On Wednesday 23 June 2021, the Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Hon Ben Morton MP, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment Scientific Research Station Modernisation, Macquarie Island.
More information on the public works proposal can be found in the submission made by the proponent entity. The Committee's terms of reference are contained in subsection 17(3) of the Public Works Committee Act 1969.
Essentially, the Committee is required to report as expeditiously as practicable on:
- the stated purpose of the proposed work and its suitability for that purpose
- the need for the work
- the cost-effectiveness of the proposal
- the amount of revenue it will produce if the work is revenue producing, and
- the current and prospective value of the work.
The Committee invites interested persons and organisations to make submissions in relation to the proposal, which must be lodged by Wednesday 21 July 2021.
For information on how to make a submission, go to our Making a submission to a Parliamentary Inquiry page.