WA flags five projects for $20bil infrastructure fund

Posted on 2/11/2008  

WA Premier Colin Barnett has nominated five projects for which he is seeking $2.7 billion from the Federal Government’s $20 billion infrastructure fund. He wants $400 million for expansion of the Ord River irrigation scheme; $680 million for the Oakajee port project at Geraldton; $260 million towards the Northbridge Link scheme to link the Perth CBD and nightlife area; $500 million for housing in the Pilbara mining region and $525 million for transport links around Perth airport. Perth Mayor Lisa Scaffidi has asked that the Northbridge Link project receive priority, but National Party leader Brendon Grylls is prioritising regional projects.

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