“Our industry leaves the forest in a better condition and can operate in harmony with tourism, hospitality and all other industries. And its economic value literally dwarfs that of the forestry industry, from the exact same resource.”
Meet proud grandmother Kerry Elder who lives in social housing and supports this initiative to deliver safe, secure and affordable places to live for families in need.
“I moved into public housing nearly 28 years ago. I want my grandchildren to be able to breathe fresh, clean air and live a reasonably free and comfortable life. Like I’ve had the chance of having and doing.”
Stephen from the Australian Insulation Foundation believes insulation work is so important for the livelihoods of West Australians that his team aims to provide free installations for social housing tenants.
“I would like to see every social housing property insulated to reduce the carbon footprint, as well as reducing heating, and cooling costs. I would also like to see solar panels put on each one of these roofs. If we can eliminate all debt from social housing we’ll have a happy state.”
There has never been a more important time for WA to have a plan for jobs. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been significant and is likely to be felt across our community for years to come. To reboot our economy, and build back better, we need to have a plan. A plan that puts people and the planet at the centre.
On a global scale, we have entered the critical decade for addressing climate change, and Western Australia has a vital role to play. Western Australia can benefit significantly from the transition to a zero-carbon future.
The Clean State Jobs Plan sets out an ambitious program of action on climate change and job creation in Western Australia. Together these initiatives will create thousands of new jobs, drive down climate pollution and make WA a fairer, safer and cleaner place to live and work.
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