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 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 project to proceed (that it is 'expedient to proceed').
Submissions to the PWC are currently open. More information on the PWC process.
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 dates of these consultations are to be confirmed and added here at a later stage.
The session will be an informal drop-in session which are open to the public.
Date: 27 February 2020
Time: 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Venue: Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre, Katherine
Date: 04 March 2020
Time: 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Venue: Mantra Esplanade Hotel Conference Room, 88 The Esplanade, Darwin
The public hearing for the Project is forecast to be held in April 2020 in Katherine. Location and timing to be confirmed.
The Project is then forecast to achieve Parliamentary expediency in June 2020.
The PWC Outcomes Report will be available at the PWC project specific website.
The Department of Defence will consult with 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).
If you would like to make a submission to the PWC regarding this project please follow the link to the APH website.
If you would like further information on the proposed works or the upcoming Community Information Session, please contact the Project Team via email at TindalProjects@rpsgroup.com.au.