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Question Without Notice No. 1060 asked in the Legislative Council on 1 December 2021 by Hon Neil Thomson

Minister responding: Hon Dr A.D. Buti
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on 1 December 2021

RENEWABLE ENERGY — SECTION 91 LICENCES

1060. Hon NEIL THOMSON to the minister representing the Minister for Lands:

I refer to question without notice 1041, asked yesterday, concerning the section 91 licence issued to Province Resources.

(1) Can minister provide a map outlining the location and curtilage of the licence area?

(2) If no to (1), can the minister describe the location so that it can be identified?

(3) What is the term of the section 91 licence in years?

(4) Can the minister provide a copy of the licence, including all terms; and, if not, why not?

(5) What requirements are on Province Resources to provide information on renewable energy prospectivity in the public domain?

(6) Are there any native title claimants over the site on which the licence has been issued; and, if so, who are the claimants and has the state sought approval from the native title claimants?

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:

I thank the member for the question. The Minister for Lands has provided the following information.

(1) No.

(2) I table the attached tenure information.

[See paper 948.]

(3) The term is two years.

(4) No. Under the Land Administration Act 1997, the section 91 licence is a statutory right granted by the Minister for Lands on behalf of the state of Western Australia to Province Resources Ltd. The licence can be released only with the prior agreement of all parties.

(5) There is no requirement for Province Resources to provide this information.

(6) No.