Page 2024 - Week 07 - Wednesday, 28 June 2023
Officer and the Digital, Data and Technology Solutions Group taking over responsibility of the program of work.
The HRIMS program was originally scheduled to deliver that first release in December, so that was the point we became aware that it was certainly not going to be on track.
Mr Cain interjecting—
MADAM SPEAKER: Mr Cain!
MR STEEL: Then the program was paused in September 2021 to enable an assessment of the issues and to reset the program. In December 2022, informed by the independent technical and non-technical assessments of the program, we then considered options to address the government’s immediate payroll HR requirements. Those options to address the government’s immediate requirements were then put forward as part of the 2023-24 budget process for decision, and that decision was announced yesterday.
MS CASTLEY: What is the current state of the program?
MR STEEL: The program will not continue on the HRIMS project. That was the decision we made through the budget process yesterday. There have been some deliverables for the project, including a new learning management system that is up and running and is available. It is being used by public servants across the territory, and there has certainly been significant learnings through this project around business processes which will carry forward into the upgrades of the existing systems.
Housing ACT—asset stock
MR DAVIS: My question is for the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development. Minister, the Parliamentary and Governing Agreement between our two parties sets a goal for 400 new public homes by 2025, with the government seeking to meet this goal largely through the construction of new homes. However, we understand that workforce challenges and supply chain issues have raised challenges in meeting that goal. This led to the recent tri-partisan Select Committee Inquiry into Cost of Living Pressures in the ACT recommending that the ACT government recommit and honour its ambition to increase the public housing portfolio by 400 properties by 2025.
Minister, so far this Assembly term, how much money has the ACT government spent, as opposed to appropriated, on the construction of new public housing properties and how many new houses has that delivered?
MS BERRY: On the first part of Mr Davis’s comments with regard to the government’s commitment to aim to build an additional 400 homes, as well as a 1,000 growth and renewal, that is a commitment we stand by. It is our intention that those homes will be, at the very least, in construction by the end of this term. However, as is stated in the PAGA, as well as more recently when we have had to extend the timeframes for when homes will be completed, we understood that when we took that aim and that aspiration to build those increased numbers of home that there were