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Question On Notice No. 1921 asked in the Legislative Council on 12 March 2019 by Hon Martin Aldridge

Question Directed to the: Minister for Environment representing the Minister for Transport; Planning
Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

I refer to school bus service contracts in Western Australia, and I ask:
(a) for each school year 2017, 2018 and 2019 provide:
(i) the number of school bus contracts terminated by year;
(ii) the location and route of each contract;
(iii) the remaining term at the time of termination and annual cost of each route;
(iv) the reason for termination;
(v) if the reason for termination was a lack of student numbers on the service, the number of students on the service when the contract was terminated; and
(vi) if the reason for termination was a lack of student numbers on the service, what arrangements were put in place for the remaining students on the service; and
(b) for the 2019 school year, how many school bus services exist exclusively to transport students attending non-public schools:
(i) the location and route of each service;
(ii) the number of students on each service;
(iii) the schools serviced by each route and the number of students attending each school by service;
(iv) the annual cost of each service; and
(v) the type of contract and remaining term of the contract by service?

Answered on 28 June 2019

(a)

(i)

2017: South Hedland Turner River; Mt Magnet Cue; Dwellingup

2018: Ngalangangpum Bow River; Pingelly East Popanyinning; Beagle Bay Middle Lagoon; Eastern Hills Chidlow; Trayning Kununoppin; Kalamunda ESC North; Merredin Kellerberrin Wheelchair; Busselton Quedjinup

2019: As at 12 March 2019, no contracts have been terminated.

(ii)

2017: Turner River to Hedland SHS and Cassia PS; Cue to Mount Magnet DHS; Inglehope and Teesdale to Dwellingup PS

2018: Durack, Lake Argyle to Ngalangangpum School at Warmun; East Popanyinning and East Pingelly to Pingelly PS; Dampier Peninsula to Sacred Heart School-Beagle Bay; Chidlow and Mount Helena to Chidlow PS, Eastern Hills SHS and Mount Helena PS; Kununoppin to Trayning PS; Gooseberry Hill, Jane Brook, Maida Vale, Midvale, Swan View, Kalamunda to Kalamunda PS ESC and Kalamunda SHS ESC, Kellerberrin to Merredin schools; Quindalup, Yallingup, Quedjinup to Busselton schools

2019: Not applicable

(iii)

2017: 6 months, $76,000pa; 2.5 years, $84,450pa; 3.5 years, $41,000pa

2018: 1.5 years, $50,973pa; Evergreen, $100,000pa; 1.5 years, $78,380pa; 3 months, $91,572pa; Evergreen, $75,914pa; 3 months, $94,625pa; 2 months, $92,504pa; 5 years, $80,224pa

2019: Not applicable

(iv)

2017: Increase in student numbers and required a larger vehicle size; Lack of usage and student numbers; Lack of usage and student numbers

2018: Termination requested by Catholic Education Office; No students requiring transport; Termination requested by Catholic Education Office; Contractor requested. Service re-tendered; Lack of student numbers; Contractor request. Service re-tendered; Student with wheelchair no longer required service; Contractor request. Service re-tendered

2019: Not applicable

(v)

2017: Not applicable; 1; 3

2018: Not applicable; Nil; Not applicable; Not applicable; 3; Not applicable; 10; Not applicable

2019: Not applicable

(vi)

2017: Not applicable; Conveyance allowance offered to families; conveyance allowance offered to families

2018: Not applicable; Not applicable; Not applicable; Not applicable; 3 eligible students transferred onto another service; Not applicable; Complimentary (ineligible) students transferred onto other services with availability; Not applicable2019: Not applicable

2019: Not applicable

(b)

Albany Nanarup; 34; Great Southern Grammar School – 34; $161,057; Evergreen, 4.3 years

Austin Cove Lake Clifton; 16; Austin Cove Baptist College Junior School – 9; Austin Cove Baptist College Senior School – 10; $106,357; Fixed Term, 0.9 years

Austin Cove Meelon; 33; Austin Cove Baptist College Junior School – 20; Austin Cove Baptist College Senior School – 13; $135,834; Fixed Term, 0.9 years

Australind Collie; 57; Bunbury Catholic College Marcy Campus – 57; $203,904; Evergreen, 4.3 years

Australind Yarloop; 49; Bunbury Catholic College Marcy Campus – 49; $211,952; Evergreen, 4.3 years

Beagle Bay (SHCS) School Bus Service; 3; Sacred Heart School Beagle Bay – 3; $170,842; Fixed Term, 0.9 years

Bindoon CAC Gingin; 5; Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon – 2, Edmund Rice College – 3; $103,294; Fixed Term, 0.9 years

Bindoon CAC Northam; 13; Catholic Agricultural College Bindoon – 9, Edmund Rice College – 4; $147,857; Evergreen, 4.3 years

Bunbury Benger 23; 30; Bunbury Catholic College Marist Campus – 13, Grace Christ School – 14, Hope Christ College – 1, Manea Senior College – 1, Our Lady of Lourdes School – 1; $91,552; Cluster Contract, 9.8 years

Bunbury Mumballup; 55; Bunbury Catholic College Marist Campus – 29, Grace Christ School – 25, Manea Senior College – 1; $156,594; Cluster Contract,7.4 years

Busselton Margaret River 27; 32; Georgiana Molloy Anglican School – 32; $156,594; Cluster Contract, 7.4 years

Busselton Margaret River 28; 24; Georgiana Molloy Anglican School – 24; $156,594; Cluster Contract, 7.4 years

Denmark William Bay; 53; Spirit of Play Comm School – 17, Steiner Golden Hill School – 36; $143,778; Evergreen, 4.3 years

Ellenbrook Bindoon; 60; Ellenbrook Christian College – 7, Swan Valley Anglican Community School – 42, Holy Cross College – 7, Swan Christian College – 4; $129,833; Cluster Contract, 7.4 years

Ellenbrook Gingin; 78; Swan Valley Anglican Community School – 14, St Helena’s Catholic Primary School – 19, Ellenbrook Christian College – 4, Holy Cross College – 1, La Salle College – 6, St Brigid’s Primary School – 3, Swan Christian College – 31; $133,733; Cluster Contract, 7.4 years

Ellenbrook Maryville Downs; 66; Holy Cross College – 38, La Salle College – 11, St Brigid’s Primary School – 1, St Helena’s Catholic Primary School – 1, Swan Christian College – 6; Swan Valley Anglican Community School – 9; $162,658; Cluster Contract, 7.4 years

Frederick Irwin Baldivis; 15; Mandurah Baptist College – 4; Frederick Irwin Anglican Community School – 11; $163,422; Evergreen, 4.3 years

Frederick Irwin Morrell Rd; 13; Frederick Irwin Anglican School – 6, Mandurah Catholic College – 7, $208,629; Evergreen, 4.3 years

Geraldton Chapman River; 50; St John’s School Rangeway – 5, Nagle Catholic College – 45; $212,483; Evergreen, 4.3 years

Immaculate Heart College Gingin; 56; Immaculate Heart College – 56; $166,139; Evergreen, 4.3 years

Immaculate Heart College Northam; 42; Immaculate Heart College – 42; $107,347; Fixed Term, 0.9 years

John Wollaston Forrestdale; 21; John Wollaston Anglican Community School – 21; $136,644; Evergreen, 4.3 years

John XXIII ESC; 5; Newman College – 5; $150,954; Evergreen, 4.3 years

Karratha Wickham 2; 55; St Luke’s College Karratha – 55; $198,909; Evergreen, 4.3 years

Karratha Wickham 4; 34; St Paul’s Primary School Karratha – 34; $199,807; Evergreen, 4.3 years

Mandurah Coolup; 35; Austin Cove Baptist College Junior School – 19; Austin Cove Baptist College Senior School – 16; $179,715; Evergreen, 4.3 years

Mandurah Coolup 2; 31; Mandurah Catholic College – 5, Frederick Irwin Anglican School – 25, Foundation Christian College – 1; $139,763; Tendered Contract, 0.9 years

Mandurah Hamel; 53; Mandurah Catholic College – 31, Frederick Irwin Anglican School – 21, Foundation Christian College – 1; $192,069; Evergreen, 4.3 years

Mandurah Yarloop; 54; Mandurah Catholic College – 40, Frederick Irwin Anglican School – 14; $178,399; Evergreen, 4.3 years

Midland Bindoon; 66; Swan Christian College – 40, Holy Cross College – 3, St Helena’s Catholic Primary School – 4, Ellenbrook Christian College – 4, La Salle College – 4, Swan Valley Anglican Community School – 11; $138,322; Cluster Contract, 7.4 years

Midland Gingin; 47; Swan Christian College – 25, St Brigid’s Primary School Middle Swan – 12, St Helena’s Catholic Primary School – 2, Ellenbrook Christian College – 3, La Salle College – 3, Swan Valley Anglican Community School – 2; $101,751; Cluster Contract, 7.4 years

Midland Morangup; 41; St Brigid’s Primary School Middle Swan – 9, La Salle College – 32; $198,586; Evergreen, 4.3 years

Midland Shady Hills; 50; Swan Christian College – 14, St Brigid’s Primary School Middle Swan – 2, St Helena’s Catholic Primary School – 1, Ellenbrook Christian College – 3, La Salle College – 6, Swan Valley Anglican Community School – 24; $100,544; Cluster Contract, 7.4 years

Mindarie Gingin; 41; Quinns Baptist College – 12, Peter Moyes Anglican Community School Mindarie – 29; $255,986; Evergreen, 4.3 years

Mullewa Ardingley Tenindewa; 14; Our Lady of Lourdes Carmel School Mullewa – 14; $108,832; Evergreen, 4.3 years

Mundaring Clackline; 54; Mundaring Christian College – 44, Sacred Heart School – 2, Steiner The Silver Tree School – 8; $193,297; Evergreen, 4.3 years

Mundaring Gidgegannup; 34; Mundaring Christian College – 31, Sacred Heart School – 3; $161,164; Evergreen, 4.3 years

Mundaring Morangup; 31; Mundaring Christian College – 21, Sacred Heart School – 1, Steiner The Silver Tree School – 9; $200,911; Evergreen, 4.3 years

Mundijong Hopeland; 61; Court Grammar School – 61; $193,218; Evergreen, 4.3 years

Mundijong Oakford; 27; Court Grammar School – 27; $164,836; Evergreen, 4.3 years

Mundijong Pinjarra; 33; Court Grammar School – 33; $180,666; Evergreen, 4.3 years

Roelands Australind 41; 61; Hope Christian College – 61; $56,624; Cluster Contract, 9.8 years

Roelands Bunbury 27; 66; St Michael’s Catholic Primary School Brunswick Junction – 9, Hope Christian College – 57; $53,657; Cluster Contract, 9.8 years

Serpentine Jarrahdale Grammar; 56; Court Grammar School – 56; $86,107; Tendered Contract, 4.8 years

Woodbury Boston Albany; 42; Woodbury Boston Primary School – 42; $171,006; Evergreen, 4.3

Wyndham Nine Mile; 14; St Joseph’s School Wyndham – 14; $134,338; Fixed Term, 0.9 years

Yallingup Steiner Busselton; 43; Steiner Yallingup School – 43; $103,949; Tendered Contract, 4.1 years

Yallingup Steiner Margaret River; 42; Steiner Yallingup School – 42; $148,757; Evergreen, 4.3 years