Legislative Council: Tuesday, November 01, 2022


Centre for First Nations Cultures

The Hon. S.G. WADE (15:08): Supplementary: when the minister says that delivering the project with the existing budget would mean that it would only be a local state-level standard facility, is he referring to the $250 million original budget or the $300 million with the additional $50 million that was mentioned in the Premier's press release yesterday?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:08): I will double-check, but I am pretty sure it refers to not the $250 million or $300 million, but the budgeted $200 million, which if my memory serves me correctly was comprised of $115 million of state money and $85 million of federal money from City Deal budgets. I will check to see if there is any further information, but I understand that the budget as it stood as of last week was $200 million, comprising $115 million of state money and $85 million of federal money.