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Defence Infrastructure Division

Stage Two of the Garden Island (East) Critical Infrastructure Recovery Program


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, the Department of Defence groups these steps into four distinct phases: referral, hearing, expediency and reporting.

The key steps in PWC process for StageTwo included:

  1. Referral: Stage Two was referred in Parliament on 28 March 2018.
  2. Hearing: The Stage Two Hearing was held on 11 May 2018 at the Juanita Nielsen Community Centre.
  3. Expediency: Stage Two achieved Parliamentary expediency on 28 June 2018.
  4. Reporting: The PWC Outcomes Report is available at the PWC website using the link below.

The Department of 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 Two of the Garden Island (East) Critical Infrastructure Recovery Program: