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 1.1 Introduction

Section 1 of the OAMF establishes the general context, purpose, scope, operating principles, roles and responsibilities of the Department of Housing and Public Works, other agencies and Shared Service Providers and also the potential involvement of the Government Office Accommodation Committee and the Chief Executive Officers' Committee - Property Management.

Context

The area of government accommodation managed by the Department of Housing and Public Works exceeds 997,000 square metres, and is located in over 195 government-owned buildings and involving more than 900 individual private sector leases.

This accommodation portfolio comprises approximately 40% owned space and 60% space leased from the private sector. Historically, the government has constructed and owned a significant number of office buildings across the state. These buildings were constructed for long-term government use and the core accommodation that they provide is supplemented by accommodation leased from the commercial property market according to the additional areas and occupancy terms required. This approach balances the risks involved in both owning and leasing accommodation, conserves government capital, and supports a viable commercial property market.

The total rental revenue stream managed by the Department of Housing and Public Works in relation to this accommodation exceeds $279 million. That department also manages an office-building capital works program of approximately $10 million annually and an Office Accommodation Program of approximately $16 million annually. In addition, approximately $14 million per annum is spent on office building maintenance.

Purpose

The purpose of Section 1 is to describe the OAMF, including its authority, scope, operating principles and environment, the roles and responsibilities of associated inter-departmental committees, the roles and responsibilities of the Department of Housing and Public Works and other agencies.

Definition

Queensland Government office accommodation is defined as the space in a building where the executive, administrative, technical and professional work of agencies is performed in either government-owned buildings or in private sector-leased premises. In this context, office accommodation also includes commercial and operational accommodation provided in buildings owned by the Department of Housing and Public Works as well as commercial and operational accommodation leased from the private sector.

Authority

The OAMF was endorsed by the Government Office Accommodation Committee on 19 November 2004 and was approved by Cabinet on 25 August 2005.



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