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TARCOOLA TO ALICE SPRINGS RAILWAY ACT 1974 No. 86, 1974 - SCHEDULE


SCHEDULE
Section 3

AGREEMENT made the tenth day of April One thousand nine hundred and
seventy-four between THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA (in this
agreement called "the Australian Government") of the one part and THE
GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA (in this agreement called "the
State Government") of the other part.

WHEREAS it is desirable that a 1435 millimetre gauge railway be constructed
between Tarcoola in South Australia and Alice Springs in the Northern
Territory:

NOW IT IS HEREBY AGREED as follows:

1. This agreement shall have no force or effect and shall not be binding upon
either party until it has been approved by the Parliament of the Commonwealth
and the Parliament of the State and the consent of the State has been given by
the Parliament of the State for the construction of the South Australian
portion of the railway.

2. The Australian Government will at its own expense construct a 1435
millimetre gauge railway (in this agreement called "the railway") consisting
of-

   (a)  a railway in the State between Tarcoola on the Kalgoorlie to Port
        Augusta Railway and the point at which the route of the railway
        established in accordance with clause 3 of this agreement meets the
        northern boundary of South Australia (for the purposes of this
        agreement designated the South Australian portion of the railway); and

   (b)  a railway in the Northern Territory connecting the point on the
        boundary with South Australia referred to in the preceding
        sub-paragraph with Alice Springs (for the purposes of this agreement
        designated the Northern Territory portion of the railway).

3. (1.) Subject to this clause the route of the railway shall be as described
in the Schedule to this agreement.
(2.) The Commonwealth Railways Commissioner may make such deviations from the
route of the railway described in the Schedule to this agreement as are, in
his opinion, necessary or reasonable for the better construction and working
of the railway.

4. (1.) The State Government will grant to the Australian Government or to the
Commonwealth Railways Commissioner free of charge an estate in fee simple,
without reservation of minerals and unlimited as to depth, in any Crown lands
that are certified by the Commonwealth Railways Commissioner to be required
for or in connection with the construction, maintenance or operation of the
railway, including any lands leased by the Crown which have become Crown lands
by virtue of-

   (a)  the surrender by the lessees of their estates in the land to the
        Crown; or

   (b)  the surrender of those estates to the Crown after they have been
        acquired by the Australian Government or the Commonwealth Railways
        Commissioner.

(2.) The State will grant to the Australian Government or to the Commonwealth
Railways Commissioner free of charge any stone, soil and gravel in or on any
Crown lands or lands leased by the Crown from which the State Government has a
right to take the same that is certified by the Commonwealth Railways
Commissioner to be required for or in connection with the construction,
maintenance or operation of the railway.

(3.) For the purposes of this clause "Crown lands" has the same meaning as in
the Crown Lands Act 1929-1973 of the State.

5. When services commence on the railway it shall be the route for rail
services between Port Augusta and Alice Springs in place of the route through
Marree but rail services between Port Augusta and Marree will not be
terminated for so long as those services are required for the provision of
coal from Leigh Creek to the powerhouse at Port Augusta.

6. As from the date on which this agreement comes into force the following
provisions of agreements between the Australian Government and the State
Government are rescinded-

   (a)  paragraphs (d) and (f) of clause (1.) of the Agreement approved by the
        Northern Territory Acceptance Act 1910-1952 of the Commonwealth and
        the Northern Territory Surrender Acts, 1907-1919 of the State;

   (b)  such of the provisions of the Agreement dated the 18th day of
        September 1925 and approved by the Railways (South Australia)
        Agreement Act 1926 of the Commonwealth and the North-South Railway
        Agreement Act, 1926 of the State as were not rescinded by clause 12 of
        the Agreement dated the 29th day of November 1935 and approved by the
        Port Augusta to Port Pirie Railway Act 1935 of the Commonwealth and
        the Redhill to Port Augusta Railway Agreement Act, 1935 of the State,
        namely, clauses 1 to 4 and 16 to 19 (both inclusive in each case);

   (c)  paragraph (a) of clause 21 of the Agreement the execution of which by
        the Australian Government was authorised by the Railway
        Standardization (South Australia) Agreement Act 1949 and which was
        approved by the Railway Standardization Agreement Act, 1949 of the
        State.

THE SCHEDULE

ROUTE OF THE RAILWAY

PART I: SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PORTION

Commencing from Tarcoola Railway Station on the Kalgoorlie to Port Augusta
Railway the line runs westerly on a bearing of 264 degrees for a distance of
approximately 5 kilometres: thence northerly on a mean through bearing of 02
degrees for a distance of about 153 kilometres to a point approximately 3
kilometres north east from Robin Rise Trigonometrical Station, passing to the
east of Gibraltar Rocks and Birthday Trigonometrical Station and to the west
of Lake Wirrida and Carringallana Creek and to the east of Lake Philipson:
thence on a bearing of approximately 320 degrees for a distance of about 18
kilometres, crossing Long Creek: thence on a bearing of 345 degrees for a
distance of about 39 kilometres, crossing the Stuart Highway at a point
approximately 5 kilometres south east from Mabel Creek Homestead and crossing
Mabel Creek approximately 4 kilometres upstream from the Stuart Highway
crossing: thence on a mean through bearing of 340 degrees for a distance of
about 55 kilometres to a point on the headwaters of Pootnoura Creek,
recrossing the Stuart Highway: thence northerly and lying to the west of the
Stuart Highway on a bearing of approximately 352 degrees for a distance of
about 69 kilometres, passing to the west of Mount Willoughby Homestead: thence
north westerly on a bearing of 323 degrees for a distance of about 112
kilometres to a point approximately 5 kilometres south east from Mount
Chandler Trigonometrical Station, passing to the west of Wintinna Homestead
and to the east of Aston Minor Trigonometrical Station and Wintinna Hill and
to the east of Marla Bore and Mount Johns: thence northerly on a mean through
bearing of 02 degrees for a distance of about 113 kilometres, passing through
the Indulkana Range about 13 kilometres west from Granite Downs Homestead,
crossing the Alberga River and several of its tributaries, passing to the east
of De Rose Hill and to the west of Mount Howe and reaching the South
Australia/Northern Territory Border at a point approximately 20 kilometres
east from the Stuart Highway and at a route distance of about 565 kilometres
from Tarcoola.

PART II: NORTHERN TERRITORY PORTION

After crossing the South Australia/Northern Territory Border at a point
approximately 20 kilometres east of the Stuart Highway and at a route distance
of about 565 kilometres from Tarcoola the line continues on a mean through
bearing of 11 degrees for a distance of about 121 kilometres to a crossing
point of the Finke River approximately 17 kilometres upstream from Idracowra
Station Homestead, passing to the east of Kulgera and to the west of Mount
Kingston, lying east of Kalamerta Creek and crossing Karinga Creek: thence on
a mean through bearing of 13 degrees for a distance of about 78 kilometres,
crossing the Hugh River and traversing a pass in the James Ranges between
Mount Grevillea and Mount Peachy: thence northerly on an approximate bearing
of 00 degrees for a distance of about 45 kilometres to cross the Stuart
Highway at a point approximately 10 kilometres from Alice Springs Airport
turnoff: thence north easterly on a bearing of 39 degrees for a distance of
about 9 kilometres to meet the existing narrow gauge Central Australia Railway
at a point approximately 10 kilometres south from the Alice Springs Railway
Station: thence turning northerly to follow adjacent to the existing line and
enter Alice Springs through Heavitree Gap on the same general alignment as the
existing railway: the through distance of the projected route of the railway
from Tarcoola to Alice Springs being about 830 kilometres.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF this agreement has been executed on behalf of the
Australian Government and of the State Government respectively as at the day
and year first above written.

SIGNED by the HONOURABLE EDWARD GOUGH WHITLAM, Prime Minister, in the presence
of-
E. G. WHITLAM

M. DELANEY

SIGNED by the HONOURABLE DONALD ALLAN DUNSTAN, Premier, in the presence of-
D. A. DUNSTAN

GEOFF VIRGO
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