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Question Without Notice No. 890 asked in the Legislative Council on 9 October 2018 by Hon Jacqui Boydell

Minister responding: Hon D.J. Kelly
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

DEPARTMENT OF WATER AND ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION —COST RECOVERY WORKSHOPS

890. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the minister representing the Minister for Water:

I refer to workshops scheduled for Perth, Bunbury, Geraldton and Broome.

(1) How many people attended the Perth and Bunbury sessions?

(2) How many people registered for the Geraldton session before it was cancelled?

(3) What was the target audience?

(4) Why were those four locations selected?

(5) When and why was the decision made to add Manjimup?

(6) Why has the government not scheduled workshops in the horticultural hotspots of Carnarvon and Kununurra?

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:

I thank the member for the question. The following information has been provided by the Minister for Water.

(1) There were 41 attendees recorded at the Bunbury session and 61 attendees recorded at the Perth session.

(2) There were five registrations for the Geraldton session.

(3) There was no set target audience for any session.

(4) The four locations were selected as the major regional centres, capturing both water and clearing native vegetation instrument holders.

(5) The decision to add Manjimup was made on 10 September 2018 following a number of stakeholder and sector body requests to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation.

(6) It is anticipated that the Broome workshop will attract attendees from the Kimberley region. A workshop has been scheduled for Carnarvon on 23 October 2018.