On 9 September 2021, Programmed proudly co-sponsored the Labor Business Roundtable Budget Night Sundowner.
Programmed’s footprint in Western Australia is significant: we directly employ over 5,000 Western Australians in various sectors ranging from the resource industry to health care.
Our service delivery spans thousands of sites and tens of thousands of buildings. We work with a network of over 800 contractors, many of them small to medium enterprises, to deliver critical services to schools, TAFEs, emergency services, community housing and some of WA’s most treasured cultural institutions.
Further, in August this year, Programmed finalised the acquisition of Pindan Asset Management, securing the maintenance arrangements for 6,300 community housing properties in the Pilbara and Mid-West.
This acquisition protected the jobs of 90 Pindan employees and the 129 subcontractors and 437 employees in these regions.
Given our strong ties to WA and the service we provide on behalf of the Western Australian Government, we were delighted to be a major sponsor of this event.
WA Budget Highlights
The evening was a chance to hear from the Premier and Treasurer of Western Australia, the Hon Mark McGowan MLA. In his first budget as Treasurer, the highlights of the 2021-22 WA Budget were a $5.6 billion surplus recorded in 2020-21, a $750 million investment in social housing, the largest in WA history, and a $30.7 billion infrastructure investment.
The highlights of the 2021-22 WA Budget were a $5.6 billion surplus recorded in 2020-21, a $750 million investment in social housing – the largest in WA history, and a $30.7 billion infrastructure investment.
The Minister for Housing, the Hon. John Carey MLA also gave insightful snapshots and key priorities for his portfolios.
We were delighted to hear from a range of Ministers, including the Minister for Housing, the Hon. John Carey MLA, who gave insightful snapshots, and key priorities for their portfolios.
Programmed’s General Manager of Facility Management in WA, John Pirie, closed the formalities for the evening and got the chance to share with the audience the work that Programmed do in the WA community.
Programmed is grateful for the opportunity to be a major sponsor for the Labor Business Roundtable WA Budget Night Sundowner for 2021. We are also grateful to the Premier, Deputy Premier and all Ministers for their hard work and commitment, not only to deliver this budget but for their commitment to keeping WA strong and safe.
There’s little doubt that the coming year will present a range of new challenges. The 2021-22 State Budget will ensure that the state of WA is ready for what comes next.