The State Government has launched the WA Recovery Plan, which sets out how the Government will support business and industry to get back on their feet, and people back into work and actively participating in community life following the initial COVID-19 response.
The State Government has acknowledged that Western Australians have done a terrific job to help stop the spread of COVID-19, keeping our State safe and strong. WA’s response has been world-leading, but the COVID-19 pandemic has had an impact on our economy and communities, and the journey to recovery will be challenging.
During the response to COVID-19, the State Government immediately invested $2.77 billion in relief and stimulus measures to support Western Australian households, businesses and community service organisations. The WA Recovery Plan is the next step in the recovery journey and includes a range of initiatives across 21 streams. The comprehensive plan will support job-creating sectors, including construction, tourism, training, education and energy. It will help drive WA’s economic and social recovery from the pandemic across the whole State, with a focus on supporting the most vulnerable people in the community.
Private industry, not-for-profit organisations, local governments and local communities will help accelerate the recovery.
Communities played a lead role in developing and coordinating the social recovery aspects of the WA Recovery Plan.
The WA Recovery Plan has drawn upon a wide range of inputs, including:
- agency and community data on economic and social impacts
- roundtables hosted by State ministers in June
- community feedback via iThink (the WA Government’s online ideas platform)
- existing consultation mechanisms such as the vulnerable cohort taskforces established by Communities during the initial COVID-19 response.
- WA Recovery Plan webpage
- WA Recovery Plan publication
- In this together website
- Media statement: $5.5 billion WA Recovery Plan launched to get WA back on track