WA’s bus investment

WA will receive 123 new Transperth buses this yeas part of the State Budget 2014-15

Western Australia’s $23.7billion infrastructure program will include 123 new buses and 22 new rail cars, according to the recently released State Budget 2014-15.

The State Government has committed $1.9billion over the next four years to public transport services and infrastructure.

The projects include $360million Perth City Link rail project scheduled for completion in 2014 and the $209million Perth Busport ($141million over four years) which is underway and due for completion in 2016.

The Government has invested $244million to buy 22 three-car B-Series rail cars while another 123 buses will be added to the fleet this year.

The Government is also investing $23.7billion infrastructure program over the next four years to deliver 19 new schools, new hospitals, two new fire stations, and road networks.

WA’s economy will be the major winner from the Gateway WA project around the Perth Airport and the freight and industrial hubs of Kewdale and Forrestdale.

About $296millionof a $1billion budget for the project will be spent in 2014-15.

Treasurer Mike Nahan says: "Gateway WA is an infrastructure project that will have a massive impact on the State’s economic future for years to come by enabling the more efficient transfer of goods from the airport and freight railway terminals to the greater metropolitan area and the regions."

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