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the Commonwealth*s decision to clear the way for a .start o n deyelopr-ei

of the Roxby Downs could - inark the start of· a new -gih tor t h e .Cron Trii

cities of Wbyalla, Port hugnsha ana Port Pirie-. . . ... . : *

H r Mciaay said, that now the Federal Government hao. relaxed, it s iOreiw

investment guidelines to allow the project, it w a s lap t o . t h e -Western

M i n i n g Corporation and^^yfco decide the future o f Roxby Downs..

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B a t h e said that if, the project went ahead thousands o f j o b s w o u l d b e

c r e a t e d in the construction stages. * .'· · . · · ·' .

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1 1 This viouid bs a txamendoTia boost to employraant in a l l three cities,. _ ^ Ύ . ' : : : i ■ . ··-·â– â– ;■ · . , · . t ·

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"On top of this nany pore jobs would be created because or . the inira-· ' : · V ' .· . ' ■' ' . " ' · '. ' ■­

structure that would acccsspany such a project., . ; ·' . . .

: . Mr McLeay said the Federal Government had given, the green light for project by allowing 51 per dent Australian equity, ex'en though it nc

1- \ required 75. per cent ownership and control. · :

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"Because the Government is fully aware of the job situation in Iron Triangle cities, it wanted to do everything in its power to get th^

"Roxby Downs project off the ground," lir McX>eay said.

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Hr McL-eay added that the Gov eminent1 s approval was without pr ejudre

the rights of the Government to exercise control over the export of

uranium- In the exercise of that control, the policies of toe Gov-

that would be relexTant included its policies with respect to

marketing,. safeguards and protection of the envaronioent - .