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Question Without Notice No. 1032 asked in the Legislative Council on 30 October 2018 by Hon Tim Clifford

Minister responding: Hon D.A. Templeman
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 30 October 2018

PICABAR — PERTH CULTURAL CENTRE PRECINCT

1032. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Culture and the Arts:

I refer to the government's recent decision to terminate the lease of Picabar in the Perth Cultural Centre Precinct.

(1) Does the minister consider three weeks a reasonable time frame for a business to vacate after having held the lease since 2012?

(2) When will the expression of interest be released and how long will it be open for?

(3) Could the minister please provide details of any restrictions on who can submit expressions of interest?

(4) What is the duration of the lease being offered under the EOI process?

(5) Is the EOI process a part of a longer formal tender process?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

(1) The current operator does not need to vacate the premises. The current operator is encouraged to participate in the upcoming expression of interest process.

(2) The EOI will be released at the end of November 2018 and will be open for six weeks.

(3) There will be no restrictions. It will be an open tender for a cafe bar facility.

(4) The duration of the lease is to be negotiated.

(5) Yes.

The PRESIDENT: Hon Tjorn Sibma.

Hon TJORN SIBMA: I have been advised that the government is not in a position once again to answer one of the questions I submitted, so I will do it tomorrow.

The PRESIDENT: We look forward to that.