ROADS — FEDERAL
FUNDING — WHEATBELT
365. Hon JIM CHOWN to the minister representing the Minister
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?
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
(3) Not applicable.