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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 981 asked in the Legislative Council on 17 October 2018 by Hon Colin Tincknell

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 17 October 2018


981. Hon COLIN TINCKNELL to the Minister for Regional Development:

I refer to the media statement issued by the minister on 9 December 2017, promoting water sales by SF Irrigation Co-operative Ltd for the southern forests irrigation scheme, and the sales document issued in December 2017 with a state government logo on it stating —


There will be a water sales office open from Tuesday, 9 January 2018.

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Agriculture and Food Research Centre, South West Highway, Manjimup

Opening hours:

� 12 pm to 3 pm

(1) Did the minister approve the use of a state government department building as the location for commercial sales by SF Irrigation Co-operative Ltd?

(2) Did the minister inquire whether SF Irrigation Co-operative Ltd had development approval from the Shire of Manjimup to conduct commercial and industrial development, as required by the shire?

(3) What is the status of the Shire of Manjimup's development approval for SF Irrigation Co-operative Ltd to conduct the southern forests irrigation scheme?


I thank the member for the question.

The answer I have states that it is for parts (1) to (3), but it actually covers only parts (1) and (2). I will undertake to get the member more information on part (3).

(1)–(2) The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has many industry collaborations and provides accommodation for non-government entities as part of its industry facilitation role. The use of the available office space to support SF Irrigation Co-operative Ltd during its establishment phase is consistent with that purpose and was approved by the responsible regional director.