Local education, transport and health were among the big winners when the state government presented its 2022-23 budget.
Commitments included funding for a $15 million redevelopment of Springfield Elementary School in Kallaroo, with planning to begin soon.
It was a campaign promise last year, as was a $13.9 million upgrade to Greenwood College, including a new gym and STEM classroom, and a $7 million upgrade. dollars to Warwick Senior High School, including a new performing arts center and STEM classroom, which were also included in the budget.
A new $9.7 million two-story classroom block and Scarborough Elementary School roof replacement will also receive funding.
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For northern suburban transit, Metronet milestones include peak construction activities on the Yanchep Rail Extension and the start of major construction work on the multi-storey car park at Greenwood Station.
Funding was also provided to continue the extension of the Mitchell Expressway from Hester Avenue to Romeo Road, the widening of Hodges Drive south to Hepburn Avenue and the installation of smart technology, as well as the extension of Stephenson Avenue.
Part of a $46 million investment in riding and walking facilities in major infrastructure projects will also cover work on the Mitchell Freeway from Hodges Drive to Hepburn Avenue and Cedric Street to Vincent Street and Stephenson Avenue.
The government has also committed an additional $2.5 billion to health and mental health, including $252 million to improve access to emergency care and help tackle the surge in ambulances.
Locally, the $256.7 million Joondalup Health Campus expansion continues with 12 additional bays in the emergency department and a behavioral assessment urgent care clinic.
The clinic will ensure that patients affected by alcohol or drugs are safely assessed without entering the main ward and will improve patient flow by providing specialist inpatient beds.
The budget also included funding for Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital with $16.7 million for the construction of a 10-bed module to upgrade the intensive care unit and $7.6 million for renovations. renovation within the WA Neurological Intervention and Imaging Unit.
All WA households will also receive a $400 credit on their electric bill to help manage the cost of living.