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Thursday, 11 October 1984
Page: 2226

(Question No. 1785)


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

(1) How many houses are rented from the Victorian Ministry of Housing by (a) military and (b) civilian personnel deployed at the AHQ Survey Regiment at Bendigo.

(2) How many (a) military and (b) civilian personnel attached to the Army Survey Regiment Unit (i) own or are purchasing homes in the Bendigo area, (ii) occupy permanent married quarters at the Survey Unit in Bendigo and (iii) are housed in barracks (A) at Fortuna and (B) in the Bendigo area.

(3) What is the current cost to the Government of the existing accommodation provided (a) at Fortuna and (b) in the Bendigo area for Regiment personnel.

(4) What surplus accommodation in barracks, Ministry of Housing homes, permanent married quarters and other accommodation is currently available at Bonegilla, Vic.

(5) What are the estimated requirements for (a) barracks, (b) Ministry of Housing homes, (c) permanent married quarters and (d) other accommodation necessary to house adequately personnel of the AHQ Survey Regiment Unit if transferred to Bonegilla and what is the estimated cost, in 1984 prices, of providing the accommodation.


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

See my answer to question No. 1775 (Hansard, 9 October 1984, page 1982).