The Premier Colin Barnett has conceded his second term in government has been difficult, citing the failed Browse gas project as a major disappointment.
Mr Barnett says unpopular budget cuts and the bungled Muja power station project have also contributed to a tough few months for the government.
Yesterday, the Premier admitted he had failed the people of the state after Woodside confirmed it will process gas offshore using floating LNG technology.
It had originally planned to use the proposed gas hub site at James Price Point, north of Broome.
Mr Barnett says dealing with that project, and other issues, has been challenging.
"I wake up every morning and think here's another day, what's going to happen?" he said.
"Issues like Muja A and B, the budget has been hard, and we've had some disappointments; obviously, the Browse project is one of those so it's been a difficult few months."
Mr Barnett accused Woodside of letting West Australians down.
Woodside's chief executive Peter Coleman says he shares the Premier's disappointment over the company's failure to develop Browse Basin gas onshore.
Mr Coleman says he tried to make that option viable.
"Naturally, we share the Premier's disappointment in respect to James Price Point," he said.
"It offered us the earliest development option at the time it was first put together, unfortunately, it's just not commercially attractive."
Traditional owners have also expressed disappointment over the move.
Wayne Bergmann represented Aboriginal owners who were promised a $1.5 billion package if the gas hub was built at James Price Point.
When that looked unlikely, the State Government pushed ahead with negotiations to to acquire the land and offered a $30 million deal.
Mr Bergmann says the Government should honour its promises.
"I feel for the Premier for his expression of disappointment, but this is not a time to sit on your hands," he said.
"The Premier has led Aboriginal people down a process where we had very intense negotiation and there was a deal done, and the Premier needs to be able to honour that deal."
Mr Bergmann says the biggest social issue facing Aboriginal communities is the lack of participation in business.
"James Price Point represented one of the single biggest opportunities to increase Aboriginal people's participation in the wage economy," he said.
Mr Barnett has today confirmed he will push ahead with the compulsory acquisition process, triggering the $30 million benefits package for land owners.
"We signed an agreement for the development of James Price Point and we are going ahead with that," he said.
"The state is about to pay $30 million to acquire essentially full rights over James Price Point."