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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2001 Week 8 Hansard (9 August) . . Page.. 2938..


Supreme Court

(Question No 378)

Mr Stanhope asked the Attorney-General, upon notice:

In relation to the ACT Supreme Court:

1. What is the total floor space of the ACT Supreme Court building

2. What is the total area of the building occupied by the Supreme Court.

3. How many people are employed in the Supreme Court building.

4. What advice has been sought and/or received by the Government about the heritage status of the building.

5, Could copies of any such advice be provided.

6. What advice has been received from the heritage authorities about renovations or improvements to the Supreme Court building.

7. Could copies of any such advice be provided.

8. Has the Government received any advice that a lift cannot be incorporated into the building.

9. If so, can a copy of the advice be provided.

Mr Stefaniak: The answer to Mr Stanhope's questions is as follows:

1. What is the total floor space of the ACT Supreme Court building?

The total building area is 3777.58 metres/squared.

2. What is the total area of the building occupied by the Supreme Court?

The total useable area is 3113.65 metres/squared. Public areas and plant rooms totalling 926.93 metres/squared not taken into the total useable area in the building.

3. How many people are.employed in the Supreme Court building?

Total staff including judiciary is 47.

4. What advice has been sought and or received by the Government about the heritage status of the building?

The following advice has been received: ACT Supreme Court -A report on Development Options for ACT Capital Works Department of Urban Services; On behalf of the ACT Attorney General's Department 22 February 1995; by MCC Joint Venture Architects.

In the process of compiling this report the Australian Heritage Commission was consulted on heritage issues and responded that the building and the precinct had been nominated for entry in the Register of the National Estate and both were being evaluated.


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