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Wednesday, 17 September 1958

Mr Makin (BONYTHON, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) n asked the Minister for the Interior, upon notice -

1.   What number of buildings in the city of Adelaide provides space for Commonwealth departments?

2.   Whatfloor space does the Commonwealth (a) own, (b) rent and (c) hold under lease?

3.   What is the total annual rent paid for this accommodation?

4.   Has an application been made for office Space in the new Advertiser building?

5.   If so, what number of floors is it proposed to occupy, and what will be the annual rent?

Mr Fairhall - The answers to the honorable member's questions are as follows: -

1.   15.

2. (a) Nil, except for Repatriation and PostmasterGeneral's Department purposes; (b) 53,700 square feet on monthly tenancies; (c) 190,550 square feet; total held, 244,250 square feet.

3.   £155,600.

4.   Yes.

5.   Six full floors and part of another-6 1,300 square feet, £80,800. When Advertiser Building is occupied 46,000 square feet for which £16,400 rental is paid will be vacated in other buildings.

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