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Government—information technology services

(Question No 674)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water, upon notice, on 18 March 2010:

(1) What was the cost of the provision of information technology (IT) services per employee on average for (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10 to date for the Minister's department and each agency in their portfolio.

(2) What is the marginal cost of the provision of IT services for an additional employee at the current staffing levels.

(3) What specialist IT services are required, or have been custom-built, for the agency or department and what is the (a) cost of each and (b) depreciation cost of each.

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

(1) The cost per employee for the provision of IT services is as follows:

(a) For 2008-09 the average cost per employee was $2,915. This represents costs from 11 November 2008 to June 2009.

(b) For 2009-10 the average cost per employee is $3,255. This represents costs from 1 July 2009 to 28 February 2010.

(2) The marginal cost of the provision of IT services for each additional employee is $4,064 per annum.

(3) The Department utilises the following specialist IT Services:

remote access tokens at a cost of $3,450 per annum; and

web hosting costs at a cost of $21,343 per annum.

No depreciation is applicable for these specialist IT Services.

Government—grants programs

(Question No 677)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 18 March 2010:

(1) How many grants programs are administered in the Minister's department and each agency in their portfolio and what is the cost of administering each program.

(2) What is the total value of grants paid in 2009-10 to date.

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

(1) Grants administered by the ACT Planning and Land Authority (ACTPLA):

(a) Annual grants to the six community councils to support participation by the community in community council activities and to communicate to ACTPLA the views, expectations and concerns of community members.


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