Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download Full Day's HansardDownload Full Day's Hansard    View Or Save XMLView/Save XML

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment
Wednesday, 19 October 1949

Mr DRAKEFORD (MARIBYRNONG, VICTORIA) (Minister for Air) - The general policy of the department regarding the building of aerodromes is to construct them at reasonable distances from one another. Sometimes, two towns that are close together act as rivals in their claims for aerodromes, and it would not be economic to construct aerodromes at hoth places. Representations have been made to the department by the authorities in Orange, which is a well populated centre, and the honorable member for Calare has written to me several times on the subject. No decision has yet been reached. The capacity to construct aerodromes is limited by the labour and material available. The Government has a plan to expend £13,900,000 within a period of three years on civil aviation projects, including the construction of aerodromes. I shall again examine the matter mentioned by the honorable member, and try to obtain an early decision. The honorable member will be informed of the result.

Suggest corrections