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Thursday, 29 November 2012
Page: 13902


Mr GARRETT (Kingsford SmithMinister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth) (10:53): 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: Defence Logistics Transformation Program.

The total capped budget for the program is $899.6 million and includes $752.7 million plus GST for construction costs, management and design fees, furniture, fittings and equipment, contingencies and escalation allowance.

In its report the Public Works Committee has recommended that these works proceed. Subject to parliamentary approval, construction is expected to commence in early 2013 and is planned to be completed on all sites by late 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.