Tumut Road Talk Pledge

9 March 1962 The Canberra Times

The Prime Minister, Mr. Menzies, said yesterday he would discuss a proposed 212,000 all-weather road between Canberra and Tumut with the Minister for the Interior, Mr. Freeth.

Mr. Menzies gave the undertaking to Mr. Fuller (Lab., N.S.W.), in the House of Representatives.

Mr. Fuller asked when the Government proposed to implement the recommendation of the Joint Committee on the A.C.T. for the provision of the all-weather Canberra Tumut road.

He said the Committee had made the recommendation in the report which it presented to Parliament in November, 1959.  

The Committee, which estimated the cost at 212,000, said the Commonwealth would be justified in providing the amount necessary for the completion of the Brindabella road to connect with   the extension of the main Forestry Commission road.