Save Search

Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download Current HansardDownload Current Hansard    View Or Save XMLView/Save XML

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment
Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Page: 1236

Defence: Naval Vessels

(Question No. 2665)


Senator Johnston asked the Minister representing the Minister for Defence, upon notice, on 19 December 2012:

What is the: (a) hourly; (b) daily; (c) monthly; and (d) yearly cost to the department for each of the following Royal Australian Navy platforms: Adelaide Class Frigate; Anzac Class Frigate; Armidale Class Patrol Boat; Collins Class Submarine; Huon Class Mine Hunter;

HMAS Choules; HMAS Tobruk; HMAS Success; HMAS Sirius; Balikpapan Class Landing Craft Heavy; Leeuwin Class Surveying; Paluma Class Coastal Surveying; and Helicopters?


Senator Bob Carr: The Minister for Defence has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question of the (a) hourly; (b) daily; (c) monthly; and (d) yearly cost to the Department for each platform is outlined in the Table below.

The daily and hourly cost of each Navy vessel is based on actual direct costs for financial year 2011-12, which includes sustainment, fuel, salaries, allowances and superannuation.

The average monthly cost is calculated by dividing the annual cost for each Platform Class by 12 and then by the number of vessels.

The average daily cost per vessel has been calculated by dividing the annual cost for each Platform Class by the number of vessels, and then dividing that cost by 365 days (except for HMAS Choules).

The average hourly cost per vessel has been calculated by dividing the average daily cost by 24.

Included in the cost of Anzac Class Frigates are the costs of three ships in Extended Readiness (HMAS Anzac from July 2011 to September 2011; HMAS Arunta from July 2011 to June 2012; and HMAS Stuart from September 2011 to June 2012).

Included in the cost of Huon Class Mine Hunters is the cost of maintaining two vessels at Extended Readiness throughout 2012.

The cost of HMAS Choules is for the period from 13 December 2011 to 30 June 2012 (200 calendar days only) and has therefore been extrapolated to provide an annual cost.

It should be noted that this method of calculating a rate per vessel does not differentiate between a vessel at sea or a vessel is alongside in harbour - it is an average. Of course, in reality, a fully crewed vessel at sea costs Navy substantially more per hour than those alongside in harbour.

MRH-90 helicopter costs are not included as these aircraft did not incur Navy operational costs in the financial year 2011-12.

No.

Platform Class

Av. Hourly Cost per Vessel

$

Av. Daily Cost per Vessel

$

Av. Monthly Cost per Vessel

$

Av. Annual Cost per Vessel

$

Comment

(i)

Adelaide Class Frigate

11,639

279,325

8,496,132

101,953,582

 

(ii)

Anzac Class Frigate

8,594

206,247

6,273,359

75,280,313

Included in the cost of Anzac Class Frigates are the costs of three ships in Extended Readiness (HMAS Anzac from July 2011 to September 2011; HMAS Arunta from July 2011 to June 2012; and HMAS Stuart from September 2011 to June 2012).

(iii)

Collins Class Submarine

12,179

292,291

8,890,517

106,686,204

 

(iv)

Armidale Class Patrol Boat

1,655

39,717

1,208,068

14,496,813

 

(v)

Huon Class Mine Hunter

2,395

57,491

1,748,685

20,984,224

Included in the cost of Huon Class Mine Hunters is the cost of maintaining two vessels at Extended Readiness throughout 2011-12.

(vi)

HMAS Choules

8,401

201,621

6,132,648

73,591,772

The cost of HMAS Choules is for the period from

13 December 2011 to 30 June 2012 (200 calendar days only), which has been extrapolated to provide an average annual cost.

(vii)

HMAS Tobruk

10,578

253,865

7,721,721

92,660,652

 

(viii)

HMAS Success

12,253

294,064

8,944,451

107,333,416

 

(ix)

HMAS Sirius

4,931

118,339

3,599,490

43,193,883

 

(x)

Balikpapan Class Landing Craft Heavy

955

22,920

697,137

8,365,643

 

(xi)

Leeuwin Class Surveying Ship

4,704

112,904

3,434,165

41,209,982

 

(xii)

Paluma Class Coastal Surveying Ship

1,116

26,772

814,321

9,771,848

 

(xiii)

Seahawk helicopter

1,228

29,477

896,603

10,759,241

 

(xiv)

Squirrel helicopter

756

18,150

552,057

6,624,685