May 6, 2014  |  Questions without Notice

Ballarat Mayor

Mr  HOWARD (Ballarat  East)— My question is to the Premier. Can  the Premier confirm that on 7 November 2013 he met with Cr John Burt,  the then mayor of the City of Ballarat?

Dr NAPTHINE (Premier) — I  thank  the  honourable member for his question. Cr John Burt  was certainly the  mayor of  the regional  City of  Ballarat, and  as Premier of  the  state  and  Minister  for  Regional Cities I meet with regional mayors on  a regular  basis right across the state. Sometimes I  meet with  them when they  are in Melbourne and sometimes I meet them in their home cities. With respect  to the exact date of  a  meeting  with John Burt when he was  mayor  of Ballarat, I will confirm that in my diary and get back to the honourable member.