SWAN VALLEY EXPLORER BUS SERVICE
1024. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the minister representing
the Minister for Transport:
I refer to the McGowan government's
commitment for a hop-on, hop-off Swan Valley Explorer bus service.
(1) What is the state government's
commitment to this initiative and how is it being spent?
(2) How was the
successful proponent of the service selected; and, if it was through a tender,
how was the tender process undertaken?
(3) If a tender was not undertaken,
(4) Were other
potential proponents provided an opportunity to offer or bid to provide the
service; and, if so, how?
(5) Over what
period will the Swan Valley Explorer operate as a result of state government
(6) Will the Swan
Valley Explorer continue to operate once the state government's funding
performance indicators have been established to measure the success of the state
government's investment in the Swan Valley Explorer service?
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. The following information is provided on behalf of
the Minister for Transport.
(1) In relation
to the transport portfolio, Transperth has granted approval for the Swan Valley
Explorer service to use Transperth bus stops in the Swan Valley.
(2)–(3) The Swan Valley
Explorer service is a commercial enterprise.
(4)–(7) Not applicable.
Several members interjected.
The PRESIDENT: Order! Are we
ready to go? Hon Jim Chown.