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Thursday, 2 December 1971
Page: 4124

Mr Collard (KALGOORLIE, WESTERN AUSTRALIA) asked the Minister represent ing the Minister for Civil Aviation, upon notice:

(1)   When does the Department of Civil Aviation intend to provide adequate and safe parking facilities at the Kalgoorlie Airport.

(2)   When will the terminal be upgraded to a reasonable size and standard to meet passenger traffic demands.

(3)   is Kalgoorlie aerodrome to be made an alternative to Perth aerodrome for large aircraft: if so. when is it expected that the necessary work will be (a) commenced and (b) completed.

Mr Swartz - The Minister for Civil Aviation has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   The car parking facilities at Kalgoorlie Airport were rearranged and expanded earlier this year and local reactions, since then, have been quite favourable.

(2)   The further development of airport facilities for Kalgoorlie is under discussion. The Department is also consulting with both State and Local Government Authorities There are plans for a new terminal in the longer term and tentative plans to extend the existing terminal should air services revert to the higher frequencies of a few months back.

(3)   Kalgoorlie is being considered as an international alternative to Perth.

Cockburn Sound Naval Base: Effect on Environment (Question No. 4588)

Mr Berinson asked the Minister for the Navy, upon notice:

(1)   Has a study been made of the likely long term environmental effects of the development of the base at Cockburn Sound?.

(2)   If so, what conclusions were reached?

(3)   If not will he ensure that a study is instituted in view of the highly developed and populated area in whichthe base is being constructed?

Dr Mackay - The answers to the honourable member's questions are as follows:

(1)   Yes. studies have been made of the likely long term ecological effects of the development of the base at Cockburn Sound. (2) The conclusions reached were that there would be no deleterious long term ecological effects upon Garden Island itself and that at the pollution levels in existence in 1970 when it was decidedto proceed with the causeway, the two openings in the causeway would be adequate to maintain the existing general ecological balance in the Sound.

(3)   A continuing programme of environmental monitoring is being carried out by the Commonwealth.

Naval and Air Firing Practice at Jervis Bay (Question No. 4763)

Mr Whitlam asked the Minister for the Navy, upon notice:

How many shells and missiles were fired at the naval field firing range at Jervis Bay in (a) 1969-70 and (b) 1970-71.

Dr Mackay - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The total number of shells and missiles fired at the Naval Gunfire Support and Air Weapon Range at Beecroft Head during 1969-70 and 1970-71 was -


No guided missiles are tired on either range.

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