WILUNA TO MEEKATHARRA
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
(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?
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.