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Monday, 20 May 1957

Mr Swartz (DARLING DOWNS, QUEENSLAND) z asked the Postmaster-General, upon notice -

1.   Can any indication be given as to the date when the Middle Ridge automatic telephone exchange will be completed in Toowoomba, Queensland?

2.   Will arrangements be made to continue temporary telephone installations in this district until the automatic exchange is completed?

3.   Will work be commenced immediately following the completion of this exchange on the other suburban automatic exchange and the main automatic exchange in Toowoomba?

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

1.   The Middle Ridge automatic exchange building erection is in progress and completion is expected by September, 1957. The automatic exchange installation will commence immediately the Post Office receive access to the building from the Works Department. The installation work will take about six months.

2.   Yes.

3.   Tenders for the new Toowoomba exchange building will be called for next month (June) and it is anticipated that funds will be provided for the Newtown exchange building during 1957-58.

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