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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 1897 asked in the Legislative Council on 12 March 2019 by Hon Robin Chapple

Question Directed to the: Minister for Regional Development representing the Minister for Mines and Petroleum
Minister responding: Hon W.J. Johnston
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

I refer to the Western Australian Auditor General's Report 13 of June 2018: Management of Crown Land Site Contamination, and ask:
(a) why was the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety not part of the audit;
(b) is an audit of the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety regarding contaminated land planned for the future;
(c) if yes to (b), when will:
(i) the audit occur; and
(ii) a public report be made available;
(d) will the Minister please provide a list of all State agencies that own or manage land that is contaminated, including:
(i) the location of the site;
(ii) the contaminate or substance; and
(iii) the dates in which it was reported to be potentially contaminated, investigated and remediated; and
(e) to date, how many sites remain to be inspected?

Answered on 9 April 2019

(a) – (b)           This question should be directed to the Auditor General.

(c)                    Not Applicable.

(d) – (e)           This Question should be referred to the Minister for Environment.