03. Inquiry into a new convention centre for Canberra


03. Inquiry into a new convention centre for Canberra

This Inquiry has been completed and Committee report was tabled on 20 March 2018.

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 and report 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)
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Report 3 - Inquiry into a New Convention Centre for Canberra PDF (403.8 KB) Word (1.4 MB)
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Government Responses tabled 31 July 2018 PDF (133.9 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)
Media Release - Release of Report into a New Convention Centre for Canberra PDF (342.7 KB) Word (184.0 KB)

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the ACT, the Ngunnawal people. We acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region.