471. Hon ROBIN SCOTT to the minister representing the
Thank you, Madam President.
The PRESIDENT: Thank you, Hon Robin Scott; I was very
keen to give you the call, but I did not think you would hear me.
Hon ROBIN SCOTT: I refer to the budget announcement of
$4 million in funding towards the cost of a new hospital in Laverton.
(1) Can the
minister confirm that in 2017 the sum of $4 million was transferred from the
Laverton community hub project to start a Laverton Hospital fund?
(2) What is the current balance of the Laverton Hospital
(3) Is the sum of $4 million promised in the budget
independent of money held in the Laverton Hospital fund?
(4) If the
promised sum of $4 million is in fact the same money that was transferred from
the Laverton community hub project to the Laverton Hospital fund, what plan
does the government have to inject new money into the Laverton Hospital
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the
question. The following information has been provided by the Treasurer.
(1) In the
2018–19 budget, $4 million from the Laverton community hub project was
redirected to the royalties for regions regional investment initiative.
(2) Not applicable.
(3) In the
2019–20 budget, $4 million was transferred from the regional investment
initiative to WA Health for the Laverton Hospital project.
investment will be considered following the development of detailed planning
for this project.