House of Representatives Committees

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

New East Building for the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT

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December 2004
Canberra

© Commonwealth of Australia 2004
ISBN 0 642 78494 9


Contents

Membership of the Committee
List of Abbreviations
Extract from the Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives
List of Recommendations
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 Australian War Memorial
Appendix D – Official Transcript of Evidence

Membership of the Committee

Chair

Hon Judi Moylan MP

 

Deputy Chair

Mr Brendan O’Connor MP

 

Members

Mr Harry Jenkins MP

Senator Richard Colbeck

 

Mr Peter Lindsay MP

Senator Alan Ferguson

 

Mr Jim Lloyd MP (to 12 August)

Senator Michael Forshaw

 

Mr Bernie Ripoll MP

 

 

Mr Barry Wakelin MP (from 12 August)

 

Committee Secretariat

Secretary

Ms Margaret Swieringa

Inquiry Secretary

Ms Vivienne Courto

Research Officer

Ms Sara Edson

Administrative Officer

Ms Emily Davis

 

 

List of abbreviations

ACT

Australian Capital Territory

AGO

Australian Greenhouse Office

AHC

Australian Heritage Commission

AWM

Australian War Memorial

DCM

Denton Corker Marshall

GST

Goods and Services Tax

NCA

National Capital Authority

Extract from the Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives

No. 184 dated Thursday, 24 June 2004

37 PUBLIC WORKS—PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE—REFERENCE OF WORK—PROPOSED NEW EAST BUILDING FOR THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL, CANBERRA , ACT

Mr Slipper (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 new East Building for the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.

Question—put and passed.

List of recommendations

3 Issues and Conclusions

Recommendation 1

The Committee recommends that the Australian War Memorial continue to liaise with the National Capital Authority in respect of the roofing and building fabrics utilised in the construction of the New East Building, to ensure that suitable high quality materials are used in keeping with the the standards of the Australian War Memorial precinct.

Recommendation 2

The Committee recommends that the proposed new East Building for the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT, proceed at the estimated cost of $11.6 million.

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