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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2005 Week 4 Hansard (17 March) . . Page.. 1233..

(3) types of services provided.

Mr Hargreaves: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

1 & 2


The staffing profile for the Department of Disability, Housing and Community Services can be obtained from the Department's 2003/04 Annual Report and the State of the Service Report.



Public Sector Management of the Chief Minister's Department, advises that there is currently no information specifically held on the Basis Information System which can accurately provide these details. It would be necessary to manually extract the information from files held by the Agency. However there is no guarantee that the information sought would be on file and any reports compiled would therefore not necessarily be accurate.


The types of services provided through service purchasing contracts can be obtained from the Department's 2003/04 Annual Report.

Business ACT-office

(Question No 82)

Mr Mulcahy asked the Minister for Economic Development, upon notice, on 15 February 2005:

(1) What was the (a) cost of furniture and fittings and (b) lease costs, for the new BusinessACT offices located on Northbourne Avenue;

(2) What were the reasons for moving the BusinessACT offices to Northbourne Avenue instead of using already leased or owned Government offices.

Mr Quinlan: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

1(a) $381,111 is the cost of furniture and fittings for BusinessACT and associated offices located on Ground Floor, and Levels 4 and 5 of 220 Northbourne Avenue.

1(b) the lease for the above office space costs $395,725 per annum. Costs of out-goings (includes electricity, cleaning and maintenance and general services to the building) will range between $50,365-$57,560 per annum.

2. Existing Government leased office space in Civic was at maximum capacity and there was an urgent need to find alternate accommodation for two business groups that were in separate leased accommodation.

A review of accommodation options close to Civic and Belconnen concluded that 220 Northbourne Avenue was the most appropriate option to meet departmental space requirements and to cater for staff car parking.

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