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Tuesday, 3 May 1994
Page: 98

(Question No. 1025)


Senator Campbell asked the Minister representing the Minister for Administrative Services, upon notice, on 2 February 1994:

  (1) Please provide a state by state breakdown of how many vehicles the department leases through DAS Fleet.

  (2) Does the department own and/or lease any vehicles other than from DAS Fleet; if so, please provide: (a) a state by state breakdown of the number of vehicles; and (b) an agency breakdown of the number of vehicles.

  (3) As servicing/maintenance and fleet management are no longer tied to DAS Fleet, does the department have contracts for these functions with private firms; if so, how many are serviced by private firms, please provide: (a) a state by state breakdown; and (b) an agency by agency breakdown.

  (4) What is the average cost of fleet maintenance agreements entered into by the department.


Senator McMullan —The Minister for Administrative Services has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

  (1)—

    ACT—637

    NT—136

    TAS—60

    NSW—786

    QLD—363

    SA—189

    VIC—685

    WA—187

     TOTAL—3043

  (2) Yes. In addition to the vehicles owned by DASFLEET, Asset Services a commercial business within DAS, owns a number of vehicles which are mainly "heavy" vehicles such as trucks, tractors and graders, not cars. DAS does not formally lease vehicles other than from DASFLEET.

  (a)—

    ACT—Nil

    NT—16

    TAS—Nil

    NSW—45

    QLD—77

    SA—51

    VIC—33

    WA—41

      TOTAL—263

  (b) Asset Services owns 263 vehicles.

  (3) DAS Distribution (SA) has a contract with All Vehicles Services to service its material handling equipment. The annual expenditure is

approximately $12000.

  (4) No separate fleet maintenance agreements exist for fully maintained operating leases from DASFLEET.