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Questions - 07 December - 21 December 1976



Questions - 07 December - 21 December 1976

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Parliamentary record 16


Questions for 1st Assembly 1974 - 1977; Parliamentary Record; ParliamentNT; 1st Assembly 1974 - 1977




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QUESTIONS wrrHOUT NOTICE - Tuesday 7 December 1976 1630 Mr DONDAS to Mr PERRON ANSWER Would he make a statement to this House regarding the future supply of electricity to consumers? I hope to make a statement on the electricity supply in Darwin later on during these sittings. 1631 Mrs LAWRIE to Mr PERRON ANSWER Because of the expected power cuts through the coming months, would it be possible for the Electricity Supply Undertaking to broadcast on the local radio stations the expected duration of the cuts and the areas in which they expect them to occur? It is not always possible to determine how long a power cut will be. It sometimes takes a certain period of time to establish exactly where the fault has occurred. It has been the practice in the past that, when information is given out and cannot be adhered to for one reason or another, it seems to aggravate the public somewhat. I will undertake to have a talk with. the electricity supply people and see if we cannot organise some more efficient method of public notification than exists at present. 1632 Mr STEELE to Mr RYAN ANSWER The honourable Executive Member is aware of the awful congestion and traffic problems at Darwin airport, particularly on a Friday night when several aircraft have to discharge and load passengers. Will he take steps to have a plan prepared that will allow for the quick dispersal of passengers and vehicles from the airport, and will he, in the preparation of that plan, consult with the Minister for Defence regarding the desirability of obtaining a one-way outlet for traffic through the RAAF base? I am aware of the problem that exists at the airport, particularly on Friday nights. It does occur during some of the day flights when more than one aircraft arrives. I do not know whether I will be able to have a plan prepared because the organisation of the airport comes under two Commonwealth departments. The whole area is on a defence base, so the overall controllers would be the Defence Department. However, I think the airport itself comes under the control of the Department of Transport. I will undertake to write to the Minister for Transport .and ask him if he could get his department to look at th~ problem with a view to trying to overcome some of the congestion that occurs at the airport. 1633 Mr VALE to Mr TAMBLING Can he advise when the Valuer-General to value homes occupied by government those homes 'Z will next visit Alice Springs employees who wish to purchase