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JOINT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS - 10/02/2006 - Redevelopment of Post-1945 Conflicts Gallery and Discovery Room for the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
JOINT COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC WORKS
Joint committee
Friday, 10 February 2006
Redevelopment of Post-1945 Conflicts Gallery and Discovery Room for the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Final

CHAIR (Mrs Moylan) —It gives me much pleasure to declare open this public hearing into the proposed redevelopment of the post-1945 conflicts galleries and discovery room for the Australian War Memorial, Canberra. This project was referred to the Public Works Committee on 1 December 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.

We appreciated the briefing that we had early this morning and the opportunity to inspect the Australian War Memorial and the site of the galleries and the proposed works. We will now hear evidence from the Australian War Memorial, the Returned and Services League of Australia and the National Capital Authority.

[12.54 pm]