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Annual Report 1986/1987 Public Service Commissioner for the Northern Territory



Annual Report 1986/1987 Public Service Commissioner for the Northern Territory

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Tabled Paper 390


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32 PROPERTY DIVISION The property Division has the responsibility for providing accommodation, both office and industrial, either Government owned or leased, for all Government departments and authorities (excluding Power and Water Authority, Darwin Institute of Technology, the Territory Insurance Office and a number of other smaller Boards and Commissions). property Division employs ten staff and its activities include: acting as Landlord in Government owned office buildings; research on Government accommodation requirements; conducting lease negotiations and administering responsibilities in leased premises occupied by the NT Government; providing service and information to client departments on all property matters, and liaising with developers/lessors on NT Government accommodation needs and standards. Major projects undertaken during 1986/87 included: negotiations with the Territory Insurance Office for a precommitment by Government to lease some 4,000m2 in a new prime quality office development to be located on the former Police Headquarters site on Mitchell Street; completion is expected in early 1989; arranging a new NT Government office complex in Katherine provided by private development on lease-back to Government to achieve centralisation of Government's service delivery; completion is expected in mid 1988, and negotiations for some 4,000m2 of office space in the new Harbour View Plaza private development to accommodate the Department of Industries and Development. Government's new administrative arrangements resulted in major relocations of resources throughout the Territory with co-location and consolidation of certain departments being achieved as a result of the accommodation changes. Expenditure on property management for 1986/87 was $18.8m which covered costs for rentals on leased premises and electricity, cleaning, grounds maintenance, security and other associated services.