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Wednesday, 16 August 1972
Page: 134

Senator MULVIHILL asked the Minis ter representing the Minister for National Development, upon notice:.

(1)   Has the Department of National Development offered its services to Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers to locate alternate limestone deposits to those located in the Bungonia Gorge region of New South Wales. '

(2)   What are the locations and amounts of potential limestone deposits elsewhere in New South Wales.

Senator COTTON (New South WalesrMinister for Civil Aviation) The Minister for National Development has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1)   No. However, the Associated Portland Cement Manufacturers would no doubt be aware of Bulletin No. 72 of the Bureau of Mineral Resources, Department of National Development, titled 'Australian Mineral Industry: The Mineral Deposits'. This publication has a chapter dealing with the limestone deposits in New South Wales and a copy of the chapter has been made available to the honourable senator.

(2)   The publication mentioned in (1) above provides information on deposits of limestone in New South Wales. If the honourable senator requires further information on these deposits, I suggest he approach the New South Wales Mines Department.

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