WA Budget 2018: Winners and losers

Screenshot from 2018-05-10 14-43-29.pngWho fared well in the State Budget – and who missed out?

Health – $37 billion total investment, including $655m in infrastructure over four years, with projects such as $182.3m for the patient assisted travel scheme, $158m for the Joondalup Health Campus and $4.4m for the Peel Health Campus

Education – $22.2 billion in total over four years, including $468.7 to build and improve schools

Police and justice – $78.8m to build the Armadale Courthouse and Police Complex, $26.9m for a new police helicopter, $20.5m for the new Target 120 initiative to reduce juvenile reoffending, and $4.2m for two additional magistrates

Emergency services – $128.5m for critical fire emergency services including $19.5m for volunteer and marine rescue groups

Regional WA – Continued investment of $1 billion per year for Royalties for Regions including roads, schools and health facilities such as $73.3m for the Geraldton Health Campus, $9.3m for 33 additional alcohol and drug rehabilitation beds, but no backflip on the Moora Residential College closure

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