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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2010) . . Page.. 2581 ..


1(b) DHCS http://www.dhcs.act.gov.au

Children http://www.children.act.gov.au,

Multicultural Festival http://www.multiculturalfestival.act.gov.au,

Bushfire Recovery http://www.bushfirerecovery.act.gov.au,

Parentlink http://www.parentlink.act.gov.au,

Youth http://www.youth.act.gov.au

Grants http://www.grants.act.gov.au,

Concessions http://www.concessions.act.gov.au

1(c) To provide information to the ACT community on the above matters.

2. The majority of websites are managed and maintained by DHCS Online Services which consists of 1 x SOGC & 2 x ASO6. The Youth website is managed by 1 x ASO6 and the Parentlink website is managed by 1 x ASO6 in the Office for Children, Youth and Family Support.

3. DHCS http://www.dhcs.act.gov.au - $8250 annual hosting costs including GST; Children http://www.children.act.gov.au, - $1543 annual hosting costs including GST;Multicultural Festival http://www.multiculturalfestival.act.gov.au - $4400 annual hosting costs including GST; Bushfire Recovery http://www.bushfirerecovery.act.gov.au - $198 annual hosting costs including GST;Parentlink http://www.parentlink.act.gov.au - $5500 annual hosting costs excluding GST;Youth http://www.youth.act.gov.au - $2,035 hosting charge;Grants http://www.grants.act.gov.au - $4400 annual hosting costs including GST; andConcessions http://www.concessions.act.gov.au - $4400 annual hosting costs including GST.In addition, a portion of the staff costs identified in 2 above are also incurred.

4. Not applicable.

5. Not applicable except for the Youth website:

a) subscribers receive updates on youth InterACT, Youth E-Bulletins and are consulted on youth sector matters,

b) 758,

c) unknown.

6. The Concessions website went live in 2009; the Grants website went live in 2008; the Bushfire Recovery website went live in 2003; the Youth website was redesigned in 2007; and Parentlink was redesigned in 2006. Go live dates for the other websites are not known.

7. Initial development costs known to the Department are Parentlink $3000 for redesign; Grants $1500; and Concessions $1500.

8. No.

9. Individual Visitors per website (note the figures provided are unique visitors per week rather than average visits per week):

DHCS Website – 3448 visitors on average per week;

Children http://www.children.act.gov.au – 451 visitors on average per week;


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