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Wednesday, 14 October 1970


Mr Les Johnson (HUGHES, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister representing the Minister for Works, upon notice:

(1)   Does the Government have a consistent attitude regarding the extent to which the requirements of local government authorities are met in respect of the provision of car parking facilities for new Commonwealth buildings.

(2)   Where it is not practical to provide the onsite car parking spaces required, does the Commonwealth make any contribution to enable local government authorities to provide off-site parkins facilities.


Mr Chipp - The Minister for Works has provided the following answer to the honourable member's question:

(1)   lt is Commonwealth policy to adopt the applicable local government regulations unless the Commonwealth's requirements in respect of buildings make the application of these impracticable. However, there is a lack of uniformity in the policies and practices of the various local government authorities and also in their applications to specific projects. This means it is not practicable to supply a simple measure of the extent to which the requirements of those authorities are met in respect of car parking facilities for new Commonwealth buildings. Each new project receives individual consideration.

(2)   The Department of Works has not made any contribution to enable local government authorities to provide off-site parking facilities. Enquiries made of the Departments of the Treasury and Interior show that they are not aware of any contribution having been made for this purpose.







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