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Wednesday, 31 October 1956

Mr FAIRHALL (Paterson) (Minister for the Interior and Minister for Works) . - by leave - I move -

That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1913-1953, the following proposed work be referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for investigation and report, namely: - Erection of additions to Customs House, Flinders-street. Melbourne.

The proposal provides for the erection of an annexe at the rear of the existing Customs House on Commonwealth-owned property bounded by William and Market streets on the west and east respectively. The building is urgently required to provide additional accommodation for customs operations. The proposed building will consist of basement, lower ground, ground and three upper floors and will be constructed in reinforced concrete. The estimated cost of the project is £630,000. I table the plans of the proposed building.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

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