Legislative Council: Thursday, July 07, 2022


Coastal Management

The Hon. J.S. LEE (14:41): My questions are to the Attorney-General regarding coastal management:

1. When can the Attorney provide some indication as to the expected time frame for a government decision following completion of a scientific review of all options for sand management?

2. As he has indicated that this is his new responsibility, can he commit to this review as a priority?

3. When can the community expect to see tangible action to deliver on the options for sand management?

4. What has happened to the funding that was allocated for the West Beach pipeline?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Attorney-General, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:41): I thank the honourable member for her questions—which I think were her leader's questions. Be that as it may, I can answer that, having just less than a week ago been given my instrument of appointment in relation to this decision-making power and the very busy time we have all spent in this chamber this week, I have not been briefed, but as soon as I am briefed I will turn my mind to the review.