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Wednesday, 10 May 1961


Mr FREETH (Forrest) (Minister for the Interior and Minister for Works) , - I move -

That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1913-1960, it is expedient to carry out the following proposed work which was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Commitee on Public Works and on which the committee has duly reported to this House: - Construction of a new general laboratory building at Parkville, Victoria, for the Department of Health.

The proposal provides for the erection, at an estimated cost of £470,000, of a steelframed laboratory building consisting of five stories and a basement. It will provide general purpose laboratory accommodation at the Commonwealth Serum Laboratories, Parkville, Victoria, which will be used in the development and manufacture of all types of bacterial products. The committee has reported favorably on the proposal and, upon the concurrence of ths House in this motion, the detailed planning in accordance with the committee's recommendations can proceed.







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