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Annual Report 2016-2017 Department of the Legislative Assembly



Annual Report 2016-2017 Department of the Legislative Assembly

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DLA Annual Report 2016-17 Page 15 Conference Hosting The Australasian Parliamentary Educators Conference (APEC) aims to engage citizens with the history, role and functions of their parliaments. The DLA hosted the 2016 APEC from 9 August 11 August at Parliament House. The theme of the conference was: Parliamentary Education: Engaging our Audiences. Delegates from all States and Territories of Australia were represented alongside delegates from the Parliament of the Republic of Fiji, the Australian Federal Parliament, the Museum of Democracy at Old Parliament House and the Northern Territory Library. In total, 25 delegates attended the highly successful conference. Building and Property Management The Building and Property Management Unit has responsibility for the management of facilities at Parliament House and electorate offices throughout the Northern Territory. This includes: The infrastructure programme (minor new works and repairs and maintenance) Leasing (both inwardly and outwardly) Asset and property management Service contract development and management Parliamentary sound and vision system including broadcast Artwork Management of on-site contractors. Planned maintenance, minor new works and capital works are managed through the Department of Infrastructure Planning and Logistics (DIPL). In 2016-17 the DLA coordinated two electorate office fit outs including the establishment of a new office for the Member for Fong Lim and a relocation of the Johnston electorate office. Major repair and maintenance work within Parliament House included: Technical upgrade of lift number 5 within budget and completed ahead of schedule Replacement of 23 year old damaged carpet in the Chief Ministers suite on level Repairs water leaks above the NT Library on level 1 Replacement of the chilled water pumps and motors in the plant room on level 1 Replacement of the main uninterruptable power supply (UPS) to Parliament House. Corporate Governance The Departments corporate governance structure is comprised of the following elements: Internal and external scrutiny Leadership and management Legislative compliance Performance and information management Risk management Strategic and business planning.