During these meetings Dumbartung has been encouraged to believe that the funding was an obligation of trust by the Western Australian government. After being awarded a significant assessment award funded by Dept. of Prime Minister and Cabinet. It was understood that the new gallery would be funded.
However recent discussions broke down after a 2 year process and a determination by Lottery West that the funding requested by Dumbartung via the quantum surveyor exceeded their expectation and rejected the proposal.