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Parliamentary record : Part III minutes (25 May - 02 June 1983)

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Title

Parliamentary record : Part III minutes (25 May - 02 June 1983)

Collection

Minutes of Proceedings for 3rd Assembly 1980 - 1983; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 3rd Assembly 1980 - 1983

Date

1983-06-02

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

Language

English

Subject

Minutes of Proceedings

Publisher name

Northern Territory Legislative Assembly

Place of publication

Darwin

File type

application/pdf

Use

Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

License

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/221127

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/697124

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MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY No. 11 Wednesday 1 June 1983 1. The Assembly met at 10.00 a.m., pursuant to adjournment. Mr Speaker (the Honourable J.L.S. MacFarlane) took the Chair, and read prayers. 2. DISTINGUISHED VISITORS - MESSRS SOEDHORO AND SAMODRA: Mr Speaker informed the Assembly of the presence in the Gallery of Mr Soedhoro, Consul, and Mr Samodra, Vice-consul, of the Republic of Indonesia, and on behalf of the Assembly extended a warm welcome to the distinguished visitors. 3. PETITIONS: Mrs Padgham-Purich (Tiwi) presented a petition, on behalf of the Member for Elsey, from 9 citizens of Gorge Road, Katherine, relating to extension of the Katherine town boundary. Petition received and read. Mrs Padgham-Purich (Tiwi) presented a petition from 764 citizens of the Northern Territory relating to an ambulance station in the Fred's Pass area. Petition received and read. 4. NOTICES: The following notices were given: Mr Everingham: To present the Surveyors Bill 1983 (Serial 323). Mr Smith: To move - That this Assembly resolves that a Board of Inquiry be appointed under section 4A of the Inquiries Act to inquire into and report to the Administrator on the operation and development of the Port of Darwin, with particular reference to (a) the design and construction of the Fort Hill wharf; the circumstances in which the original design was varied; and the ways in which those variations affected the structure and capacities of the wharf; (b) whether those variations have led to the bringing forward, in time and priority, of the proposed extension to the wharf; and whether those variations will lead to additional costs in the construction of the proposed extension; (c) the financial and contractual arrangements for the construction and installation of the roll-on roll-off facility; whether these followed normal commercial practice; whether they were in the best interests of the Northern Territory; whether they led to additional costs to the Northern Territory government; whether they caused delays in the completion of the contract; (d) the financial and contractual arrangements for the construction and installation of the proposed container crane; whether they follow normal commercial practice; whether they are in the best interests of the Northern Territory; (e) the use of consultants by or on behalf of the Northern Territory Port Authority or the Department of Transport and Works, in any aspect of the development of the wharf, its proposed extension, the roll-on roll-off facility and the proposed container crane; the costs involved therein; and any circumstances in which consultants were used where their advice might not have been objective since it required evaluation of their previous involvement; and (f) how the present operations and development of the port are administered; and whether and in what ways these should be altered to best serve future operations and development. 505