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Thursday, 6 May 1965

The PRESIDENT - There being no objection, leave is granted.

Senator PROWSE - A summary of the recommendations and conclusions of the Committee, arrived at after studying the evidence presented, is as follows -

1.   The Committee was concerned that a delay of at least 16 months has occurred in the completion of work referred to the Committee in 1963.

2.   It is necessary to provide urgently an additional source of supply and installations to guarantee adequate water supplies to Darwin.

3.   A further study should be undertaken to establish the feasibility of raising the wall of Manton Dam.

4.   The proposal to supplement the Darwin water supply by the use of water from the ground storage in the McMinns Lagoon area is the most satisfactory and economic possibility at this stage.

5.   The Committee recommends that the work proposed be carried out.

6.   The estimated cost of the work referred to the Committee is £1,212,000.

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