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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 440 asked in the Legislative Council on 9 May 2019 by Hon Peter Collier

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

Answered on


440. Hon PETER COLLIER to the minister representing the Minister for Energy:

I refer to page 12 of Western Power's ''Statement of Corporate Intent 2018/2019'', and I quote —

In 2018/19, Western Power plans to invest approximately $973.2 million of capital expenditure in the network.

(1) Why is there a shortfall of nearly $85 million between the 2018–19 budget and Western Power's statement of corporate intent?

(2) How does Western Power intend to meet its plan without sufficient government funding?

(3) What areas of funding will be cut to meet the shortfall in government funding?


I thank the Leader of the Opposition for some notice of the question. The following information has been provided by the Minister for Energy.

(1) There is no shortfall. The asset investment plan in the 2018–19 state budget includes cash expenditure and excludes $84.6 million of gifted assets—a non-cash item. The statement of corporate intent refers to capital expenditure and includes gifted assets.

(2)–(3) Not applicable.