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Rum jungle rehabilitation project - vol 2 & 3



Rum jungle rehabilitation project - vol 2 & 3


Northern Territory. Department of Housing and Construction


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Technical Report WRD81040 Viewed at 14:07:56 on 29/07/2010 Page 52 of 53. I I I I I I I I I. ';;i I I I 1 I I I I I I I APPENDIX 6 Copy of the letter from the Prime Minister 13 AUG 1980 My dear Chief Minister, In his statement to Parliament on 25 August 1977 concerning further uranium development in Australia, the then Minister for National Resources, the Rt Hon. J.D. Anthony, M.P., advised that as a first step, $300,000 has been provided in the 1977-78 Budget Estimates of the Department of the Northern Territory for clearance and rehabilitation of the former Rum Jungle mining area. It was also noted that the Department of the Northern Territory would co-ordinate a study of a comprehensive program ?f rehabilitation of the area. The Commonwealth has considered the Report prepared by the Department of the Northern Territory in April 1978 and has decided to provide $0.5 million in the 1980/81 Budget for commencement of a rehabilitation program at Rum Jungle. In its decision the Government noted that the program was estimated to cost a total of $12.14 million. (February 1980 prices) over four years. Approval has been given for the Department of Housing and Construction to COIT~ence site investigations and the proposal will be admitted to Design List C to enable design development for the proposal to be submitted to the Parliamentary Public Works Committee. I would apprecia.te receiving your concurrence in the above course of action. The Commonwealth's decision to co~uence a rehabilitation program and the funding available in 1980/81 will be announced in the Budget and I understand that the program would generate significant local employment opportunities. In relation to the site investigations noted above and design development for submission to the Parliamentary Public Works Committee, officials of the Department of National Development and Energy will contact officials of your Department shortly, to arrange for any necessary consultations on these matters. As regards continuity of the program, you will be aware that the Finniss River Vacant Crown Land Claim lodged ... /2

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