DUST MANAGEMENT — BUYBACK SCHEME —
373. Hon ALISON XAMON to the Minister for Regional Development:
This question is asked on
behalf of Hon Robin Chapple, who is out of the chamber on urgent parliamentary
I refer to answers (3)–(5) to question without notice
220 asked in the Legislative Council on 17 March 2020 regarding the Port
Hedland buyback scheme that was triggered by uninhabitable dust pollution.
understanding that the scheme will apply only to residential properties and not
commercial properties, how many residential properties are owned by commercial
or government entities?
(2) Will those
residential properties that are owned by commercial or government entities be
eligible for the Port Hedland buyback scheme?
(3) If yes to (2), why?
(4) If yes to
(2), what class of commercial entities will be eligible for the Port Hedland
Hon DARREN WEST replied:
I thank the honourable
member for some notice of the question. On behalf of the Minister for Regional
Development, I provide the following answer.
(1) There are
approximately 440 dwellings between Taplin Street and the harbour. Approximately
240 are owned by commercial and government entities.
(2) No. It is
proposed that the state government agencies and those companies contributing to
the fund for the scheme will not be eligible, nor will commercial property
(3)–(4) Not applicable.