PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE WHETHER PROPOSED ERECTION OF CERTAIN GROUPS OF COTTAGES IN CANBERRA SHOULD BE REFERRED TO PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE: WHETHER EACH GROUP IS A SEPARATE WORK
COMMONWEALTH PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE ACT 1913, s. 15
The Secretary, Department of Works and Railways, has referred to the Department of the Attorney-General the question as to the necessity of a reference to the Public Works Committee of the following works:
- Erection of twenty cottages in the Civic area of the Federal Capital City area at an estimated cost of £19,000;
- The erection of from three to ten cottages in the neighbourhood of the power-house;
- The proposed erection of about ten cottages in connection with the brickworks.
These three works are at a considerable distance from each other in separate areas of the Federal City.
The question raised by the Secretary of Works and Railways was as to whether these three items are separate works within the meaning of the Public Works Committee Act.
I confirm the verbal opinion already given by me that, on the facts stated, each of the three groups of cottages referred to is a separate work within the meaning of the Public Works Committee Act.
[Vol. 17, p. 275]