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Tuesday, 18 August 2009
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Senator Abetz asked the Minister representing the Prime Minister, upon notice, on 29 May 2009:

Can a list be provided, by agency, of all infrastructure and/or capital works projects that fall under the responsibility of an agency within the Minister’s portfolio.

For each of the projects in (1) above:

(a)   when was it first announced, by whom, and by what method;

(b)   if applicable, what program is it funded through;

(c)   what is its total expected cost;

(d)   what was its original budget;

(e)   what is its current budget;

(f)   what is the total Federal Government contribution to its cost;

(g)   what is the total state government contribution to its cost;

(h)   if applicable, what other funding sources are involved and what is their contribution to the project cost;

(i)   what was the expected start date of construction;

(j)   what is the expected completion date;

(k)   who is responsible for delivering the project, and if a state government is responsible for delivering the project, when will the funding be released to the relevant state government;

(l)   is the project to be completed in stages/phases; if so, what is the timing and cost of each stage/phase;

(m)   why was the project funded; and

(n)   what cost benefit or other modelling was done before the project was approved.


Senator Chris Evans (Minister for Immigration and Citizenship) —The Prime Minister has provided the following answer to the honourable senator’s question

I am advised that:

(1)   Capital works projects being undertaken within the PM&C portfolio include: Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) - Refurbishment Project for the ANAO’s leased accommodation at 19 National Circuit, Barton ACT. Office of National Assessments (ONA) - Office Fitout of 2 National Circuit, Barton ACT Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General (OOSGG) i. Damp-proofing Rectification Works - Admiralty House ii. Upgrade of In-ground Irrigation System -Government House iii. Resurfacing of Bitumen Access Road - Government House iv. Refurbishment of Staff Quarters - Admiralty House v. Renovation of Public Lookout - Government House vi. Upgrade of Bulk Fuel Storage Facility - Government House vii. Upgrade of Emergency and Exit Lighting System - Government House viii. Upgrade of Government House Lighting - Government House National Archives of Australia (NAA) i. Upgrade of air conditioning plant - Brisbane repository ii. Conversion of pneumatic compactus units to mechanical operation - Sydney repository iii. Reconfiguration of fitout for Operations & Preservation - Canberra repository iv. Replacement of floor coverings - Canberra repository v. Construction of classified material processing room - Canberra repository vi. Upgrade of national access control system vii. Replacement of CCTV installation - East Block Canberra viii. Reconfiguration of fitout - East Block Canberra ix. Replacement of Type 1 security panel - East Block Canberra x. Replacement of carpeting - East Block Canberra xi. Upgrade of classified material assessment area - East Block Canberra xii. 57 asset replacement projects each valued less than$80,000

(2)   Details are provided in the attached table. I understand the Minister for Climate Change and Water will provide a response for the Department of Climate Change and the Office of the Renewable Energy Regulator.

ANAO Response

ONA Response

OOSGG response

NAA response

(a)

No public announcement was made but the project was to referred to in the ANAO’s 2007-08 Annual Report tabled in Parliament. The project was approved as a medium work by the Public Works Committee on 26 June 2008.

Announced in the 2009-10 Portfolio Budget Statements

All projects are part of the Capital Works program funded through the Heritage Property Master Plan in the 2005-06 Portfolio Budget Statements

No announcement was made. All projects are part of the internal Capital Works program funded in the 2008-09 Portfolio Budget Statements

(b)

ANAO - other departmental

ONA - other departmental

OOSGG - other departmental

NAA - other departmental

(c)

$6.064 million (trade costs) or$7.144 million (including construction managers fees, P&S, and professional fees).

$17.5 million

i. $40,000

ii. $150,000

iii. $93,000

iv. $402,000

v. $85,000

vi. $140,000

vii. $150,000

viii. $50,000

i. $147,410

ii. $1,000,000

iii. $101,119

iv. $162,300

v. $129,061

vi. $90,000

vii. $250,000

viii. $227,472

ix. $117,748

x. $44,753

xi. $96,870

xii. $1,618,349

(d)

$6.0 million (preliminary estimate)

$17.5 million

i. $25,000

ii. $150,000

iii. $93,000

iv. $402,000

v. $40,000

vi. $114,000

vii. $115,000

viii. $50,000

i. $183,500

ii. $500,000

iii. $123,500

iv. $162,300

v. $120,000

vi. $200,000

vii. $250,000

viii. $253,000

ix. $120,000

x. $105,000

xi. $120,000

xii. $1,618,349

(e)

$6.064 million (trade costs) or$7.144 million (including construction managers fees, P&S, and professional fees).

$17.5 million

i. $40,000

ii. $150,000

iii. $93,000

iv. $402,000

v. $85,000

vi. $140,000

vii. $150,000

viii. $50,000

i. $147,410

ii. $1,000,000

iii. $101,119

iv. $162,300

v. $129,061

vi. $90,000

vii. $250,000

viii. $227,472

ix. $117,748

x. $44,753

xi. $96,870

xii. $1,618,349

(f)

Total cost of the project

Total cost of the project

Total cost of the projects

Total cost of projects

(g)

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

(h)

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable

(i)

Planning commenced in early 2008 and construction started in December 2008.

September 2009

i. August 2009

ii. August 2009

iii. December 2009

iv. August 2009

v. January 2010

vi. August 2009

vii. October 2009

viii. October 2009

i. July 2008

ii. April 2009

iii. March 2009

iv. March 2009

v. January 2009

vi. February 2009

vii. April 2009

viii. July 2008

ix. August 2008

x. July 2008

xi. January 2009

xii. July 2008

(j)

August 2009

August 2010

i. October 2009

ii. October 2009

iii. January 2010

iv. September 2009

v. February 2010

vi. September 2009

vii. November 2009

viii. November 2009

i. September 2008

ii. June 2010

iii. April 2009

iv. December 2009

v. March 2009

vi. November 2009

vii. November 2009

viii. September 2008

ix. October 2008

x. June 2009

xi. February 2009

xii. June 2009

(k)

i. ANAO

ii. There is no state government involvement

ONA

ii. There is no state government involvement

i. OOSGG

ii. There is no state government involvement

i. NAA

ii. There is no state government involvement

(l)

No

No

No

No

(m)

To refresh the ANAO’s 15 year old accommodation and align the office layout to meet the current operational requirements of the ANAO.

To accommodate an expanded ONA

To enable the repair, maintenance and development of the vice-regal properties

As part of the National Archives of Australia’s asset replacement program or to meet changing operational requirements.

(n)

Design brief was to develop modest contemporary office environment without significant structural changes which facilitated IT cabling upgrade and complemented painting and carpeting upgrade by new building owner, and upgrade of environmental rating of building.

A Business Case was prepared for the National Security Committee of Cabinet and Finance consideration.

All projects were developed under the advice of the Official Establishments Trust and technical and other specialist advice was sought in developing the costings.

Where appropriate, technical advice was sought in developing costings. The asset replacement program provides indicative replacement costs based on initial cost, estimated life and annual escalation by CPI.