On Thursday, 22 June 2017 the Minister for Small Business, Hon Michael McCormack MP, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on theJP2008 Phase 5B2 Wideband Satellite Capability - Satellite Ground Station - East Facilities Project.
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 the current and prospective value of the work.
The Committee invites interested and organisations to make submissions in relation to the proposal, which must be lodged by Thursday, 27 July 2017. Online submissions can be made on this page. For information on how to make a submission, go to our Making a submission to a Parliamentary Inquiry Page.
More information on the Committee, its role and responsibilities can be found at Role of the Committee or in the Public Works Committee Act 1969.