|Question On Notice No. 78 asked in the Legislative Council on 22 June 2017 by Hon Robin Scott |
Question Directed to the: Minister for Regional Development representing the Minister for Mines and Petroleum
Minister responding: Hon W.J. Johnston
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
(1) With reference to the Exploration Incentive Scheme media statement, Exploration Incentive Scheme creates millions in benefits to WA, dated Friday 17 April 2015, does the Minister recognise and support the enormous benefits that the Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) with its the co-funded drilling program brings to the Western Australian economy and the royalty income of the Government of Western Australia?
(2) Will the Minister insist upon the continuation of the EIS and the co-funded drilling program?
Answered on 24 August 2017
(2) The Exploration Incentive Scheme (EIS) has been a successful project that has delivered positive results. However, government has to deal with very difficult financial circumstances and all programs are under review. I am discussing with other Ministers the best means to ensure an effective EIS can continue.