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Monday, 7 November 2011
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Australian Communications and Media Authority

(Question No. 1254)


Senator Birmingham asked the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, upon notice, on 22 September 2011:

In regard to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA):

(1) How many divisions are there within the ACMA and what are their names.

(2) How many staff are there in each of these divisions and where is each division located.

(3) How many office locations are there within the ACMA and where is each located.

(4) What is the size of each of these offices and are they leased or owned.

(5) If the office is republican ted, what is the amount and what is the breakdown of rent per square metre.

(6) What is the value of the buildings owned and what is the depreciation of those buildings.


Senator Conroy: The answer to the honourable senator’s question is as follows:

The ACMA has provided the following information:

(1) As at 30 June 2011 within the ACMA there are seven divisions as follows:

Authority

Communications Infrastructure

Content, Consumer & Citizen

Digital Economy

Digital Transition

Legal Services

Corporate and Coordination

(2) As at 30 June 2011 the number of staff on a head count basis in each division is as follows:

Division Name

Staff numbers

Division location

Authority

26

Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney

Digital Transition

90

Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney

Communications Infrastructure

179

Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Parramatta, Brisbane & Hobart

Digital Economy

107

Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney

Content, Consumer and Citizen

113

Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney

Corporate Services and Coordination

116

Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney

Legal Services

28

Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney

Total

659

 

 

(3) There are six ACMA office locations as follows:

(i) Level 44

Melbourne Central Tower

360 Elizabeth St

VIC

 

(ii) Purple Building

Benjamin Offices

Chan St

Belconnen, ACT

 

(iii) Level 5

The Bay Centre

65 Pirrama Rd

Pyrmont NSW

 

(iv) Level 3

100 George St

Parramatta NSW

(v) 424 Upper Roma St

Brisbane, QLD

 

(vi) 601 Back Tea Tree Rd

Richmond, TAS

Note: There are five office locations and one manned monitoring site. The offices are located in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Brisbane, Parramatta and the manned monitoring site is located at 601 Black Tree Road, Quion Ridge, Richmond in Tasmania.

(4) The size of the ACMA’s offices are as follows:

Sydney-Leased 3,289 sqm

Melbourne-Leased 4,668 sqm

Canberra-Leased 5,774 sqm

Brisbane-Leased 355 sqm

Parramatta- Leased 146 sqm

Quion Ridge- Owned 366 sqm

(5) The rental amount as at 30 June 2011 on a per annum basis, and the breakdown of rent per square metre is as follows:

Office

Annual Cost

Cost per/sq/mt

Sydney

$1,677,390

$510

Melbourne

$2,334,000

$500

Canberra

$1,882,928

$326

Brisbane

$124,250

$350

Parramatta

$49,640

$340

 

(6) The value of the buildings owned and depreciation as at 30 June 2011 is as follows:

Description:

Asset Cost

Accum Depr

Written Down Value

Building Quion Ridge, Tasmania

190,725.00

( 8,292.32)

182,432.68

Building Brooklyn Park, Adelaide

45,350.00

( 2,273.70)

43,076.30

Building South Morang, Melbourne

24,000.00

( 2,406.60)

21,593.40

Building Birkdale Park, Brisbane

27,572.45

( 1,856.80)

25,715.65

 

287,647.45

( 14,829.42)

272,818.03