Thursday, 3 June 2010
Public Works Committee; Reference
That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969, the following proposed work be referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for consideration and report: HMAS Penguin and Pittwater Annex Redevelopment, Mosman and Clareville, New South Wales.
HMAS Penguin is the home of the Royal Australian Navy diving school, the Army dive wing, the recompression chamber facility and the Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit. The proposed works will provide to the Navy upgraded operational and training facilities at HMAS Penguin and the Pittwater Annex to enable the Navy to meet its training commitments. The proposed works, estimated to cost $63.34 million plus GST, will include redevelopment of the waterfront site, civil works and the upgrade of base services infrastructure at HMAS Penguin, along with an internal refurbishment of the Pittwater Annex. Refurbishment of two historic waterfront buildings at HMAS Penguin will preserve them for future generations. Traffic management will be improved on Middle Head Road with proposed changes to the base entry. Subject to parliamentary approval, construction is scheduled to commence in early 2011 and is expected to be completed in 2013. I commend the motion to the House.
Question agreed to.