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Friday, 28 November 1986
Page: 4071

(Question No. 4892)

Mr Lloyd asked the Minister for Aviation, upon notice, on 13 November 1986:

(1) Have any light poles been wrongly positioned at Perth's new international terminal; if so, how has this situation arisen.

(2) Will his Department rectify the situation; if so, what will be the cost of relocating the poles.

(3) If his Department will not rectify the situation, why not.

(4) What action has been taken to ensure that this does not happen again.

Mr Peter Morris —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1) Yes. I am advised that, due to briefing misunderstanding, poles were located some metres from the posi- tions originally intended. Unfortunately the error was not detected until the poles had been erected. Four of the six poles have been assessed as likely to cause some obstruction to vehicles servicing aircraft. They will now be relocated at the ends of the aerobridges.

(2) Yes. The estimated cost of relocating the four poles is $56,000.

(3) See answer to Question (2).

(4) There have been extensive discussions between my Department and the Department of Housing and Construction on this matter. I am satisfied that these discussions will prevent similar occurrences in the future.