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Tuesday, 9 November 1976
Page: 2456

Mr McLEAY (Boothby) (Minister for Construction) - I move:

That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969, the following proposed work be referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for investigation and report: Modernisation of facilities, stage 2, HMA naval dockyard, Williamstown, Vic.

The proposal is for the provision of improved facilities for ship refitting, outfitting and administration facilities. These will allow the dockyard to better utilise the stage 1 facilities which are currently under construction and due for completion in August 1978. The proposed works comprise:

New Nelson Pier West, crosswharf and workshop;

Extension to existing pipe shop; New administration/training/laboratory centre;

New dockyard store, oil fuel installation and gate house;

Temporary fleet maintenance party workshop;

Extension of electrical, mechanical and hydraulic services, including provision of a new boiler house; and

Services tunnel extension.

The cost of the proposal at July 1976 prices is $24m. I table plans of the proposed work.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

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