Senior journalist Matt Mckenzie has worked for Business News since 2014, with a focus on major projects, energy, and the economy. In 2018, Matt won a WA Media Award for business reporting. A University of Western Australia graduate in economics and politics, he has been on the board of a community radio station and the finance committee of a local non-profit. Matt would also like to declare he is a member of a political party.
The federal government will now spend $1 billion on the Bunbury Outer Ring Road, almost double initial projections; amid a $1 billion top-up to projects also including the Yanchep and Thornlie-Cockburn rail lines.
On today's episode of At Close of Business, journalist Jordan Murray talks about how councils, industry bodies and former policymakers are responding to the state government's reform of local government.