Legislative Council: Tuesday, October 31, 2023


Mount Gambier, Public Transport

The Hon. B.R. HOOD (15:21): Supplementary: does the minister think it's strange that this government has signed a contract of inadequate services for eight years in the City of Mount Gambier on public transport and then initiated a review after signing a contract?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (15:21): The facts of the honourable member's question are incorrect. The review was certainly commenced, as my advice is, prior to the signing of the contracts. However, if the signing of the contracts, as I understand it, had not proceeded, then transport services could have been ended prematurely, which wouldn't be a positive outcome for anyone.