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Tuesday, 15 December 1914

Senator PEARCE - The answer is -

The work of constructing the KalgoorliePort Augusta railway is being pressed forward to the fullest extent practicable. Full details of the progress of the work appear in pages 13 to 30 inclusive, of the Home Affairs Schedule No. 19.

The construction of the Perth General Post Office is now in hand. The work is being carried out under a contract accepted by the State Public Works Department, but several small works in connexion with the erection of the General Post Office building are being carried out departmentally. Full particulars thereof appear on pages 91-2 of Schedule No. 19.

In connexion with the work on the Naval Base at Cockburn Sound, the following works have been approved by me, and the Director of Naval Works has just returned from Fremantle, where he has been arranging to put these in hand as far as possible: -

Henderson Naval Base.

Engineering Data Work -

Marine Survey.

Land Survey.

Investigation Works, &c.

Preliminary Works -



Cement Sheds.

Works Staff Offices.

Muster Offices.

Pay Offices.

Hospital Building (including furniture).

Men's Mess Room.

Loco. Sheds.

Shed and Shelters.

Block Yards and Sheds.

Timber Pounds.

Works Railway for Base.

Works Tramways for Base.

J etty ( temporary ) .

Works Construction Plant -

Building Muck Waggons, Pile Frames, General Plant, Barges, Trucks, &c.

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