Upgrade of Reef HQ Aquarium

At a public hearing on 11 October the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works will scrutinise a $40 million proposal from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority for facility-wide refurbishment and upgrades to deliver improved educational facilities. These works are the final instalment of a two-stage program of $80.1 million in Reef HQ works.

This hearing is part of the Committee’s inquiry into the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority Transformation of Reef HQ Aquarium in Townsville, Queensland. The Committee will examine the need, scope, function and cost effectiveness of the proposed upgrades, and explore how the proposed works will transform Reef HQ into a global destination of excellence in tropical coral reef education.

Public hearing details

Date: Monday, 11 October 2021

Time: 11.00am to 12.00pm (AEDT)

Location: via teleconference

The hearing will be broadcast live at aph.gov.au/live.

Please note: the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works is not involved in the tendering process, awarding of contracts or details of the proposed works. Inquiries on these matters should be addressed to the relevant Commonwealth entities.

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