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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 9 Hansard (25 August) . . Page.. 3987..


Government—office building (Question No 1705)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Economic Development, upon notice, on 16 August 2011:

In relation to the answers to questions on notice E11-089 and E11-126 which stated that "the annual savings calculated by the Economic Development Directorate cannot therefore be identified in the analysis", can the Minister provide a copy of the calculations and any relevant background calculations completed by the Directorate in relation to the $34.5 million in claimed savings from the Government Office Building.

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

The information available in relation to the annual savings calculations for the proposed Government Office building was provided to the Member in response to his Freedom of Information (FOI) request of 3 June 2011.

Government—building management (Question No 1706)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Economic Development, upon notice, on 16 August 2011 (redirected to the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services):

(1) How does the Government fund its capital maintenance budget for government-owned buildings.

(2) Does the ACT Government engage a private entity to act as its property manager of government-owned buildings.

(3) Do tenant agencies engage a private entity to act as its building manager in relation to internal capital works, for example, fitouts.

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

(1) There are two sources of funding for capital upgrades and building maintenance for Government owned office buildings:

a. The ACT Budget can provide Capital Works or Capital Upgrades funds; and/or

b. Rent from owned office buildings.

(2) No, Government owned office buildings are managed by ACT Property Group.

(3) Yes, tenant agencies can engage private entities to undertake internal capital works, for example, fitout works.


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