Legislative Council: Wednesday, June 01, 2022


Kangaroo Island Business Hub

The Hon. J.S. LEE (14:51): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking a question of the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development about Kangaroo Island.

Leave granted.

The Hon. J.S. LEE: A local survey indicated that two-thirds of businesses on KI say that the Kangaroo Island Business Hub is important for their business and they want it to continue beyond its June 2022 funding date. My question to the minister is: will the Labor government commit to investigate the KI Business Hub's future uses through consultation with the KI Industry Association; and will the minister confirm that they will provide funding for the KI Business Hub beyond the June 2020 date and, if not, why not?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:52): I thank the honourable Deputy Leader of the Opposition for her question. I am happy to refer that to the minister in the other place. The member has not indicated what program is funding that, so I am happy to make inquiries and bring that information back to the chamber.