Public hearing into proposed Maritime Patrol Aircraft Replacement facilities

Public hearing into proposed
Maritime Patrol Aircraft Replacement facilities

The Public Works Committee is conducting a public hearing into the proposed facilities, infrastructure and airfield requirements for the Maritime Patrol Aircraft Replacement Capability Project (AIR7000 Phase 2B).The project being examined by the Committee will provide the facilities, infrastructure and airfield works to support the new aircraft. The works will take place at the main operating base, RAAF Base Edinburgh (SA), the forward operating bases, RAAF Bases Darwin (NT), Pearce (WA) and Townsville (Qld), and HMAS Stirling (WA).Works are expected to begin in October 2015 at RAAF Base Edinburgh and HMAS Stirling, with works at the forward operating bases planned to commence in 2018. All works are expected to be completed by the end of 2020. The estimated cost of the project is $707.9 million, excluding GST.Public Hearing Venue: Education Development Centre, 4 Milner St, Hindmarsh, SA
Date: Thursday, 29 January 2015
Time: 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Full details on the project are available on the Committee’s website: www.aph.gov.au/pwc

NB the Public Works Committee is neither involved in the tendering process nor the awarding of contracts. Enquiries on those matters should be addressed to the Department of Defence.

For interview: Contact the office of Mr Graham Perrett MP, Deputy Chair, on (07) 3344 2622.

For further information, including the public hearing times, and copies of submissions when they become available, please visit the Committee website http://www.aph.gov.au/pwc or contact the Committee Secretariat on (02) 6277 4636.

Media release date: 28 January 2015

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