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Question Without Notice No. 781 asked in the Legislative Council on 12 September 2018 by Hon Robin Chapple

Minister responding: Hon W.J. Johnston
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 12 September 2018

MURUJUGA LIVING KNOWLEDGE CENTRE

781. Hon ROBIN CHAPPLE to the minister representing the Minister for Mines and Petroleum:

I refer to question without notice 520 and freedom of information notice of decision reference 18/19-037: A1571/201801 regarding the development of the Murujuga Living Knowledge Centre at Hearson Cove presenting an unacceptable risk to public health and safety.

Why does the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety have no record of this advice, yet it was referred to in the answer to question without notice 520 and in a letter from the former Premier, reference 24-633658/JH?

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:

I thank the member for the question. The following information has been provided by the Minister for Mines and Petroleum.

No advice was provided by the department stating that there was an unacceptable risk to public health and safety. As stated in question without notice 520, preliminary discussions have indicated that the development ''could'' present an unacceptable risk. No formal advice was provided, nor did such discussions state that the risk was unacceptable.