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Question On Notice No. 1076 asked in the Legislative Council on 22 March 2018 by Hon Jacqui Boydell

Question Directed to the: Minister for Regional Development
Minister responding: Hon A. MacTiernan
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

I refer to the Local Project, Local Jobs projects, funded by Royalties for Regions, and I ask:
(a) do any of the 176 projects funded through Royalties for Regions have a business case;
(b) if yes to (a), will the Minister commit to tabling those business cases; and
(c) if no to (a), does the Local Projects, Local Jobs program as a whole have a business case and, if so, will the Minister commit to tabling it?

Answered on 10 May 2018

(a) – (c)           The Local Projects Local Jobs initiative was approved in its entirety by Cabinet as an election commitment. The average cost of projects was $40,000 and so business cases were not required as part of the process.  For all regional projects, Regional Development Commissions met with grantees, and undertook a risk assessment and due process that informed the development of individual funding agreements.