Media Release - Invitation for Public submissions - SPIRE Inquiry - EXTENSION


Invitation for Public Submissions - EXTENSION

Inquiry into Planning for the Surgical Procedures, Interventional Radiology and Emergency Centre (SPIRE) and the Canberra Hospital campus and immediate surrounds.

On 16 December 2019 the Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Renewal invited submissions to its inquiry into Planning for the Surgical Procedures, Interventional Radiology and Emergency Centre (SPIRE) and the Canberra Hospital campus and immediate surrounds. Due to the impacts of the school holidays and the recent extreme weather events, the Committee has agreed to extend the due date for submissions to the inquiry to Sunday 23 February 2020.

The Committee Chair, Caroline Le Couteur MLA, stated that:

‘The Committee recognises that many in the ACT community who would like to contribute to the inquiry have been, and continue to be impacted by the fires, smoke haze and hailstorms. In order to ensure those who wish to contribute to the inquiry have time to do so, the Committee has extended the due date for submissions.’

The Committee’s terms of reference are accessible via the ACT Legislative Assembly website: https://www.parliament.act.gov.au/in-committees/standing-committees-current-assembly/standing-committee-on-planning-and-urban-renewal

The Committee invites submissions from interested organisations and individuals to its inquiry.


Written submissions should be lodged with the Committee Secretary by 5pm

Sunday 23 February 2020.

The Committee prefers all submissions to be lodged in electronic form (Word format), although handwritten submissions are accepted. All submissions, including those sent electronically, must include a name, email address, postal address and a contact phone number. Personal contact details will not be published.

Submissions should be forwarded to:

The Committee Secretary, Standing Committee on Planning and Urban Renewal, Legislative Assembly for the ACT, GPO Box 1020, CANBERRA ACT 2601.

Email: LACommitteePUR@parliament.act.gov.au

The Committee intends to hold public hearings in March 2020 to assist its inquiry. Please be aware that the final witness selection rests with the Committee.

Further information on lodging a submission is available at: http://www.parliament.act.gov.au/in-committees/Getting-involved.

STATEMENT ENDS — Thursday 30 January 2020

For more information contact:

Committee Chair, Caroline Le Couteur MLA on 620 51941

Committee Secretary, Ms Annemieke Jongsma on 620 51253