Thursday, 9 March 2023
Public Works Joint Committee; Approval of Work
Stephen Jones (Whitlam, Australian Labor Party, Assistant Treasurer) Share this | Hansard source
That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969, it is expedient to carry out the following proposed work which was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works and on which the committee has duly reported to Parliament: Department of Defence—Cultana Training Area Redevelopment Phase 2.
The Department of Defence is proposing to delivery infrastructure and facilities at Cultana Defence training area in South Australia. The proposed works will increase the Australian Defence Force training capacity through new and upgraded training facilities and infrastructure and provide an all-weather road network. The estimated cost of the works is $79.8 million excluding GST. Subject to parliamentary approval, construction is expected to commence from late 2023 and be completed by early 2025. Following its inquiry, the committee has recommended that the House of Representatives resolve, pursuant to section 18(7) of the Public Works Committee Act 1969, that it is expedient to carry this out.
On behalf of the government I would like to thank the committee, ably chaired by the member for Moreton, for undertaking a timely inquiry. I commend the motion to the House.
Question agreed to.