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Question On Notice No. 2643 asked in the Legislative Council on 29 October 2019 by Hon Jacqui Boydell

Question Directed to the: Minister for Environment representing the Minister for Housing
Minister responding: Hon P.C. Tinley
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

I refer to the Minister's answer to question without notice 1016 on 18 September 2019, regarding the Pilbara District Leadership Group (PDLG), and I ask:
(a) will the Minister please list the dates and location the PDLG has met since 18 November 2015;
(b) will the Minister please list the dates and names of, and reasons for, any group management changes since the 2017 state election;
(c) what key performance indicators or targets are in place to measure the PDLG's performance of its functions; and
(d) how many times has the group directly engaged with the Newman community since July 2017?

Answered on 3 December 2019

(a)

18 November 2015

Karratha

16 March 2016

Karratha

6 April 2016

Port Hedland

4 May 2016

Whim Creek

2 June 2016

Roebourne

6 July 2016

South Hedland

9 August 2016

Karratha

20 October 2016

Karratha

30 November 2016

Port Hedland

1 February 2017

Karratha

22 March 2017

Port Hedland

24 May 2017

Karratha

26 July 2017

South Hedland

20 October 2017

Karratha

14 December 2017

South Hedland

10 April 2018

South Hedland

6 June 2018

Tom Price

1 August 2018

Newman

30 September 2018

Onslow

12 October 2018

Karratha

28 November 2018

South Hedland

7 February 2019

Karratha

1 May 2019

South Hedland

20 June 2019

Karratha

8 August 2019

South Hedland

10 October 2019

Newman

 

(b) The Chairs of the Pilbara District Leadership Group (PDLG) have been:

  • Department of Communities: from November 2015 until January 2019;
  • Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries: from January 2019 to present.

      In 2019, the group confirmed the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries as the new chair in accordance with its terms of reference and as part of a normal rotation of chairing arrangements.

(c)  The PDLG, like others across the State, is expected to lead local progress towards the twelve targets established under the Our Priorities: Sharing Prosperity program.

(d)  The PDLG hosted meetings in Newman on 1 August 2018 and 10 October 2019. The PDLG has engaged closely with the Newman community in the preparation and post meeting stages, with
      group members also regularly engaging with organisations and individuals in Newman as part of their day-to-day roles.