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Monday, 7 November 2005
Page: 173


Mr Bowen asked the Treasurer, in writing, on 15 September 2005:

(1)   What properties, or lettable floor areas at partially occupied properties, owned by the Commonwealth and in the possession of the department and each agency in the Minister’s portfolio, are currently not utilised by the department or agency in question, and are not let out.

(2)   For how long has each property, or part of a property, identified in part (1) been vacant and why has it been left vacant.


Mr Costello (Treasurer) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

   Australian Bureau of Statistics

   (1)   Nil

   (2)   Not applicable.

   Australian Competition & Consumer Commission

   (1)   Nil

   (2)   Not applicable.

   Australian Office of Financial Management

   (1)   Nil

   (2)   Not applicable.

   Australian Prudential Regulation Authority

   (1)   None of the properties which APRA occupies is owned by the Commonwealth. However, part of the ground floor of: 243-251 Northbourne Ave, Lyneham, Canberra is vacant.

   (2)   The area has been vacant since January 2002 as it is surplus to requirements.

   Australian Securities and Investments Commission

   (1)   Nil

   (2)   Not applicable.

   Australian Taxation Office

   (1)   The Australian Taxation Office does not occupy any premises owned by the Commonwealth, however, all lettable space that it does lease are fully utilised.

   (2)   Not applicable

   Corporations & Markets Advisory Committee

   (1)   Nil

   (2)   Not applicable.

   Inspector-General of Taxation

   (1)   Nil

   (2)   Not applicable.

   National Competition Council

   (1)   Nil

   (2)   Not applicable.

   Productivity Commission

   (1)   Nil

   (2)   Not applicable.

   Treasury

   (1)   Nil

   (2)   Not applicable.