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Wednesday, 22 March 1972
Page: 788

Senator MULVIHILL asked the Minister representing the Minister for the Interior, upon notice:

(1)   When does the Department of the Interior intend to demolishthe Club Chambers building in Sydney to enable the Chifley Square parking area to be extended.

(2)   Is the Minister aware of any arrangement with the Wentworth Hotel which enables it to use space inthe Phillip Square parking area for its guests, particularly during weekends, at the expense of Sydney motorist.s

Senator COTTON - The Minister for the Interior has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1)   While the Club Chambers building site in Sydney forms part of the total Commonwealth Centre site there are no firm plans at present for the demolition of the Club Chambers building either to extend the Phillip Street (Chifley Square) parking area or for other building purposes.

(2)   There is no arrangement with the Wentworth Hotel management for the use of the Phillip Street parking area for its guests at any time.

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