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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 677 asked in the Legislative Council on 13 March 2018 by Hon Robin Scott

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

In reference to a proposal by the Government of Ukraine to establish a rocket launching facility near the Curtin airbase in the Kimberley, mentioned on page 1 of The West Australian on 12 March 2018, can the Minister advise what progress has been made by the State Government towards an agreement with the Space Agency of Ukraine, and will the Minister advise what, if any, will be the role of the Federal Government in the project?

Answered on 11 April 2018

The current State Government has not received a proposal from the Space Agency of Ukraine.

Prior to any proposal by a foreign government entity to establish a rocket launching facilitiy in Western Australia to be considered by the State Government, the appropriate approvals would need to be sounght by the proponent from the Federal Government.