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.