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Commonwealth to help develop three New South Wales airports



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COIZiOI'^/EALTH TO HELP DEVELOP THREE I-JEvJ SOUTH WALES AIRPORTS

( S ta te m e n t "by t h e M i n i s t e r f o r C i v i l A v i a t i o n ,

■ S e n a to r Shane P a l t r i d g e ) . .

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a n n o u n c e d t h e g r a n t s t o d a y .

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a m o u n ts to w a rd s t h e a i r p o r t w o rk s . ·

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w et w e a t h e r . Coonam ble S h i r e C o u n c il p l a n t o s e a l t h e 5?000 f t . ru n w ay

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h a n d e d o v e r t o t h e c o u n c i l i n 1959»

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s e c o n d s t a t e o f t h e d e v e lo p m e n t p l a n f o r t h a t a i r p o r t . T hey i n v o lv e d

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p r e s e n t e x t e n s i v e l y u s e d b y l i g h t a i r c r a f t an d t h e c o u n c i l i n t e n d e d t o

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a t r e d u c e d w e i g h ts .

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c a r e t a k e r 's b u i l d i n g , r o a d s , w a t e r a n d e l e c t r i c i t y s u p p ly . .

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h a d a p p ro v e d t h e e x p e n d i t u r e o f a b o u t £ 7 ,0 0 0 t o m eet h a l f t h e c o s t .

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