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M I N I S T E R FOR A V I A T I O N

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JET AIRCRAFT SERVICES FOR DEVONPORT

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e x p e c te d t o be in tr o d u c e d a t D ev o n p o rt.

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A i r l i n e s o f A u s t r a l i a had a d v is e d t h a t i t w ould o p e r a te j e t

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a i r c r a f t was t r a n s f e r r e d from W estern A u s t r a l i a .

"Now t h a t A n s e tt has' a d v is e d i t s i n t e n t i o n s , th e

Commonwealth G overnm ent w i l l g iv e c o n s i d e r a t i o n t o th e tim in g o f th e

p r o v is io n o f th e s e f a c i l i t i e s , " Mr F i f e s a i d . "

Mr F if e d is c u s s e d p la n s f o r th e ATC s e r v i c e p r o j e c t d u rin g

an in s p e c tio n o f D evonport A ir p o r t w ith t h e Member f o r B raddon, Mr

Ray G roan.

Mr F i f e s a i d t h a t u p g ra d in g and te r m in a l b u ild in g work a t

th e aerodrom e w as a d v an c in g s a t i s f a c t o r i l y .

The fram ew ork f o r th e te r m in a l b u il d in g had been e r e c t e d

and work was h a l f co m p le te d on th e te m p o ra ry runw ay w hich w ould be

used d u rin g th e c o n s t r u c t i o n o f th e m ain runw ay.

The u p g ra d in g was c o s ti n g $ 5 .5 m i l l i o n ( a t A p r il 1981

p r ic e s ) and in v o lv e d th e s tr e n g t h e n in g and e x te n s io n o f th e runway

and th e s tr e n g th e n in g o f th e ta x iw a y and a p ro n .

Under th e Aerodrome L o c a l O w nership P la n , th e Commonwealth Government was m e e tin g th e f u l l c o s t o f th e runway work and h a l f th e

c o s t o f th e te r m in a l b u il d in g .

The p r o j e c t w ould em ploy up t o 80 p e o p le .

"T h is i s c o n s i s t e n t w ith th e Commonwealth G o v ern m en t's tw in o b j e c t i v e s o f u p g ra d in g a v i a t i o n f a c i l i t i e s and p ro v id in g a

s i g n i f i c a n t s tim u lu s t o em ploym ent and b u s in e s s c o n fid e n c e

th ro u g h o u t A u s t r a l i a , " Mr F i f e s a i d .

29 NOVEMBER 1982 DEVONPORT.