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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2006 Week 11 Hansard (16 November) . . Page.. 3635..

(8) What is the total number of staff housed in the new ESA headquarters;

(9) What number, and which, of these positions will be lost in the restructure of the ESA;

(10) What is the total number of staff by classification level, lost in the restructure of ESA, that will be transferred to (a) Shared Services and (b) other departments;

(11) When will the staff transfers identified in part (10) occur and when will the transfers be completed.

Mr Corbell

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

(1) The establishment and fit-out will happen in three parts. The first component is the area infrastructure, for example: broadband connections into various facilities and then specialist communications equipment for the Communications Centre and Emergency Coordination Centre. The second component is the fit-out of facilities, including the specialist outdoor training centre. The third component will be the acquisition of specialist equipment such as vehicle hoists for the new workshop.

(2) The annual leasing costs are around $3.3m per annum increasing by 4.5% per annum which includes the Air Support Operations Centre and the new building.

(3) A lease for the Air Support Operations Centre was signed 15 February 2006 and the Heads of Agreement for the other six buildings were signed on 27 April 2006.

(4) The lease agreements vary from building to building. They vary from five to 20 years.

(5) The lease agreements are between the Territory and the Capital Airport Group.

(6) The 2006-07 Budget (BP4 Page 245) provided funding for these leases. There is also the transfer of funding for current accommodation; for example the current rent for Curtin HQ.

(7) The building fit-out is provided through capital funding and is included in the $17.329m outlined in question (1) above. The lease costs are operating funds outlined in question (6) above.

(8) It is expected to house around 130-145.

(9) The internal structure for ESA has yet to be determined.

(10) Not yet finalised, to date one SOG-B has been transferred.

(11) The SOG-B was transferred to Procurement Solutions on 1 July 2006.

Emergency Services Authority-headquarters

(Question No 1312)

Mr Pratt asked the Minister for Police and Emergency Services, upon notice, on 21 September 2006:

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