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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 722 asked in the Legislative Council on 29 August 2018 by Hon Tim Clifford

Minister responding: Hon D.J. Kelly
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

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722. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the minister representing the Minister for Innovation and ICT:

I refer to the government's electric vehicle working group, which I understand was established in March this year.

(1) What is the scope and purpose of this group?

(2) Does the group have a time frame to achieve its objectives as per its scope, and will the minister please provide details of this time frame?

(3) Will the minister please confirm whether the group's scope includes the investigation of DC fast-charging stations?

(4) Will the minister please provide copies of any reports or minutes emanating from this group to date?


I thank the member for the question. The Minister for Innovation and ICT has provided the following information.

(1) The purpose of the Western Australian electric vehicle working group is to coordinate and facilitate state government action to deliver outcomes under the Climate Action Roundtable memorandum of understanding—subnational collaboration on electric vehicles. The scope of the working group covers three main workstreams: firstly, taking a coordinated approach to the strategic planning and construction of infrastructure for electric vehicles; secondly, sharing information and seeking alignment of policies to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles, including standards and financial and non-financial incentives; and, thirdly, developing an action plan to increase the share of electric vehicles in fleets.

(2) No. Work plans or actions are being developed for each workstream.

(3) The infrastructure workstream is considering the strategic planning and construction of infrastructure for electric vehicles.

(4) The minutes from each working group meeting are provided to me and to the Minister for Environment and are not publicly available. No reports have been developed by the working group to date. I table a copy of the minutes of the meeting of 5 June 2018 of the WA electric vehicle working group.

[See paper 1690.]