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Wednesday, 16 March 1966

Mr FREETH (Forrest) (Minister for Shipping and Transport) . - I move -

That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1913-1965, it is expedient to carry out the following proposed work which was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works and on which the committee has duly reported to this House: - Construction of the Top Springs to Wave Hill Road, Northern Territory.

Mr. Speaker,the proposal submitted to the Public Works Committee involved the construction of a road between Top Springs and Wave Hill, at an estimated cost of $2.2 million for the transportation of beef cattle. The Committee has reported favourably on the proposal and, in addition, has recommended that the road be sealed at an estimated additional cost of $500,000. It is proposed to accept this recommendation. With the concurrence of the House in this resolution, the work can proceed in accordance with the conditions recommended.

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