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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 nurses' home and training school at the Canberra Community Hospital, Australian Capital Territory.

The plans provide for the construction of a new nurses' home and training school as part of the proposed development to enlarge the present hospital to an ultimate capacity of approximately 600 beds. The new home will be a seven-story steel framed building connected by a covered way to a singlestory dining and recreation block. The building will accommodate 345 nurses and will be complete with all the normal requirements of a modern nurses' home. The estimated cost of the proposal is £915,000.

Debate (on motion by Mr. Calwell) adjourned.

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