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Completed Inquiry: Australian Embassy, Berlin - Refurbishment of heritage buildings as a chancery and apartments

Report

The Committee tabled its report Australian Embassy, Berlin - Refurbishment of heritage buildings as chancery and apartments in June 1999.

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Conclusions and Recommendations (PDF Format)

Table of contents of report: Australian Embassy, Berlin - Refurbishment of heritage buildings as chancery and apartments

THE REFERENCE

THE COMMITTEE'S INVESTIGATION

BACKGROUND
Relocation of German capital
Acquisition of the properties
Staffing
THE PROPOSAL
Building description - Wallstrasse 76-79
Building description - Markisches Ufer 8
Scope of the proposed work
Area
Approvals
Codes and Standards
Planning and design concepts
Structure
Materials and finishes
ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE
Environmental impact assessment
Heritage considerations
Wallstrasse 76-79
Märkisches Ufer 8
Zoning
Landscaping
SERVICES AND SYSTEMS
Electrical
Energy conservation
Hydraulic
Mechanical
Lifts
Fire
Acoustics
Security
HEALTH, RECREATION AND SPECIAL FEATURES
Occupational health and safety
Recreation
Provisions for people with disabilities
Childcare
Consultations
THE APARTMENTS
Rent
Allocation of apartments to staff
Staff attitudes towards collocation
Other options
COST, PROGRAM AND REVENUE
Cost
Tenancy fitout
Project delivery
Program
Revenue
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF Format)
APPENDICES
Appendix A - Witnesses
Appendix B - Plans and Elevations
MEMBERS OF THE PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS

EXTRACT FROM THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

No. 22 dated Wednesday, 17 February 1999

PUBLIC WORKS,PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE—REFERENCE OF WORK—AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY, BERLIN—REFURBISHMENT OF HERITAGE BUILDINGS AS A CHANCERY AND APARTMENTS

Mr Slipper (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance and Administration), 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: Australian Embassy, Berlin—Refurbishment of heritage buildings as chancery and apartments.

Question—put and passed.

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