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Tuesday, 22 November 1938

The Minister for Works. Mr. Thorby, announced to-day that a Federal works programme to be carried out at a total cost of ?7,929,485 had been adopted for the current year. In addition ?553,210 would be spent on repairs and maintenance.

A dissection of the new works programme showed that the money would be spent in each State as follows: -

New South Wales: Metropolitan, ?1,530,680; Newcastle, ?168,853; rural, ?705,069; total, ?2,404,601.

Victoria: Metropolitan, ?1,241,339; rural. ?106,239; total, ?1,347,578.

Queensland: Metropolitan, ?357,095; rural, ?238,642; total, ?595,737.

South Australia: Metropolitan, ?103,874; rural, ?76,043; total, ?179,917.

Western Australia: Metropolitan, ?59,094; rural. ?12.583: total, ?71,677.

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