Plan for Goldfields

It’s my pleasure to present to you the Plan for Goldfields – a re-elected McGowan Labor Government’s plan to keep the Goldfields strong. Firstly though, I’d like to thank the people of the Goldfields.

The past year has been extremely challenging, but thanks to the efforts and understanding of all Western Australians, we have managed to keep our State safe from COVID-19.

By staying safe we have been able to open our economy faster than anywhere in the world, protecting thousands of jobs. From day one, WA jobs have been my number one priority and my WA Labor Government has made a significant investment in the Goldfields, to create local jobs, support the local economy and improve services like health and education.  

If you look around the Goldfields, you’ll see a number of major projects underway, as part of our $28.8 billion pipeline of work.

Projects like the $10 million Central Regional TAFE Kalgoorlie Heavy Plant and Engineering Trades Workshop, the $7 million Joe Lord Core Library upgrade, the $1.5 million upgrade to Laverton Police Station, the $700,000 upgrades to visitor facilities at Goldfield-Esperance National Park and the $600,000 Battery Energy System in Menzies.As part of my WA Jobs Plan, we will make sure the local jobs created as part of these projects go to Western Australians first. 

We also made TAFE a priority so everyone can get the skills they need. As part of the highly successful Lower Fees, Local Skills initiative, TAFE fees have been slashed by up to 72 per cent, making quality training more affordable than ever, so every Western Australian has a pathway to a good job.

The Plan for Goldfields continues our record investment in regional WA. As you read through the plan, you’ll see our focus on creating jobs and training opportunities, and improving local services for Western Australians. Creating jobs and training opportunities for Western Australians will always be my number one priority, because no one should have to travel over east to find a good job. 

Our Plan for Goldfields will ensure our major investment into the Goldfields will continue with further upgrades to local schools, TAFE upgrades, new tourism infrastructure and initiatives, improved health services, a significant investment in local roads, and much more. 

Our Plan for Goldfields will ensure that the Goldfields continues to recover, stronger than ever.


Our Plans

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$40,000 boost for facilities at local schools
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WA Labor to invest in modern equipment for Kalgoorlie Regional TAFE
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Kalgoorlie to share in $355 million job-creating schools package
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WA Labor commits to free dental checks for Goldfields children from 6 months to 5 years
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Re-elected McGowan Labor Government to provide $2.1 million towards a Kalgoorlie youth precinct
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Premier Mark McGowan unveils plan to keep the Goldfields strong
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