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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 WITHOUT NaTICE- Wednesday 8 December 1976 whether he felt that this could be achieved by the transfer as I feel it is something that should be resolved before the transfer of the Port Authority takes place. The Minister advised me that everything possible would be done to achieve this. 1691 Mrs LAWRIE to Mr TAMBLING ANSWER Can he yet advise us when the sale of Government homes will recommence in the Darwin area and the terms and conditions? If he cannot, can he give any indication as to when he will be able to? As I have indicated before, I share the concern of the honourable member for Nightcliff but the isues surrounding both the sale of Government homes to government employees and the terms and conditions of sale of homes to eligible Housing Commission tenants have not been resolved. I am aware that the proposals in both these instances have been with the senior officers of the Department of the NT for some months and I have received no cooperation in getting the answers. I made further representations yesterday as a result of her question. I. am unable to give her any joy. 1692 ANSWER TO QUESTION Mr RYAN: The honourable member for Stuart asked a question concerning the bridge under construction at Chinaman's Creek. There has been a delay because of a problem in excavating for the new bridge. The excavation is fairly close to the existing railway bridge and the Railways expressed some concern that this excavation may undermine their foundations. The Department of Construction has had discussions with the Railways and I believe that they are almost ready to start construction again. They have.made some changes to their original design and strengthened the road bridge foundations which should maintain the strength of the railway bridge. 1693 ANSWER TO QUESTION Mr RYAN: The honourable member for Gillen asked a question concerning the number of officers and senior firefighters in the Fire Brigade and their locations. In fact, there are 15 officers. I was under the impression that there were 16, including the Chief Fire Officer. There are 15 officers including the Chief Fire Officer. There could possibly be another one in a short time anyway with the reviews currently being undertaken, but the present strength of the officers is 15, Perhaps the honourable member for Nightcliff could relay that information back to her informant. Their location is: 1 in Alice Springs, 1 in Tennant Creek, 1 in Katherine and 12 in Darwin. Senior firefighters: 4 in Alice Springs, 3 in Katherine, 3 in Tennant Creek and 11 in Darwin giving a total of 21. 1694 ANSWER TO QUESTION Mr RYAN: The honourable member for Jingili asked a question concerning the marina. There was a lease granted for a marina and multi-storey building in the Doctor's Gully area. This, however, has been surrendered. Preliminary details for a proposal for a marina have been lodged with the department for examination and subsequent advice as to ways and means of bringing such a project into existence. However, this advice has not been compiled.

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