QUESTION: Sum of money paid to Australian Walking Company

Today in Question Time, Mark asked the Treasurer how much of the money the Government has contracted to pay the Australian Walking Company in relation to private luxury accommodation in Flinders Chase National Park has already been paid. 


The Hon. M.C. PARNELL:How My question is to the Treasurer. How much of the $832,889 plus GST that the government has contracted to pay to the Australian Walking Company in relation to luxury private accommodation in Flinders Chase National Park has already been paid over to that company?


The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (Treasurer): I am assuming the honourable member is referring to a grant made by the former Labor government. I am happy to take that on notice and come back with an answer.

Response received 12 November, 2019:

The Hon. R.I. LUCAS (Treasurer): I have been provided the following advice:

No payments have been made to the Australian Walking Company under the Future Jobs Fund Grant Deed, which provides for a grant of up to $832,889 (plus GST) for the purposes of the company's proposed guided walking tour and accommodation offering along the Kangaroo Island Wilderness Trail.