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Joint Standing Committee on Public Works

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Completed Inquiry: Inquiry into Lavarack Barracks Redevelopment Stage 2, Townsville

Report

The Committee tabled its report Lavarack Barracks Redevelopment Stage 2, Townsville in February 1999.

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Conclusions and Recommendations (PDF Format)

Table of contents of report: Lavarack Barracks Redevelopment Stage 2, Townsville

THE REFERENCE

THE COMMITTEE'S INVESTIGATION

BACKGROUND

Location
Development of Lavarack Barracks
Upgrading of Other Ranks accommodation
Stage 1 redevelopment
Population
Ready deployment force
Supporting elements
Organisation
Impact of recent Defence reforms
Scales and standards for living-in accommodation
Master planning of Lavarack Barracks
Review of master plan
THE NEED AND WHAT IS PROPOSED

Basis
Establishment
LIVING-IN ACCOMMODATION

Function
Need
Acceptable standards of accommodation
Application of new standards
Mix of accommodation at Lavarack
Present establishment numbers
Proposal
Standard of fitout
New accommodation—basis of calculations
Committee's Conclusion
MESSES AND FOOD PREPARATION

Messes—Function
Need
Proposal
Function—Food preparation
Cook-chill
Benefits
Proposal
Consideration by the Committee
Commercialisation of catering
Committee's Conclusions
Committee's Recommendation
COMMUNICATIONS CENTRE

Function
Need
Proposal
Committee's Conclusion
3BASB TRANSPORT SQUADRON—SUPPORT FACILITIES

Function
Need
Location
Proposal
Committee's Conclusion
COMMON WASH FACILITY

Function
Need
Proposal
EASTERN DEPLOYMENT AND ASSEMBLY AREA

Function
Need
Proposal
Committee's Conclusions
MAJOR TRUNK ROAD

Function
Need
Proposal
Committee's Conclusion
ENGINEERING SERVICES AND LANDSCAPING

Function
Need
Proposal
Committee's Conclusion
DESIGN

Standards
Principles
Design features
Flooding
Fire Protection
Energy management and lighting
Legionella
ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE

Impact clearances
Environmental management
Heritage
Environment Australia—Biodiversity Group
Impacts from construction
CONSULTATION

Local support
LOCAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES AND WORKFORCE

Townsville Chamber of Commerce
Local involvement
Construction workforce
COST AND TIMING

Cost
Timings
FUTURE WORKS AT LAVARACK BARRACKS
OTHER DEFENCE WORKS AT TOWNSVILLE

Committee's Recommendation
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF Format)
APPENDICES

Appendix A—Witnesses
Appendix B—Project drawings and 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—LAVARACK BARRACKS REDEVELOPMENT STAGE 2, TOWNSVILLE

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: Lavarack Barracks Redevelopment Stage 2, Townsville.

Question—put and passed.

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