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Tuesday, 23 August 1994
Page: 149

(Question No. 1457)


Senator Campbell asked the Minister representing the Minister for Human Services and Health, upon notice, on 7 June 1993:

  (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 Crowley —The Minister for Human Services and Health has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question.

  (1) There are 265,351.75 square metres of office space either leased, owned or occupied by the Department and agencies.

  (2) The break-down by State and Territory for the Department and agencies is:

Statutory

Department Trust Accounts Authorities

State M(2) M(2) M(2)

Australian Capital Territory 37,407.40 6,439.20 19,050.00

New South Wales 10,550.80 19,897.38 42,001.00

Victoria 9,483.70 14,032.00 24,465.50

Queensland 6,861.00 10,034.92 19,203.00

South Australia 4,167.90 5,213.50 8,121.00

Western Australia 3,986.00 5,476.90 8,753.00

Northern Territory 1,287.25 1,390.00 350.00

Tasmania 2,412.30 1,200.00 3,568.00

Sub Total 76,156.35 (a)63,684.90 (b)125,511.50

Total: 265,351.75

  (a) Commonwealth Rehabilitation Services 53,034m(2):

  includes office space holdings involved in direct service delivery from a network of sites of varying sizes. These rehabilitation units have a space requirement for standard common areas and facilities, and some of the sites are shopfronts providing access for people with disabilities.

  Therapeutic Goods Administration 3,879m(2).

  Australian Government Health Service 6,770.90m(2).

  (b) Australian Hearing Services 33,074m(2):

  includes office space holdings dedicated to the delivery of client services and research functions, ie hearing testing, fitting and maintenance of hearing aids, client training, public counters and reception areas. Includes 8,837m(2) for AHS Head Office which includes specialised research, noise and prevention services, and acoustical test facilities.

  National Food Authority 1,738.5m(2)

  Health Insurance Commission 88,291m(2)

  Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2,408m(2)

A breakdown of Agencies by State/Territory is at Attachment A.

  (3) There are a total of 10,580.87 department and agency employees occupying the office space (full time equivalents).

  (4) The break-down by State and Territory is:

Statutory

Department Trust Accounts Authorities

State ASL ASL ASL

Australian Capital Territory 1983.89 316.20 803.90

New South Wales 443.18 597.12 1,500.80

Victoria 441.95 355.35 1,093.20

Queensland 288.00 241.91 689.50

South Australia 169.70 179.04 377.60

Western Australia 174.00 157.95 392.10

Northern Territory 56.01 41.25 6.10

Tasmania 93.00 46.82 132.30

Sub Total 3,649.73 (a)1,935.64 (b)4,995.50

Total: 10,580.87

  (a) Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service 1,476.8 ASL; Therapeutic Goods Administration 209 ASL; Australian Government Health Service 294.84 ASL.

  (b) Australian Hearing Services 474.4 ASL; Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 87 ASL; Health Insurance Commission 4,372 ASL; National Food Authority 62.1 ASL.

A breakdown of Agencies by State/Territory is at Attachment A.

  (5) There is no office accommodation either owned or leased within the Department of Human Services and Health that is unoccupied.

ATTACHMENT A

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES AND HEALTH

Department Trust Accounts Statutory Authorities

(excludes ———————————————————————————————

HRD) TGA CRS AGHS AHS NFA HIC AIH&W

States Area square metres

ACT

37,407.40 3,626.00 1,606.00 1,207.20 406.00 1,506.00 14,930.00 2,208.00

NSW

10,550.80 120.00 17,963.00 1,814.38 15,592.00 0.00 26,409.00 0.00

VIC(i)

9,483.70 133.00 12,496.00 1,403.00 6,952.00 232.50 17,281.00 0.00

QLD

6,861.00 0.00 9,117.00 917.92 4,135.00 0.00 15,068.00 0.00

SA

4,167.90 0.00 4,650.00 563.50 2,080.00 0.00 5,841.00 200.00

WA

3,986.00 0.00 4,932.00 544.90 2,564.00 0.00 6,189.00 0.00

NT

1,287.25 0.00 1,228.00 162.00 350.00 0.00 0.00 0.00

TAS

2,412.30 0.00 1,042.00 158.00 995.00 0.00 2,573.00 0.00

TOTAL

76,156.35 3,879.00 53,034.00 6,770.90 33,074.00 1,738.50 88,291.00 2,408.00

(ii) (ii)

(i) Includes 1280m(2) of ARL space

(ii) Includes space for hearing booths, treatment rooms and public interview rooms usually not encountered in conventional office accommodation

ASL

ACT

1983.89 198.00 72.50 45.7 6.80 54.10 666.00 77.00

NSW

443.18 6.00 521.00 70.12 222.80 0.00 1,278.00 0.00

VIC(iii)

441.95 5.00 299.00 51.35 96.20 8.00 989.00 0.00

QLD

288.00 0.00 213.40 28.51 67.50 0.00 622.00 0.00

SA

169.70 0.00 157.70 21.34 30.60 0.00 337.00 10.00

WA

174.00 0.00 137.80 20.15 32.10 0.00 360.00 0.00

NT

56.01 0.00 35.60 5.65 6.10 0.00 0.00 0.00

TAS

93.00 0.00 39.80 7.02 12.30 0.00 120.00 0.00

TOTAL

3,649.73 209.00 1,476.80 249.84 474.40 62.10 4,372.00 87.00

(iii) Includes 87.38 ASL for ARL

(iii) Includes 87.38 ASL for ARLKEY FOR ABBREVIATIONS

TGA = Therapeutic Goods Administration

CRS = Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service

AGHS = Australian Government Health Service

AHS = Australian Hearing Services

NFA = National Food Authority

HIC = Health Insurance Commission

AIH&W = Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

ARL = Australian Radiation Laboratories

HRD = Housing and Regional Development

ASL = Average Staffing Level