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Tuesday, 23 August 1983
Page: 118

Question No. 221


Mr Reeves asked the Minister for Aviation, upon notice, on 24 May 1983:

What are the toal amounts of all expenditures and/or capital works programs undertaken by the Minister's Department in or related to the Northern Territory for each year from 1978-79 to 1982-83 which were not covered by general or specific grants to the Northern Territory.


Mr Beazley —The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

Expenditure incurred by the Department and the former Department of Transport on the maintenance and operation of airport and airways facilities in the Northern Territory for the years 1978-79 to 1981-82 was as follows:

1978-79, $8,186,000; 1979-80, $10,015,000; 1980-81, $9,989,000; 1981-82, $11, 731,000.

Expenditure by the Department of Aviation and the former Department of Transport on aviation capital works in the Northern Territory for the years 1978 -79 to 1981-82 was as follows:

1978-79, $554,000; 1979-80, $409,000; 1980-81, $382,000; 1981-82, $759,000.

Details of expenditure for 1982-83 are not yet available.

The Department of Aviation Regional Office in Adelaide is administratively responsible for both South Australia and the Northern Territory. A division of administrative costs between South Australia and Northern Territory is not available.

Expenditure as advised by Trans Australia Airlines in or related to the Northern Territory was as follows:

1978-79 1979-80 1980-81 1981-82 1982-83

Operating Costs (est.) $3,500,000 $3,852,000 $4,200,000 $4,555,000 $4,950,000 Capital Costs (est.) $106,000 $62,000 . . . . . .