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Wednesday, 7 December 1983
Page: 3403


Mr HURFORD (Minister for Housing and Construction)(5.15) —I move:

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 reconsideration and report: redevelopment of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, Canberra, A.C.T.

The proposal is for the stage 1 elements of a long term plan to redevelop the living, working and training facilities at the Royal Military College, Duntroon. It covers those initial works necessary for the effective transition of the College to its new role in centralised officer training following the opening in 1986 of the Australian Defence Force Academy. It will also provide for the medical care of military staff and cadets of both the Academy and the College.

The major elements of the proposed work are: A new 36-bed hospital; extensions to and renovation of the existing cadets' mess; refurbishment of existing instruction blocks and conversion of buildings to cadet accomodation; a new physical fitness centre; and associated, siteworks, demolition, engineering services and landscaping. The estimated cost of the proposed works at August 1983 prices is $11,100,000. I table plans of the proposed work. I commend the motion to the House.

Question resolved in the affirmative.