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Thursday, 7 October 1971
Page: 2022

Mr IRWIN (MITCHELL, NEW SOUTH WALES) - My question is directed to Minister for National Development, representing the Minister for Civil Aviation, ls it a fact that world expert opinion favours the establishment of an airport, where practicable, on the seaboard? Will the Minister ensure that Towra Point is included in the sites to be investigated by the committee to be appointed to decide the site for the second airport for Sydney?

Mr SWARTZ (DARLING DOWNS, QUEENSLAND) (Minister for National Development) - I recall on a previous occasion when I was associated with the Department of Civil Aviation that the Towra Point site, which had been considered earlier, had been specially excluded. To the best of my knowledge this is still the situation. However I realise the problems that the honourable member has raised in relation to airport sites and I will certainly see that the matter is referred to my colleague in another place.

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