The McGowan Government has unveiled a $110.9 million package for the Kimberley region as part of the WA Recovery Plan, to drive economic and social recovery, and create a pipeline of local jobs.
The Kimberley Recovery Plan is focused on getting locals back to work and includes a significant investment in sectors including construction, manufacturing, tourism and hospitality, renewable energy, education and training, and agriculture.
This is what it means for Broome:
⚫️ $10 million for the construction of a new Hospitality and Student Services centre at North Regional TAFE’s Broome Campus.
⚫️ $3 million for the construction of a jetty at Town Beach, allowing for fishing, pedestrian and small boat access.
⚫️ $2.96 million to relocate Horizon Power’s call centre to Broome, creating 10 local jobs.
There’s also a serious focus on renewable energy;
⚫️ $10.3 million for Battery Energy Storage systems in Broome and a separate $1.7 million for Yungngora ($1.7 million), allowing for more customers to install rooftop solar.
⚫️ $9.92 million for four standalone power systems, using solar and battery technology to generate and store energy, across the Kimberley.
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