Infrastructure WA

Implementation and future activities

Following the Strategy’s tabling in Parliament, the WA Government is now required to respond to Infrastructure WA's (IWA) recommendations, indicating the extent to which each recommendation is supported and for each recommendation that is not fully supported, the reasons why.

The Strategy’s recommendations have been divided into 0–5, 5–10 and 10–20 year time frames. For recommendations that fall in the 0–5 time frame category individual years have been allocated to guide implementation.

Once the WA Government’s response has been tabled in Parliament, under the Infrastructure Western Australia Act 2019 state agencies and government trading enterprises responsible will then be required to align their strategies, plans and policies with the Strategy and implement the supported recommendations that are relevant to them.

IWA will assist the WA Government throughout implementation of supported recommendations.

The Strategy will also be supported by a monitoring and reporting framework. As part of this framework, IWA will monitor progress and report annually on the WA Government’s progress in implementing the Strategy’s supported recommendations.

Strategy timeline

The timeline below details the process for release of the Strategy through to its implementation.

State Infrastructure Strategy Timeline

 

 

Future activity

The Strategy also informs IWA’s other functions such as its legislative role to provide advice to the WA Government as part of the preparation of the annual 10-year State Infrastructure Program.

It is expected the program will detail projects and programs drawn from the Strategy, strategic asset plans and other relevant material and will build on the annual State Budget. IWA will work closely with key state government stakeholders to prepare the annual program which will be prepared and publicly released within 3 months of the annual State Budget.

The Strategy also guides IWA in its other functions, including:

  • assessing major infrastructure proposals in terms of alignment with the Strategy and potential interfaces with other infrastructure initiatives
  • providing strategic guidance on the WA Government’s submissions to Infrastructure Australia for consideration in the annual Infrastructure Priority List
  • identifying initiatives that require further investigation or advice to state government agencies and GTEs.