House of Representatives Committees

Joint Standing Committee on Public Works

Reports, inquiries and other activities

Completed Inquiry:CSIRO National centre for Petroleum and Mineral Resources Research, Bentley, WA

Report

The Committee tabled its report CSIRO National centre for Petroleum and Mineral Resources Research, Bentley, WA in February 1999.

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Conclusions and Recommendations (PDF Format)

Table of contents of report: CSIRO National centre for Petroleum and Mineral Resources Research, Bentley, WA

THE REFERENCE

THE COMMITTEE'S INVESTIGATION

CSIRO RESEARCH AND FACILITIES IN WA

A presence spanning 80 years
National Institute of Science and Industry
Establishment of scientific research facilities
Post-war development
Expansion of activities at Floreat Park
Extent of current facilities and workforce
Exploration and Mining
Petroleum research
Exploration and mining—research alliances
THE NEED

A national centre to increase research
Research focus
Economic benefits from the Centre
Staff
Benefits of co-location
Curtin University of Technology
State Government
Support from DEETYA
Consultations
Committee's Conslusions
THE PROPOSAL

Overview
Design and construction standards
Design
Research facilities and laboratories
Process bays, support facilities and stores
Public facilities
Materials and finishes
Child-care provisions
Disabled access
WA Disability Services Commission
Occupational health and safety
Local impact
Construction details
Committee's Conclusion
SITE

Perth location
Description
Geotechnical
Site planning
Development constraints overcome
Master Plan
Expansion
Committee's Conclusions
ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE

State authorities
Commonwealth assessment authorities
Native Title claims and liaison with State authorities
Threatened species
WA Heritage Council—pine plantation
Unexploded Ordnance
Construction and operational impacts
Adjacent landholders
COST AND TIMETABLE

Cost
Implications of cost reduction
Confidence of cost estimate
Project delivery
Timetable
Committee's Recommendation
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF Format)

Appendix A—Witnesses
Appendix B—Building Systems and Services and Consultation
Appendix C—Plans
MEMBERS OF THE PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS

EXTRACT FROM THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

No. 13 dated 8 December 1998

PUBLIC WORKS,PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE—REFERENCE OF WORKS—CSIRO NATIONAL CENTRE FOR PETROLEUM AND MINERAL RESOURCES RESEARCH, BENTLEY, WA

Mr Slipper (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administrative Services), by leave, pursuant to notice, moved—That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969, the following proposed work be referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for consideration and report: CSIRO National Centre for Petroleum and Mineral Resources Research, Bentley, WA.

Question—put and passed.

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