House of Representatives Committees

Joint Standing Committee on Public Works

Committee activities (inquiries and reports)

Proposed Construction of a New Chancery Building for the Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

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February 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 Foreign Affairs and Trade
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 Secretaries

Mr Raymond Knight

 

Ms Vivienne Courto

Administrative Officers

Mr Peter Ratas

List of abbreviations

AFP

Australian Federal Police

AusAID

Australian Agency for International Development

BCA

Building Code of Australia

CCTV

Closed Circuit Television

Defence

Department of Defence

DFAT

Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

DIMIA

Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs

EIS

Environmental Impact Statement

EWIS

Emergency Warning and Intercommunication System

MATV

Master Antenna Television

MLMUPCC

Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning, Construction and Cadastral

OPO

Overseas Property Office

OH&S

Occupational Health and Safety

Extract from the Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives

No. 61 dated Wednesday, 12 October 2005

21 PUBLIC WORKS—PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE—REFERENCE OF WORK—PROPOSED CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW CHANECRY BUILDING FOR THE AUSTRALIAN EMBASSY IN PHNOM PENH , CAMBODIA

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: Proposed construction of a new chancery building for the Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Question—put and passed.

List of recommendations

3 Issues and Conclusions

Recommendation 1

The Committee recommends that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade provide the Committee with a list of all parties involved with the project delivery and management of the proposed chancery construction, and a comprehensive breakdown of fees to be paid to these parties and their roles within the project.

Recommendation 2

The Committee recommends that the proposed construction of the new chancery for the Australian Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, proceed at the estimated cost of $19.93 million.

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