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A FORECAST. THE YEAR’S PROPOSALS. MINISTERS STAND FIRMLY BY THE OTAGO CENTRAL. [From Our Parliamentary Reporter.] WELLINGTON. August 7. It was not intended that the Public Works Statement should be delivered till after the Otago Central Railway was disposed of, as the Statement itself is framed on the assumption that the Oovernmentßill for the construction of that railway will be given effect to ; but the temper of the House, as shown last night, has forced the band of the Government. Owing to the small amount of money for new works at the disposal of the Minister, the Statement will not prove as interesting as usual. The estimated amount required to be voted for actual expenditure on new railway construction and land (Glass 2) is £201,400, of which £119,904 was liability on March 31 last. The principal votes for which authority will be asked are: £15,000 on theHelensville northwards line ; £IO,OOO on the Putararu - Rotorua line; £75,000 on the Woodville-Palmertton line, of which £01,032 is a liability ; £12,500 on the Mangamahoe-Woodville line, of which £11,690 has already been incurred as a, liability; £15,000 on the Greymouth-Hoki-tika line ; £B,OOO on the Catlin River branch; and £B.OOO on the WyndhnmFortroso line, of which £3,221 was a liability on March 31. Under class 2 (Railways) the only votes are for the Marton-Te Awamutu Construction Works—viz., £30,000 on the north end (£26,310 liability) and £BOO on the south end. The principal railway works for which provision is made are : Amount Liability required to Liar. March 31 beVxpended last. this year. £ £ file (northwards) .. 3,810 13,000 Grahamstown-Tc Atoha .. 350 3,600 Putararrr-Rotorua .. 4.801 10,000 Woodvillc-Palmerston .. 01,032 75,000 Manziimahoe-Wocdville .. 110,093 12,500 Grcymouth-Hokitika ~ 0,023 16.000 Otazo Central .. .. 22,779 40,000 Catlin River branch .. 84 8,000 Wyndham-Fortrose .. 3,221 8,000 In the Immigration Department a new vote of LI,OOO for passages for separated families will appear. The principal votes provided for main roads will be—Tuuranga to Napier via Taupo, L 2.400; Nelson, Westport, Greymouth, and Hokitika, L 3.300; Hokitika to Christchurch, L 4,300. The new votes for roads in Otago are—to the West Coast Sounds, L 1,200 ; Taieri Bridge subsidy (£ for £), L 75 0; Gorge River to Hollyford, L 300; while L 2.000 is asked to open up the roads in the Catlin district.

In class 8 (public buildings) LCOO appears for the rearrangement of the Supreme Court at Dunedin, L.7,500 for departmental buildings at Auckland, L 3,000 for the Mount Eden Prison, and L 2.000 (a new vote) for the Dunedin Judicial and Police Buildings. A vote of L4r,000 for alterations to the Seacliff Asylum will be asked. Among the votes for roads are the following: —Access to BLirfcon-Te Awamutu Railwaynorth <nd Ll3O, south end LOGO. In Otago Pembroke to Matukituki, L 20 0; Blackstouo distiict, L 20 0; Benger and Toviot, LlO9 ; Kock and Pillar district, L3OO ; Ginimerburn district, 1SOO; Manioh to district, L3CO; Rank'eburn and Tuapeka West, L 300; Kelso to Waikaka LI,000; Glenomaru and Owako, L6OO ; Waikawa to Callin’, L4OO.

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THE PUBLIC WORKS STATEMENT., Issue 7979, 7 August 1889

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THE PUBLIC WORKS STATEMENT. Issue 7979, 7 August 1889

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