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Thursday, 25 May 1972
Page: 3195

Dr Klugman asked the PostmasterGeneral, upon notice:

How many outstanding applications for the connection of telephone services are there in each State or Territory and in the area covered by the Penrith City Council.

Sir Alan Hulme - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The number of applications presently deferred pending extensions to line plant and/or exchange equipment is as follows:


4 This figure relates to applicants residing within the area of the Penrith City Council, irrespective of whether the exchanges to which they will be connected are within that area.

Extensive relief projects, estimated to cost about $ 1.28m are required to enable all 'he deferred applications to be satisfied in the area covered by the Penrith City Council and special steps have been taken to ensure [hat all resources practicable are diverted to the task. I might mention that, up until the end of April 1972, nearly $lm had been spent this financial year on relief works in the Penrith and St Mary's exchange areas. Both of these exchanges are in the area administered by the Penrith City Council. Completion of the relief works mentioned have enabled services to be installed for over 1,000 waiting applicants.

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