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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 298 asked in the Legislative Council on 3 April 2019 by Hon Simon O’Brien

Minister responding: Hon D.A. Templeman
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

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298. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Local Government:

Further to question without notice 12 of 12 February 2019 and, indeed, my questions in June, August, September and November 2018, I again refer to the Department of Local Government–authorised inquiry into the City of Melville.

(1) What stage has the inquiry reached, and what stages of the process remain to be completed?

(2) What time frame has the minister set for finalising the necessary processes for tabling the report and for giving a government response?

(3) If a time frame has not been set, why not?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) A draft report relating to the authorised inquiry into the City of Melville has been completed and provided to the city for comment and feedback. Relevant sections of the draft report have been provided to other parties to the inquiry, who have also provided feedback and comment. Submissions and feedback on the draft report was required by 5 March 2019. The department is currently considering this feedback and any amendments necessary to the draft report. Once the report is finalised, it will be provided to the minister.

(2)–(3) The process is controlled by the department. The minister has no legislative ability to intervene.