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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 01 Hansard (Thursday, 11 February 2010) . . Page.. 378 ..

Intergovernmental Agreement for the operation of the Australian Building Codes Board, which includes as part of its charter the maintenance of the Building Code of Australia, which sets minimum construction standards that are performance based.

(2) No class of building is subject to a requirement to produce a rating. The BCA provides a number of optional ways to verify compliance with some aspects of those requirements, including by having an energy rating determined using a thermal calculation method compliant with the Protocol for House Energy Rating. This protocol relates only to class 1 (and certain attached class 10) and class 2 buildings and class 4 parts of buildings. Compliance cannot be readily verified by such star ratings for other building classes.

The minimum ratings that must be achieved under this optional verification method in the ACT are: 5 stars for class 1 (and certain attached class 10) buildings; and an average of 4 stars, with no unit less than 3 stars, for all of the sole occupancy units of a class 2 building or a class 4 part of a building.

For other than class 1 and 10 buildings, the BCA provides other options for verifying compliance with its efficient energy use requirements, including comparison of calculated annual energy consumption with prescribed allowances for specific kinds of building use.

Chief Minister’s Department—contracts and sponsorships
(Question No 446)

Mr Seselja asked the Chief Minister, upon notice, on 19 November 2009 (redirected to the Acting Chief Minister):

(1) What is the average on-cost for an employee in the Chief Minister’s Department and what does this on-cost include.

(2) For each contract listed in section C.14 of the Chief Minister’s Department 2008-09 annual report, (a) what is the total length of the contract, (b) what are the key deliverables of the contract and (c) what criteria and performance benchmark were used to select the contract if the contract is single select.

(3) For each sponsorship listed in section C.15 of the Chief Minister’s Department (a) who initiated each sponsorship, was it the department or the recipient, (b) what role did the department play in each event that received sponsorship money, (c) what criteria were used to select each sponsorship and (d) what was the sponsorship used for by the recipient.

Ms Gallagher: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The Chief Minister’s Department uses the Department of Treasury Salary and Admin On-Cost Model (October 2008) to determine salary on-costs estimates for each generic classification based on an average salary cost for each classification, and a standard figure for administrative on-costs.

The salary on-costs include estimates for Superannuation; Employer Productivity Superannuation Contribution: Long Service Leave Provision; Annual Leave Loading; Workers’ Compensation Premium, and other issues as necessary on a case-by-case basis. The salary on-cost total is 16.41% of the average salary.

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