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Public Works Committee to hold hearings on Australian War Memorial Redevelopment

Issue date: Thursday, 18 June 2020

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On 14 July, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works will hold a public hearing to scrutinise a proposal from the Australian War Memorial to conduct a $498 million development project at the War Memorial in Canberra.

“At the hearing, the Committee will examine the proposed works in light of its statutory role under the Public Works Committee Act 1969,” the Hon Dr John McVeigh MP, Committee Chair said.

“This includes the need and purpose of the works, its cost effectiveness, any revenue it will produce and the current and prospective value of the works.”

Given the level of public interest in this proposal, in addition to hearing from the Australian War Memorial, the Committee will look to hear from some of those who made written submissions to this inquiry as part of the hearings.

Anyone who is interested in making a statement on the proposed works should contact the secretariat via email at to register their interest by 5pm on Wednesday 1 July. Not everyone who expresses an interest will be able to appear.

Public hearing details

Date: Tuesday 14 July 2020
Time: TBC
Location: via teleconference

The hearing will be broadcast live at

Please note: the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works is not involved in the tendering process, awarding of contracts or details of the proposed works. Inquiries on these matters should be addressed to the relevant Commonwealth entities.

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4636

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