ACT Legislative Assembly

Committee announces Inquiry into a new convention centre for Canberra

The Legislative Assembly’s Standing Committee on Economic Development and Tourism has resolved to hold an inquiry into a new convention centre for Canberra.

Jeremy Hanson MLA, Chair of the Committee, said that, “the Committee, noting that the proposal to construct a new convention centre for Canberra has attracted tripartisan support in the assembly, resolved to inquire into and report on the proposal to construct a new convention centre for Canberra.”

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:

Tuesday 21 March 2017



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