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Thursday, 24 October 1974
Page: 1997


Senator WITHERS (Western AustraliaLeader of the Opposition) - Mr Temporary Chairman,I wish to move amendments to clauses 3 and 4 and the Schedule. They read as follows:

3.   The new and permanent Parliament House and buildings and works associated therewith proposed to bc constructed after the commencement of this Act shall be constructed upon Capital Hill.

4.   Except in accordance with a resolution of both Houses of the Parliament, no other building or other work excepting therefrom incidental or minor alterations, additions or rebuilding of existing buildings or works shall be erected upon Capital Hill or Camp Hill that is, in the area delineated by hatching on the plan set out in the Schedule.

The plan in the Schedule, with hatching, was as follows)-

 

Mr Temporary Chairman,I seek leave of the Committee to move my amendments as one amendment. Each is consequential upon the other. I suggest to the Committee that leave be granted for me to move my amendment as one amendment so that a vote can be taken fairly quickly and we can all go home.


The TEMPORARY CHAIRMAN (Senator Milliner - Is leave granted? There being no objection, leave is granted.


Senator WITHERS -I move:

Leave out clauses 3 and 4 and the Schedule, Insert the following new clauses 3, 4 and 5 and Schedule-

3.   'Parliamentary zone' means the area of land bounded by the lines commencing at a point where Commonwealth Avenue intersects State Circle marked A, and thence in a northerly direction along Commomwealth Avenue to Lake Burley Griffin at a point marked B, and thence extending in an easterly direction along the shore of Lake Burley Griffin to a point where Kings Avenue intersects with the said Lake shore marked C, and thence in a south-westerly direction along Kings Avenue to State Circle at a point marked D, and thence in a westerly direction along State Circle to the point of commencement excepting therefrom the Parliamentary grounds.

4.   The new and permanent Parliament House proposed to be constructed after the commencement of this Act shall be constructed upon the site on Capital Hill marked 'Site of Parliament House' on the plan set out in the Schedule.

5.   Except in accordance with a resolution of both Houses of the Parliament, no building or other work shall be erected within the Parliamentary grounds or within the Parliamentary zone. (The effect of this motion is shown in the following plan)-

 







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