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Freight Forwarders - Customs Agent complex for Tullamarine



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FRE IGHT F0RNIATD ERS — CUSTOi:S AG _ MNT - 31' , R TLFFILI^I•'ILAR,LA

(Statement by the Minister for Civil Aviation, r. 1. W. Swartz )

An Air Freight Forwarders and Customs Agent complex

will be established at the new 'Melbourne airport at Thllaxarine.

This was announced today by the Iinister for Civil

Aviation, i;r. 1. W. Swartz.

hr. S tartz said ,public t enders had been called and the

contract to build and operate the complex had been let to AFCAB Pty.

Ltd. of Market Street, Melbourne, a consorti um of air cargo and

customs agents.

He said the company proposed to invest more than

4300,000 in the scheme over the 30 year period of the lease.

ter. Swartz said a four acre site would be developed

close to the airline freight terminals at the new airport.

The area would be developed into an integrated air cargo

complex with provision for office space and cargo storage with full

Customs facilities.

hr. Swartz said this was along the lines of similar

developments at overseas airport ld would greatly facilitate the

flow of air cargo through the airport.

0_`iIJ aa RA, 2^Sth February, 1969.