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Tuesday, 9 April 1957


Mr J R FRASER ser asked the Minister for the Interior, upon notice -

1.   Has he made an inspection of housing development in the suburb of Griffith southwesterly of La Perouse-street?

2.   Is government building in this area, at present under construction, of repetitive type brick-veneer cottages with only minor variations in design?

3.   Were the plans of this subdivision and this building project submitted to the National Capital Planning and Development Committee?

4.   If so, were they presented in such a form that members of this Committee would be given opportunity to visualize the completed appearance of these homes?

5.   Will he, for the information of honorable members, have photographs taken to show clearly the appearance of these cottages, individually and en masse, and will be have copies of these photographs enlarged to adequate size and tabled in the House?


Mr Fairhall - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

1.   Yes.

2.   Yes.

3.   Yes.

4.   Yes.

5.   When the construction of the cottages is completed and the area developed, I shall arrange to have photographs taken for the information of honorable members. Photographs taken now while the cottages are in various stages of construction would not serve any useful purpose.


Mr J R FRASER ser asked the Minister for the Interior, upon notice -

1.   Will he table in the House a plan of the subdivision of residential areas in the suburb of Campbell?

2.   What is the size in square feet of the (a) average block, (b) smallest block and (c) largest block in this subdivision?

3.   What is the measurement in feet of the largest and the smallest frontage of these blocks?

4.   What is the average frontage of blocks in this subdivision?

3.   Were the plans of this subdivision considered by the National Capital Planning and Development Committee; if so, what views were expressed?

6.   Is it proposed to conduct an auction sale of leases of residential blocks in this suburb?

7.   Have some residential leases for home construction already been allotted; if so, to what individuals or to what instrumentalities?

8.   Will he consider referring the plans of this subdivision to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the Australian Capital Territory before any development takes place and before any leases are offered for sale?


Mr Fairhall - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

1.   The subdivision of all the residential areas in the division of Campbell is not complete, but plans showing residential areas already subdivided for disposal of leases will be made available on request.

2.   The average size of the blocks shown in these plans is 8,600 square feet, the smallest being 5,173 square feet and the largest 12,319 square feet.

3.   These measurements would apply to irregularly shaped blocks, the largest frontage being 108 feet on a block with a rear width of 50 feet, and the smallest frontage being 414 feet on a block with a rear width of 100 feet.

4.   The average frontage of these blocks is about 74 feet.

5.   Yes. The committee recommended the adoption of the subdivisional scheme now being developed.

6.   Yes.

7.   Yes. Leases for residential purposes in this area have been granted to the Australian National University (three sites) and to the Institute of the Sisters of Mercy (one site). No leases have been granted to individuals.

8.   No. Development has already taken place, road construction is well advanced, and all engineering services are being installed. Arrangements have been completed for a sale of leases.


Mr J R FRASER ser asked the Minister for the Interior, upon notice -

1.   Has a contract been let for the construction of twenty blocks of flats in Northbourne-avenue, Braddon and Turner?

2.   Will the total number of flats be 248 including 70 single-bedroom, 154 two-bedroom, and 24 three-bedroom units?

3.   Is the total cost of erection to be £1,282,342?

4.   Will the average cost of each flat thus be in excess of £5,170?

5.   How many squares will be contained in the whole twenty blocks?

6.   What will be the cost per square of construction?

7.   How does this compare with the cost per square of (a) brick, (b) brick-veneer, (c) monocrete and (d) weatherboard cottage construction in Canberra?

8.   What will be the size in squares of (a) onebedroom flats, (b) two-bedroom flats and (c) three-bedroom flats?

9.   What is the estimated rental of each type of flat?


Mr Fairhall - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

1.   Yes.

2.   Yes.

3.   Yes.

4.   Yes.

5.   2,740.

6.   £468.

7.   Any comparison with the cost per squareof cottage construction in Canberra would be misleading because the cost of the flats covers, is. addition to the buildings and usual fittings, the provision of central heating, hot water service, chutes and incinerators for garbage disposal, insulation, and 85 car ports, items not provided in the normal detached cottage.

8.   The gross area of each type of flat, including proportion of areas mutual to all flats (i.e., staircases, laundries, car ports, calorifier rooms, boiler house, &c.) will be - one-bedroom, 9.08 squares; two-bedroom, 11.57 squares; threebedroom, 13.47 squares. The net area of each type of flat, excluding mutual areas, will be - one bedroom, 6.31 squares; two-bedroom, 8.80 squares, three-bedroom, 10.70 squares.

9.   It is expected that the weekly rentals for the flats, including the cost of the additional amenities and services, which in the case of a detached cottage has to be met by the tenant in addition to rent, will be approximately - one-bedroom, £5: two-bedroom, £6 5s.; three-bedroom, £7 5s.







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