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Question Without Notice No. 489 asked in the Legislative Council on 15 May 2019 by Hon Jacqui Boydell

Minister responding: Hon F.M. Logan
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 15 May 2019

KUNUNURRA YOUTH BAIL HOUSE — RELOCATION

489. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the minister representing the Minister for Corrective Services:

I refer to the recently proposed relocation of the Kununurra bail house service and the contractor Hope Community Services' local government development application for seven additional beds in the facility to provide additional government contracted services.

(1) Was there a tender process for awarding a contract or grant for additional services to Hope Community Services, which were to be run from the Kununurra bail house?

(2) If yes to (1), will the minister table any related documents and/or undertakings regarding the award of this tender and or grant to Hope Community Services?

(3) If no to (1), will the minister table any related documents and/or undertakings to Hope Community Services that it had the confidence to purchase a $750 000 property from which to provide the additional services?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

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

(1) No. The Kununurra bail house delivers services under a tender that was initiated under the previous Liberal–National government. A tender process was not required for this variation of the existing contract.

(2) Not applicable.

(3) Hope Community Services was required to relocate the Kununurra bail house to continue existing contracted services due to the expiry of its existing lease and the property owner's intention not to renew it.