Legislative Council: Wednesday, June 28, 2023


Mount Barker

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (14:33): My question is to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development. Does the minister classify Mount Barker as a regional area?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:34): My understanding is that there are a number of mechanisms that are used to classify particular areas or regions. Some of those will affect federal matters, such as migration, and others will be relevant to areas within state jurisdictions. Often the local government area is of a relevant concern. When we are looking at, for example, grant programs, we need to look at the individual guidelines to see whether they are eligible under such things as regional definitions.