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Question Without Notice No. 365 asked in the Legislative Council on 10 April 2019 by Hon Jim Chown

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

ROADS — FEDERAL FUNDING — WHEATBELT

365. Hon JIM CHOWN to the minister representing the Minister for Transport:

I refer to the federal government's recent announcement of a $70 million investment into wheatbelt roads.

(1) Will the McGowan government be matching the federal government's critical investment into the transport infrastructure across the wheatbelt?

(2) If yes to (1), will this be in addition to the annual regional infrastructure funding already in place?

(3) If no to (1), why not?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The minister is disappointed that of the $70 million announced by the federal government, over $57 million has been allocated outside of the forward estimates and beyond 2023–24.

(1)–(2) The state contribution and funding allocations are being considered as part of the budget process.

(3) Not applicable.