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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 1476 asked in the Legislative Council on 28 November 2019 by Hon Simon O’Brien

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

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1476. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the minister representing the Minister for Transport:

Some elements of this question relate to both the planning and transport portfolios, but I have asked whether the minister can handle it and maybe give me non-answers in both capacities. Sorry, Madam President, I will get on with it.

The PRESIDENT: That is all right. We are getting to that time of the year!

Hon SIMON O'BRIEN: I refer to the proposed Dan Murphy's liquor barn at the intersection of Canning Highway and South Terrace in Como.

(1) Given the traffic concerns raised by the community and Main Roads, will the minister or her department take any further action to ensure the safety of road users in this area?

(2) What traffic solutions will be implemented to cater for the projected increase in traffic from this development?

(3) Given the traffic concerns raised by the community and Main Roads, does the minister have any options to overturn, intervene or challenge this development?

The PRESIDENT: That is a good question, member. Minister for Environment.


Thank you, Madam President. I know it is Thursday today, and this is normally comedy hour for the week, but I would encourage honourable members, given that we are sitting tomorrow, to hold on to some of their good humour for then.

(1)–(2) As a condition of the development approval, the developers must consult with Main Roads to gain approval to modify the roads at this location, with due consideration for safety and capacity.

(3) In July 2018, the State Administrative Tribunal made its determination on this development. When SAT has made such a determination, the minister has no statutory right to intervene.