Legislative Council: Tuesday, October 31, 2023


Limestone Coast

The Hon. B.R. HOOD (14:52): Supplementary: is the minister and her government confident that the federal Labor government will fund this project?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:52): As I mentioned, I think this project presents a compelling case to the federal Labor government. What is unique about this project is that it is that whole collaboration, not just Telstra and federal government funding potentially but the involvement of the state government, of local government—six out of the seven in the region—and of industry. That is something that really does present a very strong case. I hope that the commonwealth government sees it in that light and that we can look forward to funding from the federal government to see this come to fruition.