next two years ahead of its construction.

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