Legislative Council: Thursday, February 09, 2023


Thriving Communities Program

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (14:29): Supplementary: is this the minister's replacement for the Regional Growth Fund? If not, it is a piddly amount.

Members interjecting:

The Hon. C.M. Scriven: Thriving Regions Fund?

The PRESIDENT: Order! Minister! When you ask a question at least let there be an answer before you answer your own question.

The Hon. C.M. Scriven: Show some courtesy. Common manners, that is what the President has asked for.

Members interjecting:


The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:30): I am happy to answer the second question in a row that was already answered in my original response. There is a $15 million Thriving Regions Fund. The topic of today's question was the Thriving Communities Fund, which is a subprogram of that fund.

Members interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: Are we just going to have conversations or are we going to ask and answer questions?