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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 1466 asked in the Legislative Council on 28 November 2019 by Hon Nick Goiran

Minister responding: Hon S.F. McGurk
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on


1466. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence:

I refer to my questions prior to hearings with the Department of Communities for the 2018–19 budget estimates and the answer received by the Standing Committee on Estimates and Financial Operations on 5 June 2018 in which the minister informed the committee that a further family and domestic violence refuge in the Peel region would be operational by July 2019.

(1) Is the refuge operational?

(2) If yes to (1), on what date did it commence?

(3) If no to (1), why not, and what is the revised commencement date?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

(1) No.

(2) Not applicable.

(3) The Peel refuge is planned to commence operations in November 2020. The refuge will be a therapeutic refuge focused on women with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse issues. Stakeholder engagement was conducted to develop the therapeutic service model to meet the needs of these women and inform the facility design. This impacted the operational time line, but has resulted in the development of an innovative service model, the first of its kind in Western Australia.