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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 453 asked in the Legislative Council on 14 December 2021 by Hon Martin Aldridge

Question Directed to the: Minister for Regional Development representing the Minister for Energy
Minister responding: Hon W.J. Johnston
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

I refer to the Cyclone Seroja recovery grants and financial assistance and I ask, for the 'Western Power Relief Package' please identify:
(a) how many customers applied for the Western Power Extended Outage Payment;
(b) how many customers were approved;
(c) what is the total funds disbursed to date; and
(d) please provide a breakdown of funding by local government area?

Answered on 15 February 2022

(a)     634 customers applied for the $1000 Generator Assistance Payment and 17,654 customers applied for the Special Extended Outage Payment.


(b)     254 claims for the $1000 payment have been approved, and 17,105 claims have been approved for the Special Extended Outage Payment.


(c)     The amount paid for the $1000 payment is $254,000 and for the Extended Outage Payment is $2,733,600


(d)  Western Power does not keep records by Local Government Area