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Friday, 30 October 1970

Mr CHIPP (Hotham) (Minister for Customs and Excise) - I move:

That in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969, 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 Parliament: Construction of Point Peron/Garden Island Causeway, naval support facility. Cockburn Sound, Western Australia.

The proposed work involves construction of a causeway some 13.500 feet long linking Garden Island to the mainland at Point Peron as a preliminary to the establishment of shore based facilities on Garden Island. The work includes construction of a 2,100- foot southern approach rockfill mole, a 1,000-foot low level trestle bridge, a 6,200- foot central section of armoured rockfill mole, a boat channel 100 feet wide dredged to 12 feet below low water ordinary spring tide, a 2,020-foot high level bridge and a 2,400-foot northern approach rockfill mole.

A 24-foot roadway, a 5-foot footway, water, power and communication services and road lighting arc to be provided on the causeway. The estimated cost is S9m. The Committee has reported favourably on the proposal and upon the concurrence of the House in this resolution, detailed planning can proceed in accordance with the recommendations of the Committee.

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