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Question Without Notice No. 195 asked in the Legislative Council on 28 March 2018 by Hon Robin Scott

Minister responding: Hon P.C. Tinley
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on 28 March 2018

REMOTE ABORIGINAL COMMUNITIES — DRINKING WATER
      195. Hon ROBIN SCOTT to the minister representing the Minister for Housing:
      (1) Will the minister confirm that the Department of Housing provides drinking water to 91 remote Aboriginal communities through the remote area essential services program?
      (2) How many of those communities receive deliveries of bottled water?
      (3) Will the minister list the communities that receive bottled water, showing in each case the estimated population and the quantity of bottled water delivered to the community during the last 12-month period for which figures are available to the minister?
      (4) Is the minister aware of any other agency of government or any other organisation that delivers bottled water in bulk quantities to remote communities?
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.
(1) Under RAESP, the Department of Communities currently supplies water to 78 remote communities.
(2) Eleven communities receive deliveries of bottled water.
(3) The answer is in tabular form so I seek leave to have it incorporated into Hansard.
Leave granted.
The following material was incorporated —
          Remote Aboriginal Community
          Current Population Estimate at 28 March 2018
          Bottled Water quantities delivered March 2017-March 2018 (Litres)
          Burringurrah
          114
          150
          Cosmo Newberry
          71
          1080
          Jameson
          128
          2532
          Jigalong
          424
          300
          Kutkabubba
          20
          240
          Mt Margaret
          92
          240
          Mulga Queen
          45
          480
          Pandanus Park
          148
          240
          Tjuntjuntjarra
          204
          200
          Wanarn
          149
          58
          Warburton
          487
          720


(4) No.