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Thursday, 29 November 2012
Page: 13901

Mr GARRETT (Kingsford SmithMinister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth) (10:51): On behalf of the Special Minister of State, I move:

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: Upgrade of on base housing for Defence at Larrakeyah Barracks, Darwin, NT.

The estimated overall cost of the proposed upgrade of on-base housing for Defence at Larrakeyah Barracks Darwin, Northern Territory, is approximately $25 million, including GST, contingency and escalation costs but excluding the cost of the land.

In its report the Public Works Committee has recommended that these works proceed. Subject to parliamentary approval, construction will commence in February 2013 and be completed by April 2015.

On behalf of the government and the minister I thank the committee for its support and commend the motion to the House.

Question agreed to.