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PUBLIC WORKS ESTIMATES

A LARGE PROGRAMME. [From Our Parliamentary Reporter.] WELLINGTON,. October 21. The Public Works Estimates for the year, which total £3,402,758, contain thefollowing proposed votes The sums spent last year are given in parentheses : Public works, departmental, £67,401 (£66,627); railway construction and additions, £1,460,000 (£1,104,896); public buildings, £538,000 (£369,600); harbor works, etc., £20,758 (£3,069); tourist and health resorts, £20,000 (£14,989); immigration £36,000 (£33,914) j roads and bridges, £75,000 (£377,979); goldfields development, £4,600 (£4.890) ; telegraph extention, £410,000 (£392,643) ; contingent defence, £50,000 (£30,186); lands improvement, £19.900 (£16,996); totals, £3,402,758 (£2,421.784). The detailed votes of general and provincial interest in the preceding list are as follow : Aid to water-power works. £52,000 (£142,827); irrigation and water supply. £40.000 (£53,682); land for settlements account, £I?J,0CO; national endowment account, £40,000. —Railway Construction.— Wairna'e branch extension, £15,000 ; Lawrence- Roxburgh. £15,000 (£9.984); Otago Central. £20.000; Balclutha-1 uapeka Mouth. ' £10.000; Cathns-Waima-haka, £20,000 (£17,780) ; Wmton-Heddon Bush, £8.000; Otepuki-Waiau extension, £IO,OOO. —Rai 1 way Improvem cuts. Additions South Island lines, £47.240; signalling gear. £26,456: rolling slock, £275,000; workshops machinery. £25.000; Dttnedin-Mosgiel duplication, £IO,OOO. —Public Buildings.— School buildings, £125,000 (£121.954); workers’dwellings. £92, COD (£41.741); hospitals, etc. £6.000 (£1,435) ; mental hospitals. £50.000 (£26,001) : postal and talagraph. , £115,000 (£78,815); judicial, £45.000 (£28,445); agricultural, £5.009 (£4,398) ; general. £IOO,OOO (£66,811) ; Parliament buildings, £BO,OCO (£14.853) ; Dunedin P.W. store and yards, £3,000; magazine at Dunedin, £2,500. —Court houses.— Balclutha, £700: Dunedin (heating), £400; Lawrence (addTions), £750; Wyndhain, £950. * —Gaels.. — Invercargill, on account, £5,000; warders’ cottages, £900; Waikena Reformatory, £5,1100; Wellington (new building), £3,000. —Police Stations.— Clyde, £650; Dunedin (additions), £800; Cavorsham, £750; King street (ecigeant’s residence), £l,lOO ; Mornington (site and building), £800; North-cast V’alley (site and building). ’ £650: Roslvn, £1,500; St. Clair. £1,300; Sr. Hilda, £1,500; Woodhangh, £1,500; Halfmoon Bay, £550; Invercargill—Gladstone £BSO, North £700: Kaitangata, £950; Middlemarch, £600; Oamaru (sergeant’s residence), £500; Port Chalmers, £2,000; Portobelio, £750; Waitati, £750. —Postal and Telegraph.— Dunedin Chief P. 0., £30,000 on account; Anderson Bay, £1,200; North-oast Vclley, £325; fit. flair, £850: South Dunedin, £I.OOO ; Dunedin Telephone Exchange (additional accommodation), £1,000; Dunedin Telephone Exchange (automatic), £6.000 : Alexandra. £1.600; Balclutha, £200; Milton (additions), £1,500; Roxburgh, £IOO. —Hospitals.— Seacliff Mental Hospital, £20.000; Waitat L Mental Hospital, £5,000. —Resorts.— Hanmer .Sanatorium (ie - erection), £2,500; Queenstown reserves, £250; Nascby winter sports ground (£ for £ subsidy), £100; Te Anau-Milford Sound, £7oo;* M’Kimron’s cairn. £(0; GraveTalbot track (hut), £SO; Te Anau-Maka-tipu track, £250. —Roads and Bridges.— Bluchor road. Waikmiaiti (subsidy!, £SO; Island Road, Waikouaiti (subsidy), £SO; Quarry road, Waikouaiti. £SO; Beatt-mont-Horseslioe Bend, £200: Centre road, Strath Taieri, £200; Chitha River footbridge (.subsidy), £250 ; Flat Stream crossing, Taieri, £1,000; Camp to Portobelio, £200; Hooper’s Inlet Hill (subsidy), £200; Gordon road bridge. Mosgiel, £200; Green Island to Taieri Mouth (£2OO, £1 for £2; £SOO. £ for £), £SOO ; Lower Kaik Beach road, £100; Otakau School roach £75; Pipiharolu, Peninsula., £200; Portobelio mad, £150: Silverstream bridge, Riccartou road, £250: Purakamii native reserve. £SO; Taieri bridge to Pukekura. £300; West Harbor road, Waikouaiti, £175. The total vote for the Dunedin road district is £62,125The estimates for goldfields roadc in the Otago district total £5.624. —t Jeneral.Waikouaiti- River improvement. £100; jctlv at Kuii Bush. £180: bake Waihola and Taieri River channel. £oCO ; boat jetty at Pounawea. £SO; Nugget Ray ianding. £I.OOO.

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PUBLIC WORKS ESTIMATES, Evening Star, Issue 15629, 21 October 1914

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PUBLIC WORKS ESTIMATES Evening Star, Issue 15629, 21 October 1914

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