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Tuesday, 11 October 1983
Page: 1609

Question No. 427


Mr Wells asked the Minister representing the Minister for Resources and Energy, upon notice, on 6 September 1983:

What Commonwealth funds, listed by purpose, in the form of (a) grants, (b) subsidies, (c) special purpose grants, (d) dollar for dollar contributions or (e ) other contributions have been partly or totally (i) received or (ii) returned or refused by the Queensland Government, from December 1972 to August 1983'.


Mr Barry Jones —The Minister for Resources and Energy has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(a) to (e) Of the Commonwealth funds provided to the Queensland Government from 1972-73 to 1982-83, none have been returned or refused. It has, however, occasionally happened that funds allocated in a particular year were not taken up in that year. Where this occurred it was the result of construction delays or other problems, with the funds being taken up in following years.

Details of total funds provided from 1972-73 to 1982-83 are set out below:

Grant Details of contributions

Amount type*

$'000 Grant towards the construction of the Ross River Dam 4,060 c Grant towards the construction of the Fairbairn Dam 2,925 c Grant towards the construction of the Lower Dawson Weirs 550 c Grant towards the development of the Eton (Mackay) irrigation system 9,990 el Grant towards the construction of the Glenlyon Dam 440 c Grant towards the construction of the Clare Weir 3,000 c Contribution towards flood mitigation programs (urban and rural) 9,438 d Contribution towards the construction of the Leslie Dam 1,000 d Grant towards the construction of the Burdekin Dam 3,761 c Contributions under the States Grants (Water Resources Assessment) Act 1974 and the National Water Resources ( Financial Assistance) Act 1978 10,101 d Grant to assist the Mt Isa City Council reduce the capital debt burden in respect of loans raised for the Julius Dam project 1,325 c Grant for the purpose of creating employment opportunities in the Maryborough region 10,450 c Contribution towards the Bundaberg irrigation works 27,500 e2

*Note: grant types-c = special purpose grants. d = dollar for dollar contribution. el = special purpose grant of $4.999m and a dollar for dollar contribution of $4.991m. e2 = special purpose grant of $13.550m a dollar for dollar contribution of $5.950m and a 40.60 contribution of $8.000m.