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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2010) . . Page.. 2587 ..


Government—websites(Question No 854)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Energy, upon notice, on 25 March 2010 (redirected to the Minister for the Environment, Climate Change and Water):

(1) In relation to the Minister’s department and each agency in the Minister’s portfolio, (a) how many websites are managed and maintained, (b) which websites are they and (c) what is the purpose of each.

(2) Who manages and maintains the websites referred to in part (1) and is this in-house responsibility or the responsibility of contractors.

(3) What is the current annual cost of maintaining and managing the websites.

(4) If contractors are engaged to perform some of this work, how much is the annual cost of engaging the contractors.

(5) Does each website allow people to subscribe to a mailing list; if so, (a) what is the purpose of the mailing list, (b) how many subscribers does it have and (c) how many subscribers have an email address that end in “act.gov.au”.

(6) When did each website go live.

(7) What was the initial development cost of each website.

(8) Is the website considered an asset which is depreciated; if so, what is the (a) depreciation rate and (b) annual depreciation cost of the site.

(9) How many individual visitors does each website receive on average per week.

Mr Corbell: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

Matters in relation to Energy functions are handled centrally by the Department of the Environment, Climate Change, Energy and Water.

(1)

(a) Five

(b) Department website - www.environment.act.gov.au;

Think water, act water - www.thinkwater.act.gov.au;

Australian Sustainable Schools Initiative (AuSSI) ACT - www.sustainableschools.act.gov.au

Noise Awareness Campaign - www.noise.act.gov.au;

Department intranet - deccewintranet.act.gov.au

(c) Department website – hosts information on programs, policies, and regulatory functions of the Department.

Think water, act water – provides information on saving water, rebates and programs to help save water and related information.

(AuSSI) ACT – contains information to assist, students, staff and families to make their school more environmentally sustainable.


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