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Defence Infrastructure Division

Navy Capability Infrastructure Sub-Program

Community Consultation


The Department of Defence recognises the importance of providing local residents, statutory authorities and other interested stakeholders with an opportunity to provide input into, or raise concerns relating to the NCIS Project.

As part of Defence’s ongoing community consultation strategy, Federal and State Parliamentary members, local office holders and a range of local community and industry groups and representatives will be consulted on the proposed works.

Operating under the provisions of the Public Works Act 1969, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works (PWC) holds enquiries into Commonwealth funded public works that the Australian Parliament refers to the PWC. The PWC's investigation and subsequent report provides the basis for Parliamentary approval for projects to proceed (that it is 'expedient to proceed').

Submissions to the PWC are currently open. More information on the PWC process can be found at

Community Information Forums

Defence is hosting a number of public information sessions to provide the community with an opportunity to find out information about the proposed works and to ask questions one-on-one with Defence representatives.

The session will be an informal drop-in session which are open to the public.

Details for the events are as follows:

  • HMAS Stirling and Henderson Community Information Forums
    When: Tuesday, October 8 and Wednesday, October 9, 2019
    Time: 5.30 pm to 7.30 pm
    Where: Rockingham Arts Centre, 11 Kent St, Rockingham WA 6168
  • HMAS Coonawarra and RAAF Darwin Community Information Forum
    When: Thursday, October 10, 2019
    Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
    Location: Mantra Pandanas, 43 Knuckey St, Darwin City
  • HMAS Cairns Community Information Forum
    When: Monday, October 14, 2019
    Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
    Location: Riley Crystalbrook, 131-141 Esplanade, Cairns

  • Osborne Community Information Forum
    When: Tuesday, October 15, 2019
    Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
    Location: North Haven Surf Life Saving Club, Australia Two Ave, North Haven
  • St Kilda Transmitting Station Community Information Forum
    When: Wednesday, October 16, 2019
    Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
    Location: St Kilda Community Hall, Beach Road, St Kilda