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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2010 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 24 June 2010) . . Page.. 2579 ..

(2) - (9) I am not prepared to authorise the use of considerable resources that would be involved in providing the detailed information required to answer the Member’s question.

(Question No 843)

Mr Seselja asked the Minister for Planning, upon notice, on 25 March 2010:

(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 “”.

(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 Barr: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) (a) In relation to ACTPLA it has one website.

(b) The ACTPLA website is:

(c) The purpose of the website is to inform and educate the community and stakeholders about ACTPLA’s role and functions. It is also provides a portal for community consultation on significant planning projects and as a tool for notification of development applications and environmental impact statements etc.

(2) The website is managed in-house by ACTPLA.

(3) $105,444 including salary and costs.

(4) No contractors are engaged to maintain and manage the website.

(5) (a) People are able to subscribe to the The Community Zone and The Zone electronic newsletters via the website.

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