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New surface for domestic aprons



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NEW SURFACE FOR DOMESTIC APRONS

Statement by the Minister for Civil Aviation, The Hon. R.W.C. Swartz.

The domestic aircraft aprons at Sydney airport will be

resurfaced at a cost of about $130,OOO, the Minister for

Civil Aviation, Mr. Swartz, said today.

Mr. Swartz said that heavy domestic aircraft had been

using the-aprons at Sydney for many years now without causing

any surface damage.

However, to ensure continued tzvuble-free use, the aprons would be resurfaced with bituminous concrete. They would

also be treated with fuel resistant material at the aircraft

parking positions.

Work which will begin soon is expected. to take about

thrse months and no Interruption to aircraft movements is

likely.

CANBERRA

March 1968 - P.M.