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Question Without Notice No. 255 asked in the Legislative Council on 11 April 2018 by Hon Ken Baston

Minister responding: Hon S.N. Dawson
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on 11 April 2018

DEPARTMENT OF BIODIVERSITY, CONSERVATION AND ATTRACTIONS — INSURANCE POLICIES

255. Hon KEN BASTON to the Minister for Environment:

(1) Do the agencies responsible for managing Cape Range National Park and Ningaloo Marine Park hold insurance policies in regard to —

(a) public liability;

(b) storm and flood;

(c) business interruption;

(d) vehicle insurance; and

(e) workers' compensation?

(2) If so, what are the policy values and associated premiums for these policies?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

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

(1) (a)–(e) Yes.

(2) Policies and premiums apply to the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions' lands, waters and operations across the state. No breakdown is available for individual parks. The policy values and associated premiums are as follows.

(a) A policy value of $600 million in any one occurrence, and an associated premium of $2 698 684.

(b) A policy value for replacement value, excluding erosion in some circumstances, and an associated premium of $924 503. The premium is for general property insurance that includes storm and flood.

(c) A policy value for replacement value, and an associated premium of $924 503. The premium is for general property insurance, as for (2)(b), which also includes business interruption.

(d) A policy value of vehicles to current market value and $300 million third party damages in any one event, and an associated premium of $615 748.

(e) A policy value for prescribed amounts in common law to $300 million, and an associated premium of $2 006 077.