CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY —
84. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the minister representing the
Minister for Innovation and ICT:
I refer to the WAtoday article from
7 February 2020 titled ''Chicken or the egg: State broods on electric
car report for entire year'' regarding the electric vehicles
infrastructure strategic planning report commissioned by the state government's
Electric Vehicles Working Group.
(1) Why was the report only recently
released despite being completed in December 2018?
(2) When were cabinet ministers
briefed on the report?
(3) Is the report
considered to be the EV working group's preliminary recommendations to
facilitate the uptake of EVs, as stated by the minister in response to question
without notice 270 asked on 2 April 2019; and, if not, has the minister
received the working group's preliminary recommendations?
thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. On behalf of the
Minister for Regional Development representing the Minister for
Innovation and ICT, I give the following answer.
(1) The report
was prepared for the purpose of consideration by the infrastructure
subcommittee of the Western Australian Electric Vehicles Working Group.
ministers were briefed on the report at various times during 2019.
recommendations in the report, along with other pieces of advice, are being
considered by the Western Australian Electric Vehicles Working Group in
developing a draft state electric vehicle strategy for government.