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Friday, 16 August 1974
Page: 1070

In Committee

Consideration resumed from 15 August (vide page 1037).

Clause 4.

(   1 ) A Minister may notify a State the date before which a program of projects in respect of a period to which this section applies, being projects of a specified kind, is to be submitted to him for approval, and may, in the notice, infrom the State that the program should include all the projects of that kind that are to be carried out by the State and by municipal, shire and other local authorities in that period.

(2)   For the purposes of this Act, the Minister, after consultation with the appropriate Minister of a State-

(a)   may approve programs of projects by way of-

(   i ) the construction of rural arterial roads;

(   ii) the construction of developmental roads;

(iii)   the construction and maintenance of rural local roads; and

(iv)   minor traffic engineering and road safety improvements, respectively, in respect of the State for a period to which this section applies: and

(   b ) may approve particulars of a project to be carried out in that period in accordance with such an approved program.

(3)   For the purposes of this Act, the Minister, with the concurrence of the Minister of State for Urban and Regional Development and after consultation with the appropriate Minister of a State-

(a)   may approve a program of projects by way of the construction of urban arterial roads in respect of the State for a period to which this section applies: and

(   b ) may approve particulars of a project to be carried out in that period in accordance with the approved program.

(4)   The Minister of State for Urban and Regional Development, with the concurrence of the Minister and after consultation with the appropriate Minister of a State-

(a)   may approve a program of projects by way of the construction of urban local roads in respect of the State for a period to which this section applies; and

(b)   may approve particulars of a project to be carried out in that period in accordance with the approved program.

(5)   The Minister of State for Northern Development, with the concurrence of the Minister and after consultation with the appropriate Minister of the State of Queensland-

(a)   may approve a program of projects by way of the construction of beef roads in respect of that State for a period to which this section applies; and

(   b ) may approve particulars of a project to be carried out in that period in accordance with the approved program.

(6)   A reference in this section to a project by way of the construction, or of the construction and maintenance, of roads of a particular kind includes a reference to the purchase of road making plant to be used in the construction, or construction and maintenance, as the case requires, of roads of that kind.

(7)   The Minister may, with the concurrence of the Minister of State for Urban and Regional Development, notify a State that a project included in a program of projects submitted by the State for approval under sub-section (3) will not be included in an approved program of projects until particulars of the project have been approved by him under that sub-section.

Upon which Senator Durack had moved by way of amendment:

Leave out sub-clause (1 ).







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