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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 1048 asked in the Legislative Council on 19 September 2019 by Hon Diane Evers

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

SOUTHERN FORESTS IRRIGATION SCHEME

1048. Hon DIANE EVERS to the minister representing the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs:

I refer to the southern forests irrigation scheme and the minister's response to my question C736.

(1) Has a section 18 application under the Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 been made for the entire area or parts thereof, including the dammed area, the area inundated by the weir, the pumping stations and the pipeline?

(a) If yes to (1), which parts?

(b) If yes to (1), when will the Aboriginal Cultural Material Committee review and give recommendations for the section 18 application?

(2) If no to (1), will a section 18 application be completed; and, if not, why not?

(3) In relation to (1)(b), if a decision on such an application has been made, will the minister table the relevant minutes; and, if not, why not?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the member for some notice of the question. The following answer has been provided by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs.

(1) No.

(a)–(b) Not applicable.

(2) This question will need to be asked of the proponent.

(3) Not applicable.