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MEETING WITH NSW COUNTRY MAYORS' DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE - STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER, THE RT HON WILLIAM MCMAHON CH MP

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McMahon, William

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

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Release Date: 30/08/1972

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 2668

FOR PRESS PM's No 81/ 1972
MEETING WITH N. S. W. COUNTRY MAYORS'
DEVELOPMENT COM? 4ITTEE
Statement by the Prime Minister, the Rt Hon. William McMahon, CH, MP.
This afternoon the Prime Minister met a deputation from the
New South Wales Country Mayors' Development Committee. The
representatives were
Alderman R. Gillard Mayor of Lithgow and Chairman of
the Committee
Alderman J. C. Matthews Mayor of Bathurst
Alderman R. Brown Mayor of Cessnock
Mr J. K. Madden Tovm Clerk of Lithgow and Honorary
Secretary of the Committee.
The Minister for the Interior, the Hon. Ralph J. Hunt, M. P.,
and the Minister for the Environment, Aborigines and the Arts,
the Hon. Peter Howson, were Dresent at the meeting.
Alderman Gillard presentcd a submission on decentralisation.
The Mayors said that to be effective, a decentralisation programme
required Commonwealth as well as State assistance.
The N. S. W. Country Mayors proposed a decentralisation
concept based on selected growth centres.
Canberra August 1972

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