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Wednesday, 29 March 2006
Page: 113

Mr NAIRN (Special Minister of State) (5:05 PM) —I move:

That, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Works Committee Act 1969, it is expedient to carry out the following proposed work which was referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works and on which the committee has duly reported to Parliament: Redevelopment of post 1945 conflicts galleries and discovery room for the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, ACT.

The Australian War Memorial proposes to redevelop its post-1945 conflicts galleries—the Korea, Vietnam, peacekeeping and recent conflicts galleries—and Discovery Room at a potential total estimated cost of $17.8 million. In its report the Public Works Committee has recommended that the proposed works should proceed. Subject to parliamentary approval, construction will begin in July this year and be completed by October 2007. On behalf of the government I would like to thank the committee for its support and I commend the motion to the House.

Question agreed to.