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JOINT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - 16/09/2005 - Relocation of selected RAAF College units to RAAF Base East Sale, Victoria and RAAF Base Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
JOINT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS
Joint committee
Friday, 16 September 2005
Relocation of selected RAAF College units to RAAF Base East Sale, Victoria and RAAF Base Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
Final

CHAIR —Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. As you are aware, we met this morning at Wagga. We are looking at these two projects together as one. I now reconvene this public hearing into the proposed relocation of selected RAAF college units to RAAF Base East Sale Victoria and RAAF Base Wagga New South Wales. This project was referred to the Public Works Committee on 23 June 2005 for consideration and report to parliament. In accordance with subsection 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.

Yesterday the committee received a confidential briefing from the Department of Defence, and earlier this afternoon we inspected the site, as we arrived here, of the proposed work. I would like to thank the base commander for assisting the committee in its inspection of the base.

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