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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 1403 asked in the Legislative Council on 13 June 2018 by Hon Martin Aldridge

Question Directed to the: Minister for Regional Development
Minister responding: Hon A. MacTiernan
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Tabled Paper No: 1657- View tabled paper

I refer to question on notice No. 1075 in relation to grants under the Local Projects, Local Jobs program, and I ask:
(a) will the Minister advise if a business case was prepared for each of the following projects:
(i) Yamatji Patrol Vehicle;
(ii) Access Geraldton;
(iii) Geraldton Cycleway Strategy;
(iv) Geraldton Mammogram Service;
(v) Geraldton University Centre Audio Integration System; and
(vi) Bundiyarra Newsletter;
(b) if yes to (a), on what date was the business case finalised and endorsed by the Minister;
(c) if yes to (a), was the business case presented to Cabinet in advance of its approval to release funding to the projects identified;
(d) if yes to (a), please provide a copy of each business case;
(e) with respect to each project identified in (a)(i-vi) please provide a copy of the executed grant agreement;
(f) which agency has responsibility for project oversight and reporting of milestones; and
(g) have any of the projects identified in (a)(i-vi) failed to meet agreed project milestones, if so, please identify the project and the specific milestone failure?

Answered on 22 August 2018

(a)   (i)-(vi) The Local Projects Local Jobs grants program fulfilled a number of small election commitments, endorsed by the Expenditure Review Committee (ERC). Business cases were not requested by the ERC.

(b) (c)  (d) Not applicable.

(e)   [Please see tabled paper no.   ]

       In relation to Geraldton Cycleway Strategy a grant agreement has not yet been executed for this project.

(f)    The relevant Regional Development Commission on behalf of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

(g)   No.