Bud­get

What’s in it for the Pil­bara

Pilbara News - - Front Page - Tom Zaun­mayr

Up­grades to the Ex­mouth Boat Har­bour will be boosted by $11.2 mil­lion in Roy­al­ties for Re­gions spend an­nounced in last weeks’ State Bud­get.

Ex­mouth Game Fish­ing Club pres­i­dent Jeni Gates said the long-await­ing fund­ing was wel­come news.

“I think it’s great to be mov­ing with the times and get that sup­port,” she said.

“Hope­fully we can get it to the point where one day we have cruise ships dock in­stead of an­chor up.”

North West Cen­tral MLA Vince Cata­nia said the State Bud­get would con­tinue to build a stronger econ­omy, at­tract in­vest­ment and cre­ate jobs and op­por­tu­ni­ties for re­gional fam­i­lies, busi­nesses and com­mu­ni­ties.

“This bud­get de­liv­ers on all my in­fra­struc­ture elec­tion com­mit­ments with con­struc­tion on the long-awaited Carnar­von aged care fa­cil­ity be­gin­ning in the 2016-17 fi­nan­cial year and the con­tin­u­a­tion of the Ex­mouth Boat Har­bour and Onslow Hospi­tal,” he said.

Mr Cata­nia said his elec­torate was set to ben­e­fit from a wide va­ri­ety of fund­ing an­nounce­ments in the bud­get in­clud­ing health, arts, tourism and ed­u­ca­tion.

Ex­mouth ma­rina has been al­lo­cated $11.2 mil­lion in the State Bud­get.

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