Taking Action on Climate Change

This Budget invests $3 billion to take action on climate change and achieve net zero emissions by 2050 – laying the foundations for Western Australia’s cleaner, affordable and reliable energy future.

This includes $2.8 billion to deliver on our plan to decarbonise our electricity grid and replace State-owned coal-fired power stations with renewables by 2030.

At a glance:

  • $2.3 billion for Synergy to deliver a 500 MW Battery Energy Storage System in Collie, the largest in the State, and a second 200 MW Battery in Kwinana.
  • $368 million for Synergy to build a new wind farm at King Rocks and a proposed expansion of the Warradarge Wind Farm near Eneabba, with a combined wind capacity of up to 210 MW.
  • $126 million for early planning for network upgrades, including the ordering of long lead-time components, to support the fast-tracking of Government and industry’s transition to net zero and facilitate the green energy boom.
  • Working with industry through the SWIS Demand Assessment to enable industrial users to decarbonise and support growth in new industries such as hydrogen and critical minerals.
  • These investments are needed for emissions reduction and to build Western Australia’s low carbon economy of the future, while at the same time ensuring the security of our electricity grid and keeping electricity prices affordable.
  • To adapt to our changing climate, this Budget provides $196 million to commence works for Perth’s third desalination plant, and a range of climate initiatives.


Image courtesy of Horizon Power.
Page reviewed 11 May 2023