House of Representatives Committees

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

Construction of Housing for Defence at Fairview Rise, Ipswich, Queensland

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June 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 Recommendations

Chaptetr 1 Introduction
Chaptetr 2 The Proposed Works
Chaptetr 3 Issues and Conclusions
Appendix A – List of Submissions
Appendix B – List of Witnesses
Appendix C – Submission No. 1 from the Defence Housing Authority
Appendix D – Official Transcript of Evidence

Membership of the Committee

Chair

Hon Judi Moylan MP

 

Deputy Chair

Mr Brendan O’Connor MP

 

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 Secretary

Ms Vivienne Courto

Senior Research Officer

Mr Raymond Knight

Research Officer

Ms Penny Wijnberg

Administrative Officer

Mr Peter Ratas

List of abbreviations

ADF

Australian Defence Force

AMCORD

Australian Model Code of Residential Development

AR&R

Australian Rainfall and Runoff

CPTED

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

DA

Development Approval

Defence

Department of Defence

DFA

Defence Families of Australia

DHA

Defence Housing Authority

DMR

Department of Main Roads

EPBC

Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999

EPLA

Environment Planning and Landscape Architecture

ICC

Ipswich City Council

MUTCD

Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices

PWC

Public Works Committee

QUDM

Queensland Urban Drainage Manual

RAAF

Royal Australian Air Force

SLB

Sale and Leaseback

Extract from the Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives

No. 88 dated Wednesday, 1 March 2006

12  PUBLIC WORKS—PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE—REFERENCE OF WORK—CONSTRUCTION OF HOUSING FOR DEFENCE AT FAIRVIEW RISE, IPSWICH , QUEENSLAND

Mr Nairn (Special Minister of State), 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: Construction of housing for Defence at Fairview Rise, Ipswich, Queensland.

Question—put and passed.

List of recommendations

Issues and Conclusions

Recommendation 1

The Committee recommends that the Defence Housing Authority advise the Committee on the provision of broadband internet connectivity within the Fairview Rise estate.

Recommendation 2

The Committee recommends that the Defence Housing Authority advise the Committee on the provision of public transport, specifically an extended bus route, through the site of the proposed works.

Recommendation 3

The Committee recommends that the proposed construction of housing for Defence at Fairview Rise, Ipswich, Queensland, proceed at the estimated cost of $50.7 million.

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