House of Representatives Committees

Joint Standing Committee on Public Works
Committee activities (inquiries and reports)

Fit-out of New Leased Premises for the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry in Civic, ACT

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May 2006
Canberra

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Contents

Membership of the Committee
List of abbreviations
Extract from the Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives
List of recommendation

Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 The Proposed Works
Chapter 3 Issues and Conclusions
Appendix A – List of Submissions
Appendix B – List of Witnesses
Appendix C – Submission No. 1 from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
Appendix D – Official Transcript of Evidence

Membership of the Committee

Chair

Hon Judi Moylan MP

 

Deputy Chair

Mr Brendan O’Connor

 

Members

Mr John Forrest MP

Senator Michael Forshaw

 

Mr Harry Jenkins MP

Senator Stephen Parry

 

Mr Bernie Ripoll MP

Senator the Hon Judith Troeth

 

Mr Barry Wakelin MP

 

Committee Secretariat

Secretary

Mrs Margaret Swieringa

Inquiry Secretaries

Mr Raymond Knight

Ms Vivienne Courto

Research Officer

Ms Penny Wijnberg

Administrative Officers

Mr Peter Ratas

List of abbreviations

ABGR

Australian Building Greenhouse Rating

BCA

Building Code of Australia

CCC

Cost Control Committee

DAFF

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

EBB

Edmund Barton Building

NICTA

National Information and Communications Technology Australia

OH&S

Occupational Health and Safety

VAV

Variable Air Volume

Extract from the Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives

No. 74 dated Thursday, 1 December 2005

5 PUBLIC WORKS—PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE—REFERENCE OF WORK—FIT-OUT OF NEW LEASED PREMISES FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES AND FORESTRY IN CIVIC, ACT

Dr Stone (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: Fit-out of new leased premises for the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry in Civic, ACT.

Question—put and passed.

List of recommendations

3 Issues and Conclusions

Recommendation 1

The Committee recommends that the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry advise the Committee of the Department’s decision in respect of the child-care facility.

Recommendation 2

The Committee recommends that the proposed fit-out of new leased premises for the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry in Civic, ACT, proceed at the estimated cost of $36 million, noting that this figure may be less, due to lease incentive arrangements.

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