ACT Legislative Assembly


Inquiry into a new convention centre for Canberra

The Standing Committee on Economic Development and Tourism, noting that the proposal to construct a new convention centre for Canberra has attracted tripartisan support in the Assembly, resolves to inquire into andreport on the proposal to construct a new convention centre for Canberra including:

  • The level of demand from business and clients for a new centre and the likely economic impact of a new centre on Canberra;
  • Whether the “Australia Forum” proposal has the support of stakeholders;
  • The amount of work required to take the proposal to an investment ready stage;
  • The appropriate source of funding (federal, territory or private sector) for each stage of the project;
  • The level of priority that should be given to a new convention centre in relation to other infrastructure projects in the ACT; and
  • Other matters arising during the course of the inquiry.
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Terms of reference PDF (58.8 KB) Word (28.0 KB)

The Committee would welcome submissions from stakeholders and the general public. Written submissions should be lodged by 8 May 2017.

Submissions should include your full name, postal address and telephone number. Electronic lodgement is preferred.

Under the inquiry’s terms of reference the Committee will consider:

  • The level of demand from business and clients for a new centre and the likely economic impact of a new centre on Canberra;
  • Whether the “Australia Forum” proposal has the support of stakeholders;
  • The amount of work required to take the proposal to an investment ready stage;
  • The appropriate source of funding (federal, territory or private sector) for each stage of the project;
  • The level of priority that should be given to a new convention centre in relation to other infrastructure projects in the ACT; and
  • Other matters arising during the course of the inquiry. 
  • For further information or to lodge a submission please contact the Committee Secretary on (02) 6205 0129 or by email at:  committees@parliament.act.gov.au
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01 Doma Group PDF (109.2 KB)
02 ACTCOSS PDF (168.7 KB)
03 Dr David Marshall PDF (47.3 KB)
04 ACT Government PDF (473.3 KB)
04a ACT Government - attachment - Part 1 of 2 PDF (12.1 MB)
04a ACT Government - attachment - Part 2 of 2 - Appendices PDF (9.6 MB)
05 Professional Conference Organisers Association PDF (358.3 KB)
06 National Capital Authority PDF (632.8 KB)
07 Canberra Convention Bureau PDF (4.0 MB)
08 Guida Mosely Brown Architects.pdf PDF (80.9 KB)
08a Guida Mosely Brown Architects - attachment PDF (9.1 MB)
09 Canberra Business Chamber - Part 1 of 2 PDF (9.8 MB)
09 Canberra Business Chamber - Part 2 of 2 PDF (6.0 MB)
10 Canberra Airport PDF (154.2 KB)

IMPORTANT NOTE: This schedule is subject to change

Public hearings are held in Committee Room 1 (unless otherwise indicated) of the Legislative Assembly building and web streamed live.

You can access archived audio-visual replays of the Committee hearings via Assembly on Demand.

Date Inquiry / Witnesses

Tuesday

30 May 2017

9:30am - 11:30am

Inquiry into a new convention centre for Canberra

9.30am - Canberra Convention Bureau

10.30am - Guida Moseley Brown Architects

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Public hearings schedule - 30 May 2017 PDF (87.2 KB) Word (30.0 KB)

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Media release - Committee announces inquiry into a new convention centre for Canberra PDF (106.0 KB) Word (204.5 KB)

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