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Question Without Notice No. 636 asked in the Legislative Council on 18 June 2020 by Hon Jacqui Boydell

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 18 June 2020

CORONAVIRUS — LOTTERYWEST CRISIS AND EMERGENCY RELIEF GRANT FUND

636. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the Leader of the House representing the Premier:

I refer to the $159 million Lotterywest COVID-19 relief fund and the Premier's announcement yesterday regarding successful applicants.

(1) How many applicants were unsuccessful?

(2) Please provide further detail for (1) by detailing applicants by region and the amount they applied for?

(3) Given that the list of approved grants on the Lotterywest website from 28 April onwards only adds up to $5.3 million for 61 applicants and the Premier claims to have authorised $5.9 million for 70 applicants, who are the recipients of the missing $600 000 and where are they located?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

(1) Between 30 March and 18 June 2020, 19 grant applications to the COVID-19 crisis and emergency relief grant program were unsuccessful as they failed to meet the grant program criteria.

(2) Lotterywest does not publish specific details of unsuccessful grant applications. The information for the unsuccessful applications for the COVID-19 crisis and emergency relief fund by region to 18 June 2020 is set out in a table. I seek leave to have that part of the answer incorporated into Hansard.

Leave granted.

The following material was incorporated —

Number of Applications

Requested Amount

Perth metropolitan region

12

$4,820,227

Kimberley

2

$1,330,900

Pilbara

2

$425,620

Wheatbelt

2

$308,104

South West

1

$290,111

 

(3) Lotterywest has approved 72 grants to 70 organisations between 28 April and 18 June 2020, totalling a recommended amount of $5 976 000. These grants are published on the Lotterywest website.

Will the honourable member just check whether that gives her what she needs in answer to (3), and if it does not, I will follow that up.