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NEWS RELEASI6 January 1984LIBRARY AND ZOO WORKS UNDER COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMConstruction of a new c ity lib r a r y /a r t gallery at Orange- and upgrading of Dubbo's Western Plains Zoo are included in the latest l i s t of NSW Projects approved for funding under the Federal Government's Community Employment Program (CEP).A total of 22 State-wide projects, providing work for 133 unemployed people, have been approved with total Federal funding of $1.35 m illio n .Details were announced today by the Federal Minister for Employment and Industrial Relations, Mr Ralph W illis , and the NSW Deputy Premier, Mr Jack Ferguson.The Ministers said the average duration of work w ill be 40 weeks and recruitment is being carried out by the Commonwealth Employment Service. 1Jobs created by the projects w ill be f i l l e d by the most disadvantaged groups of unemployed, including the long-term unemployed, women, Aboriginals, migrants and the disabled.Project details are as follows:Department of Environment and PlanningSix jobs to be created in association with grading and landĀ­scaping work to be carried out at Signal H ill Lighthouse Reserve.In addition, six more jobs w ill be provided for restoration of Sir Joseph Banks Park ($75,369 Federal grant) .NSW Forestry Commission. 6 jobs - bush fire prevention works in the Cessnock area( $86,800 Federal grant).Parliament House, Canberra A.C.T. 26001 -2-466 March 83Telephone (OtU?) 73 2136 Telex: 6228b

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L a n d C o m m i s s i o n o f NSW

. 5 j o b s - c o n s t r u c t i o n o f new f o o t p a t h s t h r o u g h p u b l i c r e s e r v e s

a d j o i n i n g r e s i d e n t i a l d e v e l o p m e n t a t C a m p b e l 1 t o w n ( $ 4 4 , 5 4 6

F e d e r a l g r a n t ) .

D e p a r t m e n t o f A g r i c u l t u r e ; - - L - - - - - - - - - - - - - - i /

. 39 j o b s on f i v e p r o j e c t s i n c l u d i n g u p g r a d i n g c a t t l e d i p s

i n q u a r a n t i n e a r e a s , i m p r o v e m e n t o f t o u r i s t f a c i l i t i e s a t

a g r i c u l t u r a l s t a t i o n s t h r o u g h o u t t h e S t a t e , f i s h e r i e s r e s e a r c h

and t h e p r o v i s i o n o f a g r i c u l t u r a l a d v i c e and i n f o r m a t i o n .

( $ 5 4 2 , 9 1 1 F e d e r a l g r a n t ) .

Z o o l o g i c a l P a r k s Bo a r d

. 17 j o o s on t wo p r o j e c t s a t t h e W e s t e r n P l a i n s Z o o . Thes e

i n v o l v e r e mo v a l o f Cobb & Co s t a b l e s f o r r e s t o r a t i o n p u r p o s e s

a t Du b b o , and f e n c i n g and l a n d s c a p e w o r k s a t t h e Zoo. ( $ 1 8 2 , 0 1 9

F e d e r a l g r a n t )

NSW P r e m i e r s D e p a r t m e n t

. 18 j o b s t o be c r e a t e d i n s i x p r o j e c t s . Two p r o j e c t s w i l l

be c o n d u c t e d i n t h e a r c h i v e s o f f i c e w i t h w o r k r a n g i n g f r o m

p r o d u c t i o n o f l e a f l e t s , t o m a i n t e n a n c e o f s c a n n i n g e q u i p m e n t

and m i c r o f i l i n g o l d m a p s . One p r o j e c t w i l l be c o n d u c t e d

i n t h e A u s t r a l i a n museum and t h r e e i n t h e Ro y a l B o t a n i c a l

G a r d e n s . Th e s e p r o j e c t s i n c l u d e d o c u m e n t a t i o n o f p l a n t

c o l l e c t i o n s , and t h e p r o d u c t i o n o f i n f o r m a t i o n l e a f l e t s .

( $ 2 3 9 , 7 4 8 F e d e r a l g r a n t )

NSW S t a t e L o t t e r i e s

4 c l e r i c a l j o b s t o be p r o v i d e d f o r w o r k a s s o c i a t e d w i t h

i m p r o v e m e n t s t o f i l i n g and a c c o u n t i n g s y s t e m s . ( $ 2 3 , 9 9 2

F e d e r a l g r a n t )

. . . / 3

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O r a n g e C i t y C o u n c i l

32 j o b s a r e t o be c r e a t e d on s t a g e s I & I I o f t h e c o n s t r u c t i o n

o f a L i b r a r y / A r t G a l l e r y a t O r a n g e t o S e r v i c e b o t h t h e C i t y

o f O r a n g e a n d t h e r e g i o n ( $ 1 5 2 , 0 0 0 F e d e r a l g r a n t ) .

CANBERRA

M e d i a C o n t a c t : D E I R , P u b l i c R e l a t i o n s

( B i l l K e l l y )

0 6 2 - 43 7 4 2 6

0 6 2 - 47 8 9 9 6 a f t e r h o u r s