Western Australia

WA government ups spending on cycling infrastructure

The WA government will spend $129 million over four years on cycling infrastructure in Perth, with an undertaking to better integrate projects with the METRONET transport project.

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WA budget sees no climate or energy action

Strong public transport commitments have been announced in the McGowan Government’s first budget for Western Australia. But in a tough environment where a surplus won’t be seen until 2020-21, climate change has been all but forgotten.

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Architecture awards show sustainability is evolving

In choosing sustainable architecture, says Paul Worroll, chair of Queensland’s Institute of Architects sustainability committee and deputy jury chair for the 2018 awards, they looked for “more than the usual adding on of rainwater tanks and solar panels”.

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WA’s economic growth relies on specialised diversification

Diversifying Western Australia’s mining dependent economy could yield benefits for the state, especially in areas such as lithium, defence, big data and tourism, a new report from Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre has found.