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Thursday, 24 May 1928


Mr COOK (INDI, VICTORIA) - Asked the Minister for

Works and Railways, upon notice -

1.   When will the works of the Hume Reservoir be sufficiently advanced to enable a commencement to be made with the storage of water ?

2.   What is the proposed expenditure during the year 1928-1929 in connexion with - (a) the acquisition of lands, and (b) the deviation of traffic routes (roads and railways) which will be submerged on the Victorian side of the river as a result of the impounding of water in the storage?

3.   Has the approval of the local authority concerned been obtained to the proposed location of the deviated roads?

4.   Has notice been given to the town council as to the approximate date of the flooding of the town of Tallangatta. When is it anticipated that such submergence will take place?

5.   Have tenders been invited and received for the superstructure of the bridge over the stored waters at Bethanga; if so, what was the result ?

6.   What is the total estimated cost of the whole of the Hume Reservoir works?

7.   What is the expenditure to date?







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