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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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ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS ON NOTICE 1375 ANSWER 4. Nil. If horses are required they would be obtained on a hire basis. 5. 4. 6. 1100. 7. 3. 8. (a) 5 (b) Nil (c) Nil (d) Nil The squad is only required to attend other Police Districts when an inquiry is beyond the resources of local police. Mr DONDAS to Mr PERRON 1. What is the cost of supplying and installing a water meter on a residential block in Darwin and how much has been spent for this purpose in the last eighteen months? 2. What is spent anually on the maintenance of water meters in Darwin? 3. How many water meter readers are employed in Darwin and what are their total annual wages and allowances? 4. What are the other annual administrat ive costs to the Government for the collection of excess water charges? 5. What revenue is derived annually from excess water charges in Darwin on (a) residential'blocks; and (b) parks and recreation areas under the control of the Corporation of the City of Darwin? 6. What proportion of the total revenue from the supply of water is represented by the amount collected for excess water charges? 1. The cost of supplying and installing a water meter on a residential block in Darwin is $40.00, divided equally between the cost of the meter and the installation cost. In recent years supply and installation costs have been as follows: 1972/73 $39,736 1973/74 $40,855 1974/75 $15,327 1975/76 $76,759 The above figures do not include cyclone damage replacement costs, however in 1976 abnormal costs were incurred in replacing damaged meters on construction sites. 2. The annual cost for maintenance of water meters in Darwin is about $25,000. 3. One permanent water meter reader (Clerical Assistant Grade 2) is employed in Darwin while the water inspector (Clerical Assistant

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