Date published 15/05/2018. Written by Rachel @ DataKom

The Welsh Government infrastructure investments - midpoint review

In 2012, The Wales Infrastructure and Investment Plan was published with a 10-year strategy to maximise Wales’ capital spending power and increase economic growth.

Following the publication, the Welsh Government has invested £9bn of capital funding to improve and develop infrastructure across Wales. They have also developed a series of innovative financing initiatives to complement our established capital investment programme, which will generate an additional £2bn of investment in Wales.

Over the course of the last Assembly term (2011 to 2016), an additional £1.6bn of Welsh Government capital funds was allocated to support key projects and the enabled investment of:

  • More than £410m to improve transport networks
  • £20m to improve telecommunications networks
  • More than £110m to support the development of the energy industry in Wales
  • More than £520m invested in housing and regeneration
  • £220m to help deliver more efficient and economical public services, the majority of which has been directed towards NHS Wales
  • More than £160m to improve the quality of the educational estate
  • More than £230m to develop our enterprise zones and support economic development

Read the full mid-point review of The Wales Infrastructure and Investment Plan here.