TOURISM — AUSTRALIND
1079. Hon COLIN HOLT to the minister representing the
Minister for Tourism:
I refer to the specific tourism
packages being developed for Bunbury, Collie and the surrounding communities
linked to a revitalised Australind service, as outlined in WA Labor's
plan for train services to Bunbury.
(1) What has been
done to deliver these packages to date?
(2) What has been
the expenditure for the development of these packages to date, and can the
minister please provide a breakdown?
(3) When will
draft packages be released for community and industry feedback?
(4) What is the
time line for finalisation of the packages?
ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
I thank the member for notice of the
(1)–(4) The election commitment was for the development of
tourism packages associated with delivering a revitalised Australind rail service. This government
is delivering on that commitment. Last month the Minister for Transport
announced $1.28 million of upgrades at the North Dandalup and Cookernup
stations, and that Alstom had been selected as the preferred proponent to
deliver six new Australind railcars. The development of tourism packages
will be considered once the revitalisation of the Australind rail
service is complete.
Order! You had your go.