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Question Without Notice No. 325 asked in the Legislative Council on 4 April 2019 by Hon Jim Chown

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

Answered on 4 April 2019

ALBANY RING-ROAD — FEDERAL FUNDING

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

The commonwealth's $140 million funding for the Albany ring-road is contingent upon the state submitting the required paperwork.

(1) Has the business case and relevant paperwork been accepted by the commonwealth to release the $140 million funding for the Albany ring-road?

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

(3) What is the state government's financial contribution to this critical road investment?

(4) What is the time frame for commencement of construction?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) The stage 3 submission has been submitted to Infrastructure Australia for assessment.

(2) Not applicable.

(3) I table the attached documents.

[See paper 2564.]

(4) The federal government has written and advised that its recent budget has not provided funding for the project until the 2021–22 financial year.