Navy Capability Infrastructure Sub-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:
- Identification of the need to refer a proposed public work to the PWC;
- the preparation of a submission to the PWC (the Statement of Evidence);
- the referral of a proposed project to the PWC;
- pre-public hearing activities;
- site inspection;
- public hearing and follow-up; and
- the tabling of the PWC’s report in the House of Representatives and the Senate.
- Parliamentary approval by the House of Representatives for work to commence.
- In practice, the Department of Defence groups these steps into three distinct phases: referral, hearing, and expediency.
The key steps in the PWC process for – NCIS Project include:
- Referral: The NCIS project was referred to the PWC on the 10 September 2019.
- Hearing: The Hearing Venue and Date will be published by the PWC on their website after the Project is referred.
- Expediency: The Expediency date will be published on the PWC website after the PWC Outcomes report is tabled in the Parliament.