Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2017 Week 06 Hansard (Thursday, 8 June 2017) . . Page.. 2164 ..
(6) Are there any current contracts in place to maintain the electrical switchboards installed in ACT Government and buildings and facilities that fall under the Minister’s portfolio responsibilities; if so, list the contract number, period of contract and value of the contract.
(7) What ACT Government buildings and facilities that fall under the Minister’s portfolio responsibilities are deemed to be part of ACT’s critical infrastructure.
Madam Speaker: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:
(1) No faults have been reported with electrical switchboards installed in the Legislative Assembly Building in any of the years included in the member’s question.
(2) Yes. Electrical switchboards installed in the Legislative Assembly Building were upgraded in recent years to adhere to the change in the relevant Australian Standard that required, by 2016, that all switchboards be upgraded to include Residual Current Device (RCD) protection.
(4) Yes. On an annual basis, the Assembly’s contractor performs a maintenance inspection on the electrical distribution board and the mechanical switchboard and conducts thermographic testing and reporting of those test results. Under the relevant contract, additional quarterly maintenance and inspections are performed on the mechanical switchboard.
(5) See (4) above.
(6) Yes, although the maintenance of electrical switchboards is just one of a number of electrical services and other building services that are maintained under the contract:
• The contract number is 2013.20610.210;
• The contract commenced for a period of two years on 1 May 2013 and, in accordance with the provisions of the contract, has been extended for two further periods of two years, meaning that the contract will now expire on 30 April 2019; and
• Because the contract is for the provision of a broader range of electrical and building services than the maintenance of electrical switchboards, it is not possible to identify the cost of the electrical switchboard maintenance element.
(7) The Office of the Legislative Assembly is unaware whether the Legislative Assembly Building is deemed to be part of the ACT’s critical infrastructure and, in fact, whether or not such a determination has been made by the ACT Government.
Real estate agents—panel
(Question No 236)
Mr Coe asked the Minister for Economic Development, upon notice, on 12 May 2017 (redirected to the Minister for Housing and Suburban Development):