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Completed Inquiry:CSIRO Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies Stage 2 Development, Pinjarra Hills, Qld

Report

The Committee tabled its report CSIRO Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies Stage 2 Development, Pinjarra Hills, Qld in February 1999.

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Conclusions and Recommendation (PDF Format)

Table of contents of report: CSIRO Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies Stage 2 Development, Pinjarra Hills, Qld

THE REFERENCE

THE COMMITTEE'S INVESTIGATION

BACKGROUND

CSIRO today—a national scientific research institution
Objectives
Collaboration
Budget
Organisational structure—Divisions, Sectors and Alliances
Corporate governance
ESTABLISHMENT OF QCAT

Objectives of QCAT
Focus on minerals and mining
Participants
Expenditure on research projects at QCAT
Coal
Minerals, mining and processing
Mineral exploration
Geophysics
Mine site rehabilitation
Foundry technology
Queensland Supercomputing Laboratories
Cutting Edge Technology Pty Ltd
Veritas DGC Australia Limited
Mining Technologies Australia Limited
Ownership of intellectual property
THE NEED

Location
Growth in activities
Second Stage—Queensland Government
Coal gasification facility
Additional staff
Hammersley Iron Pty Ltd
Committee's Conclusions
SITE

Description
Geological conditions
Master planning
Development options
Committee's Conclusion
THE PROPOSAL

Research building
Technology transfer building
Bay compound
Technical and process bays
Storage building
Library and canteen expansion
Interaction between staff
Work in existing areas
Roads
Parking
Landscaping
Impact of construction work
Adequacy of proposal
Committee's Conclusion
BUILDING STANDARDS AND DESIGN PRINCIPLES

Standards
Principles
Acoustics
Occupational health and safety
Provisions for people with disabilities
Child-care provisions
BUILDING SYSTEMS AND SERVICES

Fire detection and protection
Sewage treatment
Australian-made building and fitout material
CONSULTATION AND COMMENTS

Consultation
BHP Coal
Robe River
Queensland Department of Mines and Energy
ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE

Impact assessment
Queensland Government
CSIRO environmental management
Commonwealth agencies
Adjacent property owners
Native Title
LOCAL EMPLOYMENT

PROGRAM AND COST


Program
Cost
Future works
Committee's Recommendation
CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS (PDF Format)
Appendix A—Witnesses
Appendix B—Building Systems and Services
Appendix C—Project 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—CSIRO NATIONAL CENTRE FOR PETROLEUM AND MINERAL RESOURCES RESEARCH, BENTLEY, WA

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: CSIRO Queensland Centre for Advanced Technologies Stage 2 Development, Pinjarra Hills, Queensland.

Question—put and passed.

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