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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 1203 asked in the Legislative Council on 22 November 2018 by Hon Dr Steve Thomas

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

Answered on

BUNBURY DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

1203. Hon Dr STEVE THOMAS to the minister representing the Minister for Planning:

I refer to the Bunbury Development Committee announced by the Premier on 7 February 2018 and the story in the Bunbury Herald on Tuesday, 6 November 2018, by journalist Kate Fielding that identifies that the committee has appointed a subcommittee to investigate the potential future uses of the Koombana Park site on Koombana Drive.

(1) How often will the subcommittee meet?

(2) Given the minister's answer to question without notice 139 asked on 22 March 2018, in which the minister said that the minutes of the Bunbury Development Committee are to be kept secret, will the minutes of the subcommittee also be kept secret?

(3) Given that the site is effectively a car park and a toilet opposite a car park and toilet facility on the Koombana foreshore site, what additional facilities are needed on the Koombana Park site?

(4) Will the subcommittee consider the sale of the site or the transfer of the site to the City of Bunbury for development or sale in conjunction with the land the city holds next door?

(5) Will the subcommittee of the committee report to the committee, or to the ministerial steering committee for Collie and Bunbury, or to the minister?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

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

(1) The project working group will meet bimonthly or as is required.

(2) Minutes will be available to the Bunbury Development Committee.

(3)–(4) The project working group will make a recommendation to the Bunbury Development Committee on the revitalisation and redevelopment of Koombana Park, including the identification of opportunities to develop the remaining portion of the site.

(5) The project working group will report to the Bunbury Development Committee.