Invitation to comment: Nishi Building fitout referred to Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works

The following notification was received by the North Canberra Community Council:

Proposed fit-out of new leased premises for the Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency at the New Acton Nishi building, Edinburgh Avenue, Canberra City, ACT

The above proposal has been referred to the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works for consideration and report to the Commonwealth Parliament. The Committee is required by the Public Works Committee Act 1969 to report to Parliament on the need for each work, if the proposed work will adequately satisfy the need, if the estimated cost of the work can be justified and the amount of revenue, if any, the work will generate for the Commonwealth.

As part of its inquiry processes, the Committee receives submissions and takes evidence at public hearings from representatives of the departments or authorities sponsoring proposed public works and members of the public.

Should you wish to make a written submission relating to the above works, please forward it to the committee secretariat no later than 16 April 2010. The public hearing will be held shortly thereafter. Details of the time and location of the public hearing will be available shortly on the Committee’s website at

The direct link to the inquiry is –

Please contact the Secretariat on (02) 6277 4636 or email: for further information on the inquiry. Please feel free to forward this information to anyone who you think may be interested in the inquiry.

Yours sincerely

Siobhán Leyne

Inquiry Secretary
Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works

Tel:  (02) 6277 4636

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