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JOINT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - 23/03/2007 - Proposed National Towers program stage 1 for Airservices Australia at Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne and Rockhampton airports
JOINT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS
Joint committee
Friday, 23 March 2007
Proposed National Towers program stage 1 for Airservices Australia at Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne and Rockhampton airports
Final

ACTING CHAIR (Mr Brendan O’Connor) —I declare open this public hearing into the Proposed National Towers Program Stage 1 for Airservices Australia at Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne and Rockhampton. This project was referred to the Public Works Committee on 7 December last year for consideration and report to parliament.

In accordance with section 17(3) of the Public Works Committee Act 1969:

(3)      In considering and reporting on a public work, the Committee shall have regard to -

(a)      the stated purpose of the work and its suitability for that purpose;

(b)     the necessity for, or the advisability of, carrying out the work;

(c)      the most effective use that can be made, in the carrying out of the work, of the moneys to be expended on the work;

(d)     where the work purports to be of a revenue-producing character, the amount of revenue that it may reasonably be expected to produce; and

(e)      the present and prospective public value of the work.

Earlier this morning the committee received a confidential briefing from Airservices Australia and inspected the site of the proposed work at Canberra airport. The committee will now hear evidence from Airservices Australia.

[11.04 am]