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JOINT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - 25/07/2007 - Fit-out of new leased premises for the Australian Customs Service, Brisbane, Queensland
JOINT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS
Joint committee
Wednesday, 25 July 2007
Fit-out of new leased premises for the Australian Customs Service, Brisbane, Queensland
Final

ACTING CHAIR (Mr Brendan O’Connor) —Good morning. I declare open this public hearing into the proposed fit-out of new leased premises for the Australian Customs Service, Brisbane, Queensland. This project was referred to the Public Works Committee on 29 March 2007 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 the committee received confidential evidence from Customs representatives. The committee will now hear evidence from Customs representatives.

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