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The South West Recovery Plan supports our region’s communities.

Published on Thursday, 3 September 2020 at 4:09:35 PM

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The South West Recovery Plan supports our region’s communities.

The Shire of Nannup welcomes the recent announcement by the State Government to invest in $5.5 billion in South West communities. The commitment to invest in infrastructure, economic, health and social outcomes brings confidence to the region post COVID-19.

Shire of Nannup President Tony Dean said his council was very pleased to hear the announcement and the funds will help grow the south west communities.

“The investment in infrastructure, education, tourism, agriculture and conservation in our region is also good for Nannup.

The relief stimulus for the South West is a positive step for the State recovery and will help regional economies rebuild.”

The State Government’s South West Recovery Plan will deliver a pipeline of jobs in construction, manufacturing, tourism and hospitality, renewable energy, education and training, agriculture, conservation and mining.

The Nannup community will benefit from the investment in the rebuilding of the TAFE sector in our neighboring towns of Manjimup, Busselton, Margaret River, and Bunbury. Apprenticeship and Traineeship incentives is a positive for young people and will enable more businesses owners to employ trainees.

The tourism infrastructure upgrades to the Bibblium Track and Munda Biddi Trail will be positive for our town. Complimentary to our region is investment in other tourism assets in the neighboring towns of Bridgetown, Pemberton, Manjimup and Margaret River. Funding of Mountain Bike trails in Pemberton and Margaret River, the replacement of the Jetty on Donnelly River and the Blackwood River Foreshore tourism precinct in Bridgetown, to name a few, will leverage more visitation to the South West.

The announcement to continue delivering the Food Industry Innovation program, supporting regional value-added food and beverage businesses and collaboration across the supply chain will continue to support the South West economy.  Other initiatives providing employment and training opportunities are the Native Vegetation Rehabilitation Scheme and the Regional Road Safety Program upgrading 240 kilometers of South West roads making the journey to the regions safer.

These projects and many others will provide immediate investment in the region and help offset the impact of COVID-19. For further information about the South West Recovery Plan please refer to https://inthistogether.wa.gov.au/.

ENDS

David Taylor
Shire of Nannup
Chief Executive Officer

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