Stage One was subject to a rigorous approval process prior to progressing to construction. This included obtaining Departmental approval, Government approval, and Parliamentary expediency.
In accordance with the Parliamentary Standing Committee’s (PWC) Manual of Procedures for Departments and Agencies and http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/House_of_Representatives_Committees?url=pwc/index.htm, the Parliamentary expediency process included:
Defence consulted local residents, statutory authorities and other interested stakeholders as part of obtaining Parliamentary Expediency for the works to proceed under the provisions of the Public Works Act 1969 by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works (PWC).
Click here for a link to the Statement of Evidence for Stage One of the Garden Island (East) Critical Infrastructure Recovery Program.