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Tuesday, 7 February 2017
Page: 164

Armadale Aquatic Centre

(Question No. 28)


Mr Keogh asked the Minister representing the Minister for Regional Development, in writing, on 11 October 2016:

In respect of the Government's election commitment to allocate $10,000,000 to the City of Armadale for the Armadale Aquatic Centre, (a) from which budgetary allocation will this funding be taken, (b) what information was provided to the Government by the Armadale Aquatic Centre prior to this commitment being announced, and (c) what due diligence was undertaken by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development on the proposal for the Armadale Aquatic Centre prior to the funding announcement.


Mr Chester: The Minister for Regional Development has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(a) The Government's election commitment to the City of Armadale will be delivered through the Community Development Grants (CDG) Programme. Projects under CDG undergo a value for money assessment before a deed of agreement between the Government and the proponent is signed.

(b) and (c) The election commitment was announced by Senator Linda Reynolds CSC and Mr Matt O'Sullivan, the then candidate for Burt, on 21 June 2016.