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  • New Ways of Working program for the Department of Health

    At a public hearing on 16 November 2021 the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works will scrutinise a proposal from the Department of Health for over $64 million in public works to fit-out the Sirius Building in Woden, Canberra as part of the Health’s New Ways of Working program.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 15 November 2021


  • Committee to scrutinise over $266 million in Defence Public Works

    At a public hearing on 13 October 2021 the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works will scrutinise a proposal from the Department of Defence for over $266 million in public works supporting Australia’s Integrated Air and Missile Defence program.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 12 October 2021


  • Upgrade of Reef HQ Aquarium

    At a public hearing on 11 October the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works will scrutinise a $40 million proposal from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority for facility-wide refurbishment and upgrades to deliver improved educational facilities. These works are the final instalment of a two-stage program of $80.1 million in Reef HQ works.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 8 October 2021


  • Expansion of the intermediate level solid radioactive waste facility at Lucas Heights, NSW

    On 13 September 2021, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works will hold a public hearing to scrutinise a proposal from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) to construct a $59.8 million purpose-built intermediate level solid radioactive waste storage facility at its Lucas Heights campus.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 7 September 2021


  • Expansion of the National Sea Simulator in Townsville, Queensland

    At a public hearing on Friday 27 August the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works will scrutinise a $27.49 million proposal from the Australian Institute of Marine Science to expand its National Sea Simulator to support research for protecting the Great Barrier Reef.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 26 August 2021


  • Committee to scrutinise $98.9 million in public works

    A major environmental project on Christmas Island and a National Collections Building in Canberra will be reviewed by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works when it conducts two public hearings into the two separate projects on Friday 6 August 2021.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 5 August 2021


  • Upgrades to Defence Training Areas and Ranges in the Northern Territory

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works will scrutinise a $747 million proposal from the Department of Defence to provide essential upgrades to facilities and infrastructure at four existing Defence training areas in the Northern Territory at a public hearing on Thursday 22 July 2021.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 21 July 2021


  • Refresh of North Queensland Defence Bases

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works has announced that it will scrutinise a new project from the Department of Defence which aims to provide vital estate maintenance and upgrades to support capability across RAAF Base Townsville, Townsville Field Training Area and HMAS Cairns.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 21 April 2021


  • Refurbishment of the Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport Tower

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works will scrutinise a $24.8 million proposal from Airservices Australia to refurbish the Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport Tower at a public hearing on Thursday 11 March 2021.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 10 March 2021


  • Brisbane Airport Traffic Control Refurbishment Project

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works will scrutinise a $35.7 million proposal from Airservices Australia to refurbish the Air Traffic Services Centre and Control Tower Complex at Brisbane Airport at a public hearing on Thursday 4 March 2021.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 4 March 2021


  • Consolidation of CSIRO’s Perth sites

    An $18.72 million project to consolidate the CSIRO’s four Perth locations will be scrutinised in a new inquiry from the Parliament’s Public Works Committee.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 16 November 2020


  • New Adelaide accommodation for Services Australia

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works has announced that it will scrutinise a new $53 million proposal from Services Australia to fitout a new leased premises at 52-62 King William Street, Adelaide.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 30 October 2020


  • New Laboratory for the Therapeutic Goods Administration

    At a public hearing tomorrow, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works will scrutinise a $60.7 million proposal from the Department of Health to fitout a new leased premises at Fairbairn Business Park, Canberra Airport.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 29 October 2020


  • Parliamentary scrutiny for new Health premises

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works has announced that it will scrutinise a new project, from the Department of Health.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 3 September 2020


  • Public hearing on proposed Phase 1 of Defence AIR 555 Facilities Project

    At a public hearing tomorrow, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works will scrutinise a proposal from the Department of Defence to commence Phase 1 of the AIR555 facilities project at RAAF Bases in Edinburgh, Darwin, and Townsville, as well as the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 6 August 2020


  • Public hearing on proposed relocation of AFP West Perth site

    At a public hearing this afternoon, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works will scrutinise a proposal from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) to fit out a new leased premises at 1120 Hay Street & 629 Murray Street, West Perth, Western Australia.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 8 July 2020


  • Public hearing on proposed Agriculture, Water and Environment move

    At a public hearing tomorrow the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works will scrutinise a proposal from the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment to fitout a new leased premises at Block 34, Section 26, Canberra City, ACT.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 1 July 2020


  • Public Works Committee to hold hearings on Australian War Memorial Redevelopment

    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.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 18 June 2020


  • A new inquiry for the Public Works Committee

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works has announced that it will scrutinise a new project, from the Department of Defence.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 17 June 2020


  • A new inquiry for the Public Works Committee

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works has announced that it will scrutinise a new project, from the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 2 June 2020


  • Critical Safety Works for the National Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef

    At a public hearing tomorrow, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works will scrutinise a proposal from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority to deliver critical safety works at the National Education Centre for the Great Barrier Reef in Townsville, QLD.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 20 May 2020


  • Two new inquiries for Public Works Committee

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works has announced that it will scrutinise two new projects, one from the Australian Federal Police, and one from the Australian War Memorial.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 5 May 2020


  • Committee Scrutiny of LAND 121 Stage 5B and Armoured Fighting Vehicles Facilities Projects

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works will hold hearings into two proposals from the Department of Defence to deliver works at various Defence sites across Australia aimed at supporting the acquisition of new Australian Defence Force vehicles.

    Media release issue date: Tuesday, 5 May 2020


  • Two new inquiries for Public Works Committee

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works has announced that it will scrutinise one new proposal from the Department of Defence, and one from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.

    Media release issue date: Thursday, 27 February 2020


  • Public Works Committee to Consider ATO Brisbane Office Accommodation

    The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works will hold a public hearing as part of its scrutiny of the proposal from the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) to conduct integrated fit-out works for new leased premises at 152 Wharf Street, Brisbane, QLD.

    Media release issue date: Monday, 24 February 2020




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    Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works
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    Parliament House
    Canberra ACT 2600

    Phone: +61 2 6277 4636
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    pwc@aph.gov.au