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Thursday, 15 December 1983
Page: 3940

Question No. 449


Senator Archer asked the Minister representing the Minister for Aviation, upon notice, on 18 October 1983:

Based on aircraft movements, and excluding the capital city airports, how many of the 20 busiest airports are not now under local ownership and which ones are they.


Senator Gietzelt —The Minister for Aviation has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

Based on aircraft movements and excluding the capital city airports, 11 of the 20 busiest airports are not now under local ownership. In descending order of aircraft movements they are:

Townsville

Launceston

Coolangatta

Rockhampton

Wynyard

Alice Springs

Mackay

Mt. Isa

Derby

Coffs Harbour

Port Lincoln

Note that Townsville Airport is under the administrative control of my colleague the Minister for Defence, and as such is not available for transfer to local ownership.