Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2015 Week 5 Hansard (7 May) . .
Since inception of the current vehicle inspection arrangements in the ACT, the fees have basically been increased to align with the CPI/WPI and other transport related fees and charges. There was a period when inspection fees weren't increased, but they were subject to a catch up increase on 1 January 2008.
Industry has raised the issue of level of inspection fees with the Road Transport Authority (RTA) from time to time over recent years. During some of these discussions, the RTA has indicated a willingness to consider a proposal to deregulate the fees that the private sector may charge. In this instance the RTA would continue to charge the current fee, indexed by CPI/WPI, at the Dickson inspection station. Industry has previously indicated that this would not be acceptable due to a discrepancy in fees being charged by different providers in the public and private sectors.
To answer Mr Wall's second question regarding feedback from operators about the actual cost to business of administering the inspections, I can advise that, in December of last year, I requested that the Motor Vehicle Repair Industry Advisory Committee undertake a review of the Authorised Inspection Scheme including current applicable fees. The review has commenced, consultation with the Motor Traders Association is ongoing and I expect that the review will reach its conclusion later this year.
Ms Berry (in reply to a question and a supplementary question by Mr Doszpot and Ms Lawder on Thursday, 26 March 2015): In response to the Member's questions, I can inform the Assembly
(1) The contract allows for Spotless, the Total Facilities Manager to superintend, project manage and act as a principal's representative for the purpose of Capital works such as a construction project.
Total Facilities Management provided by a specialist, contracted at a competitive market price, leads to better outcomes and costs, and represents good public value.
(2) In the years between 2009 and 2013 the option of self delivery was not included in the Total Facilities Management contract.
I would also like to provide additional information in response to the supplementary question from Mr Doszpot:
"How do Spotless allocate work to sub-contractors as part of their $242 million Total Facilities Management service contract".
When a maintenance problem arises, tenants contact the maintenance customer service centre by telephone, email or text message. The Customer Service Operator (CSO) assesses the problem, determines the trade required, the response priority, and then allocates a work order to one of the 83 approved subcontractors.
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