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Tuesday, 28 October 2014
Page: 12216

Mr McCORMACK (RiverinaParliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Finance) (12:19): I move:

That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969, the following proposed work be referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for consideration and report: Project AIR9000 Phase 7—Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) Facilities Project.

The Department of Defence is proposing to provide new and refurbished facilities at HMAS Albatross, Nowra, in New South Wales and at Jervis Bay Airfield in the Australian Capital Territory to support the introduction of the new Helicopter Aircrew Training System capability. The proposed works will include facilities for synthetic and live training, maintenance workshops and hangars, office and administration, training facilities, living-in accommodation and associated infrastructure services works. The project is valued at $157.1 million, excluding GST, which includes all development and delivery costs, including management and design fees, construction costs, information communication technology, furniture, fittings and equipment, contingencies, and an allowance for escalation. Subject to parliamentary approval, construction is scheduled to commence in mid-2015 and is planned to be completed on all sites by mid-2017. I commend the motion to the House.

Question agreed to.