Fremantle Port Authority – Options Evaluation Report

Hon. Diane Evers MLC (left) with the Wheatbelt Railway Retention Alliance’s Jane Fuchsbichler.

EXTRACT FROM HANSARD – 16 May 2018

FREMANTLE PORT AUTHORITY — “INNER AND OUTER HARBOUR DEVELOPMENT OPTIONS EVALUATION” REPORT

1079. Hon Diane Evers to the minister representing the Minister for Transport:

(1) Will the Minister please table a 2015 report commissioned by the Fremantle Port Author ity titled Inner and Outer Harbour’s development options evaluation ?

(2) If no to (1), why not?

(3) If the report is not publicly available, what is the Minister’s comment on claims by at least two journalists that they have seen or hold copies of the report, incl uding most recently, Paul Murray in a column titled ‘Westport taskforce a waste of time’ published in The West Australian on 16 September 2017 and Josh Zimmerman, in an article titled ‘WA Labor asked to explain rush for Outer Harbour by State Treasurer and Melville Mayor’ published in the Melville Times on 24 February 2017?

Hon Stephen Dawson replied:

(1) – (2) I am advised that no final report with that description exists. Draft documentation bearing that title was prepared by the Fremantle Port Authority (F PA) in 2015 to assess a range of potential development options for the Inner and Outer Harbour to cater for future trade growth. The documentation was prepared as part of an internal planning activity and was not finalised or endorsed through the organisat ion and has no formal status.

(3) FPA has no knowledge of how a version of the documentation may have been obtained by the journalists.

Pemberton Camp School Land Ownership – 17 May 2018

Hon. Diane Evers MLC (left) with the Wheatbelt Railway Retention Alliance’s Jane Fuchsbichler.

EXTRACT FROM HANSARD – 17 May 2018

PEMBERTON CAMP SCHOOL — LAND OWNERSHIP

410. Hon DIANE EVERS to the Minister for Education and Training:

I refer to the Pemberton camp school site.

(1) Does the government own all the land on which the Pemberton camp school operates?

(2) If no to (1), how much of the land on which the camp school operates does the govern ment own?

(3) Can the minister confirm that the land and school camp were originally owned and developed by the local community, and entrusted to state government in the 1970s to be managed by the education department?

(4) If yes to (3), can the minister e xplain why the community was not involved to its satisfaction in the decision to invite organisations and businesses to register interest in leasing and operating the camp school?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of thi s question.

(1) – (2) The Pemberton camp school is on crown land reserved for educational purposes and it is 0.95 of a hectare. There is an access road and other minor facilities that encroach on an adjacent lot. Negotiations over the acquisition of this lan d, 2 850 square metres, stalled in 2010.

(3) The history of the camp indicates both education and community involvement in the development of the camp. The original site was excised from the national park in 1951. In the 1970s and 1980s, the Department of Education purchased the rest of the site from Bunnings Brothers. The department understands that there have been contributions from government, schools, community and businesses for infrastructure.

(4) The procurement process has been developed to optimise the continuation of all campsite operations.