House of Representatives Committees

Contents


Membership of the Committee
List of Abbreviations
Extract from the Votes and Proceedings from 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 and Exhibits
Appendix B – List of Witnesses
Appendix C – Submission No. 1 from the Department of Defence
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

Mr John Fuhrman

Senior Research Officer

Mr Raymond Knight

Administrative Officer

Mr Peter Ratas

List of abbreviations

ADF

Australian Defence Force

the Act

Public Works Committee Act 1969

CIS/EW

Communication and Information Systems/Electronic Warfare

DFSS

Defence Force School of Signals

LEAP

Living Environment Accommodation Precincts

LIA

Live-in Accommodation

Extract from the Votes and Proceedings from the House of Representatives

No. 146 dated Thursday 7 December 2006

28  PUBLIC WORKS—PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE—REFERENCE OF WORK—DEFENCE FORCE SCHOOL OF SIGNALS REDEVELOPMENT, SIMPSON BARRACKS, WATSONIA, VICTORIA

Ms Gambaro (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Foreign Affairs), 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: Defence Force School of Signals redevelopment, Simpson Barracks, Watsonia, Victoria.

Question—put and passed.

List of recommendations

3 Issues and Conclusions

Recommendation 1

To take advantage of economies of scale the Committee recommends that where possible Defence consider coordinating future accommodation works with the phases of Single LEAP.

Recommendation 2

As there is some uncertainty over the relocation of the EW Wing at Carbarlah, the Committee recommends that Defence inform it as to the final decision on its future, and any savings that might be achieved if relocation does not proceed.

Recommendation 3

The Committee recommends that if it is decided not to relocate Carbarlah to Watsonia, it be informed as to any consequential savings.

Recommendation 4

The Committee recommends that Defence consider the refurbishment of structurally sound buildings over demolition, including Building 160, and that this work be undertaken either as part of the current scope of works or when funds are available.

Recommendation 5

The Committee recommends that the proposed Defence Force School of Signals redevelopment at Simpson Barracks, Watsonia, Victoria proceed at the estimated cost of $101.3 million excluding GST.

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