Ministerial Statement East Arm Port Hon. Eric Poole Minister for Work Health Territory Insurance and the Liquor Commission 25 February 1995
Tabled Paper 436
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OF THE TANK FARM FROM THE CBD TO EAST ARM. ITS EXACT LOCATION AND TIMING, MR SPEAKER, ARE STILL SUBJECT TO ENGINEERING STUDIES AND NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE FUEL COMPANIES. HOWEVER, THE PORT MASTERPLAN RETAINS THE FLEXIBILITY TO EASILY ACCOMMODATE THIS FACILITY. MY COLLEAGUE, THE MINISTER FOR LANDS, HOUSING AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND HIS DEPARTMENT ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS PROJECT AND THERE IS A HIGH LEVEL OF COORDINATION IN OUR EFFORTS. FACILITIES FOR THE NAVY, SHIP MAINTENANCE YARDS AND A DEDICATED OFFSHORE SUPPLY BASE MAY ALSO BE ESTABLISHED AT EAST ARM AS REQUIRED. INDEED, MR SPEAKER, THERE HAS ALREADY BEEN CONSIDERABLE PRELIMINARY CONTACT WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENCE IN REGARD TO THE VARIOUS OPTIONS FOR ESTABLISHING INCREASED HOME PORTING FACILITIES FOR AN EXPANDED NAVY PRESENCE IN DARWIN. AGAIN, I CAN ASSURE MEMBERS OF THE ASSEMBLY THAT THIS CLOSE LEVEL OF COOPERATION WILL CONTINUE. THE PORT MASTERPLANN1NG PROCESS IS FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO ALLOW FOR THE SUBSEQUENT DEVELOPMENT OF FURTHER STAGES AT EAST ARM TO MEET CHANGING 5
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