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Wednesday, 12 April 1972
Page: 991

Senator RAE (TASMANIA) - I present the following petition from 156 citizens of the Commonwealth:

Tothe Honourable the President and Members of the Senate in Parliament assembled. The petition of the undersigned respectfully showeth:

That the Australian Post Office proposes to construct a solid concrete tower, housing radio- telephony/television transmission facilities and including a viewing platform and restaurant on Black Mountain in Canberra.

Your petitioners most humbly pray that the Senate, in Parliament assembled should:

1.   Take note of the opinion of many responsible citizens that such a tower would seriously impair the beauty of the city and is likely to lessen the value of the Black Mountan flora and fauna reserve.

2.   In view of the need to preserve the environmental quality of the national capital, urge the government to examine this proposal, and in particular to consider placing the solid radiotelephony structureon one of the alternative sites, using Black Mountain for a television transmission mast only.

And your petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

Petition received and read.

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