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Question Without Notice No. 466 asked in the Legislative Council on 19 May 2020 by Hon Charles Smith

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

CORONAVIRUS — STIMULUS PACKAGE

466. Hon CHARLES SMITH to the minister representing the Minister for Transport:

I refer to the state's shovel-ready projects referred to in question without notice 421 asked last week.

(1) Could the minister please list the shovel-ready projects nominated by the state and local governments and the value of funding requested for each project?

(2) If not listed in (1), does the minister intend to request funding for rail upgrades in the wheatbelt?

(3) If not listed in (1), does the minister intend to request funding for the Arc Infrastructure WA SuperNet railway optical fibre project, which will put affordable broadband service along 4 000 kilometres of WA's grain railway line?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following answer has been provided to me by the Minister for Transport; Planning.

(1)–(3) The state government is currently in negotiations with the federal government in relation to its share of funding from the COVID-19 stimulus package.