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Provision of facilities for Project Single LEAP - Phase 1
Joint committee
Friday, 11 August 2006
Provision of facilities for Project Single LEAP - Phase 1

CHAIR (Mrs Moylan) —I declare open the public hearing into the provision of facilities for Project Single LEAP phase 1 at Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera and RAAF Base Amberley in Queensland and Holsworthy Barracks in New South Wales. I welcome you all to this hearing today. I have an apology from Mrs Vale, the federal member for Hughes. I would like to put on the public record that during the confidential cost briefings it was apparent that there were more questions than we had allocated time for, so we will hold a separate confidential cost briefing to further explore some of those areas. I, therefore, ask for the cooperation of committee members in sticking to those matters that can be raised in this public hearing.

This project was referred to the Joint Committee on Public Works on 29 March 2006 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.

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