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Wednesday, 17 September 1958

Mr Curtin n asked the Minister for the Interior, upon notice -

1.   What is the name of the licensee who has permission to excavate and market the valuable sand at the sandpit on Commonwealth property behind the Naval Stores, Randwick?

2.   For what length of time is the licence issued?

3.   How much royalty is paid to the department per ton of sand removed?

4.   How does the department check the tonnage of sand removed?

5.   How much per ton is charged by the licensee for this sand?

6.   For whathours of the day is the licensee allowed to operate?

7.   Were the welfare and comfort of the residents of the surrounding areas borne in mind when the hours were fixed? 8.Is the licensee required, under the terms of the licence, to fill in the excavation caused by the removal of sand?

9.   If so, was the licensee required to lodge a sum as a guarantee of performance?

10.   What was the amount lodged?

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

1.   Kenneth Styles Proprietary Limited.

2.   Three years from 1st July, 1957, being a renewal of a licence for ten years from 1st July, 1947. 3.1s. 3d. per cubic yard.

4.   The quantity removed each month is covered by an auditor's certificate based on the licensee's quarry book provided for in the licence and the Commonwealth is in a position to check these quantities by survey at the licensee's expense.

5.   It is not known. A large percentage is dirty and can be sold in that state or treated and sold as clean sand.

6.   The licence does not restrict operations to any particular hours.

7.   The adjacent areas were undeveloped when the licence first issued. Supplies of building sand which is essential in the building of houses are becoming limited and it is Commonwealth policy to grant licences to remove sand from its land wherever possible. Some inconvenience to residents is inseparable from an undertaking of this nature but every effort is made to restrict it to an absolute minimum.

The licence provides for re-grading the area to predetermined levels.

9.   Yes.

10.   £5,000.

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