Premier Mark McGowan visited Bunbury just a day after the State Budget was delivered by Treasurer Ben Wyatt to spruik how it will benefit the South West.
Mr McGowan delivered a 30-minute presentation at a lunch hosted by the Bunbury Geographe Chamber of Commerce and Industry at the Dolphin Discovery Centre.
More than 100 guest listened as he outlined how his Government had brought the Budget back to surplus before taking questions from the floor.
He said it was great to be in regional WA so shortly after delivering the Budget.
“This is a Budget that delivers for people in the region and brings it back to surplus this financial year, the next financial year and across the forward estimates,” he said.
Mr McGowan was joined at the event by his colleagues Bunbury MLA Don Punch, Murray-Wellington MLA Robyn Clarke and Collie-Preston MLA Mick Murray.
Ms Clarke echoed the Premier’s comments and said the Budget had delivered for her electorate.
“Funding for the Bunbury Outer Ring Road and Tonkin Highway extensions are important,” she said.
“They will provide new transport links that will ease congestion and allow for easier travel to Perth and Bunbury.”
Many representative groups including FarmersWA, the Tourism Council, the Australian Industry Group and the Housing Industry of Australia welcomed measures outlined in the Budget.
Other groups such as RAC, Unions WA and the WA Council of Social Services said some aspects were positive but could have gone further.