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Thursday, 17 February 1977
Page: 253

Mr E G Whitlam (WERRIWA, NEW SOUTH WALES) am asked the Minister for Environment, Housing and Community Development, upon notice:

(   1 ) Did the Minister for Urban and Regional Development state on 1 7 September 1 974 (Hansard, page 1271) that his Government was determined to remove the sewerage backlog over the following 8 years.

(2)   What is now the estimated date for overcoming the sewerage backlog (Hansard, 17 August 1976, page 205 and 1 December 1976, page 3 100).

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

(1)   Yes.

(2)   Any estimate of when the sewerage backlog will be eliminated will depend to a large extent on the priority that individual States give to investment in sewerage.

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