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Thursday, 31 March 1966

Mr Curtin n asked the Minister for the Interior, upon notice -

1.   What is the area of Commonwealth land held under lease by the New South Wales Golf Club at La Perouse in the Electoral Division of Kingsford-Smith?

2.   What are the terms of the lease, including the period of occupancy allowed under it, and when does the lease expire?

3.   Have the names and addresses of the Board of Directors of the New South Wales Golf Club emerged from negotiations in connection with the lease? If so, what are they?

Mr Anthony - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows -

1.   216 acres or thereabouts.

2.   The lease is for a period of 20 years from 1st March 1961 to 28th February 1981. Until 28th February 1971 a rental at the rate of $4,000 per annum is payable. For the remaining period of the lease, the rental will be at a rate to be determined by the Commonwealth. The right is reserved for the Commonwealth to determine the lease if, at any time, or from time to time, the whole or any portion or portions of the land is required for a national purpose connected with defence. In the' event of such determination, compensation is not payable.

3.   No, except that the lease was executed on behalf of the New South Wales Golf Club Company Limited by Messrs. E. B. Jones and R. R. Anderson, directors. Addresses of the signatories are not known.

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