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Thursday, 5 December 1974
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Mr Snedden asked the Minister for Housing and Construction, upon notice:

(   1 ) Has he given consideration to the establishment of Commonwealth Hostels at Albury/Wodonga, and other proposed growth centres, to provide low cost accommodation for newly arrived public servants who will be transferred in their employment from capital cities to such growth centres.

(2)   If so, what was the result of that consideration.


Mr Les Johnson (HUGHES, NEW SOUTH WALES) - The answer to the right honourable member's question is as follows:

(   1 ) Yes; and my Department has had discussions with the Albury/Wodonga Development Corporation.

(2)   It is too early to reach a firm conclusion on the requirements of the Albury/Wodonga area or other proposed growth centres for hostel accommodation for newly arrived public servants. Detailed consideration willbe given to this matter, which is pan of the general issue of housing in approved growth centres, at the appropriate time and in collaboration with appropriate Departments and Authorities.

Housing: Meetings between Commonwealth and State Ministers and Departments (Question No. 459)


Mr McLeay asked the Minister for Housing and Construction, upon notice:

(   1 ) Are formal meetings held between Commonwealth and State (a) Housing Ministers and (b) departmental officers.

(2)   If so, how many meetings have been held since December 1972, and where have they been held.

(3)   Has he received any formal submissions or advice from organisations representing sections of the building and construction industry or from lending institutions since1 January 1974.

(4)   If so, what organisations were involved, and what was the general nature of the submissions.


Mr Les Johnson (HUGHES, NEW SOUTH WALES) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(1)   (a) Yes (b) Yes.

(2)   (a) 12.

Canberra, 15.1.73 Australian Government and Western Australia.

Sydney, 8.2.73 Australian Government and New South Wales.

Sydney, 9.2.73 Australian Government and Queensland.

Perth, 15.2.73 Australian Government and Western Australia.

Sydney, 19.2.73 Australian Government and Tasmania.

Adelaide, 22.2.73 Australian Government and South Australia.

Melbourne, 23.2.73 Australian Government and Victoria.

Canberra, 23.3.73 Australian Government and All States.

Adelaide, 5.4.73 Australian Government and All States.

Canberra, 13.6.73 Australian Government and All States.

Port Hedland, 13.6.74 Australian Government and All States.

Canberra (b) 2, 11.10.74 Australian Government and All States.

Canberra, 30.3.73 Australian Government and All States

Melbourne, 10.7.74 Australian Government and All States.

(3)   and (4) I and my Department constantly seek advice from organisations representing sections of the building and construction industry, including financial institutions that lend for housing. This advice is additional to the information we received from regular surveys of the housing industry.

Industry organisations have provided seven submissions on the general state of the housing industry since 1 January 1974. Departmental officers have met with representatives of financial institutions six times since1 January 1974 to advise on and discuss trends in housing finance.

The dates of such meetings and the organisation involved apart from my own Department were: 13.2.74 Master Builders Federation, Housing Industry Association, Australian Timber Producers Council and The Treasury. 1.S.74 Master Builders Federation, Housing Industry Asssociation, Associated Chamber of Manufactures of Australia and The Treasury. 1.5.74 Australian Association of Permanent Building Societies and The Treasury. 12.6.74 Master Builders Federation, Housing Industry Association, Associated Chamber of Manufactures of Australia and The Treasury. 12.6.74 Australian Association of Permanent Building Societies and The Treasury. 15.8.74 Master Builders Federation, Housing Industry Association, Associated Chamber of Manufactures of Australia and The Treasury. 15.8.74 Australian Association of Permanent Building Societies and The Treasury. 16.9.74 Australian Association of Permanent Building Societies and The Treasury, The Reserve Bank. 27.9.74 Master Builders Federation, Housing Industry Association, National Building and Construction Council, Building Workers Industrial Union and The Treasury.

30.   10.74 Representatives of various Savings Banks, The Treasury and the Reserve Bank.

1   4. 1 1 .74 Building Workers Industrial Union. 27.1 1.74 Master Builders Federation, Housing Industry Association, Associated Chamber of Manufactures of Australia and The Treasury. 27.1 1.74 Australian Association of Permanent Building Societies and The Treasury.







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