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Wednesday, 25 November 1959

Mr. FREETH(Forrest- Minister for the

Interior and Minister for Works) [4.2]. - I move -

That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1913-1953, the following proposed work be referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for further investigation and report as recommended by the committee following a preliminary examination held in 1956, namely. - Construction of a new nurses' home and training school at the Canberra Community Hospital, Australian Capital Territory.

The plans provide for the construction in two stages of a new nurses' home and training school as part of the proposed development to enlarge the present hospital to an ultimate capacity of approximately 600 beds. The new home will be a seven-story steel-framed building connected by a covered way to a single-story dining and recreation block. The building will ultimately accommodate 345 nurses and will be complete with all the normal requirements of a modern nurses' home.

The estimated cost of the proposal is -


I table plans of the proposed buildings.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

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