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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2012 Week 8 Hansard (24 August) . . Page.. 3738..


RED HILL 2 REID 1 RICHARDSON 1 RIVETT 2 SCULLIN 2 SPENCE 1 STIRLING 2 SYMONSTON 2 TORRENS 2 WANNIASSA 3 WATSON 1 WEETANGERA 1 WESTON 3 YARRALUMLA 7 TOTAL 185

Territory and Municipal Services Directorate—mowing expenses (Question No 2379)

Mr Coe asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 10 May 2012:

(1) What portion of the overall recurrent budget was/is spent on mowing services for each year since 2002-2003.

(2) What portion was/is spent on (a) mowing by public servants and (b) external contractors.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member's question is as follows:

(1) In earlier years the delivery of mowing services was undertaken as part of regional horticultural maintenance and cleaning contracts and service level agreements (SLA). Mowing was not individually identified within the overall contracts/SLA costs.

In 2010-11 the Territory and Municipal Services Directorate budgeted $6.405m and spent $7.118m; and in 2011-12 has budgeted $7.161m.

(2) A breakdown of costs is provided in the following table:

Portion of overall recurrent budget spent on mowing services 2010-11 2011-12 Budgeted Spent Budgeted a) Public servants (government employees) $4.088m $4.271m $4.626m b) External contractors $2.317m $2.847m $2.535m Total $6.405m $7.118m $7.161m Note: costs include plant and equipment and operating costs.


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