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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2021 Week 08 Hansard (Thursday, 5 August 2021) . . Page.. 2440 ..


All chemicals used for cleaning in ACT Government Schools go through an approval process before being used. This includes assessment by an environmental scientist to ensure that the chemicals are fit-for-purpose and safe for ongoing use in the school environment.

(12) Generally, individual schools source toilet paper supplies. The Directorate does not currently have information on who these suppliers are or where the toilet paper is manufactured.

(13) This is outlined in the Government Procurement Act 2001 and Government Procurement (Charter of Procurement Values) Direction 2020.

(14) Individual schools source toilet paper supplies directly. The Directorate does not have data on if recycled paper is used.

(15) School Cleaning Service commenced on 1 February 2020. Prior to this date cleaning was provided by contractors and data on their expenditure is not known.

In the 2020 calendar year the School Cleaning Service spent $147,130 on cleaning chemicals of which $77,425 was COVID specific expenditure.

At the start of COVID-19, the Directorate purchased in bulk $71,500 worth of toilet paper for distribution across all schools as needed. Generally, individual schools source toilet paper supplies directly. The Directorate does not have data on the overall total or by school expenditure on toilet paper.

Attachment A

Note: Expenditure figures for 2020 calendar year have been derived by apportioning total costs using actual cleaning hours allocated to schools.

2020 Cleaning expenditure

Standard ($’000)

COVID Specific ($’000)

Total ($’000)

School Name

Colleges

Canberra College

323

80

403

Dickson College

266

40

306

Erindale College

177

60

237

Gungahlin College

253

80

333

Hawker College

152

40

192

Lake Ginninderra College

202

80

282

Narrabundah College

253

80

333

Lake Tuggeranong College

253

80

333

Total Colleges

1,879

539

2,419

High Schools

Belconnen High

202

79

281

Campbell High

183

77

261

Canberra High

234

79

313

Calwell High

179

57

237

Alfred Deakin High

266

59

325

Kaleen High

127

39

166


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