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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2003 Week 14 Hansard (11 December) . . Page.. 5339..

Department of Justice and Community Safety-relocation

(Question No 1165)

Mr Stefaniak asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 10 December 2003:

In relation to the relocation of the ACT Department of Justice and Community Safety (JACS) to Moore Street:

(1) Why will GIO House not be utilised by the Government anymore to house JACS staff;

(2) How much will this relocation cost;

(3) What were the lease/rental payments at GIO House;

(4) What will the lease/rental payments be at Moore Street;

(5) How much space was utilised by JACS at GIO House;

(6) How much space will be utilised by JACS at Moore Street;

(7) Was office space always available at Moore Street or has another organisation just moved out of the building;

(8) How will this relocation impact on Department of Health staff at Moore Street;

(9) What will GIO House now be used for.

Mr Stanhope

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

(1) The ACT Government's lease of GIO House expires on 31 January 2004. For some time the space available in the building has been inadequate and the interior was in need of refurbishment. In addition, the terms and conditions of a new lease tendered by the owners of the building in response to an approach to the market, were not competitive with the terms and conditions of the lease offered at Moore Street.

(2) The capital cost of the relocation is in the order of $4.9m, of which $3m is being provided from the ACT budget.

(3) $300/m2 per annum.

(4) $271/m2 per annum.

(5) 4,019m2.

(6) 5,044m2.

(7) This question should be directed to the owners of 12 Moore Street.

(8) The Department of Health occupies a building located on the corner of Moore and Alinga Streets. The Department of Justice and Community Safety will occupy part of the premises located at 12/14 Moore Street, which is on the corner of Moore and Rudd Streets.

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