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Question On Notice No. 3129 asked in the Legislative Council on 18 August 2020 by Hon Martin Aldridge

Question Directed to the: Minister for Environment representing the Minister for Police
Minister responding: Hon M.H. Roberts
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

I refer to the Minister's media statement of 12 July 2020 entitled ‘New mini booze buses to hit the streets’, and I ask:
(a) what was the estimated cost of replacing the full size ‘Breath and Drug Bus 2’;
(b) how many full size breath and drug buses are in service;
(c) how many smaller breath and drug vans are in service;
(d) when are the remaining buses or vans due for replacement; and
(e) on how many occasions have the buses or vans been deployed into regional Western Australia?

Answered on 23 September 2020

The Western Australian Police Force advise:

(a) The cost of replacing the full size ‘Breath and Drug Bus 2’ with two smaller Breath and Drug Vans was $0.65 million (excluding GST). The estimated cost for replacing ‘Breath and Drug Bus 2’ with another full size bus is $1.3 million.

(b) 3

(c) 2

(d) Bus 1 (full size): 2020-21 

     Bus 2 (small van): Subject to small vehicle replacement of 120 000 kilometres.

     Bus 3 (full size): 2022-23

     Bus 4 (full size): 2022-23 (estimate)

     Bus 5 (small van): Subject to small vehicle replacement of 120 000 kilometres.

(e) FY 2019-20: 20 regional deployments.