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Thursday, 9 December 1976


Mr Hodges asked the Minister for Transport, upon notice:

(   1 ) Has there been any consultation with, or request from, either the Queensland Government or the Brisbane City Council for financial assistance for the purchase of buses by the Brisbane City Council.

(   2 ) If so, has the Federal Government provided any assistance. If so, to what extent, and for how many buses.

(3)   Can he say what orders the Brisbane City Council has placed with the bus manufacturers, Volvo Australia.


Mr Nixon -The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(   1 ) Yes, the Queensland Government sought financial assistance towards the acquisition of buses by the Brisbane City Council under the urban public transport scheme.

(2)   The Federal Government has approved financial assistance amounting to $1,277,165 towards the acquisition of 30 buses.

(3)   1 understand that the Brisbane City Council has placed an order for 98 bus chassis with Volvo Australia







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