ROADS — FEDERAL
FUNDING — WHEATBELT
356. Hon RICK MAZZA to the minister representing the
Minister for Transport:
I refer to page 9 of The West
Australian of Wednesday, 27 March 2019, titled ''Wheatbelt gets $70m
roads fix'', and, in light of the severe degradation of country roads
throughout the wheatbelt, I ask the following.
(1) Will any of
these funds be used to repair the section of the Williams–Kondinin Road
adjacent to Wickepin's golf course, where the road surface is so poor
that motorcycles and pushbikes need to deviate around it and motor vehicles are
in danger of being forced into the kerbside and on to the footpath?
(2) Will any of
these funds be used to upgrade reflectors along the Great Southern Highway
within the Wickepin shire, where only 20 per cent of reflectors are actually
(3) Will any of
these funds be used to bring the Shire of Wickepin's guide posts and
delineators to within the current requirements of the Australian Standard ''Manual
of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, Part 2: Traffic Control Devices for General
(4) If no to any of the
aforementioned, why not?
(5) Will the
minister provide a list of projects with costings that will benefit from this
$70 million fund; and, if not, why not?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. I note that of the $70 million announced by the
federal government, over $57 million is allocated outside of the forward
estimates and beyond 2023–24.
(1)–(3) The program of works
will be determined through state budget processes.
(4) Not applicable.
(5) The program
of works will be determined as part of the normal state budget process, which
is ongoing given that only $12.85 million of federal government funds is in the