Bunbury Outer Ring Road funding brought forward

The federal government has announced more than $280 million in funding for the Bunbury Outer Ring Road will be brought forward in order to meet the state's ambitious project timeline.

On Wednesday morning, November 20, the federal government announced a $940 million boost for WA infrastructure in a bid to drive jobs and strengthen the economy.

From this financial year, the $283.6 million for the Bunbury Outer Ring Road will be made available in order to allow construction works to begin in early 2021.

Initially, the funding was not going to be available until next financial year.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the projects brought forward would help drive the economy and deliver the roads to ease congestion.

"With $817 million in additional federal funding being injected into these eight projects over the current forward estimates period we're focused on getting people to work and home sooner and safer while also boosting WA's economy," he said.

"We're delivering this package of critical road and rail projects sooner as part of our $100 billion pipeline which forms a key plank of our plan for a stronger economy."

Premier Mark McGowan said the bringing forward of funding by the federal government would ensure that the state government could get on with building the projects.