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Tuesday, 19 August 1980
Page: 460


Mr Les Johnson (HUGHES, NEW SOUTH WALES) asked the Minister for Administrative Services, upon notice, on 27 February 1980:

For each migrant hostel under Commonwealth control (a) how many persons were accommodated, and what were their countries of origin, (b) what was the average cost per day per person, (c) for what periods was each hostel filled to capacity and (d) what improvements have been carried out to each of the hostels during (i) 1976 (ii) 1977 (iii) 1978 (iv) 1979 and (v) the period 1 January to date.


Mr John McLeay (BOOTHBY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA) - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a)   and (c) see Table I.

(b)   see Table 2.

(c)   see Table 3.

Table 1

Nationalities

Total Maximum

Periods

Centre - Westbridge: State - Nev? South Wales: Maximum Occupancy - 1,350 This Centre accommodated the following

Centre - Wacol: State - Queensland: Maximum Occupancy - 700 This Centre accommodated the following

Nationalities a/o

SA

Sp

Y I/C TIM. USA

Total Maximum No. of occupancy persons achieved Periods

Centre - Midway: State - Victoria: Maximum Occupancy - 1,300

This Centre accommodated the following

Centre - Wiltona: Slate - Victoria: Maximum Occupancy- 900 This Centre accommodated the following

1975- 76

1976- 77

1977- 78

Note: There are thirteen (13) Trading Periods each Financial Year.

Code: A/O = Australian/Others; B = British; SA = South American; D = Dutch; F = French; G = German; I = Italian; Sp = Spanish; T = Turkish; Y - Yugoslav; I/C - Indo-Chinese; TIM » Timorese; USA = American.

Table 2

MIGRANT CENTRES AVERAGE COST PER DAY PER PERSON FOR 1975-76 TO 1979-80

Centres

Wacol . .

Pennington

Graylands

Cabramatta

East Hills

Endeavour

Fairy Meadow

Westbridge

Eastbridge

Enterprise

Midway

Wiltona

* 1 979-80- All costs included up to period 9 ended 8 March 1 980. closed during period 1 1 of 1975-76. re-opened during period 1 3 of 1977-78. closed during period 1 1 of 1975-76. re-opened during period 9 of 1 977-78. closed during period 2 of 1977-78. re-opened during period 1 of 1978-79. opened during period 5 of 1978-79.

Table 3

MAJOR WORKS - 1975-76 TO 1979-80

1975- 76

Nil expenditure on major works

1976- 77

Nil expenditure on major works

1977- 78

Wacol

Renew deteriorated sewer line......................... 40,000

New fire prevention measures......................... 40,000

Total for the year............................ 80,000

1978- 79

Westbridge

New child care centre............................ 300,000

Adult education centre........................... 200,000

Total for the year............................ 500,000 1979- 80 (Works in progress) Westbridge

Pipe open stormwater channel......................... 44,000

Fairy Meadow

Construct two managerial residences....................... 62,000

Cabramatta

Construct one managerial residence....................... 30,000

Graylands

Construct one managerial residence....................... 27,000

East Hills

Replace water tanks (in progress)........................ 110,000

Total................................ 273,000

In addition to the above, improvements have also been funded by other departments and authorities. These works include the erection of 62 class rooms, 30 small group rooms, 1 0 resource rooms and a number of offices and associated accommodation.







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