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AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL GALLERY - STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER, MR WILLIAM MCMAHON

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McMahon, William

Period of Service: 10/03/1971 to 05/12/1972

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Release Date: 21/05/1971

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 2421

FOR PRESS PM. NO. 55/ 1971
AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL GALLERY
Statement by the Prime Minister, Mr William McMahon
The Government has approved the preparation ef
final design drawings based on sketch plans for the Australian
National Gallery in Canberra.
It is expected that this design work will take
eighteen months to complete.
The approval is in accordance with the earlier
Government decision of April last year, directing that the design
of the Gallery should commence.
The Government decision that design work should
proceed does not involve any commital of funds nor does it
constitute any approval for construction to take place. These
matters will be the subject of subsequent Government consideration
after the completion of the detailed design work now authorised.
CANBERRA, 21 May 1971

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