BUSES
EXPERT REFERENCE GROUP'S REPORT


BUSES - EXPERT REFERENCE GROUP'S REPORT
House:LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL- QUESTIONS ON NOTICE
Date:TUESDAY, 13 October 1998
Member:
Member:Kelly, Hon Norm
Criddle, Hon Murray
Subject:BUSES - EXPERT REFERENCE GROUP'S REPORT
Page:1755 / 2

BUSES

Expert Reference Group's Report

142. Hon NORM KELLY to the Minister for Transport:

(1) Who are the members of the expert reference group, established to assess the most appropriate fuel for Perth’s bus fleet?

(2) What qualifications do they possess for membership of such a group?

(3) What remuneration will they be paid for work done?

(4) What is the reporting deadline for this group’s assessment?

(5) Can the Minister guarantee that after the initial order of 133 buses, there will be no further purchases of buses prior to the reference group’s assessment has been presented to the Minister?

Hon M.J. CRIDDLE replied:

(1) Mr Brian Bult (Chairman) Managing Director - Voith Australia Pty Ltd.
      Mr Alan Bray Managing Director - PATH Transit.
      Mr John Stanley Environmental Economist.
      Mr Kevin Bishop Manager Corporate Sales - AlintaGas.
      Dr Phillip Morgan Assistant Director - Air Quality Management - Department of Environmental Protection.
      Mr Greg Martin Executive Director Metropolitan Division-Department of Transport.

(2) Each member of this group is currently occupying senior positions within their respective organisations and all are suitably qualified.

(3) The Chairman, Mr Brian Bult is to be paid $1 000 per month plus ‘out of pocket’ expenses.
      Mr John Stanley is to be paid his normal consulting fee of $1 200 per day plus ‘out of pocket’ expenses and has provided an estimate of $13 200 for the completion of the work.
      Mr Alan Bray, the bus operator representative, is providing his time within his normal duties and will claim 'out of pocket' expenses only.
      Three members of the group are Public Servants and as such their expertise is available to this group within their normal duties.

(4) Group is to report monthly with the final report due in December 1998.

(5) Yes.