Budget 2017

How did we fare locally?

8 September 2017

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The WA budget has been announced for 2017/18 and whilst there has been plenty of pain across the board, Albany had a bit to be happy about including

*$35 million for the Ring Road Project, subject to Commonwealth funding to meet the remaining cost of the project

*$30 million for upgrades of South Coast Highway between Albany and Jerramungup

*$6.9 million towards the Centennial Park Sports Precinct

*$3 million for Mt Lockyer Primary School to refurbish and upgrade classrooms and facilities

*$360,000 towards the Ice Breakers program to support methamphetamine to move from dependency to recovery

*$250,000 in funding towards a feasibility study into the development of a South Coast Surf Reef, subject to a matching contribution by the City of Albany.

While it was good news in Albany, things weren't so rosy for the Warren Blackwood as Terry Redman explains


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