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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2019 Week 11 Hansard (Thursday, 26 September 2019) . . Page.. 4010 ..


b) The change was part of the introduction of a network of Early Childhood Schools in the ACT that provide integrated services for children from birth to 8 years and their families.


ACT Health and Canberra Health Services—asset management(Question No 2575)

Mrs Dunne asked the Minister for Health, upon notice, on 2 August 2019:

(1) Does ACT Health and Canberra Health Services currently have an asset register; if so, when did this register come into being.

(2) Does ACT Health and Canberra Health Services currently have a register of portable and attractive assets; if so, when did this register come into being.

(3) What protocols and procedures do ACT Health and Canberra Health Services follow to update the assets register and register of portable and attractive assets.

(4) How often do ACT Health and Canberra Health Services undertake stocktakes for items on the assets register and register of portable and attractive assets.

(5) What protocols and procedures do ACT Health and Canberra Health Services follow to (a) identify assets for disposal and (b) dispose of them.

(6) What changes have ACT Health and Canberra Health Services made to asset management procedures in response to the report prepared by Axiom Associates in 2017.

Ms Stephen-Smith: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) ACT Health Directorate maintains an asset register, that was created on 1 October 2018 as part of Administrative Arrangements Order 2018 (No. 2).

Canberra Health Services has an asset register for infrastructure related assets. The asset register is in the process of being updated and validated as part of an asset audit project currently being undertaken which is due for completion in July 2020.

(2) ACT Health Directorate Cost Centre Managers are responsible for ensuring that portable and attractive items are recorded and accounted for annually. Each Business Unit maintains a portable and attractive asset register.

Canberra Health Services has Chief Executive Officer Financial Instructions which informs Canberra Health Services on the protocols and procedures applicable to the register of portable and attractive assets. There is no single register as each business area is responsible for maintaining its own.

(3) ACT Health Directorate maintains Director General Financial Instruction (6.1 Asset Management) which informs protocols and procedures to maintain the asset register and registers of portable and attractive assets.

Facilities Management, Canberra Health Services, uses an asset register template for updating the acquisition of new assets. The assets captured in this template are then updated in the asset management system via a data import software tool.


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