WA Recovery Plan

A Shed redevelopment

Western Australia's response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been world-leading, and we are now looking ahead to recovery. While we focus on getting industry back on its feet and fast-tracking WA jobs, it's equally important we continue to keep our community safe, support people who have been most affected and protect our most vulnerable. Our recovery priorities seek to improve business and consumer confidence, employment opportunities and growth. Together as a community, we will get through this.

We're ann in this together

We're all in this togetherHelp industry get back on its feet

Reskilling our workforce

Reskilling our workforce

Practical skills-based training will become more accessible for Western Australians looking to step up, reskill and contribute to rebuilding our economy.

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Driving local manufacturing

Driving local manufacturing

Focusing on local manufacturing will not only reduce potential disruptions to supply chains but also build a pipeline of local jobs in new industries.

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Camping with custodians

Camping with custodians

Campers will have the opportunity to meet with Aboriginal custodians, with proceeds of the visit generating income and jobs for locals.

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Supporting small business

Supporting small business

A $942.8 million package is giving much-needed support to small businesses and non-government organisations.

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We're all in this togetherFast track jobs of the future

Bringing forward planning reforms

Bringing forward planning reforms

Amendments to planning legislation will cut red tape, expedite development approvals and support job-creating projects across WA.

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Building METRONET

Building METRONET

The METRONET construction program and pipeline of work will support local jobs and economic recovery.

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Rehiring displaced apprentices

Rehiring displaced apprentices

Employers are being offered financial incentives to hire apprentices and trainees who lost their positions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Recruiting more police officers

Recruiting more police officers

A $91.2 million police package has allowed 135 police recruits in training to be fast-tracked for deployment, recruitment of an additional 150 officers and expanded police tracking and tracing capabilities

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We're all in this togetherSupport those affected

Home building sector

Home building sector

Significant support for the residential building sector, thanks to WA and Australian Government grants, plans to cut red tape and a major investment for social and affordable housing.

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Culture and the arts

Culture and the arts

Hundreds of grants worth more than $26 million have assisted businesses experiencing financial hardship.

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WA families

WA families

$556 million to reduce or freeze household fees and charges, and assist with energy payments.

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Tourism sector

Tourism sector

A $14.4 million Government package will help small tourism operators across WA.

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We're all in this togetherProtect our most vulnerable

Supported housing facility

Supported housing facility

More immediate homelessness wraparound services are being delivered across WA to help rough sleepers towards more permanent accommodation. This will complement WA's first 'Common Ground', one of two planned housing facilities.

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Women’s refuges

Women’s refuges

Extra outreach workers will be employed to support women and children experiencing or at further risk of family domestic violence. This is in addition to the expansion of two women's refuges and new family violence response teams.

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Financial counselling

Financial counselling

Funding will facilitate the training of more skilled financial counsellors, to assist with the expected increase in demand for financial counselling services from individuals, families and businesses.

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WA Elder Abuse Helpline

WA Elder Abuse Helpline

The WA Elder Abuse Helpline, provided by Advocare, is being expanded with longer operating hours and a wider range of services offered, such as advice on health issues and strategies to prevent social isolation.

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We're all in this togetherStay safe

Helping the fight against COVID-19

Helping the fight against COVID-19

More than $487 million in funding has already been invested to reinforce the health system’s capability and capacity. An extra $5 million has been provided to WA’s five universities to undertake or boost their COVID-19 research that contributes to protecting Western Australians.

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Protecting frontline service workers

Protecting frontline service workers

Higher penalties apply for assaulting and threatening public and frontline officers in circumstances of actual or threatened exposure to COVID-19.

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Creating a specialist mental health hub

Creating a specialist mental health hub

A 40-bed mental health development will transform Fremantle Hospital into a key mental health hub and provide better access to expert care for patients with a mental illness.

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Reducing elective surgery waitlists

Reducing elective surgery waitlists

A $36 million elective surgery blitz will seek to return waiting lists to pre-pandemic levels by 2021.

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Announcements

Latest news and updates about Western Australia's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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11 August 2020

A Shed redevelopment

10 August 2020

Visionary plan for future container port endorsed

09 August 2020

Recreational fishing hooks new benefits from WA Recovery Plan

08 August 2020

Plan for Peel region unveiled as part of WA Recovery Plan

08 August 2020

WA Recovery Plan injects $150 million into State’s tourism industry

06 August 2020

Plan for Great Southern unveiled as part of WA Recovery Plan

06 August 2020

Winds to power new local manufacturing opportunities

06 August 2020

Recovery package to support culture and arts in WA

06 August 2020

Wheatbelt Plan unveiled as part of WA Recovery Plan

05 August 2020

WA Recovery Plan boosts local manufacturing

05 August 2020

Bunbury local business and hospital to benefit from WA Recovery Plan

05 August 2020

Aboriginal communities to receive $38.9 million water service upgrades

04 August 2020

$8.2 million funding for resources exploration

04 August 2020

Plans for Goldfields-Esperance unveiled

03 August 2020

Upgrades to WA schools

02 August 2020

$300 million investment in sport and community infrastructure

02 August 2020

WA youth to benefit from WA Recovery Plan

31 July 2020

$330 million to drive industry opportunities

30 July 2020

COVID-recovery package for WA’s emergency services

30 July 2020

Plans for Kimberley unveiled

28 July 2020

Biggest TAFE investment in history as part of WA Recovery Plan

27 July 2020

Green Jobs Plan unveiled to support recovery

26 July 2020

$5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan to get WA back on track

26 July 2020

$66.3 million renewable energy technology for WA recovery

23 July 2020

$10 million to support WA-made PPE

23 July 2020

New suicide prevention projects to help reduce risk

22 July 2020

Package to support WA family violence response

21 July 2020

Cheaper airfares to boost Kimberley tourism

18 July 2020

Sir Charles Gairdner emergency department to undergo upgrade

16 July 2020

$11.6 million investment in Geraldton port infrastructure

16 July 2020

WA small businesses to receive $17,500 grant

15 July 2020

Affordable land package to drive growth in regional WA

15 July 2020

Support for people who are vulnerable or homeless

11 July 2020

Planning reforms cut red tape and support economic recovery

07 July 2020

$20 million funding to create specialist mental health hub

06 July 2020

Regional Airports Development Scheme grants

05 July 2020

$6.8 million financial counselling boost to aid household recovery

03 July 2020

Revamped Buy Local policy to prioritise jobs in regional WA

03 July 2020

WA Government supports resources sector during COVID-19

02 July 2020

$57 million recovery package for WA TAFE and training sector

02 July 2020

Incentives for employers who take on displaced apprentices

01 July 2020

$36 million invested in elective surgery

01 July 2020

Support for regional arts and galleries

30 June 2020

Increasing regional air services

24 June 2020

Planning reforms passed through Parliament

24 June 2020

COVID-19 Response Bill to support healthcare workers

14 June 2020

$4.65 million funding for sports brought forward for COVID-19 recovery

12 June 2020

Keystart renovation initiative builds on housing recovery plan

11 June 2020

$800,000 from New Industries Fund to support COVID-19 affected innovation sector

10 June 2020

$5 million committed to WA COVID-19 research

09 June 2020

$56 million investment in mental health, alcohol and other drug support

08 June 2020

$1.75 million in funding for sport and recreation infrastructure projects

07 June 2020

$444 million housing stimulus for Western Australia

05 June 2020

Fees scrapped to support displaced apprentices and trainees

28 May 2020

Regional tourism recovery boosted

27 May 2020

Wastewater charge relief for business customers

27 May 2020

New procurement legislation

25 May 2020

Support for WA artists through $1.5 million COVID-19 support program

21 May 2020

WA Government fast tracks community sport grants

20 May 2020

$3.8 million resources export hubs to help WA recover from COVID-19

13 May 2020

$14.4 million package to support tourism industry and jobs

08 May 2020

WA Government utilising new powers to help ratepayers

07 May 2020

$100m short-term lending facility

23 April 2020

$24.5 million support package for construction workforce

23 April 2020

Relief package to support tenants, landlords and construction industry

21 April 2020

Eviction moratorium to protect WA businesses

21 April 2020

Laws to provide support for tenants and landlords

08 April 2020

$91.2 million police package to support COVID-19 response

01 April 2020

Tough penalties to protect essential frontline workers

01 April 2020

Relief for on-demand transport industry

31 March 2020

$1 billion COVID-19 economic and health relief package unveiled

30 March 2020

$159 million COVID-19 Relief Fund

30 March 2020

Rent relief for small businesses and not-for-profits

16 March 2020

COVID-19 economic response: Relief for businesses and households