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SUPPLY DEPARTMENT RADIO CkRS SAVE £ 3100 IN 12 'WEEKS

The M in is te r f o r S u p p ly (Mr A lan Hulme) s a i d to d a y

t h a t th e i n s t a l l a t i o n o f two-way" r a d i o i n c a y s c o n t r o l l e d by

h i s d e p a rtm e n t i n Sydney and M elbourne h ad r e s u l t e d i n a n e t t

c a s h s a v i n g . o f £3.160 i n v th e f i r s t 12 w e ek s, .

T h is was e q u i v a l e n t to a s a v in g o f £13$690 a y e a r .

.Mr, Hulme s a i d t h a t th e tw o-w ay e q u ip m e n t h a d b een

i n s t a l l e d i n 50 c a r s i n M elbourne a n d 25 c a r s m Sydney, a t a

c o s t o f £ 1 8 ,9 1 3 » '

O p e r a tio n s b eg an l a t e i n Ju n e t h i s y e a r .

Over th e f i r s t 12 w eeks, th e p e r c e n ta g e o f

p a s s e n g e r - c a r r y in g , m ile s i n M elbourne h a d i n c r e a s e d from 63%

to 08% o f th e t o t a l m ile s c o v e re d .

I n Sydney, th e i n c r e a s e h ad b een from 64% to 6 % .

Mr. Hulme s a i d t h a t 2142 e x t r a j o b s h ad b een c a r r i e d

o u t i n M elbourne an d 1080 i n Sydney, w ith o u t any i n c r e a s e i n

th e num ber o f v e h i c l e s o r d r i v e r s , a n d o n ly a s m a ll i n c r e a s e

i n th e t o t a l m il e a g e ,

. In t h i s way, t h e r e had b een a s a v i n g o f £4297 i n

paym ents t o c o n t r a c t o r s .

' The e x t r a c o s t s , i n c l u d i n g a m o r t i s a t i o n o f th e

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

a n a o p e r a t i n g c o s t s f o r th e sm a ll e x t r a m ile a g e t o t a l l e d

£ 1 1 3 7 .

Thus, th e n e t t s a v in g f o r 12 weeks h ad b een £ 3 l6 0 .

C a n b e rra ,

"2o "Sejifd i960