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HOUSING AND CONSTRUCTION

MINISTER FOR

MEDIA RELEASE The Hon Chris HURFORD MP 2 0

$4 MILLION WORTH OF WORKS LET AT AIRPORT 10/8l

Two c o n t r a c t s v a l u e d a t a t o t a l o f $ 4 , 0 6 0 , 8 0 5 h a v e b e e n

a w a r d e d f o r c o n s t r u c t i o n o f a m a j o r a c c e s s r o a d and runway

p r e p a r a t i o n w orks a t t h e new B r i s b a n e I n t e r n a t i o n a l A i r p o r t .

The F e d e r a l M i n i s t e r f o r H o u s i n g and C o n s t r u c t i o n ,

Mr C h r i s H u r f o r d , s a i d t h e c o n t r a c t s w o u l d p r o v i d e e m p l o y m e n t

f o r som e 1 1 0 p e o p l e . '

J a c o b N o m in e e s P t y L td o f T o w n s v i l l e won a $ 2 , 1 1 0 , 0 0 0

c o n t r a c t t o b u i l d f i v e k i l o m e t r e s o f A i r p o r t D r i v e , t h e

m a i n a c c e s s r o a d t o t h e new a i r p o r t s i t e . The w o r k s

w i l l p r o v i d e two a d d i t i o n a l l a n e s t o t h o s e c o n s t r u c t e d

e a r l i e r , and w o u l d fo r m a d u a l c a r r i a g e w a y from Nudgee

Ro a d, H e n d r a t o t h e new a i r p o r t t e r m i n a l a r e a .

" I n two y e a r s t i m e A i r p o r t D r i v e w i l l c o n n e c t w i t h t h e

N o r t h S o u t h F r e e w a y a n d G a t e w a y B r i d g e c u r r e n t l y u n d e r

c o n s t r u c t i o n " , Mr H u r f o r d s a i d .

L e i g h t o n C o n t r a c t o r s P t y Ltd o f B r i s b a n e won a $ 1 , 9 5 0 , 805-

c o n t r a c t f o r p r e p a r a t o r y w o r k s on t h e m a i n r u n w a y . T h i s

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

runway f o u n d a t i o n s , f o r r e u s e t o form ru n w a y f l a n k s and

f i l l low l y i n g a r e a s .

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Work u n d e r b o t h c o n t r a c t s w ould be c o m p l e t e d i n mid 1984

and c o n s t r u c t i o n a c t i v i t y on t h e a i r p o r t s i t e w i l l r e a c h

a p e a k i n 1985 w i t h 900 p e o p l e w o r k i n g on b o t h r unw a y

c o n s t r u c t o n and b u i l d i n g w o r k s .

"The new a i r p o r t i s e s t i m a t e d t o c o s t $345 m i l l i o n a t 1983

p r i c e s . E x p e n d i t u r e on t h e p r o j e c t , s o f a r , i s m o r e t h a n

$130 m i l l i o n " , Mr H u r f o r d s a i d .

20 March 1984

Contact David Combe 07 337350