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Tuesday, 9 October 1984
Page: 1983

(Question No. 1775)


Mr Brumby asked the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 12 September 1984:

(1) In which sections of the work being done by the Australian Headquarters Survey Regiment Unit at Fortuna in Bendigo, is there overcrowding.

(2) What new buildings, extensions or improvements to existing buildings would be necessary to overcome this overcrowding.

(3) What buildings are presently available at Bonegilla, Vic., for the cartographic typographic, printing and administrative work now being done by the AHQ Survey Regiment at Bendigo.

(4) If the full AHQ Survey Regiment at Bendigo is transferred to Bonegilla after 1992, is he able to say whether any new buildings or extensions or improvements to existing buildings would have to be provided at Bonegilla for working accommodation; if so, what is the estimated cost of these provisions.

(5) Do any plans exist for the provision of facilities and accommodation at Bonegilla for the AHQ Survey Regiment.


Mr Scholes —The interim answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The honourable member's series of questions relate to earlier Defence planning to move the Army Survey Regiment from its present location at Bendigo.

I have recently directed my Department to undertake a detailed review of options for the location of the Regiment.

As the matters canvassed in the honourable member's questions will be addressed in that review, it would be inappropriate to attempt to provide answers now. I will, however, look again at the honourable member's questions when the review is completed.