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Tuesday, 9 April 1957

Mr SNEDDEN (BRUCE, VICTORIA) - Can the Minister for Supply give the House any information as to the likely period of retention, for the purposes of the Department of Supply, of 131 acres of land on a 37-acre public reserve in Melbourne known as Debney's paddock? Is the Minister aware that this land has been set aside as parkland, and that if certain pressures are successful the public may lose this land for all time? Industrial concerns have encroached on this reserve, and I ask the Minister whether he considers that removal of the Department of Supply buildings would help prevent the permanent filching by industrial concerns of parkland which could, in years to come, be an invaluable asset to the people of Melbourne.

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