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Tuesday, 7 February 2017
Page: 164

Thornlie Bowling Club

(Question No. 30)

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 $2,400,000 for the Thornlie Bowling Club, (a) from which budgetary allocation will this funding be taken, (b) what information was provided to the Government by the Thornlie Bowling Club prior to this commitment being announced, (c) what due diligence was undertaken by the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development on the proposal for the Thornlie Bowling Club prior to the funding announcement, (d) under what circumstances would this funding not be forthcoming, and (e) when does the Minister expect (i) a Deed of Agreement to be signed for this project, (ii) the payment for this project to be made, and (iii) this project to be completed.

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 Thornlie Bowling Club will be delivered through the Community Development Grants Programme.

(b) and (c) The election commitment was announced by the Hon Christian Porter MP, Minister for Social Services, on 18 June 2016.

(d) Under limited circumstances, where the project does not demonstrate value for money under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

(e) This project is being progressed directly with the proponent. The project details are yet to be finalised.