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Tuesday, 23 August 1994
Page: 145

(Question No. 1448)


Senator Campbell asked the Minister for Employment, Education and Training, upon notice, on 8 June 1994:

  (1) How many square metres of office space are either leased, owned or occupied by the department and its agencies.

  (2) What is the breakdown by State or Territory, and by department and agency, by State or Territory.

  (3) How many department and agency employees occupy the office space.

  (4) What is the breakdown by State or Territory, and by department and agency, by State or Territory.

  (5) Does the department lease or own any office space which is not currently occupied by staff; if so, please supply details of: (a) whether the office space is leased or owned; (b) whether it is leased/owned by the department or one of its agencies; (c) how many square metres are involved and the location of the office space (please specify whether details of these office space properties are included in the answers to any of the above questions).


Senator Schacht —The Minister for Employment, Education and Training has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

  (1) 381,241 square metres were leased and occupied on 15 June 1994.

  (2) A breakdown of space occupied is as follows:

DEET NBEET ANTA

ACT(including national office) 54,811 1,296

New South Wales 104,014

Victoria 79,207

Queensland 60,017 2,258

South Australia 28,087

Western Australia 30,285

Tasmania 12,327

Northern Territory 8,939

  (3) 16,543 staff occupied the office space on 15 June 1994.

  (4) A breakdown of staff numbers is as follows:

DEET NBEET ANTA

ACT (including National Office) 2,868 54

New South Wales 4,526

Victoria 3,156

Queensland 2,379 95

South Australia 1,275

Western Australia 1,339

Tasmania 497

Northern Territory 354

  (5) Office space that is not currently occupied by staff is set out below. All of these premises are being fitted out and, as a consequence, are not occupied by staff. The premises will be occupied as soon as fitout is completed. This space is included in the answers to parts (1) and (2) of the question.

Location (c) Space (c) Leased/Owned (a) Agency (b)

Meyers Street, Geelong 2,167 m2 Leased DEET

Cnr Withers and Dickson 760 m2 Leased DEET

Street, Sunshine

Albert Street, Footscray 1,140 m2 Leased DEET

Mason Street, Warragul 148 m2 Leased DEET

Bakewell Street, Cranbourne 540 m2 Leased DEET

460 Lower Heidelberg Road, 610 m2 Leased DEET

Heidelberg