We want piece of fund­ing pie

Pilbara News - - Federal Budget 2017 - Tay­lar Amonini

Fund­ing in the 2017 Fed­eral Bud­get is set to be al­lo­cated to de­vel­op­ing roads, in­fra­struc­ture and cat­tle sup­ply in Aus­tralia’s North West.

The Gov­ern­ment will pro­vide $56.3 mil­lion dur­ing the next fi­nan­cial year for in­fra­struc­ture projects deemed es­sen­tial to the move­ment of peo­ple and freight, in or­der to sup­port eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment in the re­gion.

An­other $6.1 mil­lion also an­nounced to be pro­vided dur­ing the next fi­nan­cial year for road in­fra­struc­ture, specif­i­cally for projects that will im­prove the re­silience and pro­duc­tiv­ity of the north­ern cat­tle sup­ply trains.

While no spe­cific projects have been an­nounced for the fund­ing to be di­rected to­wards the Town of Port Hed­land, Mayor Camilo Blanco said the town would be lob­by­ing for funds to come to the Pil­bara as they looked at de­vel­op­ing the beef ex­port in­dus­try as well as di­ver­si­fy­ing Port Hed­land.

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