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Essential services upgrades for the Mu?itjulu community and new Commonwealth Parliament Offices in Western Australia

Parliament of Australia 2 mins read

Under the Public Works Committee Act 1969, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works will consider two new proposed works:

Parks Australia – Muṯitjulu Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park, Northern Territory, Essential Services Project – $91.87million

  • The Director of National Parks (DNP), within the Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) portfolio, is responsible for the provision (supply and maintenance) of essential power, water, and sewer services to the Muṯitjulu community.
  • The works will upgrade and replace essential power, water and sewer services supporting the Muṯitjulu community as the existing services are over 30 years old, non-compliant with current Australian standards and have become increasingly unreliable. 

Department of Finance — Proposed Fit-out of New Commonwealth Parliament Offices, Perth, Western Australia – $38.2 million

  • The current fitout of the Perth Offices are aged, no longer fit for purpose and the business requirements. A new Perth site will provide compliant, modern and secure facilities that support and facilitate government business efficiently and effectively.
  • The new fitout will be an increase NLA from 2,052 m2 to 3,998 m2 to allow for increased staff, offices and secure facilities (not available in the existing Offices) to meet current and future demands.

It is anticipated that the Committee will conduct public and in-camera hearings for the inquiries in 2024. The Committee would like to hear from all individuals or organisations interested in the project. The deadline for public submissions is 27 March 2024, with more information available on the Public Works Committee website.

Mr Graham Perret MP, Committee Chair said, ‘public submissions and the public hearings will allow the Committee to review the purpose, need and public value of the proposed works.’

Please note: the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works is not involved in the tendering process, awarding of contracts or details of the proposed works. Inquiries on these matters should be addressed to the relevant Commonwealth entities.

For background information

Committee Secretariat
02 6277 4636
pwc@aph.gov.au

For more information about this Committee, you can visit its website. On the site, you can make a submission to an inquiry, read other submissions, and get details for upcoming public hearings. You can also track the Committee and receive email updates by clicking on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right hand corner of the page.

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