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Question Without Notice No. 1105 asked in the Legislative Council on 7 November 2018 by Hon Robin Scott

Minister responding: Hon P. Papalia
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

WILUNA TO MEEKATHARRA ROAD

1105. Hon ROBIN SCOTT to the minister representing the Minister for Tourism:

I refer to the government's campaign to promote Western Australia to visitors from overseas as a state for driving qualities.

(1) Will the minister confirm that in 1957, when the Wiluna–Meekatharra rail line was closed, the then state government promised to seal the road between Meekatharra and Wiluna?

(2) Can the minister list any or all of the promises to seal the Wiluna to Meekatharra road, made by subsequent governments over the past 60 years?

(3) Will the government now authorise a study of the potential boost to tourism that will flow from the sealing of the Wiluna to Meekatharra road?

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:

I apologise to the member, but I certainly have not seen that question today, nor is it in my file. It has not been presented to me. I have signed many today, but this one has not been presented. We will find out whether the member's office was contacted and give further information at the end of question time.