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(1) Both sets of final sketch plans are complete and development applications have been submitted to the ACT Planning and Land Authority.

(2) Both the Jerrabomberra and Rivers station upgrades are being run as one project. The current expected cost for the design and construction of the project is the $2.27m allocated.

(3) David Epstein, Architect, was originally engaged in early 2009 to undertake work on the Jerrabomberra and Rivers Stations. However, due to illness alternative project manager/architects were sought in mid 2009.


Boss Constructions were engaged by Procurement Solutions on 31 July 2009 to undertake the Jerrabomberra and Rivers Upgrades from a panel of project managers established by the Department of Treasury following a public tender.


Boss Constructions engaged Architects Daryl Jackson, Alistair Swayn (DJAS) on 23 September 2009 to undertake the design work.

(4) Both Jerrabomberra and Rivers shed upgrades are expected to be completed in mid to late September 2010.

(5) The current architectural plans have been provided separately to the Secretariat.

(6) The ESA will retain the intellectual property in each project's architectural plan, once document readiness has been completed.

(7) Preliminary Sketch Plans were achieved in October 2009 for both the Jerrabomberra and Rivers sites. Various iterations of the plans have been made following further consultation with stakeholders, based on cost plans that exceeded the allocated funding. Following a value management review, final sketch plans were brought within the allocated budget in February 2010.

(8) The nominated representative for each brigade provided written advice that the plans met their respective needs prior to the value management exercise being undertaken.

(a) Development Applications (DA) for each site have been submitted;

(b) Within any DA National Capital Authority requirements must be met prior to meeting completeness checks from the ACT Planning and Land Authority;

(c) The DA process takes 30 working days if no queries are forthcoming. If other parties or groups query the DA another 15 working days may be added to assess the application.

(9) The ACT Rural Fire Service (ACTRFS) and ACT State Emergency Service (ACTSES) nominated both staff and volunteer representatives from the respective brigades/units to participate in the consultation process over the entire project. As the end users, the ACTRFS and ACTSES volunteers have been the main point of contact throughout the project and have been consulted on the design for their respective sheds.

(10) (a) Consultation commenced early 2009 and has continued throughout the project;

(b) Consultation has been with nominated ACTRFS and ACTSES staff and volunteer representatives;

(c) No. Consultation will continue until completion of the project;


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