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Wednesday, 11 August 2004
Page: 2857


Mr Gibbons asked the Minister for Transport and Regional Services, upon notice, on 3 March 2004:

(1) Is he aware of the application submitted by the Metcalfe Community Association to establish a Rural Transaction Centre (RTC) at Metcalfe.

(2) Is he aware that the Metcalfe Community Association invested 27 months of time and effort into the application and selection process with a view to establishing an RTC at Metcalfe.

(3) Is he aware that the application to establish an RTC at Metcalfe has been rejected.

(4) Is he aware that the Metcalfe Community Association was prepared to contribute $105,000 toward the establishment of the RTC at Metcalfe.

(5) Can he provide the reasons why the application by the Metcalfe Community Association to establish a Rural Transaction Centre at Metcalfe was unsuccessful.

(6) What projects have been funded under the RTC programme and what amounts have been granted to the successful applicants.


Mr Anderson (Minister for Transport and Regional Services) —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) Yes.

(2) Yes.

(3) Yes.

(4) Yes.

(5) The Metcalfe RTC application was unsuccessful as it did not meet RTC Programme criteria for a number of reasons including:

the RTC Programme assists communities which lack access to basic services, however residents of Metcalfe have access to a wide range of services in Kyneton 16 kms away;

some of the service providers proposed for the Metcalfe RTC did not support the introduction of their services due to low customer numbers and the proximity of these services in Kyneton;

the RTC programme does not support funding to purchase commercial businesses; however a significant part of the Metcalfe application was for RTC funds to be used to purchase a commercial business; and

RTC proposals need to demonstrate ongoing financial viability, however there was concern regarding the viability of the proposed Metcalfe RTC, as some of the income projections were considered unrealistic.

(6) See attached table.

NSW

Name of Town

Initial Funding Approved(GST Incl)

Ashford

$154,000

Ariah Park

$74,797

Barellan

$69,936

Baradine

$134,912

Batlow

$37,400

Bemboka

$50,287

Bermagui

$176,000

Binalong

$48,637

Binnaway

$95,000

Boggabilla

$46,970

Bombala

$0.00

Boorowa

$226,600

Bowraville

$243,263

Braidwood

$326,838

Bulahdelah

$242,000

Bundarra

$69,050

Burraga

$74,000

Candelo

$50,915

Captains Flat

$40,028

Clarence Town

$428,000

Comboyne

$202,000

Coonabarabran

$0

Coonamble

$241,258

Coraki

$293,766

Culcairn

$160,995

Delegate

$205,210

Drake

$173,492

Dunedoo

$79,037

Eugowra

$130,000

Ganmain

$258,500

Gresford

$100,000

Greta

$170,000

Gulargambone

$200,000

Gundagai

$160,176

Gunning

$84,857

Guyra

$0

Gwabegar

$148,671

Halliday's Point

$0

Henty

$59,757

Hillston

$248,366

Kendall

$238,230

Lake Cargelligo

$198,311

Mathoura

$462,000

Mendooran

$122,600

Menindee

$204,325

Murrurundi

$314,850

Nimmitabel

$59,896

Perisher Valley

$50,349

Pillaga

$174,588

Pooncarie

152,553

Stuart Town

$124,609

Talbingo

$22,169

Tibooburra

$194,412

Tingha

$143,332

Tottenham

$86,576

Tullamore

$172,680

Tullibigeal

$165,000

Tumbarumba

$257,670

Ulong

$45,870

Urana

$120,000

Walla Walla

$155,848

Werris Creek

$167,512

Wilcannia

$204,325

Wyndham

$58,900

Yeoval

$60,000

QLD

Name of Town

Initial Funding Approved(GST Incl)

Agnes Water

$352,000

Aramac

$70,000

Augathella

$133,279

Aurukun

$449,558

Babinda

$247,226

Badu Island

$616,000

Bamaga

$335,940

Bell

$150,067

Birdsville

$157,366

Blackbutt

$168,000

Bloomfield Valley

$330,000

Boigu

$250,000

Chillagoe

$62,374

Coen

$281,160

Crows Nest

$38,000

Dauan Island

$250,000

Dimbulah

$3,079

Dirranbandi

$100,000

Doomadgee

$418,895

Erub Island

$275,000

Giru

$77,065

Glenden

$88,310

Greenvale

$101,332

Gunana

$286,802

Half Tide Beach

$14,703

Horn Island

$231,330

Ilfracombe

$68,810

Isisford

$51,169

Jericho

$52,990

Jundah

$122,004

Kalbar

$60,000

Kubin, Moa Island

$265,990

Mapoon

$334,108

Mer Island

$253,765

Moonie

$303,709

Morven

$85,711

Mount Larcom

$163,000

Pormpuraaw

$263580

Rolleston

$154,390

Rollingstone

$60,000

Seisia Island

$165,000

Silkwood

$34,995

Surat

$159,500

Thallon

$97,068

Umagico

$352,000

Wallumbilla

$21,098

Yam Island

$295,124

Yarrabah

$417,038

Yowah

$461,250

Yuleba

$21,462

VIC

Name of Town

Initial Funding Approved(GST Incl)

Avoca

$58,378

Beeac

$288,551

Bendoc

$91,560

Beulah

$215,005

Birregurra

$85,171

Bonnie Doon

$79,705

Boort

$173,930

Cann River

$94,502

Culgoa

$55,978

Dartmoor

$37,896

Derrinallum

$172,803

Dunolly

$253,000

Glenthompson

$39,461

Grantville

$250,000

Heyfield

$201,274

Hopetoun

$0

Kinglake/Marysville

$295,800

Lake Bolac

$279,343

Lake Tyers

$40,522

Lang Lang

$237,308

Leitchville

$83,330

Lexton

$192,710

Lockington

$58,106

Manangatang

$70,000

Mirboo North

$163,954

Nathalia

$154,655

Newstead

$107,800

Patchewollock

$85,899

Pyramid Hill

$62,725

Quambatook

$73,556

Rushworth

$143,427

Rutherglen

$64,778

Sea Lake

$2,310

Stanhope

$127,244

Ultima

$165,000

Wedderburn

$78,600

Welshpool

$140,000

Willaura

$4,829

Wycheproof

$88,250

NT

Name of Town

Initial Funding Approved(GST Incl)

Harts Range

$360,288

Galiwin'ku, Elcho Island

$425,475

Maningrida

$155,464

Mataranka

$161,517

Nguiu

$460,350

Numbulwar

$139,800

Nauiyu, Daly River

$126,500

Nganmarriyanga

$33,630

Oenpelli

$142,300

Ramingining(Now Terminated)

$169,000

Yuendumu

$321,651

Wadeye

$498,106

SA

Name of Town

Initial Funding Approved(GST Incl)

Beachport

$91,000

Blanchetown

$281,311

Blinman

$104,900

Bute

$152,984

Carpenter Rocks

$29,515

Coffin Bay

$151,717

Elliston

$211,505

Iron Knob

$92,818

Kalangadoo

$81,150

Lucindale

$17,706

Marree

$231,924

Mintabie

$73,133

Penneshaw

$307,989

Peterborough

$96,328

Point Pearce

$78,846

Port Broughton

$120,000

Port Macdonnell

$122,370

Saddleworth

$100,328

Streaky Bay

$181,029

Tantanoola

$70,000

Tarpeena

$40,154

Wudinna

$303,258

Yacka

$15,318

Yunta

$149,402

WA

Name of Town

Initial Funding Approved(GST Incl)

Augusta

$185,000

Beacon

$203,500

Bidyadanga

$280,000

Boddington

$124,649

Boyup Brook

$80,776

Calingiri

$300,500

Corrigin

$122,000

Cunderdin

$92,810

Dalwallinu

$25,500

Elleker

Withdrawn

Frankland

$228,768

Halls Creek

$230,000

Hyden

$147,111

Jerramungup

$190,000

Jigaling

$220,748

Kalannie

$110,754

Kalbarri

$19,714

Kambalda

$164,989

Kojonup

$71,500

Kondinin

$138,317

Kulin

$130,000

Leeman

$392,512

Leonora

$213,086

Mingenew

$179,500

Morawa

$128,595

Mt Magnet

$57,000

Mukinbudin

$190,003

Narembeen

$23,450

Northcliffe

$241,772

Redmond

Withdrawn

Perenjori

$93,750

Pingelly

$78,510

Roebourne

$273,110

Walpole

$192,570

Waroona

$181,550

Wagin

$90,053

Wellstead

$172,378

Westonia

$130,000

Williams

$148,673

Wundowie

$148,280

Yalgoo

$194,700

Young's Siding

$9,501

TAS

Name of Town

Initial Funding Approved(GST Incl)

Dover

$5,862

Mole Creek

$152,130

Nubeena/Port Arthur

$65,890

Rosebery

$2,950

Scamander

$113,675

St Marys

$84,190

Waratah

$100,503