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Thursday, 8 February 2007
Page: 8

Mr Kelvin Thomson asked the Minister representing the Minister for Finance and Administration, in writing, on 14 September 2006:

(1)   At 12 September 2006, what office space rented by the Minister’s department was vacant.

(2)   In respect of vacant office space identified in Part (1), (a) from what date has it been vacant, (b) how long will it remain vacant; (c) what is the monthly rental cost and (d) how long will the department continue to pay rental.

Mr Costello (Treasurer) —The Minister for Finance and Administration has supplied the following answer to the honourable member’s question:

(1)   At 12 September 2006, the Department of Finance and Administration had vacant office space located at Level 1, Murray Street Pier, Hobart.


(a)   The office space in Hobart has been vacant from 1 April 2006 and is currently being fitted out as an electorate office for a Member of Parliament.

(b)   The office space is due to be occupied on 17 January 2007.

(c)   The rental cost for the office space is $5,841.50 per month.

(d)   The department has a lease on this tenancy until 31 March 2012.