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Tuesday, 30 August 1960

Mr FREETH (Forrest) (Minister for the Interior and Minister for Works) . - I move -

That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1913-1960, it is expedient to carry out the following proposed work which was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works and on which the committee has duly reported to this House: - Construction of a new international terminal building at Perth Airport, Western Australia.

The proposal provides for the erection at an estimated cost of £450,000 of a steel and reinforced concrete ground and first floor building. The building will provide accommodation for all airline operators, with ancillary accommodation for the Departments of Customs, Immigration and Health. It will also provide office and functional accommodation connected with airport management for the Department of Civil Aviation. The committee has reported favorably on the proposal, and upon the concurrence of this House in this resolution the detailed planning necessary for carrying out this work can proceed.

Debate (on motion by Mr. Calwell) adjourned.

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