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4. Notes in Favour of Bathurst.

 (From the Commissioner's Expert Witnesses.)

Cost of Building.

The following indicate the relative cost of the different sites, Bathurst being taken as unity:—

               
Bathurst ... ...  1.00. 
Goulburn ... ...  1.00. 
Millthorpe-Yass ... ...  1.04. 
Orange ... ... ...  1.05. 
Albury ... ... ...  1.05 (if supplied from Melbourne) 
Albury ... ... ...  1.12 (if supplied from Sydney) 
Wagga Wagga ...  1.10. 
Bombala ... ... ...  1.15. (Could be reduced if Eden were provided as a port). 

(Report of Messrs. Mansfield, Vernon, Barlow, and Knibbs).

Water Supply.

Sites which can be supplied by gravitation:

  Buckley's Crossing.

  Bombala.

  Tumut.

  Carcoar-Garland.

  Bathurst.

  Orange.

(Report of Mr. C. E. Blomfield, Resident Engineer, Department of Works).

Mr. Blomfield adds: “I have examined Campbell's River, … and find that a large and pure gravitation supply can be obtained for Bathurst.”

Thus, both as regards Cost of Building Material and Water Supply, the Expert Evidence places Bathurst before Orange (Canoblas).

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