REDEVELOPMENT — RALPH ADDIS
1462. Hon PETER COLLIER to
the Minister for Regional Development:
I refer to the redevelopment of the
Warmun community after it was flooded in March 2011.
(1) What role in the redevelopment did Mr Ralph Addis
have in his capacity as acting chair of the Kimberley Development
(2) As acting chair of the KDC, was
Mr Ralph Addis aware of Stellar Corporate Solutions?
(3) As acting
chair of the KDC, was Mr Ralph Addis aware that Mr Craig Dale was a part owner
of Stellar Corporate Solutions?
ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
I thank the member for the question.
(1) None. For
clarity, Mr Ralph Addis was never acting chairperson of the Kimberley
Development Commission. He was a board member
of the KDC from 26 June 2009 to 7 November 2014, and its chair from 26 March
2012 until 7 November 2014. From May 2011, Mr Addis was employed by Warmun Community
Inc to assist the Warmun Community Inc CEO during a period of failing health,
and from August 2011 until October 2012 as the Warmun Community Inc CEO. Mr
Addis as a board member had no KDC-appointed role in the Warmun community
redevelopment and, as a board member, declared his employment connections with
Warmun Community Inc and was separated from any KDC decisions related to the
Warmun community redevelopment.
(2)–(3) The KDC became aware of Stellar Corporate
Solutions during late 2011 or early 2012 and that Mr Craig Dale was a part
owner. The KDC has had no commercial relationship or transactions with Stellar
Corporate Solutions during Mr Addis's tenure as a KDC board member or
since. Mr Addis became aware of Mr Dale as a representative of the then
Department of Housing when he commenced his employed role with Warmun Community
Inc and subsequently become aware in late 2011 or early 2012 that Mr Dale was
contracted by Housing via Stellar Corporate Solutions.
For the sake of completeness and
transparency, and with the support of Mr Addis, I also wish to table a disclosure letter that Mr Addis provided on his
own initiative on 24 October 2014 to both the Public Sector Commissioner
and the then Minister for Regional Development, Hon Terry Redman, MLA, ahead of
his appointment to the role of director general of the Department of Regional
Development. I further note that Mr Addis forwarded a copy of this disclosure
letter to the current Public Sector Commissioner and Ms Michelle Andrews,
director general of the Department of Communities, on 16 November 2019 and to
my office on 21 November 2019.
[See paper 3441.]