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Tuesday, 23 May 1939

Mr Thorby y asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Interior, upon notice -

1.   Has the contract to erect additions to the general post office, Sydney, yet been signed?

2.   If so, who was the successful tenderer?-

3.   What is the contract price?

4.   Was the lowest tender accepted?

5.   What materials are specified for the front elevation facing Pitt-street?

Mr Perkins - The Minister for the Interior has supplied the following answers : -

1.   No.

2.   Although the contract is not yet signed, H. G. Whittle and Sons Proprietary Limited have been notified of the acceptance of their tender.

3.   £410,776.

4.   The specification called for alternative tenders for terra cotta facing and sandstone facing. The lowest tender for terra cotta facing was accepted.

5.   Facing with granite on the lower floors and terra cotta for the upper storeys.

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