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Defence Infrastructure Division

Air 5431 Facilities Project

Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works

PWC Process Stages

The PWC’s Manual of Procedures for Departments and Agencies identifies eight steps in the PWC process:

  1. Identification of the need to refer a proposed public work to the PWC;
  2. the preparation of a submission to the PWC (the Statement of Evidence);
  3. the referral of a proposed project to the PWC;
  4. pre-public hearing activities;
  5. site inspection;
  6. public hearing and follow-up; and
  7. the tabling of the PWC’s report in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
  8. Parliamentary approval by the House of Representatives for work to commence.

In practice, Defence groups these steps into four distinct phases: referral, hearing, expediency and reporting.

  1. The Project was referred in Parliament on the 16 September 2015.
  2. The Hearing will be held on a date TBC in Canberra.
  3. The expediency date for the Project will be advertised in this space in the future.
  4. PWC report outcomes will be published in this space in the future.

Click here for a link to the PWC Report and Statement of Evidence.