At a glance

The McGowan Labor Government is committed to clean, green energy initiatives to ensure the State has a secure and reliable energy supply into the future.

By working with all sectors of the economy to achieve net zero by 2050, we will create low-carbon jobs and develop new industries.

We are investing in innovative energy solutions that can be rolled out immediately, and funding future low-carbon energy projects that will support local jobs.

The 2021-22 State Budget funds a suite of measures to shape climate-resilient communities and help Western Australia forge ahead towards a prosperous low-carbon future.

  • $750 million Climate Action Fund to deliver initiatives designed to address the threat of climate change and help industry flourish to create sustainable jobs.
  • $61.5 million boost for WA’s renewable hydrogen initiatives.
  • $100 million for an Investment Attraction and New Industries Fund.
  • $30.9 million towards the Plan for Our Parks, in addition to the existing $54.9 million investment.
  • $18.5 million, over five years, to fight erosion and protect WA’s coastline.
  • $14.2 million investment to deliver the Australian-first Distributed Energy Resources Roadmap – rooftop solar, household and community batteries, and electric vehicles in WA’s main electricity grid.
  • $954,000 for the Western Australian Advocacy for Consumers of Energy Program to support energy consumers and build capacity in the non-government sector.
Page reviewed 9th September 2021