Great Southern Budget Briefing

Two people on stage, one with microphone

Business and community leaders gathered in Kinjarling / Albany on Friday 13 May for a briefing on the State Government’s 2022-23 Budget. The Hon. John Carey MLA, Minister for Housing; Lands; Homelessness; Local Government outlined the broad parameters of the Government’s Budget and some of its implications for the Great Southern.

We collaborated with the Albany Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Denmark Chamber of Commerce and the Katanning Regional Business Association to present the briefing at the Kalyenup Room at the Albany Entertainment Centre.

A capacity audience heard Minister Carey highlight Government spending in the Great Southern, citing new and ongoing programs including:

  • $13 million for a new Albany General Dental Clinic
  • $4.2 million at the Katanning Research Station for carbon sequestration and emissions reduction
  • $4.6 million to upgrade the Tree Top Walk in Nornalup
  • $20.5 million upgrade for South Regional TAFE
  • $17.5 million upgrade for Albany Senior High School
  • $175 million for Albany Ring Road.

The Great Southern also shares in cross-regional or State-wide programs mentioned by the Minister, such as expenditure on secondary freight roads and other regional roads, access to a large air tanker for firefighting, housing and homelessness investments, and regional digital connectivity.

Photo: Following the presentation, Minister Carey and Rebecca Stephens MLA, Member for Albany, took questions from the audience on issues related to the budget.

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