House of Representatives Committees

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

Redevelopment of Willis Island Meteorological Office, Coral Sea

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September 2005

Canberra

© Commonwealth of Australia 2005
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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 Recommendations

Membership of the Committee

Chair

Hon Judi Moylan MP

 

Deputy Chair

Mr Brendan O’Connor MP

 

Members

Mr John Forrest MP

Senator Stephen Parry

 

Mr Harry Jenkins MP

Senator the Hon Judith Troeth

 

Mr Bernie Ripoll MP

Senator Dana Wortley

 

Mr Barry Wakelin MP

 

Committee Secretariat

Secretary

Mrs Margaret Swieringa

Inquiry Secretaries

Ms Peggy Danaee

 

Ms Vivienne Courto

Research Officer

Mr Raymond Knight

Administrative Officer

Mr Peter Ratas

List of abbreviations

Act

Public Works Committee Act 1969

AWS

Automatic Weather Station

Bureau

Bureau of Meteorology

DEH

Department of the Environment and Heritage

EMP

Environmental Management Plan

Extract from the Votes and Proceedings of the House of Representatives

No. 37 dated Thursday, 2 June 2005

4 PUBLIC WORKS--PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE--REFERENCE OF WORK--OFFICE REPLACEMENT OF THE BUREAU OF METEOROLOGY AT WILLIS ISLAND, CORAL SEA, QUEENSLAND

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: Office replacement of the Bureau of Meteorology at Willis Island, Coral Sea, Queensland.

Question—put and passed.

List of recommendations

3 Issues and Conclusions

Recommendation 1

The Committee recommends that the Bureau of Meteorology provide the Committee with updates of the project schedule and costs as the works progress.

Recommendation 2

The Committee recommends that the Bureau of Meteorology supply the Committee with budgetary details of items omitted from the commercial-in-confidence quantity surveyor estimate for the project when such information becomes available.

Recommendation 3

The Committee recommends that the proposed redevelopment of Willis Island Meteorological Office, Coral Sea, proceed at the estimated cost of $7.691 million.

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