KUNUNURRA YOUTH BAIL HOUSE
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
(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
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.
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.