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Thursday, 17 August 1972
Page: 162

Senator WRIGHT (Tasmania) (Minister for Works) - I move:

That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969-1972, the following proposed work be referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for investigation and report: Development of Royal Australian Air Force Base, Townsville, Queensland.

The proposed work involves the construction of a number of buildings and services as a further stage in the development of the Royal Australian Air Force base at Townsville and will comprise the following facilities:

(a)   Helicopter hangar with annexes and headquarters building.

(b)   Motor transport section with ancillary buildings.

(c)   Telecommunications and radio transmitting and receiving buildings and equipment workshops.

(d)   Central store and accounting section.

(e)   Emergency power station, police services building, telephone exchange and fire station.

(f)   Associated engineering services, roads, car parks and aprons to hangars.

The estimated cost of the proposed work is $8m. I table plans of the proposed work.

Question resolved in the affirmative.

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