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Monday, 7 November 2011
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Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy

(Question No. 1257)


Senator Birmingham asked the Minister for Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, upon notice, on 23 September 2011:

(1) Within the department, how many divisions are there 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 department 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 rented, 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:

(1) There are eight divisions within the department:

Broadcasting and Digital Switchover

Chief Financial Officer

Corporate & Business

Digital Economy Services

Digital Economy Strategy

Legal Services

NBN Implementation

Networks Policy & Regulation

(2) Please see Attachment 1.

(3) The department is presently accommodated at two locations in Canberra and one location in Sydney.

38 Sydney Avenue, Forrest ACT

44 Sydney Avenue, Forrest ACT

31-33 Market Street, Sydney NSW

(4) Office size details.

38 Sydney Avenue, Forrest ACT: leased - 8,975.2 m2

44 Sydney Avenue, Forrest ACT: leased - 2,628 m2

31-33 Market Street, Sydney NSW: leased - 1,877.5 m2

(5) 38 Sydney Avenue, Forrest ACT, leased, 8,975.2 m2.

$410/sqm

44 Sydney Avenue, Forrest ACT, leased, 2,628 m2.

Level 1 Suite 3 (626sqm) $399.36/sqm

Level 1 Suite 2 (1024sqm) $462.53/sqm

Level 2 Suite 2 (978sqm) $462.53/sqm

31-33 Market Street, Sydney, leased, 1,877.5 m2.

Level 9 (139 sqm) $455/sqm

Level 11 (644sqm) $460.58/sqm

Level 14 (384.5sqsm)   $495/sqm

Level 18 (710sqm) $501.98/sqm

(6) Not Applicable.

Attachment 1

 

Broadcasting

& Digital

Switchover

Chief

Financial

Officer

Corporate

& Business

Digital

Economy

Services

Digital

Economy

Strategy

Legal

Services

NBN

Impleme -

n tation

Networks

Policy &

Regulation

Total

Canberra

81

45

143

114

88

27

75

29

602

Darwin

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

Gawler

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

South West

Gippsland

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

Mount Isa

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

Shepparton

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

Sydney

73

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

74

Towoomba

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

Victor

Harbour

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

Total

154

45

143

121

89

27

75

29

683

*Please note that the Secretary, Deputy Secretaries and their support staff (8 in total) are not included as divisional staff.