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ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO NATIONAL URBAN AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY - 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: 12/11/1972

Release Type: Media Release

Transcript ID: 2715

FOR PRESS: PM No. 100/ 1972
ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO NATIONAL URBAN AND
REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Statement by the Prime Minister. the Rt. Hon. William
Mc'ahon,. M. P.
The Prime Minister, Ur McMahon, today announced that several
eminent Australians had already indicated their willingness to
become members of the Advisory Committee to the National Urban
and Regional Development Authority.
The Act establishing the Authority requires the appointment
of a committee of persons, who, by their knowledge and experience,
can assist the Authority in the performance of its duties.
The Prime Minister said the objective was to establish a
group with a wide background in community affairs reflecting
business interests, local government experience, professional skills
and an awareness of community problems.
The Commissioner of the Authority, Sir John Overall, would be
Chairman of the committee of 12, the members of which would be
appointed for three years, and would be drawn from all States and
the A. C. T.
Those who have already indicated that they will join the
Committee are:-Mr B. J. Callinan, Melbourne,
Engineer and Planner. Senior partner with a firm
of consulting engineers.
Dr I. D. Carr, Perth, Chief Planner of the Town
Planning Board, Western Australia.
Mrs J. R. Flint, Dubbo, N. S. W. Alderman of Dubbo
City Council and " ember of the Council of the
Mitchell College of Advanced Education, Bathurst. / 2

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Professor P. H. Karmel, Chairman,
Universities Commission.
Mr A. M. Ramsay, South Australia, General
Manager, South Australian Housing Trust.
Professor P. Scott, Tasmania, Professor of Geography,
University of Tasmania and Chairman, Australian
Institute of Urban Studies.
Mr A. J. Smith, Queensland, Commissioner,
A. B. C. and has mining directorates. He was Mayor,
Townsville 1962-67.
Professor R. J. Walsh, Professor of Human
Genetics, University of New South Wales. Professor
Walsh is also Chairman of the Commonwealth Advisory
Committee on the Environment and a member of the
Immigration Planning Committee.
Other people prominent in the field of urban and regional
development have also been approached to join the Advisory
Committee which is expected to meet about every six weeks.
CANBERRA, 12 November, 1972

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